NCAA Hockey: Ohio State's Christian Frey tops Stars of the Week
1 - Christian Frey, Ohio State
The junior goalie was named the Florida College Classic Most Valuable Player after allowing only two goals en route to leading the Buckeyes to the tournament title. In their semifinal contest against No. 4 Boston College on Monday, Dec. 28, he made 30 saves while allowing only two goals in the 3-2 upset. In the championship game on Dec. 29, the Arlington, Texas native posted his first career shutout with 27 saves in an 8-0 victory against No. 9 Cornell. It was the first regulation loss all season for the Big Red and only the second time they had been shut out all year. On the season, he has a 2.46 goals against average and a .922 save percentage.
The junior forward from Oshawa, Ontario led Sacred Heart to a weekend sweep of Niagara in Atlantic Hockey play. In Saturday’s 5-0 victory, he finished with three assists, including one on the game-winner. In Sunday’s 2-1 win, he scored both of the Pioneers’ goals, including the game-winner with only 17 seconds remaining in overtime. Danforth finished the weekend with five points on two goals and three assists while also tallying nine shots on goal and a +6 rating. He leads the team in scoring with 19 points on eight goals and 11 assists.
3 - Nick Bligh, Dartmouth
The Milton, Massachusetts native was named the Ledyard Classic Most Valuable Player after leading the Big Green to the tournament title. The senior forward scored three points on a goal and two assists in Dartmouth’s 5-1 opening round victory against Robert Morris. In Sunday’s 3-0 upset of No. 20 Merrimack, he added two more points on a goal and an assist. For the weekend, he finished with five points on two goals and three assists to go along with seven shots on goal and a +2 rating. He is the team’s leading scorer with 11 points on six goals and five assists.