College hockey players of the week: Pair of goalies, Ferris State forward headline top weekly performers
Goaltenders lead the way in this week’s stars of the week with some dominant performances between the pipes.
1) Jake Kielly, Clarkson
The sophomore netminder was the Friendship Four Most Outstanding Player after leading Clarkson to the tournament title in Belfast, Ireland. In a 2-0 semifinal victory over Rensselaer, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota native made 22 saves to register his fifth shutout of the season. In the championship game, he made 20 saves to lead the Golden Knights to a 4-2 win against Providence. On the season, he has a 1.44 goals-against average, which is best in the nation, while posting a .947 save percentage.
2) Mitch Maloney, Ferris State
The Macomb, Michigan native had a big offensive output in a weekend split in Huntsville, Alabama. The senior forward had a natural hat trick in the third period to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-2 victory on Friday. The following day, he added a goal, but it wasn’t enough as Ferris State lost to the Chargers, 5-3. He finished the weekend with five points on four goals and an assist, while adding 10 shots on goal and a +2 rating. On the season, Maloney is the team’s leading scorer with 15 points on 12 goals, which is third-best in the nation, and three assists.
3) Cale Morris, Notre Dame
The sophomore goalie from Larkspur, Colorado led the Fighting Irish to a sweep of sixth-ranked Minnesota in Big Ten action. He was stellar on Friday night as he made 44 saves in shutting out the Golden Gophers in a 1-0 victory. On Saturday, he made 40 more saves in a 5-2 win over Minnesota. For the weekend he posted a 1.00 goals-against average to go along with a .977 save percentage. On the season, Morris leads the nation an 11-1 record and a .952 save percentage. He is also third in the nation with a 1.62 goals-against average.