Oct. 31, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s five-point weekend against Alaska, senior Cal Heeter and junior Devon Krogh were named the CCHA goalie and defenseman of the week, respectively, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Monday.
Heeter, from St. Louis, Mo., is now a four-time CCHA Goaltender of the Week. Against Alaska, he had 27 saves in a 6-0 shutout Friday and stopped 61-of-63 shots on the weekend with a 0.96 GAA and .968 save percentage. In the opener vs. the Nanooks Thursday, Heeter had 34 stops in a 2-2 tie through overtime, including 15 second-period saves and 16 stops in the third. He then backstopped the Buckeyes to a 2-1 victory in the shootout. Friday, Heeter posted his fourth career shutout, with 13 stops in the opening period. Heeter is 4-1-1 this year, with a 2.24 goals-against average and .927 save percentage.
West Vancouver, British Columbia, native Krogh is the CCHA Gladiator® Defenseman of the Week for the first time in his career. He had a team-best three assists against Alaska, with one Thursday and two Friday, and was +2 in the series. Two of his three helpers were on the power play, as he helped the Buckeye power-play unit go 5-for-11 in the series. He also was part of the Buckeye penalty kill that was 13-for-14 on the weekend, including an 8-for-8 performance in the win Friday. Krogh now has a team-best six assists this year and is second on the team with seven points.
Heeter, Krogh and the Buckeyes, now 4-3-1 on the year (3-2-1-1 CCHA), travel for a two-game non-conference series at Alabama-Huntsville this weekend. The teams will meet at 8:05 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday.