COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior forward Peter Boyd and sophomore Cal Heeter have been named the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week and Reebok Goaltender of the Week, respectively, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Monday.
Boyd, a native of Cambridge-Narrows, New Brunswick, had a team-high four assists, five points and +3 mark in the Buckeyes’ 1-0-1 weekend vs. No. 10 Ferris State. In the 5-3 win Friday Boyd matched his career high (first set against the Bulldogs in November) with four points, including three assists. He set up the Buckeyes’ first three goals and had the insurance marker in the third period. Saturday Boyd assisted on Zac Dalpe’s goal that tied the game at 2-all (scored just 40 seconds after OSU’s first goal of the game). The Buckeyes went on to again tie the game in the third period and the game ended deadlocked at 3-all.
Boyd is first on the team with 18 assists and second with 24 points. He is on a five -game scoring streak with a 1-7-8 line during the stretch. This is Boyd’s first weekly league award since he was named CCHA Rookie of the Week in October 2007.
St. Louis, Mo., native Heeter had a career-high 46 saves in the Buckeyes’ 5-3 win over No. 10-ranked Ferris State Friday. He had 20 saves in the third period on 21 shots as the Bulldogs fought to tie the game. He had 10 stops in the first period and 16 in the second en route to his second game this season with more than 40 saves. Heeter and the Buckeyes were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill in the contest.
Heeter has played in 16 games this season, starting 15, and has a team-high nine wins. He has a 3.09 goals-against average and .903 save percentage this season.
Ohio State has earned six CCHA player of the week accolades this season. In addition to freshman defenseman Devon Krogh’s two CCM CCHA Rookie of the Week awards, Zac Dalpe was the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week and Shane Sims was the CCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 16.
The Buckeyes travel to Omaha, Neb., for a two-game series with Nebraska-Omaha this weekend. The teams will meet at 8:35 p.m. ET Friday and at 8:05 p.m. ET Saturday in the Qwest Center.