Feb. 27, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After posting his first career shutout, goalie Tommy Nappier of the No. 6-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team has been named Big Ten First Star of the Week. This is the first career conference weekly honor for the freshman, as he and Buckeye junior goalie Sean Romeo combine to earn league weekly honors for the fourth time in the last five weeks.
A native of St. Louis, Nappier stopped all 31 shots he faced vs. Wisconsin Saturday to close out the Buckeyes’ weekend sweep of the Badgers with a 4-0 win. He had 11 saves in the first period, eight in the second and 12 in the third to preserve the shutout. He and the Buckeyes were 2-for-2 on the penalty kill in the win.
Nappier is 4-0-0 this season, with a 1.33 goals-against average and .956 save percentage with four starts and six appearances.
Ohio State, 21-8-5 this season, open the Big Ten Tournament vs. Michigan State this weekend. The No. 2 seed Buckeyes and No. 8 Spartans will meet in a best of three quarterfinal series in Value City Arena Friday, Saturday and, if necessary, Sunday. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. each night.