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Oct. 22, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kassidy Sauve, a freshman goalie on the Ohio State women’s hockey team, has been named WCHA Rookie of the Week, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced Tuesday. It marks the first occasion Sauve has received the honor during her collegiate career.

A native of Whitby, Ontario, Sauve recorded 39 saves to help Ohio State sweep a weekend series with WCHA foe Bemidji State. In the fifth start of her young Buckeye career on Friday, Sauve was credited with 24 stops to hand the Beavers their first loss of the season. The rookie then recorded her second career shutout with a 15-save blanking on Saturday night.

Sauve is tied for third in the nation with two shutouts. The Buckeye rookie has earned a save percentage of .925 and a goals against average of 2.10.

Kendall Curtis, junior forward
On the development of Sauve
“I think Kassidy can hold her own. She’s been really, really strong for us in net. As a team, it means a lot when you know you have someone behind you that is going to be able to stop the puck and have the drive to get better day in and day out. That drive isn’t something any of us had to show her. She came in with it and it’s something that is so needed.”

Julia McKinnon, junior forward
On the benefits of having Sauve in goal, particularly on Friday vs. Bemidji State
“It’s so nice having a goalie out there who wants to win just as bad as you want to win. I mean, we couldn’t have done it without her tonight. I think she’s going to stick with it, and every game she plays she’ll just get better. That’s all you can ask for in a goalie.”