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Jan. 5, 2016

B1G Release | NCAA Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Christian Frey, a junior goalie on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named the first star of the week by both the NCAA and the Big Ten. Frey stopped 57-of-59 shots in two wins combined over Top 10 opponents en route to Florida College Classic MVP honors last week, posting a 1.00 goals-against average and .966 save percentage.

Frey, a native of Arlington, Texas, allowed two goals to No. 4 Boston College early in the first period before blanking the Eagles the rest of the way, stopping 30 shots as the Buckeyes rallied to win 3-2. Against No. 9 Cornell in the championship game, Frey stopped all 27 shots he faced for his first career shutout as the Buckeyes won 8-0. He backstopped the Buckeyes to a 9-for-9 performance on the penalty kill in the tournament.

This season, Frey has seen action in eight games, starting seven (including the last four) and has a 2.46 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. This is the fifth time Frey has been honored by the Big Ten as a star of the week in his career.

Ohio State, coming off the Florida College Hockey Classic title, returns to Big Ten play with two games at Wisconsin this weekend. The Buckeyes and Badgers will meet at 8 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday in the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.

Ohio State will then return home for its first game in Value City Arena in two months, hosting Michigan Jan. 15. The Buckeyes and Wolverines will then meet in Ann Arbor Jan. 17. Following the home-and-home series with the Wolverines, the Buckeyes will open a six-game homestand, hosting Penn State Jan. 22-23, Michigan State Jan. 29-30 and Minnesota Feb. 12-13.