January 16, 2018

WHKY: Sauvé and Skaggs Earn WCHA Honors

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Jan. 16, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the third time this season a pair of Buckeyes have earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association honors in the same week as Kassidy Sauvé was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, and Tatum Skaggs was tabbed as the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, powered by GoodWood Hockey, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

Sauvé had a masterful weekend in net for the Buckeyes, earning her seventh shutout of the season on Friday and making 44 saves in Saturday’s 5-2 win to seal a sweep of No. 9 Robert Morris. The redshirt junior finished the weekend with 78 saves, a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .975 save percentage. Her 625 saves lead the conference and rank third in the NCAA. She also ranks third nationally in shutouts.

On the offensive end, Skaggs put on a clinic as she helped Ohio State sweep RMU. The rookie tallied five points in the series, scoring two goals and notching three assists. In Friday’s 5-0 win, she netted both of her goals, her fourth multi-goal game of the season while also getting an assist. Skaggs went into facilitator mode on Saturday, assisting on two goals en route to the 5-2 win. Her 15 goals lead the conference.

The Buckeyes return to the ice when they host the No. 5 University of Minnesota this weekend. Puck drop for the series opener in set for 6:07 p.m. on Friday at the OSU Ice Rink.