Feb. 2, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Christian Frey, a junior goalie on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named the Big Ten Third Star of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.

Frey, from Arlington, Texas, led Big Ten goalies with a .930 save percentage and 2.03 goals-against average starting both games against Michigan State last week. He had 25 saves on 28 shots Friday. Saturday, Frey made 28 saves, including 10 in the third period, in the Buckeyes’ 2-1 win.

This is the sixth weekly B1G award for Frey and his second this season. On the year, he leads the Big Ten with a 2.23 goals-against average and .929 save percentage.

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 is off this weekend before closing a six-game homestand against Minnesota Feb. 12-13. The Buckeyes and Gophers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 7 p.m. Feb. 13.

Script Ohio on Ice will be performed at the first game with postgame goals for kids. Feb. 13 is the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal (wrapped in a plastic bag) to throw on the ice during the first intermission. The stuffed animals will be donated to Ronald McDonald House in Columbus. The Feb. 13 game also includes a postgame meet and greet with select Buckeyes. A date night package is available for $20 and includes two tickets, two hot dogs a large drink and a popcorn; the package must be purchased online at