COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a 30-save shutout against Notre Dame Saturday, Ohio State men’s hockey sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier has been named the Big Ten Third Star of the Week. This is the fourth career weekly Big Ten honor for the St. Louis native.
Nappier’s shutout Saturday was his fourth of the season and the fifth of his career. He had six saves in the first period vs. the Irish, 15 in the second and stopped nine shots in the third, including saves when the Irish were skating with the net empty. The teams were scoreless after the first period and Ohio State scored in the first minute of the second. Nappier made the one-goal lead stand until the Buckeyes notched an insurance goal with less than five minutes left in regulation en route to the 2-0 win and weekend sweep.
This year, Nappier leads the NCAA in winning percentage (10-1-2, .846) and is second in goals-against average (1.64) and save percentage (.945). In B1G games, he has a league-best 1.61 gaa, .947 sv% and .812 winning percentage (6-1-1). In his career, the sophomore has a 14-1-2 record, 1.56 goals-against average and .948 save percentage in 20 games played.
The No. 3-ranked Buckeyes (17-5-4, 10-3-3-2 B1G) travel to Wisconsin for two games this weekend. The teams will meet at 8 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Wisconsin, with the broadcast carried by SportsTime Ohio and BTN2Go. Ohio State radio will also carry the games on 1460 AM, on OhioStateBuckeyes.com and on the Ohio State Buckeyes app.