COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jakub Dobeš, a freshman goalie on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named Big Ten Second Star of the Week, the Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday. The Ostrava, Czech Republic, native had a 1.50 goals-against average and .954 save percentage to backstop the Buckeyes to a sweep of then-No. 16 Penn State over the weekend. Dobeš made 62 saves on 65 shots in 120 minutes between the pipes vs. the Nittany Lions.
Friday, he allowed a goal on the third shot of the game and then stopped the next 25 as the Buckeyes came from behind to win with five straight goals. In the third he had 13 saves on 14 shots, allowing just one power play goal and he ended the game with a career-high 33 saves.
In game two Saturday, Penn State scored 3:48 into the game but Dobes stopped the final 26 shots on goal as the Buckeyes again came from behind to win, downing the Nittany Lions 4-1 for a sweep. He had nine saves in the first, 11 in the second and nine in the third, ending the game with 29 saves.
Dobes, the National Rookie of the Month for October, is second in the NCAA and first in the B1G in goals-against average (1.06) and save percentage (.960) and sixth nationally in goalie winning percentage (6-1-0, .857). He was named the league’s third star of the week Oct. 19.
No. 18/14-ranked Ohio State, 6-2 on the year and 3-1 in the Big Ten, travels for a series at No. 6/8 Minnesota this weekend. The teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday and 6 p.m. ET Saturday. The games will be televised by Bally Sports North, with Bally Sports Great Lakes carrying the broadcast, and will also be on Ohio State Radio. GAMEDAY LINKS
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