October 19, 2021

Dobeš Named B1G Third Star of the Week


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s hockey freshman goalie Jakub Dobeš has been named Big Ten Third Star of the Week after not allowing a goal in nearly 100 minutes between the pipes, backstopping Ohio State to a sweep of UConn.

The rookie, from Ostrava, Czech Republic, came on in relief Friday night with the Buckeyes down 3-0 and had 23 saves on 23 shots in 38:40 to pick up the win, including six stops in 3-on-3 overtime before Ohio State won 4-3 with just 3.6 seconds left. He also had an assist on the Buckeyes’ first goal of the game (a power play tally), less than three minutes after he entered the contest.

Saturday, Dobeš started and stopped all 32 shots he faced for his first collegiate shutout. The game was scoreless until the 4:45 mark of the second and Ohio State held its one-goal advantage until netting an insurance goal at 12:10 of the third. Dobeš and the Buckeye penalty kill were 4-for-4 in the game.

In three appearances this year (two starts) he is 3-0-0, with a .38 goals-against average and .986 save percentage, leading the NCAA in both categories.

Ohio State, 3-1 on the year, has a bye this week before returning to action with two home games vs. Michigan State. The teams will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in Value City Arena in The Schottenstein Center.

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