November 3, 2021

Dobeš Named HCA National Rookie of the Month


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jakub Dobeš, a freshman goalie on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, was named the Hockey Commissioners Association Men’s Rookie of the Month, the organization announced Wednesday.

A native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and Montreal Canadiens draft pick, Dobeš was 4-1-0 in his first month of collegiate hockey, with a .86 goals-against average and .964 save percentage. He made 32 saves against UConn Oct. 16 for his first shutout in the Scarlet and Gray. In all, he allowed four goals on 110 shots in 277:55 of game time and added an assist. He was named Big Ten Third Star of the Week after he stopped all 52 shots he faced to backstop the Buckeyes to a sweep of UConn.

He is third overall in the NCAA in goals-against average and save percentage and ranks first among goalies with more than one game played.

Dobeš and the Buckeyes close out a six-game homestand with a series vs. No. 16 Penn State this weekend. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center. Script Ohio on Ice will be performed following the first period Saturday. Ticket Information