January 10, 2017

Frey Named B1G’s Second Star of the Week


Jan. 10, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Christian Frey, a senior goalie on the No. 10-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named Big Ten Second Star of the Week, the Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday. Frey, from Arlington, Texas, had 85 saves in the Buckeyes’ split with then-No. 2 Penn State, including 46 saves Friday for his third career shutout.

Frey held Penn State, the NCAA’s highest-scoring team entering the weekend (4.87 goals per game), to three goals in two games last weekend. He stopped all 46 shots he faced Friday for his first shutout this season. He had 39 saves on 42 shots Saturday as the Buckeyes fell 4-2. Frey led the NCAA with 85 saves last week and his save percentage was first in the B1G (.966).

This is the seventh Big Ten weekly award for Frey in his career and his first this season.

Frey and the Buckeyes close out their nonconference schedule with two games vs. Arizona State this weekend. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena. Friday includes an Ohio State hockey mask on a stick giveaway and youth are invited to the ice postgame to shoot on the Buckeye net. Saturday is First Responders Night. There will be an interactive display of fire, police and emergency vehicles outside the arena pregame. Postgame, fans are invited to stay and watch the First Responders Face-Off Game featuring Columbus Fire vs. Columbus Police.