Oct. 29, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brady Hjelle, a senior on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named the CCHA Goaltender of the Week, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Monday. The International Falls, Minn., native had 25 saves in a 1-0 shutout win Friday at Bowling Green.

Against Bowling Green, Hjelle stopped all eight shots he faced in the first period as Ohio State took a 1-0 lead and added 10 in the second and seven in the third. Hjelle and the Buckeyes were 5-for-5 on the penalty kill in the game.

The shutout was Hjelle’s third collegiate whitewash and second at Ohio State. He blanked Alabama-Huntsville on the road Nov. 4, 2011 and shut out Minnesota Feb. 27, 2010 while playing for Minnesota Duluth.

Hjelle has started the first three series openers for the Buckeyes this year and has a 2.27 goals-against average and .927 save percentage. He has allowed one goal in his last two starts combined.

After a bye this weekend, Hjelle and the Buckeyes (2-2-2, 1-0-1-0) will open a four-game homestand. The squad will host Alaska Nov. 9-10 and Northern Michigan Nov. 16-17 in Value City Arena. Game time for all four contests is set for 7:05 p.m.