COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior forward Mason Jobst and sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier of the No. 4/3-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team have both been recognized for their performances in the series at Michigan State last weekend. Jobst was tabbed First Star of the Week by both the NCAA and the Big Ten, while Nappier was named Big Ten Third Star of the Week.
This is the sixth career weekly conference award for Jobst, from Speedway, Indiana. He led the NCAA in scoring last week with seven points, on two goals and five assists. His second point Saturday was his 150th as a Buckeye, making him the first Ohio State skater with 150+ points since 1991 and the 20th NCAA D1 men’s player with 150+ points since the start of the 2013-14 campaign. Friday, he had a goal and three assists for four points, along with a +3 rating. Saturday he notched a goal and two assists for three points, with a +2 rating.
This season, Jobst is tied for third nationally and first in the B1G with 13 goals and ranks 11th (tied) in the NCAA with 23 points, standing fourth in the B1G. He has a goal in 13 of 20 games this year and a point in 15 of 20 outings. In his career, he has 65 goals and 86 assists for 151 points through 134 games, leading current NCAA players in points and assists and sharing the goal lead.
Nappier, from St. Louis, Mo., is now a three-time conference weekly award winner, with honors Feb. 27, 2018 and Nov. 13, 2018. Nappier stopped all 29 shots he faced at Michigan State Saturday. He had nine saves in the first period, eight in the second and 12 in the third to preserve the shutout.
The shutout Saturday was the third for Nappier this season and the fourth in his career. He is second in the NCAA in both goals-against average (1.54) and save percentage (.947) this season and has posted a 7-1-2 record. Nappier leads active NCAA goalies in career goals-against average (1.48), save percentage (.950) and winning percentage (11-1-2, .857).
The Buckeyes (12-4-4, 5-2-3-2 B1G) host Michigan for two games this weekend. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Value City Arena.