Oct. 17, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Redshirt junior Kassidy Sauvé has been named the NCAA No. 1 Star of the Week, and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week after her 66 saves helped the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team sweep the No. 5 University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs over the weekend.
Sauvé notched her 14th career shutout in Friday’s 2-0 win, where she also had a season high 35 saves. On Saturday the Bulldogs scored two goals early in the first period, but Sauvé shut the door on them and held them scoreless for 51:11 of ice time, during which time she also tallied her the second assist of her career on the goal that put the Buckeyes ahead, eventually winning 4-3. She finished with 31 saves on Saturday, and only let in a third goal after UMD pulled their goalie late in the third and brought on an extra attacker.
“At times it feels like I’m a broken record when it comes to praising Sauvé, but she, and the rest of our team, really stepped up last weekend to keep our momentum rolling,” OSU Head Coach Nadine Muzerall said. “Sauvé played her heart out, as did all of these women, and we’re happy that her outstanding work in net is being recognized as our team continues to move forward and work toward our bigger goals this season.”
The Buckeyes hit the road this weekend for a WCHA series with the St. Cloud State Huskies. That series gets underway on Friday at 4:07 p.m. ET.