February 6, 2018

Sauvé Earns NCAA Honors As Buckeyes Sweep WCHA Awards


Feb. 6, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State women’s ice hockey goaltender Kassidy Sauvé was named the No. 1 Star of the Week by the NCAA, while she, Tatum Skaggs, and Emma Maltais swept the Western Collegiate Hockey Association weekly awards, powered by GoodWood Hockey, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

Coming into the weekend the top ranked Badgers averaged over three goals a game, but that meant nothing to Sauvé as she held Wisconsin to one goal for the entire series, clinching her second No. 1 Star of the Week honor and her fourth WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award this season. She finished the weekend with 60 combined saves, a .984 save percentage and one shutout, giving her eight clean sheets for the year, tied for second in the NCAA. The redshirt-junior’s 786 saves also come in at second in the nation.

Skaggs continued to show a prowess for scoring as she tallied four points this weekend, three from assists and a lone goal, to earn her third WCHA Offensive Player of the Week award of the year. The rookie assisted on game winning goal in Friday’s 1-0 win, and she followed that by playing a role on each of the three goals scored in Saturday’s 3-1 win. She assisted on the first two goals, and dumped an empty netter in with three seconds left to seal the OSU victory. Skaggs leads the WCHA with 19 goals and .63 goals-per-game.

Rounding out the honorees for the week, Maltais had yet another banner weekend in the Scarlet and Gray as she secured her fourth WCHA Rookie of the Week award. The freshman scored the game winning goal in Friday’s contest, and added another goal and assist in Saturday’s 3-1 win. Maltais leads the WCHA with 36 points, 23 assists, 1.29 points-per-game and .82 assists-per-game.

The Buckeyes hit the road this weekend for a WCHA series at Minnesota State. The series opener is set for a 7:07 p.m. ET start on Friday.