Michigan State sophomore netminder Dominic Vicari was named the CCHA Defensive Player of the Week after stopping 52 of 53 shots in a weekend tie and shutout over No. 8 Cornell. It marked the second time in his career that he has earned CCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Vicari posted his first shutout of the season and the eighth of his career as he stopped 32 shots in Sunday's 2-0 win en route to No. 1 star of the game honors. With the shutout, Vicari moved into third place on MSU's career blankings list, surpassing Bob Essensa (1983-87) who had seven. Ryan Miller (1999-2002) is State's career leader with 26, while Chad Alban (1994-98) is second with 12. On Friday, he stopped 20 of 21 shots in MSU's 1-1 tie with Cornell en route to No. 2 star of the game honors.
For the season, he is 4-3-1 with a 1.77 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage. He ranks second in the CCHA and eighth in the nation in GAA, and second in the CCHA and ninth in nation in save percentage.