HANOVER, N.H. - Dartmouth sophomore Cab Morris (Wilmette, Ill.) has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week and Month as announced by the league office Tuesday morning.
Morris opened the month by making just his second career start on Dec. 11 against Sacred Heart. Notching his first-career victory, Morris turned aside 20 Pioneer shots, while allowing just one goal.
This past weekend, Morris was named to the 2011 Ledyard Classic All-Tournament Team as he posted a 1-0-1 mark in two games against Holy Cross and St. Lawrence.
Opening the weekend against the Crusaders, Morris stopped a career-high 30 shots to pick up his second win in as many starts. He followed that solid outing with another, turning aside 25 in a 2-2 tie Saturday night against St. Lawrence in the championship tilt.
In all, Morris posted a 1.92 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and had 55 total saves in the 2011 Ledyard Classic.
His 1.62 goals-against average, .938 save percentage and 75 saves in the month of December were some of the top figures by any goaltender in ECAC Hockey during the stretch and helped Morris become the first Dartmouth goaltender to earn the ECAC Hockey/Fischer Hockey Monthly Award.
This is the first honor for Morris and the first for a Dartmouth goalie since senior James Mello (Rehoboth, Mass.) earned Goaltender of the Week honors three times in the 2010-11 season, with the last coming on Feb. 15.
Earlier this season, junior Dustin Walsh (Shannonville, Ontario) was named the league's Player of the Week (Nov. 8).