HANOVER, N.H. - Dartmouth junior Cab Morris was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week the league office announced this afternoon. It marks the second straight week a member of the Big Green has been honored by voters from around the conference.
Morris earns the distinction after two wins and solid outings against Rensselaer and No. 8 Union. It is the second time in his career that he has received the league's weekly honor as top goaltender.
It was seven days ago that junior Eric Robinson was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week for the team's first accolade of the 2012-13 season. With the help of Morris' strong play in net, Dartmouth remains the nation's lone unbeaten team at 5-0-1 and is currently ranked 12th in both Division I men's polls.
Against the Engineers on Friday night, the Wilmette, Ill., native stopped all 18 shots he faced to record his first career shutout, 4-0.
The next night saw the nation's top offensive team make their way to Thompson Arena, only to be held in check by Morris and the Dartmouth defense. Against the Dutchmen, Morris stopped 28 shots, two shy of his career high, in helping the Big Green to a 3-2 win.
Union's first goal of the night came 39 seconds into the third period and snapped Morris' stretch of 152:39 without allowing a goal, his longest such run while a member of the Green and White.
Currently, Morris' 1.22 goals-against average ranks second in the nation, while his .946 save percentage ranks fourth among all DI goalies. His 3-0-1 record has him boasting the third-best winning percentage (.875) in the nation as well.
Last year, Morris was voted the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Month for December after posting a 1.92 GAA and a .932 save percentage. He was also tabbed as the Goalie of the Week for a two-game showing at the Ledyard Classic in the final days of 2011.
Joining Morris on the ECAC Hockey honor roll was Andrew Calof of Princeton as the Player of the Week and Harvard's Jimmy Vesey as the Rookie of the Week.