Junior had B1G best .930 save percentage over weekend
Junior goalie shut out Top 10 opponents for final 117:31, making 57 saves and picking up two wins
Eight Buckeyes find the back of the net, Frey makes 27 saves for first career shutouts
Ohio State scores final three goals, including third period gamewinner from Wiitala
Junior goalie calls Arlington, Texas, home
Buckeyes Fall to Michigan State, 4-2 (photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Ohio State 5, No. 14 Penn State 1
Penn State 3, Ohio State 2 OT
Buckeyes vs. Mercyhurst
Season Opener vs. Bowling Green
Attracted to Ohio State because of the campus, coaches and facilities ... started playing hockey at age 6 when his favorite hockey team, the Dallas Stars, moved to his town ... favorite player is Marty Turco, who played for the Stars ... highlight of his hockey career so far was winning the Clark Cup ... played hockey with Buckeye teammate Anthony Greco on the Des Moines Buccanneers ... Pick one: Television show - How I Met your Mother; Movie - Happy Gilmore, Celebrity - Will Ferrell; Home cooked meal - chicken parmesan; Vacation spot - Hawaii; Snack food - pizza; Ice cream flavor - mint chocolate chip; Favorite place hockey has taken him: Russia; Musician -Eminem; Professional Team - Dallas Stars; Sport other than hockey - football.
Ohio State Career: B1G All-Freshman Team and Big Ten All-Tournament Team in 2014 ... four-time B1G star of the week ... joined Ohio State roster in late December 2013 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014-15 (Sophomore Season): Started 24 games, including 19 of the last 22 ... .909 save percentage and 3.03 goals-against average ... three games with 45-plus saves ... 60 saves on 62 shots at Miami Oct. 18 to earn Big Ten Second Star of the Week honors; 60 saves were six shy of Ohio State record set in 1964; 14 saves in the first period, 23 in both the second and third in 2-1 loss ... 53 saves in 5-4 overtime win at Penn State Jan. 9 ... 46 saves vs. Penn State Feb. 27 ... four saves, including one to open the 10th round, in the Buckeyes’ shootout win at Wisconsin March 13 ... recorded 1,000 career save Feb. 27 vs. Penn State ... 29 saves on 30 shots in win at Notre Dame Nov. 29 to earn Big Ten Second Star of the Week accolades ... 36 saves in win vs. Michigan Feb. 20 ... 38 saves at Minnesota Feb. 6 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2013-14 (Freshman Season): Played in 16 games (starting 13 of last 16) and had 2.27 goals-against average and .909 save percentage ... sv% was second-best for a single season in Buckeye history and gaa ranks sixth all-time ... fourth in the B1G and eighth in the NCAA in save percentage, ranking fourth in the league and 18th in the nation in goals-against average ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection ... in B1G play, ranked second among league goalies in save percentage (.932) and third in gaa (2.25) ... allowed one goal vs. Michigan State in B1G tournament semifinals March 20, making 26 saves in overtime win ... 30 saves on 31 shots in victory over No. 1-ranked Minnesota in tournament semifinals March 21 ... 31 stops vs. Wisconsin in championship game March 22 ... 40 saves on 42 shots at Penn State March 14 ... B1G Third Star of the Week after stopping 70-of-73 shots in sweep of Penn State Jan. 31-Feb. 1; 46 saves in game one, allowing one goal; 24 saves in game two, stopping last 20 shots as Buckeyes came from behind to win ... 36 saves on 37 shots in win at No. 9 Wisconsin Jan. 25 to earn B1G Second Star of the Week honors ... 30 saves on 32 shots, and three saves in shootout win, vs. Minnesota March 8 ... stopped 29-of-30 shots in 2-1 win vs. Wisconsin Feb. 14 and made 24 saves vs. the Badgers Feb. 15 ... two ties and shootout wins at Michigan State Feb. 7-8; 25 saves in game one, 30 stops in game two, allowing two goals in each game ... 28 saves at Minnesota Jan. 18 ... 31 stops Dec. 29 vs. Mercyhurst, allowing two goals ... 25 saves Dec. 28 vs. Mercyhurst for win in first collegiate start.
Prior to Ohio State: Opened 2013-14 with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League ... posted 2.29 goals-against average and. 911 save percentage, along with a 10-4 record with Dubuque ... shutouts in each of his first two games of 2013-14 and won first seven games ... led the Saints to a bronze medal at the 2013 Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia ... played for the Tri-City Storm to start 2012-13 and was 2-4-1, with a 3.73 goals-against average and .895 save percentage ... ended 2012-13 with Dubuque and was 7-2-2, notching a 2.54 goals-against average and .897 save percentage; squad won USHL Clark Cup ... split time with Tri-City and Des Moines in 2011-12; playing 15 games with Des Moines (3.15 gaa, .892 sv%) and two with Tri-City (2.41 gaa, .938 sv%) ... had 2.81 goals-against average and .902 save percentage, with a 23-16-4 record, in his USHL career.
Off the Ice: Eldest son of Carl and Patsy ... has two younger siblings, Chandler and Cassady ... communication major.
Buckeyes Fall to Spartans, 4-2