Notre Dame's Cale Morris was named one of five finalists for the 2018 Mike Richter Award, which honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey. The fifth annual award will be presented on Friday, April 6, at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in St. Paul, Minn.
Morris backstopped the second-ranked Fighting Irish to the Big Ten regular season championship while leading the conference in save percentage (.946), goals-against average (1.92), shutouts (4, tied with MSU’s John Lethemon), wins (24), winning percentage (.766) and saves (1,089). The Big Ten Player and Goaltender of the Year owns a 24-7-1 record and ranks first in the nation in save percentage, wins and saves, third in winning percentage, seventh in goals-against average, tied for 12th in shutouts and 18th in minutes played (1937:47).
A native of Larskpur, Colo., Morris has allowed two goals or less 23 times and has posted a .930 or better save percentage in 25 games. He has stopped 30 or more shots in 23 games this season, including a career-high 55-save performance in a 2-2 tie at Penn State on Feb. 3. A Hobey Baker Award top 10 finalist, Morris is a business major at Notre Dame.