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Mitch O'Keefe
Ferris State
Position:
Goaltender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
218

Year:
Junior

Hometown:
Almonte, Ontario

Junior Team:
Hawkesbury (CJHL)


Junior (2007-08)
A bulky, agile netminder . . . Vying for the starting job and will contest for playing time in the between the posts . . . Has proven to be a capable backstop at times but needs to perform with greater consistency . . . Technically-solid . . . Athletic for his size . . . Plays the angles well . . . Ranked third on Ferris’ career leaders list in goals-against average, fourth in both save percentage and shutouts, eighth in minutes, tied for ninth in games played, and 11th in total saves.

Sophomore (2006-07)
Placed eighth among FSU’s single-season bests in goals-against average and 12th in minutes played . . . Selected CCHA Goaltender of the Week (11/27) after making 24 stops to earn lone shutout victory in 4-0 decision over Western Michigan (11/21) and earned the game’s first star . . . Registered 25 or more saves in 10 outings . . . Posted a season-best 35 saves in 4-2 win vs. Ohio State (2/2) . . . Turned aside 34 shots at Michigan (11/17) and had 33 saves in CCHA Tourney First-Round series’ opener at Lake Superior State (3/2) . . . Notched 30 saves at Miami (12/1).

Freshman (2005-06)
FSU’s Rookie of the Year . . . His 14 victories for the season tied for the sixth most single-season wins in Ferris’ history while his 828 saves represented the sixth highest output . . . FSU’s Perani Cup winner . . . Achieved CCHA Rookie of the Week (10/24) honors after posting a .900 save percentage and a 2.31 goals-against average in a pair of league overtime ties at Lake Superior State (10/21-22) . . . Earned CCHA Goaltender of the Week (11/14) plaudits as a result of going 2-0-1 with a 1.62 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage in action vs. Michigan State (11/8) and a two-game series vs. Western Michigan (11/11-12) . . . Compiled at least 30 single-game saves 10 times, including 44 vs. Ohio State (3/4) in series-clinching CCHA Tourney win . . . Earned shutout victories vs. Western Michigan (11/11) and Ohio State (3/3) with 32 and 30 saves, respectively . . . Posted first college win vs. Army (10/15) in the third-place game of the Mutual of Omaha Maverick Stampede Tournament . . . Selected eighth among the nation’s top incoming rookie goaltenders by Inside College Hockey.

High School/Juniors:
Played for the Nepean (Ontario) Raiders of the Central Junior ‘A’ Hockey League (CJHL) in the latter part of 2003-04 and helped team to the Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup Championship . . . MVP of the RBC Royal Bank Cup semifinal game in the Tier II Canadian Junior National Championship Tourney . . . Competed for the Hawkesbury (Ontario) Hawks under coach Eric Veilleux in 16 2004-05 outings in helping the Hawks to a league title . . . Registered a combined 25-19-1 record with a 2.57 goals against average and a .905 saves percentage in stints with Gloucester and Nepean . . . CHJL’s career shutouts (nine) record holder . . . Attained 2003-04 first-team CJHL All-Star and league MVP kudos for the Gloucester (Ontario) Rangers with a 29-16-5 mark and a league-best .917 save percentage in 53 appearances . . . Set a league single-season record with six shutouts in 2003-04 . . . A 2003 graduate of Almonte District High School.

Personal:
Son of Larry and Mary O’Keefe . . . Born 3/29/84 in Almonte, Ontario . . . Father is a public works manager while his mother is employed as an editor with the federal government . . . Has an older sister . . . Catches: Left . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Criminal justice major.

 

Career Statistics

Year GP-GS Min GA GaAvg Saves SvPct W L T Sho PPG SHG
2005-06
33-33 1969:54 88 2.68 828 .904 14 12 7 2 30 4
2006-07 29-28 1681:58 85 3.03 654 .885 7 19 3 1 32 3
Totals 62-61 3651:52 173 2.84 1482 .895 21 31 10 3 62 7

 

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