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Dominic Vicari
Dominic Vicari

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clinton Township, Mich.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 187

Position:
Goaltender

Birthdate:
10/30/1982

Experience:
2L

Previous Team:
River City Lancers (USHL)


2004-05: Played in 38 games, posting an 18-16-4 mark along with a 2.30 GAA and a .923 saves percentage • Finished with five shutouts to pace the CCHA and rank tied for fourth in the nation • Ninth in the country in saves percentage and 20th in GAA • Closed the season with 25 straight starts in net, posting a 13-9-3 mark, a 2.23 GAA and a .927 saves percentage • Stopped 30-of-31 shots in a 5-1 win over New Hampshire (Oct. 17) • Made six saves vs. Nebraska-Omaha (0ct. 30) before leaving the game with 4:48 left to play in the first period due to injury • Stopped 53-of-56 shots in two-game sweep of Ferris State (Nov. 5-6) • Stopped 52-of-53 shots (.981) in two-game set with Cornell, posting a 1-1 OT tie and a 2-0 blanking en route to CCHA Goaltender of the Week honors • Ninth career blanking with a 28-save performance in 4-0 win at Wisconsin (Nov. 26) • CCHA Goaltender of the Week after stopping 70-of-74 shots (.946) as State captured the GLI title (Dec. 29-30) • Helped shut down UNH's and Michigan's power-play units as the teams went a combined 0-for-11 with the man advantage • Third shutout of the season at Miami (Jan. 7) • Kicked out 21-of-22 shots in 3-1 win over Western Michigan (Jan. 15) en route to No. 1 star of the game honors • Stopped 82-of-85 shots in back-to-back ties vs. Michigan (Feb. 4-5) en route to CCHA Goaltender of the Week honors • In game one, a 2-2 OT tie at Michigan, stopped 41 shots, including 17 in the opening stanza • In the 1-1 OT tie at Joe Louis, finished with 41 stops • Kicked out 34-of-37 shots in a 6-3 win over No. 7 Ohio State (Feb. 18) • Stopped 34-of-37 shots, including 17 in the final stanza, in 6-3 win over Bowling Green (Feb. 26) • Kicked out 25-of-26 shots in 2-1 win over Miami (March 11) • Stopped 34-of-38 shots in 5-4 come-from-behind win over Miami (March 12); 12 of his 34 stops were on Miami's power play • Stopped 33 shots en route to his fifth blanking of the season in a 5-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha (March 17) in the CCHA Super Six Quarterfinals.

2003-04: Posted a 15-13-1 record, along with a 2.31 GAA and a .916 saves percentage • Ranked 15th in the country in GAA and 23rd in the nation in saves percentage • Led the CCHA in league games in GAA (1.88) and ranked second in saves percentage (.933) • Earned the CCHA's Best Goaltender Award • Tied for first in the nation with seven shutouts • In addition, his seven blankings put him fourth on MSU's single-season shutout chart • Ranks eighth on MSU's single-season GAA chart and tied for seventh on the saves percentage list • Selected to the CCHA All-Rookie First Team • Earned MSU's Outstanding Rookie award • Won a gold medal with Team USA as the back-up netminder at the 2004 World Junior Championships, marking the first-ever gold medal for the U.S. • Missed the GLI and NMU series playing at the World Junior Championships • First career start vs. Findlay (Oct. 10), making 20 saves • First career win at Western Michigan (Oct. 25), stopping 13-of-16 shots • First career shutout, stopping 21 shots in 8-0 win vs. Ferris State (Oct. 31) • Kicked out 23-of-24 shots in 3-1 win over Notre Dame (Nov. 7) • Stopped 28-of-29 shots in 3-1 win at Miami (Nov. 15) • Kicked out 65-of-66 shots in two-game set with Michigan (Dec. 5-6), including second career shutout (Dec. 6, a 2-0 win) • Third career shutout vs. UMass-Lowell (Jan. 9), stopping 25 shots • Fourth career shutout with 34 stops at Bowling Green (Jan. 16) • Stopped 30-of-31 shots in 38:55 before leaving the Jan. 23 Ohio State game with a leg injury • Kicked out 28-of-29 shots in 2-1 win over LSSU (Feb. 7) • CCHA Defensive Player of the Week after registering back-to-back shutouts vs. UNO (Feb. 20-21) • Also earned USCHO/Itech National Defensive Player of the Week honors • Stopped 21 shots in game one and 35 shots in game two vs. UNO • Seventh career shutout, stopping 34 shots in 1-0 whitewash of Michigan at Joe Louis (March 6) • Picked up first career point with an assist on MSU's sixth goal vs. Ferris State (March 12).

PRIOR TO MSU: Played for the River City Lancers of the United States Hockey League from 2001-03 • Posted a 28-14-2 record, along with a 2.03 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 45 games in 2002-03 • Led the USHL in shutouts (6), wins (28) and GAA (2.03) • Won USA Hockey's 2003 Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year award • 2003 USHL Goaltender of the Year • 2003 USHL First-Team Goaltender • 2002 and 2003 USHL All-Star Game • Team MVP • In 2001-02, finished with a 25-5-2 mark, along with a 1.78 GAA, a .926 saves percentage and seven shutouts • 2002 USHL All-Rookie Team and Rookie Goaltender of the Year • In two years at River City, set USHL records for most victories (53) and lowest GAA (1.91).

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 30, 1984 • A criminal justice major • Spent the summer of 2004 completing an internship with the Ingham County Sheriff's Department • Enjoys golf, jet skiing and dirt bike riding • Graduated from Millard North High School in Omaha, Neb. • Nickname is "Vic" • Favorite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings • Favorite NHL player: Manny Legace • Lists "Of Mice and Men" as his favorite book and "Rudy" as his favorite movie • Son of Joe and Rosalie Vicari • Father played football at Central Michigan, while his mother played competitive tennis • Says his dad is his idol, since "he has a great work ethic and has always supported and encouraged me."


Career Statistics
YEAR	GP	MIN	GA	GAA	SV	SV%	W-L-T	G	A	PTS
2003-04	29	1690:55	65	2.31	710	.916	15-13-1	0	1	1
2004-05	38	2238:46	86	2.30	1027	.923	18-16-4	0	0	0
TOT.	67	3929:41	151	2.30	1737	.920	33-29-5	0	1	1

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