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