Notre Dame hockey: No. 2 Irish erupt in 2nd period
DULUTH, Minn. -- Second-period goals by Jeff Costello, Mario Lucia and Peter Schneider led No. 2-ranked Notre Dame to a 3-2 road win over Minnesota Duluth Friday night in front of 6,353 at AMSOIL Arena.
Senior goaltender Steven Summerhays got the win in goal but played just 45:30 as he received a major penalty for facemasking and a game misconduct with more than 14 minutes left in the game.
Freshman Chad Katunar got his baptism under fire, holding off the Bulldogs while the Irish killed the five-minute major. He surrendered just one goal on a five-on-three during that time and stopped five-of-six shots in his first collegiate action.
Cal Decowski and Andy Welinski scored for Minnesota Duluth.
Notre Dame out-shot the Bulldogs, 28-21, in the game.
Summerhays stopped 14 shots in recording his fifth consecutive win of the season. Aaron Crandall had 25 stops in the Minnesota Duluth goal.
The win improved the Irish to 5-0-0 and gives them their best start since a 6-0-0 run at the start of the 1998-99 season. The Bulldogs are 2-2-1, the loss snapping a run of seven straight wins at home.
|Notre Dame (5-0-0)||0||3||0 - 3|
|Minn. Duluth (2-1-1)||0||1||1 - 2|
1st Period: No Scoring.
Penalties: ND: 2 for 4 minutes; UMD: 3 for 17 minutes.
2nd Period: ND: Jeff Costello 3 (Robbie Russo, T.J. Tynan), 10:09; UMD: Cal Decowski 1 (Adam Krause, Charlie Sampair), 12:44; ND: Mario Lucia 2 (Russo, Tynan), PPG, 14:38; ND: Peter Schneider 1 (Sam Herr, Vince Hinostroza), 17:59.
Penalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes; UMD: 3 for 6 minutes.
3rd Period: UMD: Andy Welinski 1 (Austin Farley, Carson Soucy), 7:02.
Penalties: ND: 4 for 19 minutes; UMD: 2 for 4 minutes.
Shots On Goal: Notre Dame 8 - 15 - 5 - 28; Minnesota Duluth 6 - 7 - 8 - 21
Goaltender Saves: ND: Steven Summerhays (45:30 6 - 6 - 2 - 14); Chad Katunar (14:26) x- x - 5 - 5; UMD: Aaron Crandall (58:46) 8 - 12 - 5 - 25
Power Plays: ND: 1 for 6; UMD: 1 for 5