Irish hockey rallies to shock Miami
ESTERO, Fla. – Down 2-0 with 6:43 remaining in the third period against No. 6 Miami (Ohio) University, the Notre Dame hockey team scored two goals in the game’s final minutes, and then a third with 46 seconds remaining in overtime to stun the RedHawks, 3-2, in game one of the Florida College Hockey Classic at Germain Arena.
The Irish (9-8-2) advance to the championship game of the two-day tournament and will play either Cornell or Lake Superior State at 7:35 p.m. ET Monday.
Notre Dame freshman right winger Jake Evans found the back of the net for the game-tying and game-winning goals while also assisting on Notre Dame’s first lamp lighter.
In goal, freshman Cal Petersen (5-5-1) gave up a pair of second-period goals, but held Miami squad at bay for much of the contest, finishing with 18 saves to earn his fifth win of the year.
Notre Dame has now beaten the RedHawks two games in a row, with the last victory before Sunday coming at Chicago’s Soldier Field in the Hockey City Classic (2-1) February 17, 2013. It was the highest ranked win for the Irish since a 4-2 victory over No. 2 Boston College in game three of last season’s Hockey East quarterfinals.