Irish hockey out of tourney

Tribune Staff Report
ND Insider

Notre Dame’s hockey season came to an end Sunday as the Irish fell 6-4 to UMass Lowell in the final game of a best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass.

Notre Dame defenseman Robbie Russo scored twice and had a pair of assists.

The Irish finish 18-19-5 while UMass Lowell advances to the league semifinals with a 20-11-6 record.

UMass Lowell scored on three of its first four shots of the game to set the tone, taking a 4-1 lead in the opening period.

Peter Schneider and Jordan Gross had goals in the final period for the Irish. 

Notre Dame 1 1  2 - 6

UMass Lowell 4 2 0 - 4 

FIRST PERIOD

UML: C.J. Smith 15 (Michael Kapla, John Edwardh), 2:22

UML: Adam Chapie (unassisted) SHG, 4:17

ND: Robbie Russo 14 (Jordan Gross, Anders Bjork), 8:54

UML: Michael Fallon 7 (Michael Louria, A.J. White), 12:11

UML: Zack Kamrass 7 (Joe Gambardella, Edwardh), PPG, 17:53

SECOND PERIOD

UML: Tyler Mueller 3 (Edwardh, Chapie), PPG, 5:02

ND: Russo 15 (Austin Wuthrich, Bjork), PPG, 16:39

UML: Kamrass 8 (Louria, White), 18:35.

THIRD PERIOD

ND: Peter Schneider 7 (Ben Ostlie, Russo), 10:12

ND: Gross 7 (Schneider, Russo), 14:59.

Penalties: ND: 6 for 20 minutes. UML: 9 for 18 minutes.

Shots On Goal: ND: 36 (11-10-15). UML: 17 (8-5-4)

Goaltender Saves: ND: Cal Petersen (40:00) 7 (4-3-0), Chad Katunar (17:39) 4 (0-0-4). UML: Kevin Boyle (60:00) 32 (10-9-13).

Power Plays: ND: 1 for 8. UML: 2 for 4.

Attendance: 2,414