Fogarty's hat trick paces Notre Dame

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ND Insider

Notre Dame got a hat trick from senior captain Steven Fogarty in a season-opening 7-4 victory over host Penn State on Friday night at the Pegula Ice Arena.

It was Fogarty's first career hat trick and he also added an assist.

“I’ve been waiting for this day,” Notre Dame Head Coach Jeff Jackson said of Fogarty. “Steven’s a guy who has always had the ability to do this. Its just one game though. We need him playing at that same level every night, not necessarily scoring three goals, but he’s always had the ability.”

Andy Ryan netted a career-best two goals and senior forward Thomas DiPauli scored Notre Dame’s first goal of the night.

In the Notre Dame net, Cal Petersen finished with 32 saves, including 15 in the first period.

Notre Dame and Penn State close out their weekend series tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) with a 3 p.m. game at the Pegula Ice Arena.