Peterson sharp in Notre Dame win over Vermont

Staff reports
ND Insider

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Thomas DiPauli tipped in a Jordan Gross shot from the point at 12:22 of the third period to break a 1-1 tie and tenth-ranked Notre Dame hung on for a 2-1 victory over Vermont on Friday night at the Gutterson Fieldhouse (4,007).

DiPauli and Steven Fogarty each finished with a goal and an assist, and Gross had a pair of assists.

In net, Cal Petersen stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced.

Notre Dame improved to 15-5-7, 11-2-2 in Hockey East play.

Mario Puskarich gave the Catamounts a 1-0 lead 55 seconds into the second period, sending a deflected shot past Petersen.

Notre Dame responded 59 seconds later when Fogarty fired a wrist shot high past Munson for his eighth goal of the season at 1:54.

Three minutes into the third period, Petersen made a big save and then Justin Wade was able to clear the rebound to keep it a tie game.

Then, at 12:22 of the third, DiPauli notched his third power-play goal of the season and what also proved to be his second game-winner of the year. Gross earned the primary assist on the play with a wrist shot from the point, while Fogarty had the second assist for a two-point night.

Vermont pulled Munson for the final two minutes of the game.

Munson finished with 28 saves for the Catamounts (11-15-2, 5-8-2 HEA).

The Irish power play went 1-for-5, while Vermont was 0-for-2.

Notre Dame and Vermont close out their weekend series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday night