Notre Dame hockey team drills Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Alex Steeves had a couple goals and Notre Dame scored five times in the second period en route to a 6-2 rout of Michigan Saturday night at Yost Arena and split of their two-game series.
The No. 6-ranked Irish improved to 5-4-1 overall (2-2-0, B1G) while Michigan dropped to 5-4-0 (1-1-0 B1G).
Michigan opened the scoring 2:47 into play with a power-play goal by Will Lockwood.
Then Alex Steeves and Cal Burke scored just 1:37 apart in the final 3:46 of the frame to give the Irish a 2-1 lead entering the first intermission.
The Irish took control of the game with a three-goal outburst in the first 4:10 of the middle period.
First, Joe Wegwerth netted his sixth goal of the season 1:47 into the period before Steeves scored his second of the contest 12 seconds later. A little over two minutes after Steeves' goal, Bobby Nardella converted from the slot to make it a 5-1 score.
Jack Jenkins' second goal of the season made it a five-goal game with 2:23 left in the second stanza.
Nick Blankenburg tallied for the hosts 4:50 into the final stanza to account for the 6-2 final.
Irish goaltender Dylan St.Cyr finished with 29 saves.
Notre Dame is at Michigan State next Friday and Saturday.