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Notre Dame Hockey Beats Wisconsin to Split Series

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The Irish scored five to come away with the win.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Hockey team was back on the ice Saturday against the Wisconsin Badgers following their 6-4 loss on Friday. The Irish offense came to play on Saturday as they took advantage of a few Wisconsin penalties to come away with the 5-2 win.

First Period

The first period passed without much to show. Both teams managed eights shots but neither could find a goal in the opening 20 minutes. Notre Dame managed two late power play chances but weren’t able to capitalize just yet.

Second Period

In the second period it was Wisconsin who managed the first goal, scoring on the power play seven minutes into the period. Notre Dame came back three minutes later with a power play chance of their own. Michael Graham cycled the puck around to Spencer Stastney who found Alex Steeves open at the top of the zone. Steeves skated in the high slot and let go a shot that found the back of the net to tie the game. Later in the period Charlie Raith took a pass from Nate Clurman wide of the faceoff circle where he scored his second career goal.

Late in the second Wisconsin took two penalties that put Notre Dame on a 5-on-3 advantage. Alex Steeves took a shot from the faceoff circle that was saved by Jack Berry. The rebound however went wide right to Cal Burke who put his first touch into the open net with just 7 seconds left in the period.

Third Period

Notre Dame was still on the power play when the second period began but this time it was Wisconsin who took advantage, scoring a short handed goal 17 second into the period. Halfway through Notre Dame was back on the power play when Michael Graham beat Berry with a wrist shot for his second goal of the period. Alex Steeves assisted on the goal for his fourth point of the night. Tory Dello added an empty net goal for the Irish to seal the win.

Scoring

Wisconsin: Sean Dhooghe (5) on the PP at 7:01 in the 2nd, assisted by Wyatt Kalynuk and Ty Pelton-Byce

Notre Dame: Alex Steeves (9) on the PP at 9:51 in the 2nd, assisted by Spencer Stastney and Michael Graham

Notre Dame: Charlie Raith (2) at 16:25 in the 2nd, assisted by Nate Clurman and Alex Steeves

Notre Dame: Cal Burke (6) on the PP at 19:53 in the 2nd, assisted by Alex Steeves and Cam Morrison

Wisconsin: Roman Ahcan (10) SH at 0:17 in the 3rd, assisted by Owen Lindmark and Wyatt Kalynuk

Notre Dame: Michael Graham (3) on the PP at 9:59 in the 3rd, assisted by Spencer Stastney and Alex Steeves

Notre Dame: Tory Dello (1) at 18:08 in the 3rd, assisted by Trevor Janicke

Penalties

Notre Dame: Pierce Crawford, 2 for slashing at 6:07 in the 1st

Wisconsin: Tyler Inamoto, 2 for hooking at 11:47 in the 1st

Wisconsin: Tarek Baker, 2 for charging at 19:54 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Nate Clurman, 2 for hooking at 6:01 in the 2nd

Wisconsin: Sean Dhooghe, 2 for cross-checking at 8:25 in the 2nd

Wisconsin: Tarek Baker, 2 for holding at 18:45 in the 2nd

Wisconsin: Mick Messner, 2 for cross-checking at 19:42 in the 2nd

Wisconsin: K’Andre Miller, 2 for interference at 9:14 in the 3rd

Wisconsin: Dylan Holloway, 2 for tripping at 15:39 in the 3rd

Wisconsin: K’Andre Miller, 10 for misconduct at 15:39 in the 3rd

Goalies

Notre Dame: Cale Morris made 35 saves on 37 shots for the win

Wisconsin: Jack Berry allowed 4 goals on 36 shots in the loss

Up Next

Notre Dame takes to the road next weekend for a series against the Penn State Nittany Lions.