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Notre Dame Hockey Beats Michigan to Sweep Series

The Irish took both games on the road this weekend

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On senior night in Ann Arbor, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish was looking to complete the sweep against the Michigan Wolverines. Just like Friday night the game started off slow, with no score through the first two periods. Notre Dame finally broke through in the third and Cale Morris held on for the shutout to finish the sweep.

First Period

The first period started quietly with only two shots on goal in the first ten minutes. There were a few more shots in the second half of the period, and Morris came up with one big save in the crease to keep the game scoreless through the first twenty minutes.

Second Period

The second period went much like the first, with no goals from either side. The shots increased and Morris came up with another big save but there was still no score through two periods.

Third Period

Like last night, the third period was when the offense cam alive. Notre Dame opened things up with eight minutes left in the game after an initial no goal call was overturned on review. Spencer Stastney carried the puck across the offensive zone, eventually drifting to the faceoff circle where he let a wrist shot go that beat Strauss Mann high. The puck hit the back of the net and bounced out quickly, leading to the goal being waved off and play continuing. When there was finally a whistle to stop play the goal was rewarded on video review.

Less than two minutes later Cam Morrison took a pass from Michael Graham and carried the puck down the left side of the offensive zone. He took a wrist shot that again beat Mann high from a similar spot on the ice. Michigan pulled Mann shortly after for the extra skater and Tory Dello added an empty net goal from the opposite end of the ice for the 3-0 score.


Notre Dame: Spencer Stastney (3) at 11:38 in the 3rd, assisted by Pierce Crawford and Jesse Lansdell

Notre Dame: Cam Morrison (10) at 13:14 in the 3rd, assisted by Michael Graham and Alex Steeves

Notre Dame: Tory Dello (3) at 18:33 in the 3rd, assisted by Matt Hellickson


Michigan: Luke Martin, 2 for slashing at 0:29 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Matt Hellickson, 2 for cross-checking at 10:53 in the 1st

Michigan: Jimmy Lambert, 2 for tripping at 12:59 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Nate Clurman, 2 for holding at 16:56 in the 1st

Michigan: Jack Summers, 2 for holding at 11:59 in the 2nd

Notre Dame: Mike O’Leary, 2 for roughing at 13:14 in the 2nd

Michigan: Garrett Van Wyhe, 2 for roughing at 13:14 in the 2nd

Michigan: Luke Morgan, 2 for interference at 14:16 in the 3rd


Notre Dame: Cale Morris saved all 19 shots he faced for the shutout win

Michigan: Strauss Mann made 25 saves on 27 shots in the loss

Up Next

Notre Dame returns home next weekend for their final series of the regular season. The Irish will face the Michigan State Spartans on Feb. 28 and 29, ending with Senior Night on Saturday.