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Notre Dame Hockey: Irish Shut Out RIT Tigers in South Bend, 6-0

Bakich and Karashik came in clutch on the assists.

The Irish bounced back from Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers with a 6-0 shutout win on Saturday. Both teams have proven themselves on the penalty kill this season, but it was the Irish who found their flow in the final game of this series.

First Period

Trevor Janicke snagged his third goal of the season about six minutes into the first. A goal from Max Ellis and another from Janicke followed to triple the Irish score before 14 minutes of the period had passed. Solag Bakich assisted on all three goals of the period and by the end of the first, the Irish outshot the Tigers 13-5.

Second Period

After helping to set the tone for the Irish in the first, Bakich headed to the penalty box for roughing not even a minute into the second period. However, this time around, it was the Tigers who went after it on offense. The Tigers brought the sense of urgency on the power play, but it was not enough to shift the game.

A goal from Max Ellis about halfway through the period snapped what was left of the momentum shift and brought it to 4-0 Irish. After taking out some frustration, RIT’s Carter Wilke headed to the box for cross-checking and left it open for Landon Slaggert’s third goal of the season and the first Irish power play goal of the night. Notre Dame’s Ryder Rolston took a penalty for hooking as the period drew to an end, but the Tigers remained scoreless.

Third Period

By the end of the final period, Notre Dame tripled RIT’s five shots with 15 of their own. However, both teams failed to capitalize on their final power play opportunities of the game.

As the period neared its end, Notre Dame’s Hunter Strand topped off the score to bring it to 6-0, Irish. A scrap involving Notre Dame’s Landon Slaggert and RIT’s Cody Laskosky and Andrew Petrucci sent the three to the box, but the Irish had already locked in the shutout.

Game Summary

Scoring

Notre Dame: Trevor Janicke at 06:11 in the 1st with assists from Chase Blackmun and Solag Bakich

Notre Dame: Max Ellis at 10:35 in the 1st with assists from Adam Karashik and Solag Bakich

Notre Dame: Trevor Janicke at 13:31 in the 1st with assists from Adam Karashik and Solag Bakich

Notre Dame: Max Ellis at 12:14 in the 2nd with assists from Chase Blackmun and Graham Slaggert

Notre Dame: Landon Slaggert at 13:22 in the 2nd with assists from Jesse Lansdell and Cam Burke

Notre Dame: Hunter Strand at 18:30 in the 3rd with assists from Jack Adams and Jake Boltmann

Penalties

Notre Dame: Grant Silianoff for roughing at 05:44 in the 1st

RIT: Douglas Scott for roughing at 05:44 in the 1st

RIT: Dan Willett for cross-checking at 10:35 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Graham Slaggert for tripping at 17:16 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Solag Bakich for roughing at 00:43 in the 2nd

RIT: Carter Wilkie for cross-checking at 12:50 in the 2nd

Notre Dame: Ryder Rolston for hooking at 17:50 in the 2nd

RIT: Ryan Nicholson for roughing at 03:11 in the 3rd

Notre Dame: Jake Boltmann for interference at 06:24 in the 3rd

RIT: Spencer Berry for slashing at 10:10 in the 3rd

RIT: Andrew Petrucci for roughing at 19:43:4 in the 3rd

Notre Dame: Landon Slaggert for roughing at 19:43:4 in the 3rd

RIT: Cody Laskosky for roughing at 19:43:4 in the 3rd

Goalies

Notre Dame: Matthew Galajda, 22 saves

RIT: Tommy Scarfone, 39 saves

Moving Forward

The Irish will take on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers in Minneapolis on Friday, October 29 at 9:00 p.m. Catch the game on TV on Big Ten Network or stream online on btn.com.

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