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.
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 chances turn into our second goal— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) October 23, 2021
The Irish offense sticks with it and @Maxellis91 puts it away!
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.
How about this shot from @Maxellis91 !?— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) October 23, 2021
That's 2⃣ on the night and 3⃣ for the year from the junior wing! ☘️
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.
Check out this finish from @slaggs_9 on the power play— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) October 23, 2021
Not a bad feed from @Jlansdell09 either
We're back on the ice for the final 20!
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
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
Notre Dame: Matthew Galajda, 22 saves
RIT: Tommy Scarfone, 39 saves
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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