The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ended the year with a Sunday night victory against the Augustana Vikings. The 3-2 win locked in the series sweep for the Irish and followed Saturday’s 5-1 Notre Dame victory.
Game Summary (Notre Dame 3, Augustana 2)
After an early offensive burst from the visitors, Augustana’s Ben Troumbly chalked up the first goal of the night. Minutes later, a slashing call on Notre Dame’s Zach Plucinski provided the Vikings their first power play of the night, but Augustana failed to capitalize. With about six minutes left in the first, Notre Dame’s Michael Mastrodomenico found the back of the net to tie it up. By the end of the first period of play, the Irish outshot the Vikings 16-11.
Paul Fischer scored to claim the 2-1 lead for the Irish about seven minutes into the middle period. A hooking call on Notre Dame’s Justin Janicke provided the sole power play of the period, but the Irish advantage remained.
With less than three minutes left in the second, Augustana’s Owen Bohn scored to tie it back up. In the second, the Irish nearly tripled the Vikings’ six shots with 15 of their own.
Per 2 | The media break calls for an Irish goal replay!— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) December 31, 2023
Here's @_paulfischer7's tally at 6:37 of the second to put us up 2-1.
Notre Dame challenged a call on Augustana’s Chase Brand for a major. After officials called the major for contact to the head, the two teams headed to OT to redo the last 17 seconds of the third with the Irish on the power play.
Cole Knuble wasted no time in OT and snagged his fourth goal of the series against Augustana to lock in the win for Notre Dame.
Augustana: Ben Troumbly at 16:31 in the 1st with assists from Will Howard and Hayden Hennen
Notre Dame: Michael Mastrodomenico at 05:41 in the 1st with an assist from Hunter Strand
Notre Dame: Paul Fischer at 13:23 in the 2nd with an assist from Grant Silianoff
Augustana: Owen Bohn at 02:26 in the 2nd with assists from Quinn Rudrud and Callum Gau
Notre Dame: Cole Knuble at 04:38 in the 3rd with assists from Ryan Siedem and Hunter Strand
Notre Dame: Zach Plucinski for slashing at 13:51 in the 1st
Augustana: Quinn Rudrud for slashing at 11:16 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Patrick Moynihan for tripping at 02:16 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Justin Janicke for hooking at 12:13 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Zach Plucinski for tripping at 11:133 in the 3rd
Augustana: Chase Brand for contact to the head at 05:00 in the 4th
Notre Dame: Ryan Bischel, 22 saves
Augustana: Zack Rose, 37 saves
The Irish will take on the Wisconsin Badgers at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 5 in South Bend.