Men's Ice Hockey

Author: Club Sports

The Irish concluded their season with two victories over visiting California Lutheran at Compton Family Ice Arena. The wins bring Notre Dame's final record to 15-8-3 in its second season as a club.

The Irish stormed out of the gates on Friday night against the Knights, getting goals from sophomore forward Joe Salvi and senior forwards Jeremy Vercillo and Tom White. California Lutheran staged a brief comeback in the second, closing the lead to two goals at 4-2, but the Irish put the game out of reach in the third, scoring five goals in the final 12 minutes to ice it. Sophomore forward Greg Madden led the team with three goals and an assist while Salvi finished with a pair of goals and senior forward Parker Teufel, freshman forward Abdel Madina and senior defenseman Mark Coyne chipped in three points apiece. Sophomore goaltender Justin Dancu manned the net, making nineteen saves.
Saturday marked senior night for the Irish, as the team's seniors and graduate students were honored before the game. Notre Dame opened up the scoring on the power play with Madina deflecting a pass from junior forward Mike Marino into the net, and graduate student forward Andy Foley doubled the lead two minutes later on a feed from senior forward Conor Kelly. The Irish extended the margin to 4-0 on goals by senior forward Victor LaVasseur and sophomore defenseman Josh Dempsey before surrendering a goal to the Knights. Teufel scored the lone goal of the third period to put the game away.
Sophomore goaltender Nick Stasack made 15 saves to earn the win before giving way to graduate student Richard Righi, who turned aside all five shots he faced in his first action of the season.