#14 Irish Topped By Wolverines, 3-0

NOTRE DAME, Ind. #14 Notre Dame outshot Michigan, 32-18, but fell 3-0 to the Wolverines on Friday night inside Compton Family Ice Arena (4,896).

Strauss Mann stopped all 32 shots he faced for Michigan, while Cale Morris made 15 saves.

Notre Dame finished 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Wolverines were 1-for-2.

How It Happened

Mike O’Leary had a great chance just 6:30 into the first period when Trevor Janicke found him alone in the slot, but Mann made the pad save to keep it 0-0. 

The Irish were then called for a penalty at the other end and 18 seconds into the power-play opportunity, Nick Pastujov gave the visitors a 1-0 lead at 7:04 of the first.

Michael Graham had two good looks from in tight as he followed up a Spencer Stastney shot with seven minutes left in the first, but Mann made both saves to keep it a 1-0 game.

Michigan went on to take the one-goal lead to the locker room after 20 minutes. 

The Irish nearly tied the contest in the opening minute of the middle frame when Cal Burke’s net-front backhander was squeezed by Mann.

Morris denied Will Lockwood on back-to-back point-blank attempts just before the midway point of the second to keep it a one-goal game.

The Irish outshot Michigan 13-5 in the period, but the Wolverines maintained their 1-0 lead entering the second intermission.

Nick Granowicz made it a 2-0 Wolverine lead at 1:47 of the third when a centering feed from below the goal line caromed off him and into the goal as he crashed the net and ended up behind Morris.

Jacob Hayhurst added an empty-net goal with 2:13 remaining to account for the 3-0 final.

Up Next

  • Notre Dame and Michigan close out their weekend series at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 11 at Compton Family Ice Arena. (Tickets)