Nov. 10, 2016
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The ninth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey team returns to action this weekend with a two-game road series at Northeastern (Nov. 12-13).
It will mark Notre Dame’s first series since splitting with UConn on Oct. 27-28. With the Northeastern series taking place on Saturday and Sunday, it will also open a stretch of four games in seven days for the Irish, who will return home and play host to fifth-ranked UMass Lowell on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17-18.
OVERVIEW | GAMES 9 & 10
Matchup: Notre Dame at Northeastern
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12 | Sunday, Nov. 13
Time: 7:05 p.m. (ET) | 3:05 p.m. (ET)
Site: Boston, Mass.
Arena: Matthews Arena (4,757)
Live Streaming: gonu.com
Live Radio: WZOC 94.3 FM
Play-by-Play: Darin Pritchett
Live Audio: WatchND App (watchND.tv)
Live Stats: Hockey East
Live Updates: @NDHockey
Series History: NU Leads, 10-5-2
NOTES TO KNOW
— Entering the weekend series with Northeastern, junior goaltender Cal Petersen has started 58 consecutive games in the Irish net dating back to his freshman season.
— The Irish are outscoring opponents by a 14-6 margin in the third period. Notre Dame’s 1.75 goals per third period are tied for second on the country with Holy Cross (BU leads with 2.00).
— With 16 points (7-9-16) through eight games, Anders Bjork is averaging 2.00 points-per game. Bjork is one of just two players in the country averaging at least 2.00 points per game.
IRISH POINT STREAKS & TRENDS
— Andrew Oglevie has a career-long, six-game point streak (3-5-8).
— Jake Evans has a four-game point streak (2-3-5).
— Anders Bjork has a two-game point streak (2-3-5).
— Bjork has also notched at least one point in seven of Notre Dame’s eight games this season.
— Tory Dello has a two-game point streak (1-1-2), the first point streak of his career.
— Connor Hurley has a two-game point streak (1-2-3).
— Dylan Malmquist has a two-game point streak (1-1-2).
THE NORTHEASTERN – NOTRE DAME SERIES
— The Irish and Huskies will meet for a third consecutive season since Notre Dame joined Hockey East and it will also mark the 12th and 13th meetings between the two teams in the last six seasons.
— The series is tied, 2-2-1, in five all-time meetings at Matthews Arena.
— Notre Dame’s last win at Matthews came on Nov. 7, 1998 in a 4-3 victory.
— Last season in four games at the Compton Family Ice Arena, Notre Dame went 1-0-1 against the Huskies during the regular season (Nov. 12-13), but Northeastern rebounded with a Hockey East Quarterfinal sweep (March 11-12) en route to claiming the 2016 Hockey East Tournament Championship.
JACKSON CLOSES IN ON 250
— In the middle of his 12th season behind the Irish bench, Head Coach Jeff Jackson has amassed 249 wins with Notre Dame (249-158-48).
— Only Charles “Lefty” Smith has more wins as Notre Dame’s head coach (307-320-31).
OGLEVIE ON THE OFFENSIVE
— Sophomore forward Andrew Oglevie has started the 2016-17 season with 11 points (4-7-11) through eight games.
— Last season as a freshman, Oglevie totalled nine points (5-4-9) in 31 games.
— Oglevie’s offensive production has been boosted by increased time on the power play, where he has scored three goals and added five assists for eight points.
— His eight power-play points rank tied for second in the country heading into the weekend.
— ND —
Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).