March 29, 2004
Grand Rapids, Mich. – Notre Dame senior center Aaron Gill closed his Notre Dame hockey career on Saturday night at the NCAA Midwest Regionals with a goal and an assist in the 5-2 Irish loss to the University of Minnesota.
On Sunday, following Minnesota-Duluth’s 3-1 win over the Golden Gophers, Gill was chosen to the all-Midwest Regional team by the media for his play in the tournament.
Gill helped stake the Irish to a 2-0 first-period lead in the game. First, he teamed up with junior Cory McLean on a two-on-one in the opening minute, sliding a pass to McLean who beat Gopher goaltender Kellen Briggs low to his stick side for a 1-0 Notre Dame lead.
Gill then gave Notre Dame its 2-0 lead when he tucked a shot behind Briggs for a power-play goal at 19:18 of the opening period.
Joining Gill on the all-tournament team were Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Isaac Reichmuth and forwards Junior Lessard and Evan Schwabe. The two defensemen were Minnesota’s Chris Harrington and Keith Ballard. Reichmuth also was named the tournament MVP as he gave up just one goal in the two games to get the Bulldogs to the Frozen Four for the first time since 1986.
A second-team all CCHA selection, Gill finished the 2003-04 season with 17 goals and 21 assists for 38 points, all career highs. For his career, Gill had 49 goals and 62 assists for 111 career points in 153 career games. His 153 career games ranks third on the all-time Notre Dame list.