Oct. 20, 2000
Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish exploded for five goals in the second period to wipe out a 2-0 first period deficit on the way to a 6-4 win over the Northeastern University Huskies Friday night in non-league action at the Joyce Center.
The Irish got a pair of goals from seniors Ryan Dolder and Chad Chipchase in the comeback win with single goals credited to Connor Dunlop and David Inman. Notre Dame goaltender Jeremiah Kimento made 25 stops to run his early season unbeaten streak to 2-0-1.
Northeastern got goals from Scott Selig, Trevor Reschny, Chris Lynch and Willie Levesque in the loss. Goaltender Mike Gilhooly made 32 saves for the Huskies.
The win improves Notre Dame to 2-2-1 on the season while the loss evens Northeastern’s record at 1-1-0. The two teams meet on Saturday night at the Joyce Center in game two of the weekend series with face-off set for 7:05 p.m..
Northeastern jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead on the strength of goals by Selig and Reschny. After dominating the early stages of the game, Selig redirected a Graig Mischler centering past behind Kimento for the first goal of the night just 4:50 into the game.
The Huskies got a potentially backbreaking goal late scoring with just 23 seconds left in the period. With Notre Dame on the attack, defenseman Rich Spiller banked a pass of the boards that was corralled by Trevor Reschny at center ice. The freshman left wing managed to get around an Irish defenseman and shovel the puck through Kimento’s pads for his first goal of the season.
The Irish came out flying using the power play to jump start the offense. ND came into the game scoring having scored just one power play goal in 32 chances this season. After getting stopped on their first two chances in the first period, Dolder cashed in just 21 seconds into a Brian Cummings penalty for charging. David Inman’s shot from the point was deflected by Dan Carlson and Dolder put the biscuit behind Gilhooly for his second goal of the season at 2:34.
The fans hadn’t even sat down, when Dolder hit the twine a second time taking a feed in front from Aaron Gill to tie the game at the 2:53 mark.
Northeastern slowed the Irish attack as Lynch scored on the power play to make it 3-2 at 7:52.
From there the Irish scored three unanswered goals to build a 5-3 lead. Dunlop scored his third of the season, equalling his entire season output from the 1999-2000 season, at 8:35.
Inman got his second goal of the season at 13:15 and 32 seconds later at 13:47, Chipchase redirected an Evan Neilsen shot from the right point for his second goal of the season.
The last time the Irish scored five times in a period was on November 2, 1996 when they had a five-goal third period in a 7-5 win at Bowling Green.
Northeastern cut the lead to 5-4 at the 14:56 mark as Levesque picked his first goal of the season and the Huskies second power play on the night.
Chipchase closed the scoring with the lone goal of the third period at 18:07 for his third goal of the campaign. On the night, the Irish fired a season-high 38 shots on goal while Northeastern managed 29. Notre Dame was one-for-six on the power play, while Northeastern was 2-for-5.
Northeastern (1-1-0) 2 3 0 – 1
Notre Dame (2-2-1) 0 5 1 – 2
First Period: NU: Scott Selig – 2 (Graig Mischler, Mike Ryan) 4:50, NU: Trevor Reschny – 1 (Rich Spiller) 19:37.
Second Period: ND: Ryan Dolder – 2 (David Inman, Dan Carlson) 2:34 PP, ND: Dolder – 3 (Aaron Gill, Brett Henning) 2:53, NU: Chris Lynch – 1 (Jim Fahey) 7:52 PP, ND: Connor Dunlop – 3 (Rob Globke, Carlson) 7:52, ND: Inman – 2 (Paul Harris) 13:15, ND: Chad Chipchase – 2 (Evan Nielsen) 13:47, NU: Willie Levesque – 1 (Fahey, Lynch) 14:56 PP.
Third Period: ND: Chipchase – 3 (Jake Wiegand, John Wrobleski) 18:07.
Northeastern: 7 for 14 minutes
Notre Dame: 7 for 22 minutes
Northeastern: 2 for 5
Notre Dame: 1 for 6
Shots On Goal
Northeastern 12 – 9 – 8 – 29
Notre Dame 8 -14- 16 – 38
Northeastern: Mike Gilhooly (60:00) 8 – 9 – 15 – 32
Notre Dame: Jeremiah Kimento (60:00) 10 – 7 – 8 – 25