Sept. 30, 2001
Notre Dame, Ind. – Freshman center Cory McLean (Fargo, N.D.) snapped a 10-foot wrist shot over goaltender Tony Zasowski (Jr., Darien, Ill.) to give the Gold team a 6-5 win over the Blue team in Notre Dame hockey’s annual intrasquad scrimmage Sunday afternoon at the Joyce Center.
The game was played to benefit the Coaches’ Foundation for cancer research and raised over $1,250. Notre Dame players played the game in honor of family members or friends who have had cancer.
The game was tied at 2-2 after one period of play and 4-4 at the end of two regulation periods of play. David Inman (Sr., Toronto, Ont.) and Alex Lalonde (Fr., Newmarket, Ont.) staked the Blue team to a 2-0 lead at the 10:26 mark before the Gold’s McLean and Aaron Gill (So., Rochester, Minn.) tied the game on penalty shots.
In the second period, the Gold jumped out to a 4-2 lead as Paul Harris (Jr., Ridgefield, Conn.) and Brad Wanchulak (Fr., Edson, Alb.) beat Zasowski. The Blue team came back as freshman Ryan Mundt (Edgartown, Mass.) picked off an errant clearing pass and beat Jeremiah Kimento (Sr., Palos Hills, Ill.). Evan Nielsen (Jr., Evanston, Ill.) tied the game with one minute left to send the contest into a shootout.
Kimento stopped four of five shots, giving up just one goal to Rob Globke (So., West Bloomfield, Mich.) while Zasowski also stopped four of five, surrendering just one to John Wroblewski (Jr., Neenah, Wisc.). That set up McLean for his game winning goal in the sudden death period.
In the game, Kimento made 14 saves, Zasowski made 15 stops and freshman Morgan Cey (Wilkie, Sask.) had 16 stops playing parts of one period for the Gold and one period for the Blue.
Coach Dave Poulin was happy with what he saw on the afternoon. “The second period was definitely better than the first. They had to get hit a couple times to get into the game. In the second period, I saw more offense, better puck movement. The pace of play was very good,” said Poulin.
“We’ll take the second half of the game into practice on Monday and go from there. We still have plenty of work to do in a short week with our preseason game on Friday,” added Poulin.
The Irish will play host to the University of Toronto in their own only preseason game on Friday, Oct. 5th at the Joyce Center. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
First Period: Blue: David Inman (penalty shot) 7:45, Blue: Alex Lalonde (Jake Wiegand, Michael Chin) 10:26, Gold: Cory McLean (penalty shot) 12:11, Gold: Aaron Gill (penalty shot) 17:51.
Second Period: Gold: Paul Harris (Yan Stastny) 3:20, Gold: Brad Wanchulak (Neil Komadoski) 9:45, Blue: Ryan Mundt (unassisted), Blue: Evan Nielsen (David Inman) 20:00.
Shootout: Blue: Rob Globke beats Jeremiah Kimento, Gold: John Wroblewski beats Tony Zasowski.
Sudden Death Shootout: Gold: Cory McLean beats Tony Zasowski, Gold wins, 6-5.
Shots On Goal:
Blue 13 – 14 – 27
Gold 12 – 14 – 26
Blue – Jeremiah Kimento (27:44) 11 – 3 – 14
Gold – Tony Zasowski (28:08) 3 -12 – 15
Morgan Cey (28:18) 7 – 9 – 16