WHO: #8/8 Notre Dame (8-4-1) vs. RPI (4-7-0)
WHEN: Friday, November 30 – 7:00 p.m. | Saturday, December 1 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Compton Family Ice Arena
WATCH: Friday – NBCSN | Saturday – SNY
LISTEN: Friday Radio Broadcast | Saturday Radio Broadcast
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THE SERIES VS. RPI
- In 10 contests all-time, the Irish hold a 6-4-0 advantage over RPI including a current two-game win streak.
- Last season the Irish traveled to Troy, New York, to take on the Engineers for a weekend series Nov. 17-18, 2017.
- Cale Morris started both those games at RPI, recording two wins including a shutout.
- On the weekend Morris allowed just one goal on 61 shots for a .984 save percentage and notched his first and only) career assist on a Jordan Gross goal in game one.
- Seven current Irish skaters boast at least one career point against the Engineers, with Cal Burke recording the game winner in game one of the series in an eventual 4-1 win.
- Cam Morrison broke a scoreless game two tie 13 seconds into the overtime period to give the Irish the 1-0 victory and seal the weekend sweep.
- The two wins came as part of Notre Dame’s program-record 16 straight wins last season.
- 304 – In his 14th season, head coach Jeff Jackson now has 304 career wins at Notre Dame (304-181-55). Notre Dame’s all-time wins leader is Lefty Smith (307-320-31).
- 50 – Notre Dame is embarking upon the 50th season of varsity hockey at the University
- 19 – Former Fighting Irish goaltender Cal Petersen, who led Notre Dame to the 2017 Frozen Four, made his NHL debut for Los Angeles on Nov. 13, becoming the 19th player to reach the NHL after skating for Jeff Jackson at Notre Dame.
- 7 – With the 2018 Big Ten tournament and regular season titles, Notre Dame has now won even conference championships in program history, each under Jeff Jackson (three regular season)
- 5 – With his shutout against Providence to claim the Ice Breaker Championship on Oct. 13, goaltender Cale Morris boasts five career shutouts with the Irish.
- 2 – Against Mercyhurst on Oct. 12, junior Cal Burke notched a third period hat trick — the second of his career. He became the first Irish player since Anders Lee with multiple career hat tricks.
- 1 – The Irish kicked off their 2018-19 season by winning the Ice Breaker Tournament with a 3-0 win over Providence in the championship game.
- .949 – Since Notre Dame’s second game of the season (a 3-0 win over Providence on Oct. 13), Cale Morris has a .949 save percentage and a 1.51 GAA in 10 starts (6-4-0).
- The Irish are coming off a 2-1 overtime win against visiting Northern Michigan on Tuesday night (Nov. 27) and will play a weekend home series versus non-conference foe RPI (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) as part of a three games in five nights stretch.
- Notre Dame is now 4-2-1 in non-conference play so far this season.
- The Fighting Irish are on a season-long, four-game winning streak.
- During the current win streak, Cale Morris is 3-0-0 (.961 Sv.%, 0.99 GAA) while Dylan St. Cyr has the other win in net (.935 Sv.%, 2.00) and Cal Burke (3-2-5) and Alex Steeves (3-2-5) are tied for the team lead in points.
- Since starting 3-3-1, Notre Dame is 5-1-0 on the season (last season the Irish also started 3-3-1 before putting together a program record 16-game winning streak).
- In Tuesday’s win over Northern Michigan, Alex Steeves scored with under a minute left in the first period and then Northern Michigan tied it with a power-play goal with under a minute left in the second period.
- The Irish out shot the visitors 15-3 in the third period, but were unable to break through until 1:06 into overtime when Cal Burke scored the power play game-winning goal.
- It marked Burke’s second consecutive game with a game-winning goal.
- Andrew Peeke has a three-game point streak (0-3-3)
- Three Irish skaters carry two-game point streaks into the RPI series, including Cal Burke (2-0-2), Dylan Malmquist (0-2-2) and Colin Theisen (1-1-2).