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Hockey Roundup: Bjork And Petersen Honored, Irish Move Up In Polls

Oct. 10, 2016

By Dan Colleran

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame hockey team skated to a weekend sweep of Arizona State over the weekend, notching a 9-2 game one win on Friday night and following up with a 4-2 victory on Saturday.


On Monday afternoon the Hockey East Association announced Anders Bjork was named the Hockey East Player of the Week. Bjork, who was named a second team Hockey East All-Star last season, scored four goals and added three assists in the weekend sweep of Arizona State. He scored the game-winning goal in each victory.

Hockey East Weekly Award Winners — October 10, 2016

Warrior Hockey East Player of the Week – Anders Bjork, Notre Dame

Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week – Mitch Fossier, Maine

HEA Defensive Player of the Week – Rob Nichols, UConn


After the weekend sweep of the Sun Devils, the Irish moved up to No. 5 in the poll (previosly No. 8) and to No. 6 in theUSA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll (previously No. 9).

After tying a pair of games at UMass Lowell this past weekend, Minnesota Duluth moved to No. 4 in both polls, setting up a top-10 showdown this coming weekend in Duluth, Minnesota.


Junior captain Cal Petersen was one of 20 players named to the Mike Richter Award Watch List for 2016-17. The award, which is presented by Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation, annually honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA Division I men’s hockey. The winner of the fourth annual award will be announced at the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four in Chicago.

Last season, Petersen was A Mike Richter Award nominee for the second consecutive year. He finished 2015-16 as the national leader in percentage of team minutes played (98.6%) while finishing with a 19-11-7 record. Petersen finished the season with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage, which ranked 12th in the country.


  • In Friday night’s game one win (9-2), Notre Dame scored at least nine goals for the first time since a 10-2 victory over Canisius on Dec. 29, 2010 and the Irish tallied six power-play goals for the first time since a 9-5 win over Northern Michigan on Feb. 13, 2009.
  • In Friday night’s win, Bobby Nardella recorded his first career two-goal game and Andrew Oglevie recorded his first career two-assist game.
  • On Saturday, with a goal and two assists, Connor Hurley posted his second career three-point game.
  • Notre Dame took early 1-0 leads in both games as Anders Bjork scored 33 seconds into Friday’s contest and Connor Hurley scored at 1:02 of the first period on Saturday night.
  • Bjork posted a career-high four points on two goals and two assists in Saturday night’s win. For the weekend he totaled four goals and three assists for seven points and moved his multi-point game total to 13 in his Irish career.

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