Florida native Noah Babin returns to his home state this weekend when Notre Dame plays in the Lightning College Hockey Classic in Tampa, Fla.

Irish Drop Heartbreaking 3-2 Overtime Decision At Minnesota State

Oct. 14, 2006

Final Stats

Mankato, Minn. – Jon Kalinski’s backhander over Notre Dame goaltender David Brown with 14.1 seconds left in overtime gave the Minnesota State Mavericks a 3-2 win in overtime at the Midwest Wireless Civic Center on Saturday night.

The tough loss drops Notre Dame to 1-1-0 on the year while Minnesota State goes to 1-1-0 in the split of the home-and-home series.

The loss spoiled a big night for Irish freshman Kevin Deeth who scored the first two goals of his career, one short-handed and one via the power play.

Notre Dame’s Garrett Regan was called for tripping with 2:02 left in overtime and the Mavericks were able to score on the lone shot they would get. Steve Wagner worked the puck down low to Kalinski at the right side of the Irish goal. The sophomore left wing out waited Brown who went down only to see Kalinski flip it up under the cross bar for the winning goal.

Deeth got the lone goal of the first period when he scored short-handed at 17:02. Erik Condra got the play going when he broke up a Minnesota State rush at the Irish blue line. Condra carried through center into the MSU zone and fed a streaking Deeth at the hash marks. Deeth deked goaltender Dan Tormey to the left and slid a back hander behind the Maverick goaltender for the first goal of his collegiate career.

The Mavericks got back in the game early in the second period scoring a pair of goals 1:10 apart. Joel Hanson cashed in on a two-on-one chance off a nice feed from Zach Harrison, beating David Brown from the slot at 1:36.

Kael Mouillierat put Minnesota State ahead at 2:46 when he banged home a rebound of Travis Morin’s shot on a five-on-three power-play chance.

Notre Dame would get its chance on the power play when they Irish skated with a man advantage for over five minutes due to four consecutive Maverick penalties, including a five-minute major for checking behind to Trevor Bruess.

The Irish would score once at 8:28 with Deeth getting his second of the night when he flipped the rebound of a Noah Babin shot behind Tormey on a Notre Dame five-on-three chance.

Notre Dame out shot Minnesota State, 28-16 in the game. Tormey made 26 saves while Brown had 13 in the Irish goal.

Notre Dame continues its seven-game road swing next weekend when they travel to Boston, Mass., to meet top-ranked Boston College on Fri., Oct. 20 in a 7:05 p.m. game.

GAME SUMMARY 1 2 3 OT – FNotre Dame (1-0-0) 1 1 0 0 – 2Minnesota State (0-1-0) 0 2 0 1 – 3

ScoringFirst Period: ND: Kevin Deeth 1 (Erik Condra), SHG, 17:02.

Penalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes; MSU: 1 for 2 minutes.

Second Period: MSU: Joel Hanson 1 (Zach Harrison), 1:36; MSU: Kael Mouillierat 1 (Travis Morin, Blake Friesen), PPG, 2:46; ND: Deeth 2 (Noah Babin, Brett Blatchford), PPG, 8:28 .

Penalties: ND: 4 for 8 minutes; MSU: 5 for 21 minutes.

Third Period: No Scoring.

Penalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes; MSU: 1 for 2 minutes.

Overtime: MSU: Jon Kalinski 2 (Steve Wagner, Hanson), PPG, 4:45.

Panalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes; MSU: 0 for 0 minutes.

Shots On Goal:

Notre Dame 11 – 14 – 2 – 1 – 28

Minnesota State 4 – 9 – 2 – 1 – 16

Goaltender Saves:

ND – David Brown (64:45) 4 – 7 – 2 – 0 – 13

MSU – Dan Tormey (64:45) 10 – 13 – 2 – 1 – 26

Power Plays:

ND: 1 for 6

MSU: 2 for 7

Attendance: 3,652