Jan. 19, 2004
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame senior forward Rob Globke (West Bloomfield, Mich.) has been honored by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) as the conference’s offensive player of the week for the week ending Jan. 19.
Globke was on the ice for all five Notre Dame goals on the weekend, scoring twice and picking up two assists as the Irish tied fourth-ranked Wisconsin, 2-2, on Sat., Jan. 17 and then downed the Badgers, 3-1, on Sun., Jan. 18 at Madison, Wis.
The 6-3, 210-pound right wing becomes the first Notre Dame player to take CCHA offensive player of the week honors since Feb. 7, 2000 when Dan Carlson was named the top offensive player in the conference.
In Saturday’s 2-2 overtime game, Globke set up both Notre Dame power-play goals by center Aaron Gill for his 10th and 11th assists of the season.
The following night, Globke scored twice, getting the game-winning goal at 16:07 of the second period with the Irish on a five-on-three power play. He took a pass from defenseman Neil Komadoski at the bottom of the left wing circle and out-waited Badger goaltender Brian Elliot as he moved in and zipped a wrister between the post and the goaltender’s stick. He then closed the scoring with an empty-net goal at 19:51 to seal the Irish victory.
On the year, Globke leads Notre Dame in scoring with 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points. His five game-winning goals lead the CCHA and are second in the country. Globke now has 13 career game-winning goals and that ties him for first on Notre Dame’s all-time game-winning goals list with Brian Urick (1995-99) and current Irish head coach Dave Poulin (1978-82).
With four points on the weekend, Globke moved into a tie for 34th on the all-time scoring list with 108 career points (62g, 46a). His 62 career goals move him into 17th on the all-time goals list for the Irish.
The win and tie over Wisconsin improved the Irish to 12-7-3 on the year. They return to CCHA action for the final 12 games of the season, beginning this weekend with a pair of games at Marquette, Mich., versus the Northern Michigan Wildcats on Jan. 23-24. Game time both nights is 7:05 p.m.