#31 Joe Rogers
Earned three monograms during his Notre Dame career … was the ultimate team player who worked hard to push his fellow goaltenders every day in practice … valuable member of the team who had his teammates respect because of his tremendous attitude and work ethic … outstanding student and leader in community service … born without a right hand and overcame that disability to play Division I hockey … developed his own style to compensate … used catching glove to cradle puck against chest or cover it on ice … catches with right hand which gives shooters a different look … saw action in four games during his career, playing 41:13 in those games with a 4.37 goals-against average and a .800 save percentage … winner of the CCHA[apos]s Terry Flanagan Award for ‘perseverance, dedication and courage while overcoming severe adversity’ following the 2012-13 season … was one of five finalists for the 2014 BNY/Mellon Wealth Management College Hockey Humanitarian Award, presented annually to college hockey[apos]s ‘top citizen.’
AS A SENIOR: Saw action in two games during his senior season … was 0-0-0 and did not give up a goal in 5:49 of playing time … made one save on the lone shot he faced … played final 4:57 of the 7-1 win over Alabama Huntsville (Jan. 10), making one save as he followed freshman Chad Katunar in the contest … shared a shutout with fellow senior Steven Summerhays as he played the final 52 seconds of 2-0 win over Boston University on Senior Night (Feb. 22) … was one of five finalists for the 2014 BNY/Mellon Wealth Management College Hockey Humanitarian Award, presented annually to college hockey[apos]s ‘top citizen’ … winner of Notre Dame[apos]s Compton Family Leadership in Service Award for his community service efforts.
AS A JUNIOR: Did not see any playing time in 2012-13 … was selected as the winner of the CCHA[apos]s Terry Flanagan Award for ‘perseverance, dedication and courage while overcoming severe adversity.’
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in one game during the 2011-12 campaign … had a 0-0-0 record with a 7.79 goals-against average and a .600 save percentage … lone action came on Dec. 2 versus Northeastern when he came on in relief of starter Mike Johnson and back up Steven Summerhays … with Huskies leading, 7-1, came into game with 15:24 left in third period … surrendered two goals on five shots as Irish lost, 9-2.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in one game as a freshman … had a 0-0-0 record with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage … saw first collegiate action on Dec. 29 in 10-2 win over Canisius … played the third period, giving up one goal on nine shots in relief of Steven Summerhays.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Marysville High School in Marysville, Mich. … played junior hockey in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Albert Lea Thunder of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) … played in 35 games with the Thunder in `09-[apos]10, turning in a 13-19-2 record with a 3.97 goals-against average and a .891 save percentage with the NAHL expansion team … helped team to a 19-34-5 record in the league[apos]s Central Division and a playoff berth … following the season, helped USA Hockey to a bronze medal at the 2010 Amputee Hockey World Championships in Montreal, Que., where he was named the tournament[apos]s most valuable player … has played on a pair of USA Hockey national championship teams at the AAA level … in `08-[apos]09 played for Little Caesars Under-18 team that won Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) state championship and the Under-18 national championship .. was 10-3-1 record and a 2.95 goals-against average with a .898 save percentage … in the state and national tournaments was 6-1-0 with a 1.21 goals against and a .926 save percentage … started that season with the NAHL[apos]s Motor City Machine … in `07-[apos]08 split time with the Petrolia Jets of the Western Ontario Hockey League (WOHL) and the Belle River Canadiens of the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League (GLJHL), going 10-8-1 with a 3.70 goals against a .877 save percentage … first national title came as a member of the Belle Tire AAA team as that squad won the MAHA state championship and the national Under-16 title … was 34-1-2 that year with a 1.19 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage … full name is Joseph Anthony Rogers … son of Scott and Lynne Rogers … has two younger sisters, Jena and Jacqueline … cousin, Tony Bonadio `83, played hockey at Notre Dame between 1980-83 … from the same hometown as former Irish defenseman, Derek Smith `05 … born in Port Huron, Mich. … graduated with a degree in finance from Notre Dame[apos]s Mendoza College of Business in May of 2014.
Rogers[apos] Career Statistics
|2012-13||Did Not Play|