#33 Chad Katunar
AS A SENIOR
• Has not played in a game this season.
• Named the Notre Dame Club of St Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner.
AS A JUNIOR
• Along with Andy Ryan, served as one of the team’s two representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
• Made his season debut by playing the final 6:08 of Notre Dame’s 4-1 loss to eighth-ranked Harvard (Nov. 27), turning aside all three shots he faced.
AS A SOPHOMORE
• Named to the 2015 Hockey East All-Academic Team.
• Played in 15 games while making 11 starts.
• Posted a 5-3-2 record to go along with a 3.01 goals-against average.
• Posted a 3-1-2 record in Hockey East play as well as a 3.33 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage.
• Made 26 saves in his first start of the season, a 3-2 loss to Rensselaer in the opening round of the Ice Breaker Tournament (Oct. 10).
• Posted back-to-back 32-save efforts against UMass Lowell (Nov. 20-21) in his first career back-to-back starts.
• Made a career-high 35 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to Union (Nov. 28).
• Totaled 28 saves in a 5-3 win against New Hampshire (Jan. 31).
AS A FRESHMAN
• Named to the 2014 Hockey East All-Academic Team.
• Saw action in five games in 2013-14, making three starts while turning in a 2-1-0 record with a 2.36 goals-against average.
• Made his first-career appearance Oct. 25 under strange circumstances – with the Irish holding a 3-1 lead at Minnesota Duluth with just over 14 minutes left, starting goaltender Steven Summerhays received a major penalty for grabbing a face mask and was ejected from the game and Katunar came in to face a five-on-three power play, giving up one goal but holding on for the win (he stopped five of six shots in 14:26 against the Bulldogs).
• He made his first start the following night against the Bulldogs.
• Katunar’s second career start came on Nov. 29 in the Shillelagh Tournament against Alabama Huntsville when he made 13 saves in a 5-2 win.
• Made 16 saves in a 7-1 win over Alabama Huntsvill (Jan. 10).
IN THE BCHL
• Joined the Irish roster after playing two seasons (2011-13) with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), where he was teammates with Steven Fogarty and Mario Lucia in 2011-12.
• Started his junior career in Penticton as the back up in goal before taking over as the top goaltender for the Vees due to an injury to starter Mike Garteig.
• Went 12-2-0-1 in the postseason with a 1.73 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in leading Penticton to the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup title, the Doyle Cup championship and the RBC Cup championship as the top junior program in Canada.
• Was named the team’s Most Improved Player.
• In 20 regular-season games, posted a 13-2-0 record with a 2.87 goals-against average and an .887 save percentage as team was 54-4-0-2 to win the regular season title while setting a North American junior hockey record with 42 consecutive wins.
• In his second year of juniors (2012-13), made 43 starts and was 25-15-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage with four shutouts as Penticton won the Interior Division with a 35-16-0-5 record.
• In the playoffs was 10-5-0 with a 2.23 goals-against and a .923 save percentage as he led the Vees to the Interior Conference championship before losing to the Surrey Eagles in the Fred Doyle Cup championship series.
PREP & PERSONAL
• Graduated from Oak Bay Secondary School in Victoria, British Columbia.
• Played hockey for the Victoria Racqet Club and the South Island Thunder before advancing to the BCHL with Penticton.
• Helped Victoria Racquet Club to district championships and provincial runner-ups.
• Was co-MVP of South Island Thunder in 2010-11.
• Full name is Chad Christopher Katunar and he is the son of Fred and Pam Katunar.
• Has one younger sister, Blaire.
• Born in Calgary, Alberta.
• A Finance and Economics double major in the Mendoza College of Business.
1 — 35 (L, 3-2 in OT vs. Union 11/28/14)
Goals Against: 5