Oct. 21, 2000
Notre Dame, Ind. – Northeastern left wing Mike Ryan scored two goals, including the power play game winner at 1:30 of the third period to lead the visiting Huskies to a 5-3 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night at the Joyce Center.
The loss snapped Notre Dame’s three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) and drops the Irish to 2-3-1 on the season. The win improved Northeastern to 2-1-0 after splitting the weekend series. Notre Dame finished the week with a 2-1 mark after beating Wayne State on Tuesday, 2-1 in overtime, and Northeastern by a 6-4 margin on Friday night.
Irish head coach Dave Poulin saw many positives in the weekend split. “I felt good about the way we played over the weekend,” commented Poulin following the game. “We’ve improved a great deal over the past two weeks. You just can’t spot a team like Northeastern two goal leads and expect to come back.”
For the second night in a row, Northeastern jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead as freshman Trevor Reschny got his second goal in as many nights just 38 seconds into the game.
The Huskies made it 2-0 when freshman Scott Selig scored off a nifty centering pass from Graig Mischler directing the pauck past Irish goaltender Jeremiah Kimento at 2:25 of the stanza.
Sophomore center Connor Dunlop jump-started the Irish offense at 3:10 of the second period getting his career best fourth goal of the season off a Dan Carlson set up. Dunlop, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, had a big week for the Irish with three goals and one assist.
Ryan’s first goal of the night gave Northeastern its second two-goal at 3-1, coming at the 10:09 mark of the second period off the second of three assists on the night by Mischler.
Dunlop again got the Irish back in the game as his hard work contributed to a goal by freshman Rob Globke.
The slick centerman (Dunlop) fought off a Northeastern defender to the right of goaltender Jason Braun, getting a shot off as he fell to the ice. Globke, parked in front, stopped the shot and then whipped it past Braun for his third tally of the season.
The Irish knotted the score at 3-3 at 18:20 of the second when junior center David Inman scored from the goal line, flipping a shot under the crossbar, just beating referee Steve Piotrowski’s whistle. After a brief discussion with the goal judge, Piotrowski awarde the goal to Inman for his third of the season off an assist from Brett Lebda.
That led to the game winning power play goal by Ryan, his fifth goal of the season. The Huskies sealed the win when Chris Lynch followed with an power play insurance goal at 19:04. The goal was Northeastern’s third man-advantage goal of the night.
Notre Dame outshot Northeastern 37-33 in the game. Kimento made 28 saves for the Irish while Braun had 34 in his first start of the season for the Hounds.
Again, the Irish struggled on the power play, going 0-for-6 while Northeastern got its three power play markers on six chances.
Notre Dame opens the CCHA schedule this week with a two-game series with the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday and Friday night, October 26 and 27 at the Joyce Center. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Northeastern (2-1-0) 2 1 2 – 5
Notre Dame (2-3-1) 0 3 0 – 3
First Period: NU: Trevor Reschny -2 (Brian Cummings) 0:38, NU: Scott Selig – 3 (Graig Mischler, Arik Engbrecht) PP 2:25.
Penalties: NU: 6 for 12 minutes, ND: 2 for 4 minutes.
Second Period: ND: Connor Dunlop – 4 (Dan Carlson) 3:10, NU: Mike Ryan – 4 (Mischler, Jim Fahey) 10:09, ND: Rob Globke – 3 (Dunlop, Paul Harris) 13:20, ND: David Inman – 3 (Brett Lebda) 18:20.
Penalties: NU: 1 for 2 minutes, ND: 2 for 4 minutes.
Third Period: NU: Ryan – 5 (Selig, Engbrecht) PP 1:34, NU: Chris Lynch – 2 (Mischler, Engbrecht) PP 19:04.
Penalties: NU: 5 for 10 minutes, ND: 7 for 14 minutes.
Northeastern: 3 for 6
Notre Dame: 0 for 6
Shots On Goal
Northeastern 8 – 8 – 17 – 33
Notre Dame 17 -11- 9- 37
Northeastern: Jason Braun (60:00) 17 – 8 – 9 – 34
Notre Dame: Jeremiah Kimento (60:00) 6 – 7 – 15 – 28