Jordan Gross scored a pair of goals in Notre Dame's 3-2 win over Northeastern on Nov. 12.

Weekend Preview: #10 Irish To Host Northeastern In Hockey East Quarterfinals

March 8, 2016

Notre Dame Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

By Dan Colleran

DETAILS — GAME 35 (Game One | HEA QFinals)
Match-up: Northeastern at Notre Dame
Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: 7:35 p.m. (ET)
Site: Notre Dame, Ind.
Arena: Compton Family Ice Arena (5,022)
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Series History: NU leads 8-5-2 (15 games)

— Tenth-ranked and third-seeded Notre Dame welcomes sixth-seeded Northeastern to the Compton Family Ice Arena for this weekend’s best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series.
With a third-place finish, the Irish clinched a first round Hockey East bye for the first time in three seasons of play in the league.
Northeastern turned in back-to-back overtime wins over New Hampshire in the first round to advance to the quarterfinals.
— Earlier in the season, Notre Dame hosted the Huskies for a pair of games (Nov. 12-13) and posted a 1-0-1 record in the weekend series.
This weekend will mark the first postseason meetings between the two teams.

The Irish are 14-4-3 over their last 21 games (dating back to Nov. 28), while Northeastern is 16-2-3 over its last 21 games (dating back to Dec. 6).
Notre Dame is 11-4-3 at home this season, while the Huskies are 6-6-4 on the road.
Mario Lucia (10th with 59 career goals) and Kevin Roy (eighth with 63 career goals) are two of college hockey’s Top-10 active career goal scorers.
Cal Petersen leads the nation in percent of team minutes play (98.5%) and he has started each of Notre Dame’s 34 games this season.

— This weekend’s series will mark the first postseason meetings between Notre Dame and Northeastern.
It will be the Huskies’ second trip to the Compton Family Ice Arena this season, having also played a weekend series against the Irish on Nov. 12-13.
Notre Dame took game one of that series, 3-2 (Nov. 12) as Jordan Gross had a pair of first period goals and Andrew Oglevie netted what proved to be the game winner in the second period.
The following night (Nov. 13), the teams played to a 2-2 overtime tie, with Jake Evans and Connor Hurley providing the Notre Dame goals, while Cal Petersen stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced.

Jake Evans 4 GP, 1-3-4
Jordan Gross 4 GP, 2-1-3
Thomas DiPauli 4 GP, 1-2-3
Mario Lucia 7 GP, 2-1-3
Anders Bjork 4 GP, 1-1-2
Sam Herr 7 GP, 1-1-2
Steven Fogarty 6 GP, 0-1-1
Connor Hurley 4 GP, 1-0-1
Dylan Malmquist 2 GP, 0-1-1
Andrew Oglevie 2 GP, 1-0-1
Andy Ryan 7 GP, 0-1-1
Justin Wade 4 GP, 0-1-1
Ben Ostlie 5 GP, 0-0-0
Luke Ripley 4 GP, 0-0-0
Dennis Gilbert 2 GP, 0-0-0
Ali Thomas 2 GP, 0-0-0
Joe Wegwerth 2 GP, 0-0-0
Bo Brauer 1 GP, 0-0-0
Tony Bretzman 1 GP, 0-0-0
Dawson Cook 1 GP, 0-0-0
Jack Jenkins 1 GP, 0-0-0
Bobby Nardella 1 GP, 0-0-0
Cal Petersen 4-4 (GP-GS), 1-2-1, 2.72 GAA, .912 Sv.%
Chad Katunar 1-0 (GP-GS), 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 Sv.%

After beginning the season with a 3-12-3 record in the first half of the season, the Huskies have posted a 15-1-2 mark since the new year.
Winners of nine straight, Northeastern downed Maine in back-to-back overtime games (3-2 and 4-3) to advance out of the first round.
Junior forward Zach Aston-Reese leads the team with 38 points (12-26-38), followed by sophomore forward Nolan Stevens (17-19-36).
Nolan Stevens’ 17 goals lead the team, while Aston-Reese’s 26 assists lead the team.
Freshman goaltender Ryan Ruck has played the majority of the minutes in the Northeastern goal, posting a 16-10-4 record to go along with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
Senior forward and Anaheim Ducks draft pick Kevin Roy has returned from injury to the Northeastern lineup to play in the last 13 games (8-7-15), including netting the game two, overtime winner against Maine.

In Notre Dame’s previous two seasons in Hockey East, the Irish have finished the regular season in fifth (2015) and tied for seventh (2014).
Prior to the 2015-16 season, the Irish were picked to finish seventh (coaches’) and fifth (media) in the pre-season polls.

Notre Dame is 30-23-0 in playoff games under 11th-year head coach Jeff Jackson, including trips to the 2008 and 2011 Frozen Fours:
Hockey East: 6-5-0
CCHA: 18-12-0
NCAA Tournament: 6-6-0
Total: 30-23-0

— Jackson has now lead the Irish to a first round bye six times (the previous five byes came when Notre Dame played in the CCHA).
— In each of those seasons that Notre Dame earned a first round bye under Jackson, it went on to win its quarterfinal series and three of the five times (2007, 2009 and 2013) it won the CCHA tournament championship.

— Notre Dame has taken a 1-0 lead in 26 of 34 games this season. Ã… The Irish are 18-3-5 when scoring first.
— Notre Dame is out-scoring opponents 34-14 in the first period (22-9 in Hockey East play).
— The 26 first goals are tied with Air Force for the second-most in the country (Providence College ranks first with 27).

— Sophomore goaltender Cal Petersen has started each of Notre Dame’s 34 games this season, which is the third-highest total in the country.
— Petersen is third in the nation in minutes played (2045:09) and that total already ranks as the 10th highest single season total in the Notre Dame records book.
— Petersen leads the nation in percent of team minutes (98.5%).
— Dating back to last season, Petersen has started each of Notre Dame’s last 47 games.
— Petersen ranks fourth in the country in total saves with 970.
— In Hockey East play this season, Petersen posted a 15-5-2 record to go along with a 1.77 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage.
— Petersen recorded a 39-save shutout against Boston University to close out the regular season (W, 1-0 on Feb. 27).
— It was his first shutout of the season and the fifth of his career.
— The 39 saves was his highest save total of his five career shutouts.

Jordan Gross (0-3-3) and Dylan Malmquist (1-1-2) each have two-game point streaks.
— After not registering a point from Jan. 8 – Feb. 12 (eight games), Malmquist has three goals and an assist for four points over Notre Dame’s last five games.
Steven Fogarty has two goals in the last three games.
— Notre Dame is 12-0-3 this season in games in which Sam Herr has registered at least one point.

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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and men’s golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).