Tight Denver forecheck pressures Notre Dame out of Final Four

Editor's Note: This story was originally published by The Observer, Notre Dame's student newspaper, on April 7. By Zach Klonsinski CHICAGO — Denver’s forecheck was as good as advertised Thursday night, turning the Frozen Four’s second semifinal into a 6-1 loss and a long night for the Irish at the United Center. The Pioneers never … Continue reading Tight Denver forecheck pressures Notre Dame out of Final Four

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Innovations in the game of hockey: the curved stick and butterfly goaltending

Hockey, like any sport, is a game of innovation, and few advancements have provided such a lasting impact as the curved stick blade and the butterfly style of goaltending. In the 1960s, two popular stars on the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull, supposedly discovered they could shoot a hockey puck harder and with … Continue reading Innovations in the game of hockey: the curved stick and butterfly goaltending

Infographic: Notre Dame is Frozen Four bound

After posting back-to-back comeback victories over Minnesota and UMass Lowell, Notre Dame is headed back to the Frozen Four for the first time since 2011 and the third time in program history. It's a short trip, too: This year's edition of college hockey's national championship weekend is at the United Center in Chicago, home of … Continue reading Infographic: Notre Dame is Frozen Four bound

Notre Dame takes three points from visiting Providence

Editor's Note: This story was originally written for The Observer, Notre Dame's student newspaper. The word “playoff” was tossed around before, during and after No. 15 Notre Dame’s series with No. 9 Providence this weekend. Entering the weekend, just one point separated the Irish (18-9-5, 11-5-4 Hockey East) and Friars (18-9-5, 10-7-3) in the Hockey … Continue reading Notre Dame takes three points from visiting Providence

Cal Petersen makes 100th career appearance in net for Notre Dame

Editor's Note: This story was originally written for The Observer, Notre Dame's student newspaper. On Feb. 6, 2015, Cal Petersen entered Notre Dame’s road game against Maine in relief and made 10 saves to post 25 scoreless minutes in the third period and overtime during a 4-4 tie. The then-freshman started the second game of the … Continue reading Cal Petersen makes 100th career appearance in net for Notre Dame