October 26, 1996
Miami Rallies To Defeat Notre Dame
-- Notre Dame junior goaltender Matt Eisler
extended his shutout streak to more than 120 minutes, but Miami
University scored twice early in the third period to come back
and defeat the Irish 2-1 in Central Collegiate Hockey
Association action Saturday at Goggin Arena.
Notre Dame (2-1-1 overall, 1-1-1 CCHA) surged ahead late in the
second period when junior Steve Noble converted on the
power-play, off feeds from senior teammates Brian McCarthy and
Tim Harberts. With the score, the Irish snapped out of a
power-play slump that had seen them convert on just one of 21 attempts
prior to Noble's goal.
Miami (6-1-0, 5-0-0) scored twice in the first two minutes of
the final period to claim the lead behind goals by Joe Bodnar
and Ryan Brindley over a span of 54 seconds.
That one-minute stretch also featured an apparent goal by Irish
sophomore Aniket Dhadphale, but the linesman ruled that
Dhadphale directed the puck into the net with his skate. Lyle
Andrusiak initiated the chance down the left side and crossed
the puck to Dhadphales at the right side of the crease.
The Irish had a golden opportunity late in the opening period
after penalties to Miami players Randy Robitaille and Adam
Copeland but could not convert on the power-play, including a
28-second stretch in which Notre Dame owned a two-man advantage.
The Irish nearly took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission but
Dhadphale's shot with five seconds left went wide right.
NOTRE DAME COACH DAVE POULIN: "There certainly were a lot of
positives tonight. There was a breakdown on Miami's final goal.
That was a heck of a good chance in the closing moments. We'll
learn a lot from tonight."
Score by periods
Notre Dame 0 1 0 -- 1
Miami 0 0 2 -- 2
15:47, Noble (ND) 2; McCarthy, Harberts
:59, Joe Bodnar (MU) 3; Buzzell, Harrold
2:16, Ryan Brindley (MU) 1; Buzzell, Bodnar
Shots on Goal
Notre Dame 18
Notre Dame 7 for 14:00
Miami 8 for 16:00
Notre Dame 1 for 7 (.144)
Miami 0 for 6 (.000)
Eisler (ND) 21
Prior (MU) 17