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Irish Survive Physical Friars to Advance To Hockey East Semifinal

#12 Notre Dame defeats #10 Providence 4-2 in quarterfinal game two


#12 Irish Offense Erupts In 5-0 Victory Over #10 Friars

Notre Dame takes 1-0 lead over Providence in best-of-three quarterfinal series


Irish Have Everything To Play For At Boston University

Notre Dame heads to Boston with a six-game unbeaten streak looking to secure a top-four seed in the Hockey East playoffs


#12 Irish Drop 4-2 Decision To Huskies To Split Weekend Series

Bobby Nardella and Cam Morrison scored for the Irish.


#12 Irish Collect 5-0 New Year's Eve Victory Over Alaska

Petersen notches third shutout of the season against Nanooks


Notre Dame vs. Boston University (Feb. 27, 2016)

Notre Dame closed out the regular season with a thrilling 1-0 win over Boston University on senior night.

• Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and was selected as Notre Dame's Rookie of the Year.
• He skated in 35 game and finished tied for fifth on the team with 24 points on four goals and 20 assists.
• He scored one power-play goal, finished with a +9 plus/minus rating and also blocked 20 shots.
• With three goals and 11 assists for 14 points in Hockey East play, he ranked eighth in scoring among Hockey East defensemen while also ranking eighth in scoring among Hockey East rookies.
• Named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week twice (Oct. 26 & Jan. 18).
• Nationally, he ranked 13th in points-per game among defenseman and fourth among freshmen defenseman.
• Registered his first career point with an assist at Penn State (Oct. 17) in his second career game.
• Scored his first career goal in Notre Dame’s 3-3 tie with Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 23) and followed that up the next night with a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 3-3 tie against the Bulldogs.
• Had a goal in Notre Dame’s 8-2 win over UConn at the Barclays Center (Nov. 1).
• Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 3-3 tie at Western Michigan (Jan. 9).
• Had a career-high three points in Notre Dame’s 7-2 win over Merrimack (Jan. 15) on a goal and two assists.
• Followed that game up with a goal and an assist the next night in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win over the Warriors for a five-point weekend en route to being named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week.
• Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win at New Hampshire (Jan. 22).


Joined the Irish after playing the previous two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL).
• Played with the Tri-City Storm in 2014-15, scoring 10 goals and adding 32 assists for 42 points in 56 games.
• His 42 points ranked third among USHL defensemen.
• Ranked third in the USHL with 22 power-play assists and also ranked tied for third in scoring on the Storm while leading the team in assists.
• Had 31 penalty minutes and finished the season with a +15 plus/minus rating.
• Recorded 16 points (4-12-16) in the final 14 games of the regular season to help the Storm earn a playoff berth.
• Helped the Storm advance to the conference semifinals, scoring a pair of goals and adding seven assists in seven playoff games.
• Named to the 2014-15 All-USHL Second Team.
• Began his USHL career in 2013-14 with the Sioux City Musketeers and played in 52 games while scoring a goal and registering 12 assists for 13 points.
• Had a goal and an assist for two points in six playoff games with the Musketeers.
• In 108 career USHL games, notched 11 goals and 44 assists for 55 points while also recording 11 points (3-8-11) in 13 playoff games.
• A first round selection of the Musketeers, eighth overall in the 2012 USHL Futures Draft.

Member of Team USA at the 2014-15 World Junior A Challenge (WJAC-19), which won gold in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.
• Had two assists in four games at that tournament.
• Played for Team USA in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Tournament held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
• In five games, recorded one assist as the U.S. won the silver medal, falling in the title game to Canada.
• In August of 2012, he was a member of USA Hockey's Under-17 team that was 5-0-0 and won the gold medal at the Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic.

A product of the Chicago Mission midget program.
• Graduated from East High School (Sioux City, Iowa).
• His full name is Robert Virgil Nardella III and he is the son of Bob and Alicia Nardella.
Nardella's father, Bob, played college hockey at Ferris State, played professionally for the Chicago Wolves (AHL) and was a member of Italy's National Team, playing in two Olympic Games (Nagano and Turin).
• Has a younger brother, Nicholas.
• Enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters with a major in political science.

Goals: 1 (3x - vs. Merrimack 1/15/16)
Assists: 2 (4x - at New Hampshire 1/22/16)
Points: 3 (vs. Merrimack 1/15/16)
Multi-Point Games: 5
Point Streak: 6 games (Jan. 2-23; 2-10-12)


Bobby Nardella
Bobby  Nardella


Rosemont, Ill.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175


Last Team:
Tri-City Storm (USHL)

Event Calendar


March 25
W, 3-2
Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Arena)

NCAA Central
March 26
W, 3-2 (ot)
UMass Lowell
Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Arena)

NCAA Central
April 6
9:30 PM
Chicago, Ill. (United Center)

NCAA Central
April 8
8:00 PM
NCAA Championship
Chicago, Ill. (United Center)

NCAA Central

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