Versatile forward who will be looking to close career with productive season ... despite his limited play as a junior, his value as a leader was recognized when he was voted an alternate team captain for 2000-01, alongside Dan Carlson (alternate) and Ryan Dolder (captain) ... his steady progress was halted in 1999-2000 by a lingering knee injury that ultimately required surgery in mid-February ... played just 14 games as a junior, with his last appearance coming Jan. 7 (he missed the final 19 games) ... combines with classmates Dan Carlson and Jay Kopischke as veteran left wing trio ... proved to be accurate with his shots during his first two seasons, cashing in on a team-best 17.2 percent (one goal every 5.8 shots) ... has played mostly left wing but also capable of filling in at center or on the right ... combines with fellow fall of ’96 signees Carlson and Matt Van Arkel, ’97 spring signee Kopischke and former walk-on Dolder as diverse and talented group of senior forwards ... a hard-working defensive forward ... that role could take on greater importance, as the Irish adjust to a young group of defensemen ... known for skating ability and strong penalty-killing ... a very mature and poised player ... doubled his goal total from his freshman (5) to sophomore (10) seasons ... helped Team Ontario capture under-17 world championship ... joins current Irish junior center David Inman (Toronto) as two of 35 Ontario natives who have earned varsity monograms with the Notre Dame hockey program ... former Irish greats from Ontario include: three-year captain and two-time Academic All-American Steve Noble (Sault Ste. Marie), fifth-year Irish head coach Dave Poulin (Mississauga) and All-America forwards Eddie Bumbacco (Sault Ste. Marie) and Greg Meredith (Toronto) ... several noteworthy Irish players have worn No. 14, including center Tom Michalak (‘76-’80, 46G-87A in 143 career games) and defenseman Joe Bowie (‘80-’83, 13G-37A, 99 GP) ... could face several former Waterloo Siskins teammates, including Ferris State forward Rob Collins and two St. Lawrence players: Branden Dietrick and Al Fyfe ... summer-league hockey with current Western Michigan right wing Joe McCabe and Michigan State goaltender Joe Blackburn.
CAREER NOTES: Appeared in all of Notre Dame’s 79 games during first two seasons ... half of his 14 career goals against CCHA teams have come vs. Ferris State (4) and Western Michigan (3) ... registered a hat trick at Ferris State in ’97-’98, with strong skating in each goal (that ranks as one of just two Irish hat tricks during the past four seasons) ... part of senior class that has played in three CCHA first-round playoff series that were extended to the maximum three games (plus a 2000 trip to the CCHA semifinals).
AS A JUNIOR: Played limited role on ice in 1999-2000 due to knee problem that ultimately required surgery in February ... remained an excellent team leader despite his injury frustrations ... skated in 15 games as mostly a fourth-line and defensive forward, with 12 shots, five penalties (18 minutes) and a -11 plus-minus ... skated in wins over Union (4-0), Miami (5-2), UMass (5-3) and Lake Superior (2-1) ... his last game was that Jan. 7 win over LSSU (did not appear in final 19) ... still played a memorable role on March 12, after the Irish had competed a CCHA playoff series win over Ferris State ... even after the final horn had sounded in that game, some drama remained–as Nebraska-Omaha was clinging to a 2-1 lead at No. 4 seed Northern Michigan (third-seeded Lake Superior earlier had lost to Bowling Green) ... after hearing that UNO had finished off NMU, Chipchase made his way to inform his celebrating teammates (who did not hear the announcement), dropping to a crouch and screaming, 'We're going to The Joe' (the combination of LSSU and NMU’s losses meant the Irish avoided the play-in game and went straight to The Joe for the semi-finals).
AS A SOPHOMORE: One of four Irish skaters to appear in all 38 games ... ranked eighth on the squad with 15 points (10G-5A) ... split time on 1st-3rd forward lines, gaining valuable experience skating with variety of forwards ... one of five Irish players to score 10-plus goals ... took 58 shots for .172 shooting pct. (one goal every 5.8 shots) ... had one game-winning goal, three game-winning assists ... recorded two goals and one assist in power-play situations, plus one shorthanded goal ... whistled for just eight penalties ... owned a +2 plus-minus rating ... scored in early wins over Lake Superior (4-2) and Western Michigan (7-1) ... assisted on Brett Henning’s goal for two-goal cushion at Ferris State (Notre Dame won 5-3) ... scored twice in 9-5 win over Western Michigan ... scored what proved to be game-winning goal in 4-3 upset at top-ranked North Dakota ... his goal in that game capped a flurry that saw Irish score four times on first five shots of second period, after 1-0 deficit ... took an open shot from left side of the crease and knocked home his own rebound at 10:10 mark ... had four-point (3G-1A) weekend in midseason sweep of Alaska Fairbanks (6-2, 6-1) ... assisted on Dolder’s game-winner in 2-1, late-season win over Northern Michigan ... opened the scoring in regular-season finale at Miami with SHG early in second period, as Notre Dame won 4-2 to claim home ice for first round of CCHA playoffs ... on that goal, he took pass from Carolson at mid-ice before depositing backhander over Ian Olsen’s left shoulder ... assisted on Simon’s game-winning goal in first game of the CCHA playoff series against Northern Michigan (3-2), scoring on a one-timer from the left that was saved and put back into the net as Simon streaked into the slot.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of eight Irish players to appear in all 41 games ... played mostly on the wings of third and fourth lines ... totaled 5G-3A and just four penalties ... his .172 shooting percentage (29 shots) ranked third among Irish regulars ... had just one penalty in final 31 games ... all but five of his points came in second period on Nov. 22 at Ferris State, when he recorded the first hat trick by an Irish player in 81 games–since Brian Urick’s four goals at Alaska Fairbanks on Oct. 19, 1995 ... his hat trick gave the Irish a 3-2 lead but the Bulldogs rallied for a 4-3 win ... Noble had the primary assist on each of the goals, in a span of 7:52 ... notched first goal on shot from left circle ... the second goal came on a rebound chance nine seconds later, with Tyson Fraser passing the puck to Noble, who led a rush down the right side and fired a shot on net ... completed the hat trick at 12:15, on a tough-angle shot from the right boards that sent goalie Vince Owen to the bench ... his first career point came in memorable 6-1 upset win at Michigan State, in sixth game of season ... Noble and Sean Molina assisted on that goal at 17:22 of the third, completing decisive four-goal flurry over a 4:23 span ... assisted on early goal by Benoit Cotnoir versus Northeastern at Mariucci Classic (the Huskies won 4-2) ... his only points in final 19 regular-season games came on a goal and assist in 4-3 win at Northern Michigan ... gave the Irish a 3-2 lead with 0:17 left in second period, tucking home a breakaway chance after Cotnoir had intercepted an outlet ... also set up John Dwyer’s game-winning score with 9:23 left to play ... registered his final point of the season in the 4-3 CCHA playoff loss at second seed Michigan, after his deflected shot was nudged in by Dolder, tying the game 3-3 at the 4:31 of the third period.
PREP & PERSONAL: Played three sports in his freshman year at Bluevale/Central Huron High School before playing junior hockey with the Waterloo Siskins of the Western Ontario League, in ’96-’97 ... helped lead his high school teams to track and hockey conference championships as a freshman ... ran the 100 meters and relay events ... also played high school volleyball ... totaled 18 goals and 20 assists for Waterloo during the 1996-97 season ... played in the ’95 Midwestern Junior B All-Star Game ... helped Team Ontario claim the under-17 world championship in 1995 ... born March 8, 1979, in London, Ontario ... son of Bill Chipchase and Linda Cox ... full name is Chad Andrew Chipchase ... an accounting major, enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.
Career vs. CCHA
1999-2000 vs. CCHA
Chipchase's Career Statistics
|Year||GP||G||A||Pts||Shots||Sh Pct. ||P/Min||PPG||SHG||GWG||+/-|
Chipchase's Career Bests
at Ferris State (3G; 11/22/97)
at Ferris State (11/22/97)
4 Shots on Goal
vs. Ferris State (2/13/99)
vs. Alaska Fairbanks (1/16/99)
vs. Ferris State (11/24/98)
2-Game Goal Streak
* Jan. 15-16, 1999 (3G; vs. Alaska Fairbanks-2)
* Oct. 9-10, 1998 (2G; vs. Lake Superior, vs .Western Michigan)
3-Game Point Streak
* Jan. 9-16, 1999 (3G-2A; vs. Miami, vs. Alaska Fairbanks-2)
* Oct. 9-16, 1998 (2G-A; vs. Lake Superior, vs. Western Michigan, at Ferris State)