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06/30/2016

Eight Irish Earn Hockey East All-Academic Honors

Chad Katunar was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for a third consecutive season.

01/09/2016

Saturday Brunch: Seven Straight Without a Loss? That’s the Irish Ice Tally

By John Heisler

01/08/2016

Irish Unleash Offensive Onslaught In 7-1 Victory Over Broncos

Seven different players scored for Notre Dame in the victory.

11/27/2015

No. 18 Irish Fall To No. 8 Harvard 4-1 In Shillelagh Opener

Mario Lucia paced the Notre Dame offense with his third goal of the season

10/09/2015

Hockey Opens Season With 7-5 Exhibition Win Over Guelph

Dennis Gilbert finished with two goals and two assists for the Irish.

AS A JUNIOR
• Along with Andy Ryan, one of the team's two representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. 
• Made his season debut by playing the final 6:08 of Notre Dame's 4-1 loss to eighth-ranked Harvard (Nov. 27), turning aside all three shots he faced. 

AS A SOPHOMORE
• Named to the 2015 Hockey East All-Academic Team.
Played in 15 games while making 11 starts.
• Posted a 5-3-2 record to go along with a 3.01 goals-against average and an .899 save percentage.
• Posted a 3-1-2 record in Hockey East play as well as a 3.33 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage.
• Made 26 saves in his first start of the season, a 3-2 loss to Rensselaer in the opening round of the Ice Breaker Tournament (Oct. 10).
• Posted back-to-back 32-save efforts against UMass Lowell (Nov. 20-21) in his first career back-to-back starts.
• Made a career-high 35 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to Union (Nov. 28).
Totaled 28 saves in a 5-3 win against New Hampshire (Jan. 31).

AS A FRESHMAN
• Named to the 2014 Hockey East All-Academic Team.
Saw action in five games in 2013-14, making three starts while tunring in a 2-1-0 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage.
• Made his first-career appearance Oct. 25 under strange circumstances - with the Irish holding a 3-1 lead at Minnesota Duluth with just over 14 minutes left, starting goaltender Steven Summerhays received a major penalty for grabbing a face mask and was ejected from the game and Katunar came in to face a five-on-three power play, giving up one goal but holding on for the win (he stopped five of six shots in 14:26 against the Bulldogs).
• He made his first start the following night against the Bulldogs.
Katunar's second career start came on Nov. 29 in the Shillelagh Tournament against Alabama Huntsville when he made 13 saves in a 5-2 win.
• Made 16 saves in a 7-1 win over Alabama Huntsvill (Jan. 10).

IN THE BCHL
• Joined the Irish roster after playing two seasons (2011-13) with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), where he was teammates with Steven Fogarty and Mario Lucia in 2011-12.
• Started his junior career in Penticton as the back up in goal before taking over as the top goaltender for the Vees due to an injury to starter Mike Garteig.
Went 12-2-0-1 in the postseason with a 1.73 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in leading Penticton to the BCHL's Fred Page Cup title, the Doyle Cup championship and the RBC Cup championship as the top junior program in Canada.
• Was named the team's Most Improved Player.
• In 20 regular-season games, posted a 13-2-0 record with a 2.87 goals-against average and an .887 save percentage as team was 54-4-0-2 to win the regular season title while setting a North American junior hockey record with 42 consecutive wins.
• In his second year of juniors (2012-13), made 43 starts and was 25-15-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage with four shutouts as Penticton won the Interior Division with a 35-16-0-5 record.
• In the playoffs was 10-5-0 with a 2.23 goals-against and a .923 save percentage as he led the Vees to the Interior Conference championship before losing to the Surrey Eagles in the Fred Doyle Cup championship series.

PREP & PERSONAL
• Graduated from Oak Bay Secondary School in Victoria, British Columbia.
• Played hockey for the Victoria Racqet Club and the South Island Thunder before advancing to the BCHL with Penticton.  
• Helped Victoria Racquet Club to district championships and provincial runner-ups.
• Was co-MVP of South Island Thunder in 2010-11.
Full name is Chad Christopher Katunar and he is the son of Fred and Pam Katunar.
• Has one younger sister, Blaire. 
• Born in Calgary, Alberta.  
• A Finance and Economics double major in the Mendoza College of Business.

CAREER HIGHS                               
Saves:
1 -- 35 (L, 3-2 in OT vs. Union 11/28/14)
Assists: n/a
Goals Against
: 5
Shutouts: None

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Chad Katunar
Chad  Katunar

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Victoria, British Columbia

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 240

Position:
Goaltender

Last Team:
Penticton Vees (BCHL)

Event Calendar

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October 7
7:35 PM
Arizona State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 8
7:05 PM
Arizona State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 14
8:05 PM
Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minn. (Amsoil Arena)
October 15
8:05 PM
Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minn. (Amsoil Arena)
October 21
7:35 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 22
7:05 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 27
7:35 PM
Connecticut
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 28
7:35 PM
Connecticut
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 12
7:05 PM
Northeastern
Boston, Mass. (Matthews Arena)
November 13
3:05 PM
Northeastern
Boston, Mass. (Matthews Arena)
November 17
7:35 PM
UMass Lowell
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 18
7:35 PM
UMass Lowell
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 25
7:35 PM
Holy Cross
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 26
7:35 PM
Clarkson/Yale
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
December 2
7:05 PM
Massachusetts
Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
December 3
7:05 PM
Massachusetts
Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
December 10
7:05 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
December 31
4:05 PM
Alaska
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 1
2:05 PM
Alaska
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 6
7:35 PM
Michigan Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 7
7:05 PM
Michigan Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 13
7:35 PM
Merrimack
North Andover, Mass. (Lawler Rink)
January 14
7:05 PM
Merrimack
North Andover, Mass. (Lawler Rink)
January 20
7:35 PM
New Hampshire
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 21
7:05 PM
New Hampshire
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 28
7:05 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
February 3
7:35 PM
Vermont
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 4
7:05 PM
Vermont
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 10
7:05 PM
Maine
Portland, Maine (Cross Insurance Arena)
February 11
7:05 PM
Maine
Orono, Maine (Alfond Arena)
February 17
7:35 PM
Providence College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 18
7:05 PM
Providence College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 24
7:05 PM
Boston University
Boston, Mass. (Agganis Arena)
February 25
7:05 PM
Boston University
Boston, Mass. (Agganis Arena)

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