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    Chad Katunar

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Victoria, BC

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 232

    Position:
    Goaltender

    Last Team:
    Penticton Vees (BCHL)


    Big, athletic goaltender who will team with seniors Steven Summerhays and Joe Rogers to give Notre Dame an outstanding trio in goal ... covers a great deal of the net and handles the puck well ... competitive, hard-working goaltender who continues to improve all aspects of his game ... has outstanding instincts between the pipes ... had a strong summer in the weight room and in the classroom ... needs to let the game come to him to take advantage of his size and athleticism ... joins the Irish roster after playing the last two seasons with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) ... was a teammate of current sophomores Steven Fogarty and Mario Lucia in 2011-12 with the Vees ... started that season as the team's 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 was 13-2-0 with a 2.87 goals-against average and a .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 ... last season, 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 ... joins senior Shayne Taker (Surrey) as the lone Canadians on the Notre Dame roster ... one of four Irish players to play in the BCHL, joining incoming Taker (Cowichan Valley) and former teammates Fogarty (Penticton) and Lucia (Penticton) ... becomes the fifth native of British Columbia to play at Notre Dame, joining Matt Amado `06 (Surrey), Tom Arkell `92 (Vernon), Tyson Fraser `00 (Surrey) and Taker (Surrey) ... signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Notre Dame in the fall 2012 signing period along with Dawson Cook, Andrew Oglevie, Ali Thomas, Cal Petersen and Jordan Gross.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Oak Bay Secondary School in Victoria, B.C. ... played hockey for the Victoria Racqet Club and the South Island Thunder before advancing to the BCHL with the Penticton Vees ... 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 ... son of Fred and Pam Katunar ... has one younger sister, Blaire ... born in Calgary, Alta. ... enrolled in First Year of Studies at Notre Dame.

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