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    33  Chad Katunar  
    Chad

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Victoria, BC

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 231

    Position:
    Goaltender

    Last Team:
    Penticton Vees (BCHL)


    10/17/2014

    Irish Notch First Win Of The Season With 5-3 Victory Over Lake Superior State

    Steven Fogarty and Thomas DiPauli record career best four-point games.

    Earned first monogram in 2013-14 serving as backup to Steven Summerhays ... big, athletic goaltender who will team with freshman Cal Petersen to form Notre Dame's goaltending tandem ... 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 ... positional goaltender who needs to let the puck come to him to take advantage of size and athleticism ... played in five games as a freshman, making three starts ... owns a 2-1-0 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .881 save percentage ... joined the Irish roster after playing two seasons (2011-13) with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) ... was a teammate of current juniors Steven Fogarty and Mario Lucia in 2011-12 with the Vees ... one of three Canadians on the Notre Dame roster, joining freshmen Jake Evans (Toronto, Ontario) and Luke Ripley (Kitamit, British Columbia) ... one of six Irish players to play in the BCHL, joining incoming freshmen Bo Brauer (Nanaimo), Tony Bretzman (Langley) and Ripley (Powell River), along with former BCHL teammates Fogarty (Penticton) and Lucia (Penticton) ... becomes the sixth native of British Columbia to play at Notre Dame, joining Matt Amado (Surrey), Tom Arkell (Vernon), Tyson Fraser (Surrey), Shayne Taker (Surrey) and Ripley (Kitamit) ... 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.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in five games in 2013-14, making three starts ... turned in a 2-1-0 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .881 save percentage ... made his first-career appearance Oct. 25 under strange circumstances ... with the Irish nursing 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 ... 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, playing the first 20 minutes with 11 saves on 14 shots in a 4-1 loss ... Katunar's second start came on Nov. 29 in the Shillelagh Tournament when he stopped Alabama Huntsville, making 13 saves in a 5-2 win ... third start came on Jan. 10, again facing Alabama Huntsville, making 16 saves in a 7-1 victory ... fifth and final appearance came on Jan. 24 as he played the final 28:34 of the contest, stopping all seven shots he faced in a 4-0 loss to Northeastern ... did not play in the postseason.

    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 the Penticton Vees ... helped Victoria Racquet Club to district championships and provincial runner-ups ... was co-MVP of South Island Thunder in 2010-11 ... 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 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 ...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 ... full name is Chad Christopher Katunar ... son of Fred and Pam Katunar ... has one younger sister, Blaire ... born in Calgary, Alberta ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

    Katunar's Career Statistics

    Year GP/GS W-L-T Time GA GAA Saves Save Pct. Shutouts
    2013-14 5/3 2-1-0 178:03 7 2:36 52 .881 0

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