Notre Dame's twenty-game unbeaten streak ends as Michigan beat the Irish 2-1 on January 30 at home.
The Notre Dame hockey team cruised to a 5-1 win over Bowling Green at the Joyce Center on November 21, 2008.
The Notre Dame Hockey team took down Lake Superior State, 5-2, on November 15 at the Joyce Center.
The Irish hockey team continues preparations for Saturday's NCAA title game vs. Boston College
In this exhibition game, the Irish beat the US Under-18 Team, 2-1 in overtime.
Four-time monogram winner for the Irish ... served as one of the team's alternate captains during the 2008-09 season ... selected second team all-CCHA for the year ... played in 37 games as a senior with 16 goals, 15 assists for 31 points ... had six power-play goals, one short-handed tally and a five game-winning goals ... one of the CCHA's top face-off men ... played in 140 career games at Notre Dame with 36 goals and 28 assists for 64 points ... had seven power-play goals, two short-handed markers and seven career game winners while being +21 for his career ... selected to the all-tournament team at the 2008 NCAA West Regional as his play helped the Irish advance to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four ... joined the Irish after playing two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the Tri-City Storm ... won the USHL's 2005 Curt Hammer Award which is presented annually to the league's "most gentlemanly player who embodies what the USHL stands for on and off the ice" ... one of nine players all-time to play for the Irish from the Pittsburgh area ... capped his career by signing a free agent contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 31, 2009 ... scored first NHL goal in his second game (April 7) versus the New Jersey Devils.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 37 games for the Irish ... was third in scoring with career highs in goals (16), assists (15), points (31), power-play goals (6) and game winners (5) ... whistled for 14 penalties, resulting in 28 minutes ... was +10 on the year and finished with 92 shots on goal ... was 16th in the CCHA in overall scoring with 31 points ... tied for the conference lead in game-winning goals with five ... was a second team all-CCHA selection ... recorded eight multiple-point games with three multiple-goal games ... put together a four-game point streak (3g, 2a; Oct. 25-Nov. 7) ... scored first goal of the year in a 3-2 loss to Miami ... picked up the game winner the following week versus Northern Michigan (Oct. 31) to start Irish on 20-game unbeaten streak ... added two assists in the second game of series against the Wildcats ... closed streak with game winner in 4-1 win at Boston College ... started a six-game point streak on Nov. 15 with two assists versus Lake Superior ... turned in back-to-back three-point games (2g, 1a) versus Bowling Green (Nov. 21-22) ... recorded one power-play goal in each game ... had a career-best three-assist game versus Western Michigan (Nov. 28) ... followed with goals versus Western Michigan (Nov. 29) and a goal and an assist at Ferris State (Dec. 5) ... closed the first half of the season with three-goal weekend versus Bowling Green (Dec. 12-13) ... fourth game winner came on Jan. 10 versus Alaska ... suffered concussion in 4-3 overtime win at Ohio State on Feb. 6 and missed three games ... returned to lineup on Feb. 20 with a goal and assist in win over Nebraska-Omaha ... fifth game winner of the season came on Feb. 28 in 2-1 win in regular-season finale at Michigan State.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 47 games for the Irish, recording then career highs in goals (13), assists (9), points (22) and shots on goal ... picked up 23 penalties for 57 minutes ... added one short-handed goal and one game winner ... turned in a +5 for the season ... named to the all-tournament team at the NCAA West Regional with three goals and an assist in wins over New Hampshire and Michigan State ... had five multiple-point games on the season and one, two-goal game ... goal versus Lake Superior was short-handed while goal versus top-ranked Red Hawks staked Irish to a 1-0 lead in 2-1 upset win ... had three-point weekend (2g, 1a) in sweep of Nebraska-Omaha ... picked up a goal and an assist in 5-4 win on Nov. 30 and a goal in 5-0 shutout win (Dec. 1) ... recorded back-to-back two-point games (1g, 1a) in 7-0 win at Princeton (Dec. 8) and in opening game of Lightning College Hockey Classic in a 4-3 loss to Massachusetts ... scored the game winner in 2-1 win at Northern Michigan (Jan. 5) ... helped Irish to 6-1 home win against Bowling Green with his eighth goal of the season on Jan. 25 ... got hot in the postseason with four goals and one assist in nine games ... scored lone Irish goal in 2-1 loss to Northern Michigan in CCHA third-place game ... scored twice in the 7-3 win over New Hampshire in first NCAA Tournament game ... had a goal and an assist in 3-1 victory over Michigan State that sent Notre Dame to the Frozen Four.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in 33 games for the Irish, scoring six goals with two assists for eight points ... had one power-play goal and one game winner ... recorded 12 penalties for 24 penalty minutes ... took 58 shots on goal ... was +8 for the season ... missed eight games from Jan. 19 through Feb. 10 with mononucleosis ... scored goals in three straight games from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 ... first goal of the year gave Irish a 2-0 lead versus Army in opening game of Lightning College Hockey Classic ... gave Notre Dame a 1-0 lead at 3:21 of second period versus Air Force for eventual game-winning goal in 2-0 win over Air Force ... was selected to the Lightning College Hockey Classic all-tournament team and was tournament most valuable player ... continued goal streak with second goal of the game in 4-2 win at Ohio State on Nov. 3 ... picked up first two-point game of career in 4-3 win over Northern Michigan on Dec. 30 at Ft. Wayne ... had one assist in 4-2 home loss to Robert Morris ... scored final goal of the season in CCHA semifinal game, an empty-net goal to lock up 3-0 win over Lake Superior State ... had one goal in six postseason games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 23 games with one goal and two asssists ... recorded seven penalties for 14 minutes ... had 20 shots on goal and was -2 on the season ... scored first collegiate goal in 9-4 win over Bowling Green on Nov. 10 ... had first assist of the year on Jan. 20 in 5-2 loss at Northern Michigan ... had one point in two CCHA playoff games when he set up Dan VeNard's first-period goal in 3-1 loss to Alaska Fairbanks.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Peters Township High School in McMurray, Pa. ... also attended Kearney High School in Kearney, Neb., while playing for the Tri-City Storm ... helped lead Peters Township to 2002 Pennsylvania State title ... played five years with the Pittsburgh Hornets before joining Tri-City .... played two seasons in Tri-City ... served as an assistant captain in `04-'05 and led the Storm in scoring with 19 goals and 33 assists for 52 points to tie for 16th in USHL scoring race ... full name is Christian David Hanson ... son of Dave and Suzanne Hanson ... has two sisters ... father, Dave, played 10 years of pro hockey, including stints with the Detroit Red Wings, the Minnesota North Stars and the WHA's Minnesota Fighting Saints ... father is best known for his role in the movie, Slapshot, as one of the famed Hanson Brothers ... born March 10, 1986, in Glens Falls, N.Y. ... graduated from Notre Dame with a finance degree on May 17, 2009.
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