Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.
Two-time monogram winner for Notre Dame ... sidelined twice by injuries during the 2011-12 season ... will look to get back to his freshman form ... hard-nosed physical player with great hands and a nose for the net ... has all the tools to be a true power forward ... plays the game with a "mean" streak that knocks opponents off their game ... comes to play every night ... has proven to be a catalyst in the Irish attack when he is healthy ... has the ability to score goals around the net ... strong on his skates and tough to knock off the puck ... played in just 28 of teams' 40 games as a sophomore, scoring five goals with seven assists for 12 points ... clutch scorer who had three game winners among his five goals and has six game winners in his career ... joined the Irish after playing two seasons with the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... was a teammate of junior defenseman Jared Beers (`09-'10) and senior goaltender Mike Johnson (`08-'09) ... selected in the fifth round, 146th overall of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators ... one of 17 Notre Dame players to spend time in the USHL ... one of three Wisconsin natives on the roster along with Mike Johnson (Verona) and his brother, sophomore blue liner Eric Johnson (Verona) ... signed in the early-signing period (Nov. of `09) along with forwards David Gerths, Anders Lee, Garrett Peterson, Bryan Rust and T.J. Tynan plus defensemen Stephen Johns and Jarred Tinordi.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 28 games as a sophomore ... sidelined twice during the season with injuries that caused him to miss 12 games ... scored five goals with seven assists for 12 points ... scored twice on the power play with three of his five goals counting as game winners ... third on the team with 22 penalties resulting in 58 penalty minutes ... was -6 on the season ... had a pair of multi-point games on the season ... opened the year with a pair of assists in 4-3, opening-night loss at Minnesota Duluth ... suffered an upper body injury in the Oct. 15 game versus UMD and missed five games ... returned to action on Nov. 4 at Northern Michigan ... went five games without a point until picking up an assist in 3-2 win over Western Michigan (Nov. 15) ... put together a four-game point streak (3g, 2a) from Nov. 26 to Jan. 7 ...assisted on lone Irish goal in 4-1 loss to Ferris State (Dec. 9) ... scored first goal of the year (ppg) and added an assist in 4-1 home win versus the Bulldogs ... scored game-winning goal in 5-2 win over Boston University (Dec. 31) ... had third consecutive game with a goal and his second-consecutive game winner in 4-3 win at Minnesota (Jan. 7) ... four-game streak was stopped on Jan. 13 versus Western Michigan ... went five games without a point before being hurt in 6-3 loss at Alaska (Jan. 27) ... sidelined for seven games and did not return to the lineup until Feb. 24 versus Michigan State ... scored his fourth goal of the year (ppg) and third game winner in 2-0 win over Spartans ... final goal of the year came in 4-2 win over Ohio State in the second game of the first-round series sweep of the Buckeyes ... assisted on only Notre Dame goal in 3-1 loss in game two at Michigan ... played in four postseason games with a goal and an assist.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 44 games for the Irish in 2010-11 ... scored 12 goals and six assists for 18 points ... had six power-play goals and three game winners ... had 24 penalties for 56 minutes ... picked up first collegiate point with an assist in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 14) ... first collegiate goal came on Oct. 29, the game-tying goal, in a 2-2 tie with Western Michigan ... had a three-game goal streak from Nov. 19 to Nov. 26 ... had one goal in each game of sweep of Michigan State ... goal in 6-2 win (Nov. 19) was the game winner ... had a power-play goal in 4-2 win on Nov. 20 ... added his second power-play goal in third game of streak in 6-3 loss at North Dakota (Nov. 26) ... fifth goal (ppg) of the year came in 5-2 loss at Miami (Dec. 4) ... had a power-play goal in 4-3 loss to Minnesota State (Jan. 1) at Shillelagh Tournament ... got back on the score sheet on Jan. 28 with a power-play goal in 2-2 tie versus Miami ... sixth power-play of the year and eighth goal came on Feb. 12 in 5-1 win over Bowling Green ... had final regular-season goal in 3-2 win over Western Michigan (Feb. 25) ... had career-best three-point game (1g, 2a) in 3-2 win over Lake Superior (March 11) in game one of second round CCHA playoff series ... goal was overtime game winner and came at 4:52 of extra session ... picked up second goal of the series in game three, a 4-2 Irish win ... scored opening goal for Irish in NCAA Frozen Four, just 49 seconds into game, in 4-3 loss to Minnesota-Duluth ... played in eight postseason games with three goals and two assists.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in June of 2010 while a member of the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders ... spent first three high school campaigns at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesa, Wis. ... was a three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-city and all-state selection at Catholic Memorial ... scored 31 goals with 17 assists for 48 points in his final season at Catholic Memorial ... helped the Rough Riders to a second-place finish with a 38-19-3 record in `09-'10 ... was third on the team in scoring with 29 goals and 19 assists for 48 points ... had 11 power-play goals and three game winners ... racked up 149 minutes in penalties and was +18 on the year ... tied for sixth in the league in goals and tied for fifth in power-play tallies ... also fifth in penalty minutes ... selected to the East Division all-star team in both seasons with the Rough Riders ... in his first season, 2008-09, saw Cedar Rapids finish second in the East with a 38-17-5 record ... finished sixth in team scoring with 24 goals and nine assists for 33 points ... added six power-play goals, three game winners and 73 minutes in penalties ... member of gold-medal winning team at 2009 World Junior A Challenge in Summerside, P.E.I. ... selected player of the game in U.S. win over Russia ... full name is Jeffrey Michael Costello ... son of Tim and Debbie Costello ... has two older brothers, Dan and Matt ... born in Milwaukee, Wis. ... marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.