Ice Hockey



Irish Picked To Finish Second In The Big Ten

Evans, Gross and Oglevie have been named to the Big Ten's preseason watch list


Notre Dame Sends Contingent to NHL Development Camps

Thirteen current, former, and future Irish skaters attended NHL development camps this summer


Next Stop: Chicago

From hosts to comeback specialist, the No. 4 seeded Irish join No. 1 seeds Denver, Harvard and Minnesota Duluth at the 2017 Frozen Four.


Irish Rally Past No. 1 Seed Minnesota, 3-2

Notre Dame advances to the regional final to face Hockey East rival UMass-Lowell at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.


Irish Sweep Friars To Advance To Hockey East Semifinals

#12 Notre Dame defeats #10 Providence 5-2 in quarterfinal game two


Frozen Four: Notre Dame vs. Denver

NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Tournament - April 6, 2017 (USA Today Sports Images)


A Season in Photos: 2016-17 Notre Dame Hockey

Memorable images from Notre Dame's run to the Frozen Four


Notre Dame vs. Providence

Notre Dame vs. Providence - Hockey East quarterfinal game two


Notre Dame Vs. Michigan Tech (Jan. 6, 2017)

Notre Dame Vs. Michigan Tech (Jan. 6, 2017) at the Compton Family Ice Arena (photos by Mike Bennett and Matt Cashore)


Notre Dame Vs. Alaska (Jan. 1, 2017)

Notre Dame Vs. Alaska (Jan. 1, 2017) at the Compton Family Ice Arena (photos by Mike Bennett and Matt Cashore)

• Had a two-assist game at No. 4 Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 14).
• Scored his first career shorthanded goal in Notre Dame’s 3-3 overtime tie with Penn State (Oct. 21).
• Had a goal and two assists in Notre Dame’s 5-2 win at Northeastern (Nov. 12).
• Scored the second and third (empty net) goals in Notre Dame’s 3-0 win at UMass (Dec. 3).
• Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 3-0 win over New Hampshire (Jan. 21).
• Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 6-4 loss at Boston College (Jan. 28).
• Had a goal and an assist over the final 3:10 of the third period in Notre Dame’s comeback tie over No. 12 Vermont (Feb. 3).
• Scored a game-tying goal and added an assist in the 3-3 tie versus 10th-ranked Providence (Feb. 18).
• Scored two goals to lead Notre Dame to a 3-1 win at No. 5/6 Boston University (February 24).
• Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 5-0 win over Providence in game one of the Hockey East quarterfinals (March 10).
• Had a pair of assists, including on the game winner, in Notre Dame’s 3-2 comeback win over Minnesota in round one of the NCAA Championship (March 25).
• Had an assist on Cam Morrison’s game-tying goal against UMass Lowell in the 3-2 overtime win to help send the Irish to the Frozen Four (March 26). 
• Tallied another assist to Cam Morrison on the lone Irish goal in the NCAA Frozen Four matchup against Denver (Apr. 6.)
• Finished the season with 13 goals and 29 assists for a total of 42 points.

• Played in all 37 games and had a breakout season offensively, scoring eight goals and adding 25 assists for 33 points - all of which were career high totals. 
• Played center for the Irish after playing his freshman season on the wing.
• His 33 points were second on the team, while his 25 assists led the team and ranked tied for seventh among Hockey East players. 
• Seven of his eight goals and 15 of his 25 assists came during Hockey East play.
• Finished the season with four power-play goals and a game winner.
Had nine multi-point games on the season, including six games with at least two assists. 
• Was +15 on the season, which tied for the second best mark on the team.
• Posted three assists in Notre Dame’s 4-3 win against Minnesota (Nov. 6) and also had three assists in the 5-1 win over Merrimack (Jan. 16).
Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 8-2 win over UConn at the Barclays Center (Nov. 1).
Also scored in Notre Dame’s 2-2 tie versus Northeastern (Nov. 13).
Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 7-1 win over Western Michigan (Jan. 8).
Scored a goal in Notre Dame’s 3-3 tie at Western Michigan (Jan. 9).
Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 7-2 win over Merrimack (Jan. 15).
Scored a power-play goal in Notre Dame’s 3-2 win at New Hampshire (Jan. 23).
• Had the third period, game-winning goal and added an assist in Notre Dame’s 3-1 win at Vermont (Feb. 6).
Scored the opening goal and added two assists in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win over Maine (Feb. 13).

Played in 41 of the team’s 42 games, scoring seven goals and adding 10 assists for 17 points.
• Had one power-play goal and one short-handed tally.
• Blocked 10 shots and had 22 penalty minutes.
• Scored his first career goal in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win over Lake Superior State (Oct. 18).
• Followed that game with a three assist effort in a 6-3 Irish win over Niagara (Oct. 24).
• Also had a goal against Niagara in Notre Dame’s 7-0 win (Oct. 25) for a four-point weekend.
• Had his first career two-goal game in the 3-2 win against sixth-ranked Miami (Dec. 28) in the opening game of the Florida Hockey Classic, including the game-tying, extra attacker goal scored at 19:37 of the third period and the overtime game winner.
• Also added an assist in that win over the RedHawks for a three-point game.
• Scored a goal at Maine (Feb. 7) and at second-ranked Boston University (Feb. 20).
• Skated in all six playoff games and recorded an assist.

Selected in the seventh round (207th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.


Joined the Irish after spending the previous three seasons (2011-14) with the St. Michael's Buzzers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
• Played in 49 games in 2013-14, notching 16 goals and a team-leading 47 assists for 63 points.
• Selected as the OJHL Player of the Month for February 2014.
• Helped the Buzzers to a 27-19-6-1 record and to third place in the South Division of the Southwest Conference.
• In 104 career games, scored 30 goals and added 81 assists for 111 points.
• Finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year award in 2012-13.
• Played two years for Team Canada East at the World Jr. A Challenge and was a first team OJHL all-prospect selection.

Attended St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Ontario.
• Is the seventh Irish hockey player to attend St. Michael's. 
• Prior to attending St. Michael's, played hockey for the Mississauga Rebels Midget Minor AAA program (2011-12).
• In 56 games scored 28 goals with 57 assists for 85 points.
• Full name is Jacob Wayne Evans and is the son of Wayne Evans and Marilyn Kieffer.
• Has one older brother, Matt.
• Born in Toronto, Ontario.
• Enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business pursuing a major in management consulting.

Goals: 2 (3x - at Boston University 2/24/17)
Assists: 3 (2x - vs. Minnesota 11/6/15)
Points: 3 (5x - at Northeastern 11/12/16)
Multi-Point Games: 22
Point Streak: 7 games (Dec. 2 - Jan. 7; 4-4-8)


Jake Evans
Jake  Evans


Toronto, Ontario

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190


Last Team:
St. Michael's Buzzers (OJHL)

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