Onward To Victory provides a look back at the history of Notre Dame Hockey and behind-the-scenes access to the Fighting Irish as they prepare for the Compton Family Ice Arena dedication game against rival Boston College.
The Irish Hockey team hosted Michigan at the Compton Family Arena on January 20th.
Four-time monogram winner at Notre Dame ... served as team captain along with Billy Maday for the 2011-12 season ... team leader and leader of the Notre Dame defense ... finished career ranked ninth on the all-time games played list with 157 ... scored nine goals with 16 assists for 25 points in his career ... had two power-play goals, one short-handed tally and six game winners ... whistled for 35 penalties resulting in 78 minutes ... was +25 for his career ... one of 10 finalists as a senior for the Lowes' Senior Class Award ... winner of Notre Dame's Chris Zorich Award for community service ... as a junior was named the CCHA's top defensive defenseman and the winner of Notre Dame's William Donald Nyrop Award as the team's top defenseman ... product of the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... one of 29 USNTDP alums to skate at Notre Dame ... was selected in the fourth round, 115th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft ... signed a pro contract at the conclusion of his senior year and played in two games for the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 39 games for the Irish in 2011-12 ... was third among Notre Dame defensemen in scoring with three goals and career highs in assists (13) and points (16) ... had five penalties for 10 minutes ... had 40 shots on goal and was -6 ... scored once on the power play and had two game winners ... finalist for the Lowes' Senior Class Award and was Notre Dame's nominee for the college hockey humanitarian award and the CCHA's Mike and Marian Ilitch Award for community service ... opened the season with a three-game point streak (1g, 2a), scoring a goal in the 5-3 win at Minnesota Duluth on Oct. 8 ... scored the game-winning goal in the first game played at the Compton Family Ice Arena in 5-2 win over Rensselaer ... picked up one assist in each game of the Lake Superior State series ... recorded a three-game point streak (0g, 4a) from Dec. 31 to Jan. 13 .. had a two-assist game in 4-3 win at Minnesota (Jan. 7) ... scored his final goal of the season and the game winner in the 3-1 win versus Michigan (Jan. 20) ... was scoreless in four postseason games.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 44 games for the Irish, scoring four goals with 11 assists for 15 points ... had first short-handed goal of career ... added a pair of game winners ... whistled for 14 penalties resulting in 36 penalty minutes ... led all Notre Dame players and all CCHA players with a +33 plus-minus ... selected as the 2011 CCHA defensive defenseman of the year ... winner of Notre Dame's William Donald Nyrop Award as the team's top defenseman in 2010-11 ... scored his first goal of the season in 6-3 win at Bowling Green (Nov. 6) ... notched first career short-handed goal (gwg) in 4-2 win versus Michigan State (Nov. 20) ... scored goals in back-to-back games at Northern Michigan (Jan. 7-8) ... had a goal and was a season-high +4 in the 8-1 Irish win over Wildcats (Jan. 7) ... recorded his second game-winning goal of the season with Notre Dame's second goal of the game in 3-1 win versus Northern Michigan (Jan. 8) ... closed the season with a career-best two-assist, two-point game in the Frozen Four versus Minnesota-Duluth (April 7) ... in eight postseason games, had two assists for two points.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played 34 of the teams' 38 games in 2009-10 ... scored first two goals of his career with both goals being game winners ... added one assist for three points on the year ... picked up seven penalties for 14 minutes ... was -9 on the season ... had 25 shots on goal ... missed four games in December (Miami and Michigan series) with a leg injury ... lone assist for the year came on Billy Maday's first-period, game-winning goal at Boston University (Oct. 20) ... scored his first career goal on Jan. 2 in 5-2 win over Colgate in the Shillelagh Tournament ... goal came at 11:24 of the second period off an assist from Brett Blatchford and gave the Irish a 3-0 lead ... second goal of the year came on Jan. 30 in a 3-2 win at home versus Nebraska-Omaha ... goal came off a bad angle shot at 8:25 of the second period as he drilled a shot inside the right post and under the crossbar to make it 3-0 in favor of the Irish ... played in two postseason games at Ohio State and did not record a point.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played all 40 games for the Irish in `08-'09 ... recorded three assists for the year ... whistled for nine penalties and 18 minutes ... was +7 on the season ... first collegiate game came on Oct. 11 at Denver in the USA Hockey Hall of Fame game ... recorded first point when he set up a Christian Hanson goal in 3-2 loss to Miami on Oct. 25 ... second assist came on Nov. 22 as the Irish dumped Bowling Green, 9-1 ... final assist came came in championship game of the Shillelagh Tournament when he asssisted on Garrett Regan's first-period goal in a 3-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth ... played in five postseason games, recording no points.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Played two seasons with the U.S. National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... was invited to the 2008 and 2009 U.S. National Junior evaluation camps to tryout for the U.S. team in the World Junior championships ... member of bronze-medal winning Team USA at 2008 Under-18 World Championships ... turned in a +5 rating in seven games ... with the Under-18 team in `07-'08 had four goals and five assists in 57 games while recording 24 minutes in penalties ... with the Under-17 team in `06-'07, scored two goals with nine assists for 11 points in 64 games.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... product of the Colorado Thunderbird Midget hockey program where he had nine goals and 27 assists for 36 points in 2005-06 ... full name is Sean Michael Lorenz ... son of Terry and Pam Lorenz ... has one sister ... born in Littleton, Colo. ... graduated with a degree in finance from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business in May of 2012.