The Notre Dame Hockey team got their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory against Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday.
Earned three monograms during his Notre
Dame career ... outstanding student-athlete who
graduated from Notre Dame's honors physics pro-
gram ... saw action in five games as a senior, mak-
ing two starts ... was 1-1-0 with a 2.86 goals-against
average and a .868 save percentage ... appeared in
seven career games, making four starts over his
final three seasons ... was 2-1-0 with a 2.47 goals-
against average and a .881 save percentage with
one shutout ... hard-working student-athlete who
made the most of his opportunity to play for the
Irish ... played junior hockey in the Eastern Junior
Hockey League and the North American Hockey
League before joining the Notre Dame hockey
AS A SENIOR: Saw action in five games during
the `09-'10 campaign, making two starts ... was
1-1-0 with a 2.86 goals-against average and a .868
save percentage ... won first start of the season on
Oct. 10 versus Alabama-Huntsville, 3-1 ... gave up
one goal while making 13 saves ... played final
12:57 of 4-1 loss at Michigan (Dec. 11) in relief of
Mike Johnson, stopping all six shots he faced ...
made second start of the year on Jan. 10 versus
Ferris State, dropping a 4-2 decision ... stopped 29
of 33 shots in the game ... came on in relief of
Johnson on Feb. 6 at Western Michigan ... played
final 38:45, stopping six of seven shots in a 4-1 loss
to Broncos ... played the final two periods in sea-
son-ending 8-2 loss to Ohio State in game two of
the CCHA first round playoff series ... gave up four
goals on 16 shots.
AS A JUNIOR: Made two starts, playing a total
of 81:29 ... was 1-0-0 with a 1.47 goals-against aver-
age and a .920 save percentage with one shutout
... made first career start on Oct. 18 versus Sacred
Heart ... made 17 saves in 7-0 win over the Pioneers
... became the first goaltender in Notre Dame his-
tory to record a shutout in his first career start ...
made second start on Nov. 29 at home against
Western Michigan ... played the first 23:15 of the
game, giving up two goals while making six saves
... Jordan Pearce played remainder of game in a 3-3
AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not play in any games ... dressed as team's third goaltender behind Jordan Pearce and Brad Phillips.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play in any games ... dressed as team's third goaltender behind David Brown and Jordan Pearce.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Marian
Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Ill. ...
played lacrosse and club hockey ... was team cap-
tain and played midget hockey for the Chicago
Young Americans in `03-'04 ... was 21-20-10 with a
1.90 goals-against average and a .931 save per-
centage ... played his first season of junior hockey
(`04-'05) in the NAHL with the Youngstown/
Mahoning Valley Phantoms ... was 7-7-1 with a
3.35 goals against and a .898 save percentage in
18 games ... won the NAHL's Academic
Achievement Award while with the Phantoms ...
moved to the EJHL with the Bridgwater Bandits in
2005-06 and was 13-8-2 overall with a 2.93 goals-
against average and a .920 save percentage in
helping Bridgewater to a third-place finish ...
selected as the starting goaltender for the EJHL
all-star game ... was seventh in the league in goals-
against average, sixth in wins and third in save
percentage ... member of the EJHL Junior Select
team that won the Hockey Night In Boston All-
Scholastic championship ... selected all-Scholastic
tournament MVP ... has Notre Dame in his blood
as 10 members of his family are graduates, includ-
ing his father, Thomas, Sr., (`72) and grandfather,
Michael McCaughey (`41) ... full name is Thomas
Robert O'Brien ... son of Thomas and Gael O'Brien
... born Apr. 28, 1987 in Chicago, Ill. ... graduated
from Notre Dame with a degree in physics. games with two of the goals being game winners
... full name is Michel Christiaan Minella ... son of
Daniel and Melissa Minella ... born July 5, 1985 in
Cincinnati, Ohio ... graduated from Notre Dame
with a degree in marketing from the Mendoza
College of Business.