The Irish Ice Hockey team fell to Alaska 5-4 at the Compton Family Ice Arena on January 18th.
Will look to break into the regular rotation with the Notre Dame offensive attack in 2013-14 ... high-energy player who brings speed and quickness to the Irish roster ... strong two-way player who brings a physical style to the ice ... missed the first half of the 2012-13 season and saw action in just three games in the second half ... worked hard in getting back into the Irish lineup ... caught the coaches' eye in practice during the second half of the season ... can be more than a role player for the Irish ... has speed, can skate and plays the body ... will look to put it all together in his junior season ... proved to be a strong penalty killer in his rookie season ... saw duty at both right wing and center as a freshman ... plays with an edge to his game ... has played in 23 games, scoring two goals with two assists for four points ... led the team with a +6 plus-minus ... one of eight Illinois natives on the roster, joining seniors Kevin Lind (Homer Glen) and T.J. Tynan (Orland Park), junior Robbie Russo (Westmont), sophomores Thomas DiPauli (Woodridge) and Sam Herr (Hinsdale) and incoming freshmen Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett) and Justin Wade (Aurora) ... one of 20 Irish players to have seen action in the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... was a teammate for two seasons with current senior David Gerths with the Lincoln Stars ... signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Notre Dame in the early-signing period (Nov. `09) along with forwards Jeff Costello, Gerths, Anders Lee, Bryan Rust and T.J. Tynan plus defensemen Stephen Johns and Jarred Tinordi.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in just three games for the Irish in 2012-13 ... sat out the first half of the season ... picked up one penalty for two minutes and was -2 on the season ... saw action versus Bowling Green (Jan. 15) and both games of the Alaska series (Jan. 18-19) ... did not appear in any postseason games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 20 of Notre Dame's 40 games as a freshman ... scored two goals with two assists for four points ... whistled down for eight penalties resulting in 24 penalty minutes ... had one game-winning goal ... let the team with a +6 for the season ... scored his first collegiate goal and the game winner on Oct. 28 in a 3-1 win at Bowling Green ... had the first multiple-point game of his career on Dec. 31 when he scored a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win at home against Boston University ... final point of the season came via an assist on Jan. 28 in a 6-3 loss at Alaska ... saw action in one postseason game versus Ohio State in first round of the CCHA playoffs.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in June of 2010 ... played Midget Major hockey for Team Illinois ... product of the Chicago Chill hockey program ... helped Team Illinois to second place in the 2008 national championship game ... team won state and regional titles that season ... played three seasons with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... selected in the first round of the 2007 USHL Futures Draft by Lincoln ... in his rookie year, helped the Stars to a West Division title by scoring seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points to go along with 104 penalty minutes ... was a member of the 2008 USA Under-18 Select Team that played in the Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic in August of 2008 ... in 2009-10, had six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 56 games while racking up 120 penalty minutes as Lincoln was last in the West Division ... served as one of team's captains in 2010-11 ... missed first part of the season due to off-season shoulder surgery ... played in 43 games with 21 goals and 17 assists for 38 points ... added two power-play goals, four short-handed tallies and four game winners ... was fourth on the team in scoring and third in goals ... racked up130 penalty minutes on the year ... full name is Garrett Phillip Peterson ... son of Phil and Terese Peterson ... has two sisters, Hannah and Paige, born in Placerville, Calif. ... marketing major in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.