The Irish Ice Hockey team fell to Alaska 5-4 at the Compton Family Ice Arena on January 18th.
High-energy player who brings speed and quickness to the Irish roster ... strong two-way player who plays a physical game on the ice ... has proven to be a solid penalty killer during his career ... has played at both right wing and center during his first three seasons ... played in 41 career games, scoring three goals with two assists for five points ... recorded 22 penalties in three seasons, good for 52 penalty minutes ... owns one game-winning goal and is +3 for his career ... one of five Illinois natives on the roster, joining fellow senior Robbie Russo (Westmont), junior Sam Herr (Hinsdale) and sophomores Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett) and Justin Wade (Aurora) ... one of 18 Irish players to have seen action in the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... signed a national letter of intent to attend Notre Dame in the early-signing period (November 2009) along with forwards Jeff Costello, David Gerths, Anders Lee, Bryan Rust and T.J. Tynan plus defensemen Stephen Johns and Jarred Tinordi.
AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in 18 games at both center and right wing ... scored one goal for his lone point while taking 27 shots on goal ... picked up 13 penalties for 26 minutes and was -1 on the season ... first action of the year came versus Michigan Tech (Oct. 20) ... scored his only goal of the season on an unassisted breakaway in 4-1 win over top-ranked Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... did not appear in any postseason games for Notre Dame.
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 year ... 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 for eight penalties, resulting in 24 penalty minutes ... had one game-winning goal ... led the team with a +6 for the season ... scored his first collegiate goal and the game winner Oct. 28 in a 3-1 win at Bowling Green ... had the first multiple-point game of his career 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 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 Lincoln, Nebraska, 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 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 up 130 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, California ... marketing major in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.