In this exhibition game, the Irish beat the US Under-18 Team, 2-1 in overtime.
Returns to the Notre Dame lineup in 2009-10 after missing the entire 2008-09 season due to a knee injury suffered in the preseason ... will look to take over as Notre Dame's top goaltender ... earned first monogram in 2007-08, backing up Jordan Pearce in the Notre Dame goal ... will team with senior Tom O'Brien, junior Brian Brooke and freshman Mike Johnson to give Notre Dame a solid group of goaltenders ... butterfly goaltender who uses his size and quickness to cover a great deal of the net ... excellent skater who has strong positioning skills ... quick glove hand ... strong at controlling rebounds ... confident goaltender with strong work ethic ... has added weight to his 6-2 frame ... saw action in five games as a freshman and was impressive, going 4-1-0 on the year with a 1.53 goals-against average, a .923 save percentage and one shutout ... played two seasons with the U.S. National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., before coming to Notre Dame ... is one of eight former USNTDP alums on the Notre Dame roster joining senior Kyle Lawson, fellow juniors Ian Cole and Teddy Ruth, sophomores Patrick Gaul and Sean Lorenz and freshmen Sam Calabrese and Kyle Palmieri ... one of 23 former national program alums to play for the Irish in the program's history ... was selected in the seventh round of the draft, 182nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers ... one of five Michigan natives on the Irish hockey roster along with seniors Brett Blatchford (Temperance) and Kyle Lawson (New Hudson) and juniors Ian Cole (Ann Arbor) and Ben Ryan (Brighton) ... signed in the early-signing period (fall of `06) along with Cole, Billy Maday (deferred to `08), Calle Ridderwall, Ruth and Ryan.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not play in any games during 2008-09 as he was sidelined with a knee injury suffered in preseason training.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in five games, going 4-1-0 with a 1.53 goals against average and a .923 save percentage ... recorded one shutout and had two minutes in penalties ... made first collegiate start on Nov. 2 in a 4-1 win over Lake Superior (Nov. 2), making 16 saves ... second start came against Alabama-Huntsville (Nov. 23) in first game of Rensselaer Holiday Tournament ... made 13 saves in 3-1 win over the Chargers ... picked up first career shutout (in just third career start), making 24 saves in a 7-0 win at Princeton (Dec. 8) ... ran his rookie record to 4-0-0 on Jan. 5 in a 2-1 win at Northern Michigan, stopping 16 of 17 shots in the contest ... final start of the year came versus Michigan at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Jan. 19) ... played just 35:16 of the game, giving up four goals on 19 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Wolverines ... did not see any action in the postseason.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program ... during the 2006-07 season, saw action in 24 games for the Under-18 team, going 15-5-2 overall in 1,425:55 minutes played with a pair of shutouts ... owned a 2.33 goals-against average with a .913 save percentage ... in `05-'06, played in 38 games for the Under-17 team, playing 2,124:44 minutes with a 21-14-3 record and one shutout ... had a 2.39 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage ... was selected as the top goaltender at the `06 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge for the silver-medal winning U.S. team ... earned his spot with the national team after a strong Select 16 Festival in the summer of 2005 when he turned in a 1.67 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... spent the 2004-05 season with the Honeybaked Midget AAA program before playing two seasons with the national program ... full name is Bradley David Phillips ... is the son of Dave and Nancy Phillips ... has one brother and one sister ... is the nephew of former Notre Dame quarterback, Terry Andrysiak (1985-88) ... born April 22, 1989 in Wyandotte, Mich. ... majoring in psychology and computer applications at Notre Dame.