#10 Notre Dame Hockey defeated USA U18 in overtime in a shootout on (Oct 07, 2012 at Notre Dame, Ind.)
Earned second monogram at Notre Dame during the 2012-13 season ... is one of three goaltenders on the Notre Dame roster along with fellow senior Steven Summerhays and freshman Chad Katunar ... is the ultimate team player ... has a great approach and attitude ... works hard to push his fellow goaltenders every day in practice ... brings a positive attitude to the rink everyday ... valuable member of the team who has his teammates respect because of his tremendous attitude and work ethic ... continues to develop all aspects of his game ... plays a strong positional style... tracks the puck well and competes hard ... has quick feet and a strong stick hand ... outstanding student and leader in community service ... born without a right hand and has overcome that disability to play Division I hockey ... has developed his own style to compensate ... uses catching glove to cradle puck against chest or cover it on ice ... catches with right hand which gives shooters a different look ... has learned to control the puck ... did not see any action in 2012-13 ... winner of the CCHA's Terry Flanagan Award for "perseverance, dedication and courage while overcoming severe adversity" ... for his career has played in parts of two games for a total of 35:24 minutes ... has a 5.08 goals-against average and a .786 save percentage ... joined the Notre Dame roster after spending the 2009-10 season with the Albert Lea Thunder of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) ... one of four Irish players to see action in the NAHL during their career, joining fellow seniors Jared Beers (Kenai River) and Mike Voran (Wenatchee) and junior Eric Johnson (Wenatchee) ... one of four Irish players from the state of Michigan along with fellow seniors Bryan Rust (Novi) and Mike Voran (Livonia) and sophomore Andy Ryan (Brighton) ... signed with the Irish in the late signing period (April `10) along with Summerhays, defenseman Shayne Taker and Voran.
AS A JUNIOR: Did not see any playing time in 2012-13 ... was selected as the winner of the CCHA's Terry Flanagan Award for "perseverance, dedication and courage while overcoming severe adversity."
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in one game during the 2011-12 campaign ... had a 0-0-0 record with a 7.79 goals-against average and a .600 save percentage ... lone action came on Dec. 2 versus Northeastern when he came on in relief of starter Mike Johnson and back up Steven Summerhays ... with Huskies leading, 7-1, came into game with 15:24 left in third period ... surrendered two goals on five shots as Irish lost, 9-2.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in one game as a freshman ... had a 0-0-0 record with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage ... saw first collegiate action on Dec. 29 in 10-2 win over Canisius ... played the third period, giving up one goal on nine shots in relief of Summerhays.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Marysville High School in Marysville, Mich. ... played junior hockey in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Albert Lea Thunder of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) ... played in 35 games with the Thunder in `09-'10, turning in a 13-19-2 record with a 3.97 goals-against average and a .891 save percentage with the NAHL expansion team ... helped team to a 19-34-5 record in the league's Central Division and a playoff berth ... following the season, helped USA Hockey to a bronze medal at the 2010 Amputee Hockey World Championships in Montreal, Que., where he was named the tournament's most valuable player ... has played on a pair of USA Hockey national championship teams at the AAA level ... in `08-'09 played for Little Caesars Under-18 team that won Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) state championship and the Under-18 national championship .. was 10-3-1 record and a 2.95 goals-against average with a .898 save percentage ... in the state and national tournaments was 6-1-0 with a 1.21 goals against and a .926 save percentage ... started that season with the NAHL's Motor City Machine ... in `07-'08 split time with the Petrolia Jets of the Western Ontario Hockey League (WOHL) and the Belle River Canadiens of the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League (GLJHL), going 10-8-1 with a 3.70 goals against a .877 save percentage ... first national title came as a member of the Belle Tire AAA team as that squad won the MAHA state championship and the national Under-16 title ... was 34-1-2 that year with a 1.19 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage ... full name is Joseph Anthony Rogers ... son of Scott and Lynne Rogers ... has two younger sisters, Jena and Jacqueline ... cousin, Tony Bonadio `83, played hockey at Notre Dame between 1980-83 ... from the same hometown as former Irish defenseman, Derek Smith `05 ... born in Port Huron, Mich. ... finance major in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.