Onward To Victory provides a look back at the history of Notre Dame Hockey and behind-the-scenes access to the Fighting Irish as they prepare for the Compton Family Ice Arena dedication game against rival Boston College.
Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.
Earned four monograms during his Notre Dame career ... served as an alternate captain in his senior year ... played in all situations - even strength, on the power play and on the penalty kill ... played in 161 career games, scoring 43 goals with 54 assists for 97 career points ... scored nine times on the power play, picked up four short-handed goals and notched eight game winners ... whistled for 17 penalties, resulting in 34 penalty minutes ... had a +53 plus-minus for his career ... tied for fifth on all-time games played list (161) with Kyle Lawson `10 ... selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round, 80th overall in 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... signed by the Penguins following the 2013-14 season to an NHL Entry Level contract and was assigned to their AHL team- the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins where he played in two regular-season games and one Calder Cup playoff game.
AS A SENIOR: Played in all 41 games for the Irish, leading the team in goals (17) while being second in points with 33 ... had four power-play goals, two short-handed markers and three game winners ... had six penalties for 12 minutes and was second on the squad with a +16 ... had eight games with two or more points and a pair of multi-goal games ... winner of the Charles "Lefty" Smith Coaches Award as the team's unsung hero ... scored Notre Dame's first goal in Hockey East play - a short-handed goal - in 2-1 loss at Vermont (Nov. 1) ... notched a power-play goal in 4-1 win over top-ranked Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... equalled a career high with three assists in 5-2 win over Alabama Huntsville (Nov. 29) in Shillelagh Tournament ... selected to all-tournament team at Shillelagh Tournament with four assists in two games ... opened the second half of the season with five goals in a three-game span ... scored once at Fenway Park in 4-3 loss to Boston College (Jan. 4) ... had first career hat trick plus an assist for four points in 7-1 win over Alabama Huntsville (Jan. 10) and added a single goal in 5-0 shutout of the Chargers on Jan. 11 ... scored two goals in 24 seconds of the final 1:08 of a 3-2 win over Maine (Feb. 8) ... was selected as Hockey East Warrior player of the week for his heroics versus the Black Bears ... scored five goals in the postseason for the Irish, including one in each game of a best-of-three upset series win over top-seeded Boston College in Hockey East Quarterfinals ... notched the game and series winner in 4-2 win in game three over the Eagles (March 16) ... had a goal and an assist in 4-3 overtime loss to St. Cloud State in NCAA West Regional ... in six postseason games had five goals and one assist for six points.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 41 games for the Irish ... was second on the squad in scoring with 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points ... tied for the team lead in power-play goals (5) and game winners (4) ... had one short-handed goal ... led the team with a +25 ... had just two penalties for four minutes ... recorded five games with two or more points and two multi-goal games ... had a career-high eight-game point streak (5g, 4a) from Feb. 17-March 23 ... selected honorable mention all-CCHA ... selected to all-tournament team at the Ice Breaker Tournament ... set up a career-high three goals in the 4-0 win over Western Michigan (Nov. 4) ... scored once and added two assists in 6-1 win over Lake Superior State (Dec. 1) ... lit the lamp with his third game-winning goal in 4-1 triumph at Bowling Green (Dec. 15) to close out the first half of the season ... turned in a five-point weekend in sweep of Michigan ... scored twice and added two assists in four-point game in 7-4 win (Feb. 8) ... added a solo goal in 6-4 win on Feb. 9 ... scored a regulation and shootout goal in each game of weekend series with Western Michigan (Feb. 22-23) ... had the hot hand for Notre Dame in the second round of the CCHA playoffs versus Bowling Green ... scored overtime game winner in 1-0 first game win on March 15 ... had two goals, including his first career penalty shot in 4-3 win over the Falcons (March 16) in game two ... in five postseason games, had three goals and two assists for five points.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 40 of Notre Dame's games during the 2011-12 season ... scored five goals with six assists for 11 points ... had one game-winning goal ... picked up seven penalties for 14 minutes ... was held off the scoresheet until Nov. 5 at Northern Michigan when he scored Notre Dame's only goal in a 1-1 tie with the Wildcats ... had a four-game goal streak (4g, 0a) from Nov. 18 to Nov. 26 ... scored the game-winning goal with 1.1 seconds left in overtime in the 3-2 win over Boston College in the "Dedication Game" for the Compton Family Ice Arena ... scored the game-tying goal at 13:49 of the third period just four days later (Nov. 22) as the Irish rallied for a 2-2 tie at Western Michigan ... ran the goal streak to four games as he scored a goal in each game of the series at Lake Superior State (Nov. 25-26), giving him five goals in the first 16 games of the season ... saw action in four postseason games with one assist for one point.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 40 of teams' 44 games during 2010-11, missing four games due to injury ... had six goals and 13 assists for 19 points ... chipped in one short-handed goal ... collected two penalties for four minutes ... was +10 for the season ... had one multiple-goal game and four games with two or more points ... scored first collegiate point and goal in 5-4 loss to Boston University in championship game of the Warrior Ice Breaker Classic ... goal came short-handed ... picked up first assist in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 15) ... turned in a three-point game (2g, 1a) in 5-4 come-from-behind win at Miami (Dec. 3) ... ... had a two-point night (1g, 1a) in 10-2 win over Canisius (Dec. 29) ... turned in a four-point weekend (1g, 3a) in sweep at Bowling Green (Feb. 11-12) ... sixth goal of the season came in game three win over Lake Superior State in CCHA second-round series ... played in eight postseason games with one goal and three assists for four points.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Played two seasons for the U.S. National Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... in `08-'09, played in 67 games with the Under-17 team, scoring nine goals with 13 assists for 22 points with 26 penalty minutes ... in `09-10 was with the Under-18 team and finished sixth on the team in scoring with 26 goals and 26 assists for 52 points in 65 games ... had 24 minutes in penalties with five power-play goals, two short-handed tallies and led the team with seven game winners ... member of 2010 Under-18 team that won gold medal at Under-18 World Championships in Belarus ... in seven games, scored four goals with four assists for eight points.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the U.S. National Team program ... played his midget hockey with the Honeybaked AAA program in `07-'08 ... played in 68 games with 44 goals and 48 assists for 92 points ... full name is Bryan Peter Rust ... son of Steve and Betsy Rust ... has one brother, Matt, and one sister, Erika ... brother, Matt, played hockey at Michigan and also is an alum of the U.S. National program .... born in Pontiac, Mich. ... graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2014.