Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
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.
The Irish Hockey team was victorious over Lake Superior State on December 1st.
Earned his third monogram on the Notre Dame blue line during the 2012-13 season ... last name pronounced Tacker ... one of three senior defensemen that will anchor the Notre Dame defense ... continues to improve all aspects of his game ... has added weight and strength to his 6-4 frame through hard work this past summer in the Irish strength and conditioning program ... strong skating defenseman who handles the puck well ... exhibited more and more confidence in his overall game as a junior ... will look to become a factor in every game this season ... needs to use his strength and size to his advantage in the corners and in front of his goaltender ... smart player with good hockey instincts ... knows how to use his size and reach to break up opposing offensive rushes ... had a good year offensively as a junior and will look to build on that in his final season ... played in 41 games with one goal and 12 assists for 13 points to rank fourth in scoring among Irish blue liners ... had one power-play goal and was +4 for the season ... has played in 112 career games with four goals and 25 assists, good for 29 points ... late-blooming player who joined the Irish after two seasons with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) ... one of four Irish players to play in the BCHL, joining sophomores Steven Fogarty (Penticton) and Mario Lucia (Penticton) and incoming freshman goaltender Chad Katunar (Penticton) ... one of two Canadians on the Notre Dame roster along with Katunar (Victoria, B.C.) ... is the fifth native of British Columbia to play at Notre Dame, joining Matt Amado `06 (Surrey), Tom Arkell `92 (Vernon), Tyson Fraser `00 (Surrey) and Katunar (Victoria) ... signed with the Irish in the late-signing period (April `10) along with goaltenders Joe Rogers and Steven Summerhays and forward Mike Voran.
AS A JUNIOR: Regular on the Irish defense who played in all 41 games ... had career highs with 12 assists and 13 points ... lone goal came on the power play ... was +4 on the season and had 10 penalties for 20 minutes ... recorded two games with two or more points ... picked up two assists in the first 14 games of the season before assisting on a career-high three goals in the 6-1 win over Lake Superior State (Dec. 1) ... scored his only goal of the season (ppg) with an assist for two-point night in 4-1 win at Bowling Green (Dec. 15) ... selected CCHA Gladiator defenseman of the week for his play in the win over Bowling Green ... picked up one assist in each game of the Irish sweep of Michigan (Feb. 8-9) ... equaled a career-best three-game point streak (0g, 3a) between Feb. 8-Feb. 15 ... played in all five postseason games with no points.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 40 games for the Irish in 2011-12 ... scored two goals and added five assists for seven points ... had just two penalties for four minutes ... was -6 for the season ... went without a point in the first 11 games of the season before scoring both his goals in back-to-back games ... broke a 40-game goal-less drought with a goal at 9:59 of the second period versus Western Michigan (Nov. 15) ... goal tied the game at 1-1 in a 3-2 Irish win ... was his first goal since scoring in his first career game (Oct. 10, 2010) ... followed up with a beautiful goal that gave Notre Dame a 2-1 lead in the second period of 3-2 overtime win against Boston College in "Dedication Game" for the Compton Family Ice Arena ... recorded assists versus Lake Superior (Nov. 25), Ferris State (Dec. 10), at Alaska (Jan. 28), versus Bowling Green (Feb. 4) and against Michigan State (Feb. 24) ... played in four postseason games but did not have any points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 31 games for the Irish as a rookie, scoring a goal with eight assists for nine points ... had two penalties for four minutes and was +9 for the season ... got his collegiate career off to a fast start with a three-game point streak (1g-2a) ... picked up the first point of his career with an assist in season-opening win over Holy Cross in the Warrior Ice Breaker Classic ... scored his first career goal in the championship game, a 5-4 loss to Boston University (Oct. 10) ... ran the streak to three straight with an assist in a 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 14) ... picked up six assists the remainder of the season ... had back-to-back assists in win and loss at Miami (Dec. 3-4) ... also had back-to-back assist games in the CCHA second-round playoff series against Lake Superior with helpers in games two and three ... saw action in eight postseason games with two assists for two points.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Sullivan Heights Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia ... played two seasons of junior hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Cowichan Valley Capitals ... finished fourth in scoring during the `09-'10 season with six goals and 31 assists for 37 points in 59 games ... added three power-play goals and 44 penalty minutes as the Capitals finished seventh in the Mainland Division of the BCHL with a 25-32-3 record ... Cowichan Valley lost in the opening round of the playoffs to Powell River, four games to one ... played in the 2010 BCHL all-star game ... played half a season in `08-'09 with Cowichan Valley, seeing action in 25 games, getting one goal with six assists for seven points and six penalty minutes ... played junior B hockey for the Richmond Sockeyes in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League (PIJHL) in `07-'08 ... played in 47 games with 8 goals and 22 assists for 30 points ... full name is Shayne Samuel Taker ... son of Sam and Denise Taker ... has one sister, Bria ... born in Vancouver, British Columbia ... majoring in psychology in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters.