Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.
Has earned three monograms in his first three seasons at Notre Dame ... will team with fellow senior Joe Rogers and freshman Chad Katunar to give Notre Dame a talented trio of goaltenders ... took over as the squad's number one goaltender in 2012-13 and turned in an outstanding season ... has the ability and talent to be one of the top goaltenders in all of college hockey ... has become a consistent and steady goaltender ... athletic, butterfly-style goaltender ... knows how to cover a great deal of the net ... quick on his skates ... moves well around the crease ... controls rebounds and has shown the ability to play with traffic in front of the net ... competitive player who is a proven winner ... appeared in a career-high 36 games as a junior, making 35 starts ... was 21-12-2 overall with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage with four shutouts ... led all CCHA goaltenders with 21 wins ... was 4-0 in the CCHA tournament and 4-1-0 in the postseason ... became the seventh goaltender in Notre Dame history to win 20 or more games in a season joining Jordan Pearce (30 in `08-'09), David Brown (30 in `06-'07), Lance Madson (24 in `87-'88), Pearce (23 in `07-'08), Mark Kronholm (20 in `72-'73) and teammate Mike Johnson (20 in `01-'11) ... has now played in 68 games over his first two seasons, making 62 starts ... has a career record of 36-24-3 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage with six shutouts ... joined the Irish after a standout career with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... was a teammate of fellow senior David Gerths with the Gamblers ... one of two Alaskans on the Notre Dame roster along with junior Austin Wuthrich (Anchorage) ... one of 20 USHL alums on the Irish roster ... signed with the Irish in the late-signing period (April `10) along with Rogers, defenseman Shayne Taker and forward Mike Voran.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 36 games for the Irish, making 35 starts ... was 21-12-2 overall with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage with four shutouts ... played a career-high 2,085:35 minutes ... stopped 793 shots on the year ... picked up first two assists of his career ... was 13-7-2 with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage with two shutouts in CCHA games ... won his first two starts of the year at the Ice Breaker Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. ... shutout Maine (Oct. 12) in opening game, stopping all 22 shots he faced ... stopped 28-30 shots in championship game, 3-2 win, versus Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 13) ... selected to the Ice Breaker all-tournament team ... named CCHA goaltender of the week and Inside College Hockey .com national player of the week ... was 1-1 in the weekend series with Minnesota Duluth ... made 17 saves in 3-1 loss in series opener but bounced back with 33 saves in 4-1 win on Oct. 19 ... notched fourth win of the season with 22 saves in 5-2 win at Northern Michigan (Oct. 26) ... selected CCHA Gongshow goaltender of the month for October ... was 4-1-0 with a 1.61 goals-against average, a .938 save percentage and one shutout ... was 1-1 to open November, splitting a pair of games with Western Michigan ... had 22 saves in 3-2 home loss to the Broncos (Nov. 2) ... recorded his second shutout of the year on Nov. 4, making 14 saves in 4-0 whitewashing of Western Michigan ... picked up second loss of the month as Irish fell 3-1 at No. 1 Boston College (Nov. 9) ... led Notre Dame to a sweep at Michigan, stopping 52-of-54 shots in 3-1 and 4-1 wins Nov. 15-16 ... named CCHA goaltender of the week for helping the Irish to just the fourth sweep at Yost Arena in the program's history ... split a pair of games at home versus North Dakota ... had 15 saves in 2-1 loss on Nov. 23 then bounced back with 30-save night in 5-2 win on Nov. 24 ... closed the month with 18 saves in 3-2 win at home against Lake Superior State (Nov. 30) ... came on in relief in game two of Lake Superior series when Mike Johnson was injured late in second period ... played 25:37, stopping all 13 shots he faced in 6-1 win over the Lakers (Dec. 1) ... helped Irish to a sweep at Michigan State ... stopped 22-of-24 shots in 3-2 win (Dec. 7) ... kicked out 29-of-30 shots in 5-1 win the following night ... closed the first half of the season with an 18-save performance in 4-1 win at Bowling Green (Dec. 15) ... saw personal five-game winning streak snapped as Irish dropped 4-1 decision at No. 1 Minnesota (Jan. 8) ... made 22 stops while giving up three goals ... turned the tables three nights later by shutting out Michigan State at Munn Arena (Jan. 11) ... made 21 saves in recording third shutout of the year and fifth of his career ... gave up three goals on 24 shots the following night (Jan. 12) as Spartans took a 4-1 win ... suffered a pair of heartbreaking defeats at home against Alaska (Jan. 18-19) ... made 22 saves in 5-4 loss to the Nanooks with winning goal coming at 19:57 of the third period ... saw losing streak go to three straight in 2-1 loss (15 saves) to Alaska in game two (Jan. 19) ... surrendered two goals to Ferris State (Jan. 25) but the Irish offense scored just once in 3-1 loss at home ... helped right the ship the following night with 22 saves in 5-2 win over the Bulldogs that snapped a personal four-game losing streak ... victimized by a season-high four power-play goals against in a 6-3 loss at Ohio State (Feb. 1) ... got back on track in second game of the Michigan series as Notre Dame handed the Wolverines their fourth straight loss against the Irish with a 6-4 win ... again gave up just two goals in 3-1 loss at Miami (Feb. 15) ... rebounded to stop 22-of-23 shots on the big stage, in front of over 52,000 at the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago as the Irish beat the RedHawks, 2-1 ... helped Notre Dame to a pair of ties in road series at Western Michigan ... made 22 saves in 3-3 tie (Feb. 22) against the Broncos ... stopped two-of-four shots in shootout loss ... gave up one goal in game two of the series, making 25 saves in 1-1 tie ... stopped both shots in shootout as Irish picked up extra point with 2-0 victory ... closed the regular season with 32 saves in 4-1 win over Bowling Green (March 1) ... dominated the CCHA playoffs, going 4-0 with a 1.25 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage ... opened with a 1-0 shutout win over Bowling Green (March 15) in game one of CCHA quarterfinals, making 22 saves ... led the Irish to the sweep with 29 saves in game two in a 4-3 Notre Dame victory ... continued his hot play at Joe Louis Arena as he ended Ohio State's season with 16 saves in a 3-1 win over the Buckeyes in the semifinals ... helped Irish to the final CCHA Mason Cup championship with 21 saves in 3-1 win over Michigan ... victory was fifth straight over the Wolverines during the season ... saw 6-0-2 run come to an end in first round of the NCAA Championship as the Irish dropped a 5-1 decision to St. Cloud State in the Midwest Regional ... was named the CCHA Gongshow goaltender of the month for March ... in five postseason games, was 4-1-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage with one shutout.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 20 games for the Irish, making 17 starts ... was 10-8-0 overall with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage ... played 1,038:03 minutes with 425 saves on 467 shots ... recorded two shutouts in back-to-back games late in the season and had a career-high 124:35 shutout streak ... received Notre Dame's most improved player award following the season .... won his first start of the season, making 21 saves in a 5-3 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 8) ... lost his second start, a 4-3 decision in the final game at the Joyce Center to Ohio State (Oct. 15) ... gave up four goals in 31:08 with 11 saves ... came on in relief of Mike Johnson on Nov. 11 versus Alaska and shutout the Nanooks over the final 40 minutes in a come-from-behind, 5-4, win ... made 16 saves ... picked up his second consecutive win the following night (Nov. 12), beating Alaska, 3-2, in overtime, making 25 saves in the victory ... made first start since Nov. 12 versus Ferris State (Dec. 10), making 22 saves in a 4-1 win over the Bulldogs ... ran personal win streak to four games with a 5-2 win at home versus Boston University on New Year's Eve with 30 saves ... started the second half of the season with a 31-save night in 4-3 victory at Minnesota (Jan. 7) ... had five-game win streak snapped in a 3-2 loss (22 saves) at home to Western Michigan (Jan. 13) ... started both games of the Michigan series at the Compton Family Ice Arena ... stopped 30-of-31 shots in a 3-1 win on Jan. 20 ... dropped the second game with 22 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Wolverines (Jan. 21) ... was on the losing end of his next three starts dropping a 6-3 decision (seven saves in 28:23) to Alaska (Jan. 27) ... fell 3-2 at Bowling Green (Feb. 4), making 21 saves ... gave up two goals in first 5:24 of 5-1 loss at Ferris State (Feb. 11) ... bounced back from that game to play the best stretch of hockey in his career ... made 25 saves in recording first career shutout in 2-0 home win versus Michigan State (Feb. 24) ... posted second consecutive shutout in first game of first-round CCHA playoff series with 33 saves in 2-0 win over Ohio State ... first back-to-back shutouts for an Irish goaltender since March 18-19, 2009 ... won second game of Ohio State series with 31 saves in a 4-2 victory ... had a career-high 40 saves in 2-1 double-overtime loss at Michigan (March 9), playing 83:00 ... gave up three goals on 25 shots in season-ending, 3-1 loss to the Wolverines ... played in four postseason games, going 2-2 with a 1.61 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage and one shutout.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 12 games for the Irish, making 10 starts ... was 5-4-1 on the year with a 3.04 goals-against average and a .863 save percentage ... played 553:15 minutes with 177 saves on 195 shots on goal ... made collegiate debut in the championship game of the Warrior Ice Breaker Classic, facing Boston University ... made 19 saves in 5-4 loss to the Terriers ... picked up first collegiate win in his next start, a 3-2 home win versus Western Michigan (Oct. 29), making 19 saves ... won his third start with 10 saves in a 6-3 win at Bowling Green (Nov. 6) ... made his fourth start of the year at Miami (Dec. 4), giving up five goals on 15 shots in two periods in a 5-2 loss to the RedHawks ... fifth start of the year came in 10-2 win over Canisius (Dec. 29) ... came on in relief of Mike Johnson in 6-1 loss at Ohio State (Jan. 21), playing final 14:39 with two goals against on 14 shots ... gave up two goals on 15 shots in 2-2 overtime tie versus Miami (Jan. 29) ... earned Notre Dame the shootout point with three consecutive saves before T.J. Tynan got the winner for the Irish ... notched his fourth win of the year in 5-1 win over Bowling Green (13 saves) ... made a career-best 29 saves in 5-2 win at Ferris State (Feb. 19) ... got the start in the regular-season finale versus Western Michigan (Feb. 26) ... gave up two goals on 15 shots in opening period as Irish fell, 2-0 ... saw action in both games of the CCHA tournament in Detroit ... came on in relief of Mike Johnson in semifinals versus Miami, stopping all six shots he faced in final 16:25 of 6-2 loss ... made the start in third-place game versus Michigan, making 19 saves in 4-2 loss ... played in two postseason games and was 0-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska ... product of the Alaska Stars hockey organization ... left Alaska after his sophomore year to play hockey with the Belle Tire AAA program in Michigan where he spent two seasons ... was selected by the Green Bay Gamblers in the 2008 USHL Entry Draft in the 18th round, 155th overall ... was the top goaltender in the USHL in `09-'10 as he helped the Gamblers to the Anderson Cup regular-season title with a 45-10-5 record and the Clark Cup playoff championship ... selected as the USHL goaltender of the year and first-team USHL all-star goaltender ... was 31-2-3 overall with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in the regular season ... in the postseason was 9-3 with a 2.22 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage ... his 31 regular-season wins and 2.17 goals against led the USHL while his save percentage was second best ... set a USHL record when he won 20 consecutive games between Nov. 20 and Feb. 26 ... selected as the starting goaltender in the 2010 USHL all-star game ... in his two seasons with the Gamblers, never lost a home game, going 25-0-4 at Green Bay's Resch Center ... played in 23 games in his first year with the Gamblers in `08-'09, going 15-6-1 with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage, helping the team to an Anderson Cup regular-season title ... full name is Steven Michael Summerhays ... son of Ron and Angela Summerhays ... has two brothers and two sisters ... born in Anchorage, Alaska ... finance major in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.