Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.
Has earned a pair of monograms in his first two seasons at Notre Dame ... teams with senior Mike Johnson and junior Joe Rogers to give Notre Dame a talented trio of goaltenders ... took a big step in his development during the 2011-12 campaign, moving into the top spot among Irish goaltenders ... winner of Notre Dame's most improved player award following the `11-'12 season ... became more consistent and confident in all aspects of his game ... 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 20 games as a sophomore, making 17 starts, including all four playoff games ... led the Irish with 10 wins while going 10-8-0 for the year ... owned a 2.43 goals-against average with a .910 save percentage and two shutouts .... has now played in 32 games over his first two seasons, making 27 starts ... has a career record of 15-12-1 with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage with two shutouts ... played in 12 games, making 10 starts ... joined the Irish after a standout career with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... was a teammate of fellow juniors David Gerths and Anders Lee with the Gamblers ... one of two Alaskans on the Notre Dame roster along with sophomore Austin Wuthrich (Anchorage) ... one of 17 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 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 ... his next two appearances were in relief of Johnson as he played 30:01 in a 5-2 loss at Lake Superior State (Nov. 26) and 39:54 in a 9-2 loss to Northeastern (Dec. 2) ... 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 ... started opening game at Alaska (Jan. 27) and lasted just 28:23, giving up four goals on 11 shots in 6-3 loss to the Nanooks ... was on the losing end of a 3-2 decision at Bowling Green (Feb. 4), making 21 saves ... made his shortest start of the year at Ferris State on Feb. 11 as he gave up two goals in first 5:24 in 5-1 loss to the Bulldogs ... 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 whitewashing of Ohio State ... first time an Irish goaltender had back-to-back shutouts since March 18-19, 2009 ... first playoff shutout for the Irish since Jordan Pearce blanked Nebraska-Omaha, 1-0, on March 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) ... played first two periods, giving up one goal on 15 shots ... 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) ... stole Notre Dame a point in shootout as he stopped three of the nation's top scorers - Reilly Smith, Carter Camper and Andy Miele - on penalty shots 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 ... became a YouTube sensation in `09-'10 after his March 22 fight with Chicago Steel goaltender Nick Pisellini prior to the start of a shoot out ... 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.