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.
Won his second monogram at Notre Dame during the 2011-12 season ... last name pronounced Tacker ... saw his game continue to improve in his second season ... continues to add weight to his 6-4 frame with hard work in the Irish strength and conditioning program ... strong skating defenseman who handles the puck well ... has good instincts and makes a good first pass out of his zone ... will look to add some "growl" to his game and become more of a physical force on the Notre Dame blue line ... continues to improve all aspects of his game ... knows how to use his size and reach to break up opposing offensive rushes ... will look to become more involved with the offense this season ... played in all 40 games as a sophomore, scoring a pair of goals with five assists for seven points ... has played in 71 career games with three goals and 13 assists, good for 16 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 three Irish players to play in the BCHL, joining incoming freshmen Steven Fogarty (Penticton) and Mario Lucia (Penticton) ... lone Canadian on the Notre Dame roster for the 2012-13 season ... becomes the fourth native of British Columbia to play at Notre Dame, joining Matt Amado `06 (Surrey), Tom Arkell `92 (Vernon) and Tyson Fraser `00 (Surrey) ... 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 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 ... is majoring in psychology in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters.