The Irish hockey team was victorious over Bowling Green at the Compton Family Ice Arena on March 2nd on senior night.
Two-time monogram winner at Notre Dame ... will look to bounce back from an injury-filled sophomore campaign ... high-energy player who is relentless ... constant threat to make something happen on the ice ... plays the game with reckless abandon and is fearless on the ice ... strong forechecker who can give opponents fits as they attempt to move the puck out of their own zone ... strong on faceoffs and is an outstanding penalty killer ... has good offensive skills due to his speed and skating ability ... will look to take another step in his game and add to the Notre Dame offensive attack in his junior season ... played in just 26 games a year ago, scoring three times with two assists for five points ... in two seasons has seen action in 67 games, scoring eight goals with nine assists for 17 points ... among his eight goals are two game winners ... picked up 16 penalties for 67 minutes and is +8 for his career ... selected along with teammate Vince Hinostroza to the 2014 U.S. World Junior National Team ... had two assists in five games and was +4 for the tournament played in Malmo, Sweden ... spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan (2010-12) ... one of seven alums on the Notre Dame roster from the NTDP ... selected in the fourth round, 100th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals ... entered the draft ranked 81st overall by NHL Central Scouting ... first native of Italy and fourth player born on foriegn soil, joining Calle Ridderwall '11 (Sweden), Robin Bergman (Sweden) and Peter Schneider (Austria), to play hockey for the Irish ... signed a national letter of intent to attend Notre Dame in the fall of 2011 along with Sam Herr, Vince Hinostroza, Mario Lucia and Justin Wade.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 26 of the team's 40 games during the 2013-14 season ... injured twice during the season, missing 10 games the first time and four the second ... scored three goals with two assists for five points ... had one game winner ... had six penalties for 12 minutes ... even for the season in plus-minus rankings ... first goal of the season was the game winner in 3-0 shutout win at Western Michigan (Oct. 12) ... injured on Oct. 25 in game at Minnesota Duluth ... missed the next 10 games before returning to the lineup on Nov. 15 versus Merrimack ... was injured again on Jan. 11 versus Alabama Huntsville and missed four games ... returned to the roster on Jan. 31 at New Hampshire ... scored second point of the season (an assist) in 2-0 shutout win over Boston University (Feb. 21) ... had only multiple-point game of the season with a goal and an assist in 7-2 win over Boston College in game one of the Hockey East quarterfinals ... final goal of the year tied the game at 3-3 versus St. Cloud State in NCAA West Regional (Mar. 29), a game the Irish would lose 4-3 in overtime ... in six postseason games had two goals and one assist for three points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 41 games as a rookie for the Irish in 2012-13 ... scored five goals with seven assists for 12 points ... had one game-winning goal ... was +8 on the season and had 10 penalties for 31 minutes ... had one game with two or more points on the year ... scored a goal in his second game, the game-winning marker in the 3-2 win over Nebraska Omaha (Oct. 13) in the championship game of the Ice Breaker Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri ... second goal of the season was Notre Dame's lone goal in a 3-1 loss at then-No. 1 Boston College (Nov. 9) ... third goal of the year came in a 5-1 win at Michigan State (Dec. 8) ... had a key goal to help the Irish snap a five-game losing streak in the 5-2 win over Ferris State (Jan. 26) ... fifth and final goal of the year came in 2-2 overtime tie at Ohio State (Feb. 2) ... had two assists in 7-4 win over Michigan (Feb. 8) and added a single assist in 6-4 win the following night ... earned CCHA Gongshow rookie of the week honors with three assists and a +3 rating in sweep of Michigan ... games were part of a career-best, five-game point streak (2g, 4a) from Jan. 26 to Feb. 9 ... had one assist in the CCHA semifinals versus Ohio State (March 23) ... played in five postseason games with one point.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Selected along with teammate Vince Hinostroza to the 2014 U.S. World Junior National Team ... had two assists in five games and was +4 for the tournament that was played in Malmo, Sweden ... two-time invitee to the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, New York (2012 and 2013) ... spent two seasons with USA Hockey's National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan ... served as an alternate captain with the Under-18 team in 2011-12 scoring 10 goals with 11 assists for 21 points ... picked up 22 penalty minutes in 55 games played ... member of gold-medal winning team at the Under-18 World Championships ... served as co-captain of the Under-17 team in 2010-11 where he had seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points in 49 games ... helped his team to the gold medal at the 2011 Under-18 Vlad Dzurilla tournament, recording three assists ... member of Under-17 World Hockey Challenge team that won the silver medal in 2010 portion of the season ... one of seven players on the Irish roster to come through the National Developmental Program ... one of 34 players all-time from the national program to play at Notre Dame.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, while playing for the U.S. National Team program ... also attended Downers Grove North High School as a freshman and sophomore ... product of the Chicago Mission Midget program ... in his final season (2009-10) had 29 goals and 41 assists for 70 points ... was born in Italy and moved to Illinois along with his mother and brother, Theo, to play hockey for the Chicago Mission when he was 12 ... full name is Thomas DiPauli ... son of Alexander and Christina DiPauli ... has one brother, Theo, and one sister, Sandra ... brother is a junior playing college hockey at Union College ... born in Caldaro, Italy ... marketing major in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.