The Irish come back from being down 3-0 to win the game 5-4.
Three-time monogram winner for the Irish who continues to develop into a top, all-around college hockey player ... team player who will serve as one of Notre Dame's team leaders in 2007-08 ... turned in a career campaign during his junior year ... is one of the top two-way players in the CCHA ... one of 40 candidates for the 2007 Hobey Baker Award ... versatile player who can play all three forward positions ... saw action in every situation for the Irish the past two seasons ... highly skilled player with outstanding hands and the ability to make smart plays ... a key member of Notre Dame's top power-play unit ... has excellent size and strength ... tough to knock off the puck ... strong in the corners and in front of the net ... played in all 42 games for the Irish as a junior, finishing second in goals (18), sixth in assists (16) and fourth in points (34) ... has never missed a game at Notre Dame, playing in 116 consecutive games with 29 goals and 39 assists for 68 career points ... selected as Notre Dame's most-improved player for the 2005-06 season ... one of six former Tri-City Storm players on the Irish roster along with fellow senior Brian D'Arcy, juniors Christian Hanson and Luke Lucyk, sophomore Kyle Lawson and freshman Calle Ridderwall ... D'Arcy, Hanson Lucyk and Van Guilder were key members in the Storm's 2003-04 run to the USHL's Anderson Cup title (regular season) and trip to the Clark Cup finals ... one of 20 USHL alums playing for the Irish ... signed in the late signing period (April `04) along with Evan Rankin and D'Arcy ... one of four Minnesota natives on the Notre Dame roster joining junior Garrett Regan (Hastings), sophomore Ryan Thang (Edina) and freshman Ryan Guentzel (Woodbury) ... one of 88 Minnesota natives to earn a monogram with the Irish hockey program ... second Roseville, Minn., native to play for the Notre Dame hockey team, joining former Irish defenseman Bill Green `69-'73 ... Dean's List selection for the first time in spring of `07.
AS A JUNIOR: Became one of Notre Dame's go-to-guys during 2006-07 as he played in all 42 games, scoring 18 goals with 16 assists for 34 points ... four goals came on the power play and one was a game winner ... had 13 penalties for 26 minutes ... 103 shots on goal ranked third on the team ... was +10 on the season ... named one of 40 candidates for the 2007 Hobey Baker Award ... had eight multiple-point games and three games with two or more goals ... got the season off to a fast start with two goals and one assist in season-opening 6-1 home win over Minnesota State on Oct. 12 ... followed that with second career hat trick in 7-1 win versus No. 1 ranked Boston College on Oct. 20 ... followed with two-assist game in 6-1 win at Providence the following night ... recorded fourth two-point night with a goal (game winner) and an assist in 4-2 win at Ohio State (Nov. 3) ... fifth multi-point contest came a week later at Bowling Green with goal and assist in 5-2 home win ... added a single goal the following night in a 4-0 shutout win versus the Falcons ... started a six-game point streak (5g-4a) on Dec. 2 against Alaska ... scored once in 3-1 win and then followed with a two-goal game in 6-2 Irish win on Dec. 3 ... recorded three assists in weekend sweep of Michigan (Dec. 8 and 10) ... closed December with a goal and an assist in 4-3 win over Northern Michigan on Dec. 30 at Ft. Wayne ... then added a goal in series finale versus Wildcats at Joyce Center in 4-2 win ... was named honorable mention RBK Financial Group CCHA player of the month for December ... went six games without a goal before striking once in each game of weekend series with Miami (Jan. 26-27) ... closed the regular season on a three-game goal streak and four-game point streak (3g, 1a) ... set up Garrett Regan's game-winning goal in 3-2 overtime win at Alaska ... scored one goal in each of final two games against Ferris State (Feb. 23-24) ... scored final goal of the season in game one of CCHA second round playoffs, a 7-1 win over Alaska ... had one goal and one assist in six postseason games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Blossomed into one of Notre Dame's top offensive threats in `05-'06 ... played in all 36 games, ranking third in team scoring with eight goals and 18 assists for 26 points ... scored six times on the power play and added a short-handed tally ... collected one game winner ... whistled for three penalties resulting in six minutes ... was fourth on the squad with 75 shots on goal ... had a .107 shooting percentage ... had an even +/- rating ... failed to pick up a point in first two games at Colorado College and Denver ... had an assist in 5-3 loss to Princeton and then scored his first power-play goal of the year in 2-0 win over the Tigers on Oct. 29 ... ran point streak (1g, 3a) to three games with a pair of assists in 8-5 loss to Michigan on Nov. 4 ... after having streak stopped in 4-2 loss at Michigan, got back on the scoresheet with assists in each game of weekend sweep of Bowling Green ... ran scoring streak to three games (1g, 2a) with a power-play marker in 2-2 tie at Miami on Nov. 18 ... went four games without a point before getting a career-best three assists in 3-0 win at home versus Western Michigan (Dec. 3) ... did not score again in `05 portion of the schedule but opened `06 with a big weekend at Nebraska-Omaha ... had second, three-point game (1g, 2a) of the season in a 4-1 win versus the Mavericks ... goal was a second-period short-handed marker that gave Notre Dame a 3-1 lead ... added an assist the following night in a 2-2 tie ... picked up his fourth goal of the season in come-from-behind 4-3 win at Northern Michigan on Jan. 21... first-period power-play goal gave Irish a 1-0 lead ... started a career-high five-game point streak (4g, 5a) with assists in both games of Michigan State series ... added a goal and two assists in weekend sweep of Ferris State (Feb. 10-11) ... picked up two assists in 4-1 win and then had game-winning power-play goal the following night in 3-2 win at Ferris State ... closed out streak on Feb. 17 in 7-4 win against Bowling Green ... had first-career hat trick and four-point game in road win versus Falcons ... two goals came on the power play ... had final point of the season in 4-1 win over Alaska Fairbanks in final Irish win of the season ... held scoreless in two CCHA playoff games.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of seven players to play in all 38 games during the 2004-05 season ... scored three goals with five assists for eight points ... two of three goals came on the power play ... received eight penalties for 16 minutes ... tied for third on team with 70 shots on goal ... first goal was lone Irish goal in 3-1 loss to Bowling Green on Nov. 4 ... turned in back-to-back assist games with helpers in wins at Western Michigan and Alaska Fairbanks ... assisted on Michael Bartlett power-play tally in 6-1 loss at Michigan on Dec. 3 ... assisted on Noah Babin goal in 1-1 tie at Lake Superior State on Jan. 7 ... went seven games before getting his second goal of the year in 6-2 loss at Bowling Green (Jan. 29) ... had first multiple-point game of career with a goal and an assist versus Ferris State on Feb. 11 for last two points of the season.
PREP & PERSONAL: Played two seasons of junior hockey with the Tri-City Storm ... in `03-'04 was fifth in scoring with 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points in 60 regular-season games ... had three power-play goals and four game winners among his 17 tallies ... added three goals and two assists in 11 playoff games ... in 2002-03, his first season in Tri-City, had 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points in 58 games ... graduated from Roseville High School where he lettered in football, hockey and lacrosse ... helped lead Roseville to conference championships as a junior and senior for coach Steve Sertich ... two-time all-Conference selection ... was team captain and team MVP as a senior when he scored 23 goals with 33 assists for 56 points ... finalist for Minnesota's Mr. Hockey Award in 2001-02 ... two-year letter winner in football at free safety ... was selected the team's defensive MVP as a senior after leading Roseville in tackles and intercepting six passes ... selected all-Conference and all-State as a senior ... picked up four letters in lacrosse where he played midfield/attack ... helped lead Roseville to a pair of Minnesota lacrosse state championships ... two-time team captain, team MVP and all-State selection as a junior and senior in lacrosse... had 27 goals and 18 assists in 11 games his final year ... selected Pioneer Press Male Athlete of the Year for 2002 ... full name is Mark David Van Guilder ... son of Mark and Elizabeth Van Guilder ... has one brother and two sisters ... born January 17, 1984, in Minneapolis, Minn. ... sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters.