The Notre Dame Hockey team took down Lake Superior State, 5-2, on November 15 at the Joyce Center.
Three-time monogram winner at Notre Dame ... played a key role for the Irish over his last two seasons between center and left wing ... one of the team's unsung heroes on the way to 2009 CCHA championship ... played in 38 games, scoring a career-high nine goals with six assists for 15 points ... had two power-play goals and two game winners on the year ... was +7 overall ... winner of Notre Dame's Charles "Lefty" Smith Coaches' Award that is presented to the unsung hero of the hockey team, a player who is unheralded, has overcome adversity and shows loyalty and commitment to his teammates, Notre Dame hockey and the University of Notre Dame ... played in 119 career games, scoring 15 goals with 29 assists for 44 points ... chipped in three power-play goals and three game winners ... one of 29 Notre Dame players from the state of Michigan to earn a monogram with the Irish.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 38 games during the 2008-09 season ... scored a career-high nine goals with six assists for 15 points ... point total equals a career high set in his sophomore season ... had two power-play goals and two game winners ... called for six penalties, resulting in 12 minutes ... took 47 shots and was +7 on the season ... winner of Notre Dame's Charles "Lefty" Smith Coaches' Award that is voted on by the coaching staff and is awarded to the team's unsung hero ... picked up his first goal of the season in the season-opening USA Hockey Hall of Fame game at Denver, a 5-2 loss to the Pioneers ... had a three-game point streak from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14 (0g, 5a) in wins over Boston College, Providence and Lake Superior ... scored goals in back-to-back wins at Bowling Green ... goal in 5-1 win home win (Nov. 21) versus Falcons was game winner ... fourth goal of year came in 3-1 win over Union in Shillelagh Tournament ... had one goal in 3-2 victory at Lake Superior State (Jan. 16) ... had only two-goal game of career in 9-5 win over Northern Michigan (Feb. 13) ... eighth goal of the season came in 5-0 win over Michigan State (Feb. 27) ... final goal of the season was the game winner in 1-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha in game two of CCHA playoffs.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 43 games for the Irish, scoring four goals with 10 assists for 14 points ... picked up seven penalties for 22 minutes ... scored one game-winning goal ... was +8 on the season ... picked up two assists in the 4-2 win over Bowling Green (Oct. 23) for the fourth multiple-point game of his career ... scored first goal of the season, the game winner in a 5-1 win at Western Michigan (Nov. 17) ... second goal of the season helped spark the Irish from a 3-0 deficit to a 4-3 win over RPI in the championship game of the Rensselaer Holiday Tournament (Nov. 24) ... third goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie at Princeton on the way to a 4-2 win (Dec. 7) ... fourth goal came at Michigan (Jan. 18) and staked the Irish to a 2-0 lead in a game they lost 3-2 ... helped set up two Ben Ryan power-play goals in a 4-1 win at Bowling Green (Jan. 26) for second two-assist game of the year ... helped set up Teddy Ruth's goal versus Michigan State in West Regional championship game that sealed the 3-1 victory ... had final two-assist game of the year when he set up Calle Ridderwall's first goal of the game and then the overtime game winner in the 5-4 win over Michigan in the first game of the Frozen Four ... in seven postseason games had no goals and four assists for four points.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 29 games for Notre Dame, scoring a pair of goals while adding 13 assists for 15 points ... had one power-play goal ... whistled for nine penalties resulting in 18 minutes ... had 39 shots on goal and was +9 for the year ... had a three-game point streak (0g, 3a) from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 ... set up Christian Hanson's game-winning goal in 2-0 win over Air Force in Lightning College Hockey Classic title game ... scored first career goal against Michigan State on Nov. 17 ... goal came at 10:49 of the second period and gave Notre Dame a 3-0 lead ... recorded first multiple-point game of career, setting up two goals in 3-0 shutout win at Western Michigan on Jan. 20 ... scored second goal of the season and first power-play marker at 11:02 of the third period versus Nebraska-Omaha on Feb. 9 ... had second multiple-point and assist game in 3-2 overtime win at Alaska on Feb. 17, setting up two Garrett Regan goals, including game winner in overtime ... set career high for assists and points in a game with three helpers in 7-1 win over Alaska in game one of CCHA quarterfinal series ... in six postseason games had no goals and four assists for four points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in nine games without scoring a point ... had nine shots on goal and was -2 on the season ... first collegiate action came on Oct. 29 in 2-0 win versus Princeton ... played in both games of series versus Minnesota State and Lake Superior ... did not play in CCHA playoffs against Alaska Fairbanks.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Traverse City West Senior High School in Traverse City, Mich. ... also attended Marquette Senior High School in Marquette, Mich., and Washburn Rural in Topeka, Kan. ... earned letters in hockey, tennis and soccer at Traverse City ... was team MVP, all-conference and all-city in hockey as a sophomore ... also selected to all-Region Dream Team and was Big North leading scorer ... played Midget AAA hockey for the Marquette Electricians ... helped team to Michigan state finals where they lost to Honeybaked ... won gold medal with Under-16 team and silver with Under-17 team ... started junior hockey career in 2002-03 with Topeka Scarecrows ... moved on to St. Louis for start of `03-'04 season before getting traded to Sioux Falls in Nov., `03 ... in final season at Sioux Falls (`04-'05) was seventh in team scoring with 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points ... full name is Justin Matthew White ... son of Brian and Lisa White ... has two sisters and one brother ... born on April 23, 1985, in Traverse City ... graduated from Notre Dame on May 17, 2009 with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.