Dec. 3, 2016
By Dan Colleran
Andrew Oglevie also scored for the Irish, who improved to 8-6-2 (4-3-1 HEA) with the win, while Massachusetts moved to 4-8-2 (2-6-1 HEA).
Petersen's 22 saves included four big saves when the Irish killed off overlapping penalties in the first period, including 35 seconds of a 5-on-3 advantage. Petersen's shutout was his second of the season and the seventh of his career.
The Irish finished 0-for-2 on the power play, but also held Massachusetts to a 0-for-5 mark on the power play.
In net, Ryan Wischow made 33 saves for the Minutemen as Notre Dame outshot UMass 36-22.
COACH JACKSON'S THOUGHTS
On what was better about tonight's game ...
"I thought we put in a better effort tonight. After last night when we lost a lot of races and battles, I thought we were better in those areas tonight, which we have to be if we're going to be a good team."
On scoring first ...
"The first goal is really important in any hockey game and something we have had a difficult time doing. We tried to put a little more emphasis on it, we've been a pretty good second period team and a good third period team so it is important to get off to better starts and not put ourselves in a hole."
On Cal Petersen's play ...
"The shutout was good for Cal.He had a tough night last night. Last year he played the whole season and saved his best for the second half of the year so I have full confidence he's going to have a great second half. But we have one more game here in the first semester to focus on [against Boston College] and he'll have to focus real well for that one."
NOTRE DAME SCORING
1-0 | Andrew Oglevie gave the Irish a 1-0 lead at 19:18 of the first period when he battled to get to a rebound in front and hammered it low past Ryan Wischow for his seventh goal of the season. Dennis Gilbert took the original shot from the point, while Anders Bjork also earned an assist on the play.
2-0 | Jake Evans fired a slap shot high past Wischow for his fourth goal of the season at 4:01 of the second period. Tony Bretzman started the play by putting a shot on goal and then Cam Morrison kept the play alive in front before Evans got to the puck to Wischow's left.
The Fighting Irish will return home and play host to No. 3/4 Boston College at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Compton Family Ice Arena. The game will be televised by NBCSN.
To purchase tickets visit UND.com/BuyTickets.
NOTRE DAME - UMASS GAME TWO NOTES
- Junior goaltender Cal Petersen made his 66th-consecutive start in the Notre Dame net.
- Jordan Gross skated in his 95th-consecutive game, dating back to the first game of his freshman season.
- With two goals, Jake Evans posted his fourth multi-point game of the season and the 15th of his career.
- Skating in his fourth game of the season, Tony Bretzman notched an assist for his first point of the season.
- Notre Dame improved to 5-0-0 when leading after two periods of play this season.
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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men's hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College ('06 & '08G).