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Notre Dame Hockey Coach Jeff Jackson Awarded With Honorary Monogram

Since taking over in 2005, Jackson has led the Irish to three Mason Cup titles and a pair of Frozen Four appearances.

Aug 28, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The second Notre Dame Pro Hockey Camp kicked off with a surprise presentation on Monday evening at the Compton Family Ice Arena.

Following a casual barbeque dinner in O'Brien's, senior associate athletics director and hockey administrator Tom Nevala ('90, manager) thanked the hockey Monogram winners who were back on campus, as well as the Monogram Club, which sponsored the dinner.

Nevala also spoke about the Club's letter jacket ceremony, a new tradition which was started in 2008 to honor first-time Monogram winners. Throughout the 97-year history of the organization, the Club has awarded a number of honorary Monograms as well, bestowing the honor upon individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to Notre Dame and had a significant impact on the University's student-athletes or athletic programs.

In recognition of his accomplishments and dedication to Notre Dame over the past eight years, the Monogram Club awarded its latest honorary Monogram to Fighting Irish hockey head coach Jeff Jackson. Executive Director Beth Hunter and University Vice President/Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick ('76) joined Nevala in presenting Jackson with his letter jacket and scroll.

Since arriving in South Bend in 2005, Jackson has transformed the Fighting Irish into one of college hockey's elite programs, winning the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) regular season title in 2006-07 and 2008-09, while also collecting three Mason Cup championships, in 2007, 2009, and most recently, this spring, with a 3-1 victory over Michigan.


 

 

Undoubtedly, the highlight of Jackson's tenure thus far came during the 2007-08 season, when the Fighting Irish made a sensational run to the Frozen Four in Denver, Colo., upsetting No. 1-ranked Michigan, 5-4, in overtime, before ultimately falling to Boston College in the championship game.

Three years later, the Roseville, Mich. native led Notre Dame back to the national semifinals in St. Paul, Minn., where they lost to eventual champion Minnesota-Duluth.

After posing for a photo with Hunter, Swarbrick and Nevala, Jackson said a few words to several of his former student-athletes who were members of those Frozen Four squads, expressing his gratitude for the contributions they had made to the program.

"You guys were a big reason why we had this building [Compton Family Ice Arena] built, and you will be the foundation of why we win a national championship," Jackson said. "It's going to come. It's going to happen, and hopefully sooner than later. You guys were a huge part of that and I owe you this--having the opportunity to wear this ND­--which is extremely special to me, and I know is special to you."

A 1978 and 1979 graduate of Michigan State, Jackson's coaching career has included stops at Lake Superior State, where he won a pair of NCAA titles, a four-year stay as coach and senior director with the U.S. National Developmental Program, three season as the head coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm, and two as an assistant on an NHL bench, with the New York Islanders.

Event Calendar

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October 1
5:05 PM
USNTDP
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 6
7:35 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 7
7:05 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 13
7:35 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 14
7:05 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 19
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 20
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 26
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 27
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 3
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 4
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 10
7:35 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 11
7:05 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 17
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 18
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 24
7:35 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 25
7:05 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
December 1
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 2
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 8
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
December 9
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
January 5
7:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
January 7
5:05 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 19
7:35 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 20
7:05 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 26
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
January 27
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
February 2
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 3
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 9
7:35 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 10
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 16
7:35 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 18
5:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
February 23
7:35 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 24
7:05 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
March 2
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Big Ten Tournament First Round
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March 10
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
Campus Sites
March 17
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Championship
Campus Sites
March 23
TBA
NCAA Regional
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April 5
TBA
NCAA Frozen Four
St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
April 7
TBA
NCAA Championship
St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)

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