Dan Colleran | February 6, 2017
Battling injuries, illness and adversity all weekend, the No. 17 Fighting Irish put together a complete team effort on Saturday night at the Compton Family Ice Arena (4,744) and erased a one-goal deficit to defeat No. 12 Vermont, 4-1, for a three point weekend in the Hockey East standings.
Notre Dame used four goal scorers, including Andrew Oglevie, Jordan Gross, Mike O’Leary and Cal Burke, en route to the victory.
With the win, the Irish (15-9-4, 8-5-3) moved into a tie for third in the Hockey East standings, while Vermont (16-9-3, 8-6-2) ended the night tied for fourth.
How It Happened
Notre Dame generated a lot of chances in the first period, but it was Vermont that took a 1-0 lead to the locker room on a Matt O’Donnell goal, scored at 14:00.
Petersen was forced to make a breakaway save on Vermont’s Craig Puffer at 7:13 of the first for one of his best saves of the night.
Oglevie tied the game, 1-1, at 14:50 of the second period with his 16th goal of the season. He picked up a loose puck in the defensive zone after a Vermont shot, rushed through the neutral zone and fired high past Catamount goaltender Stefanos Lekkas. Jake Evans helped create the chance by bursting down the center of the offensive zone and occupying the Catamount defenseman on the 2-on-1 chance.