Notre Dame Athletics | November 29, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame hockey team extended its win streak to four games with a 2-1 overtime victory over Northern Michigan University Tuesday night at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Cal Burke netted the game winner on the power play 1:06 into the extra frame to seal the victory.
After a fairly even first period, freshman Alex Steeves put the Irish on the board with 44.8 seconds left in the first to give the Irish 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. They carried the one-goal advantage until Northern Michigan scored on the power play with 21 seconds to go in the middle period.
The Irish controlled the final frame of regulation by outshooting the visitors 15-3, but were unable to convert the go-ahead goal and the two sides headed to overtime.
Northern Michigan's Troy Loggins was called for elbowing just 36 seconds into the extra stanza. On the power play, the Irish held the puck in the offensive zone, testing the Wildcat penalty kill unit once again and broke through with the game winner on Burke's team-leading eighth goal of the season. The goal came on Notre Dame's seventh power-play of the night.
Junior goaltender Cale Morris made 18 saves in Tuesday night's victory over the Wildcats.
Atte Tolvanen finished the night with 34 saves on 36 shots for Northern Michigan as he was a key component to the Northern Michigan penalty kill.
Both teams capitalized once with the man advantage. The Wildcats converted on their second power play chance in the final minute of the middle frame before the Irish responded in overtime with Burke's game-winning tally on the power play.
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