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October 14, 2018
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One night after getting lit up by Mercyhurst, Cale Morris stopped all 22 shots he faced to give Notre Dame a 3-0 win over Providence and the IceBreaker Championship in Erie, Pa.
“This early in the season you are always trying to work on your game and get better, especially with the young group we have I was really excited with how we played tonight,” Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson said. “I thought we did a much better job with the puck, got some timely scoring and got good goaltending. That’s how we win.”
The teams played a scoreless first period that saw the Irish go 0-for-3 on the man advantage. With 5:55 left in the opening frame, Dylan Malmquist had a great look down low but Providence goaltender Hayden Hawkey turned it aside for one of his seven first-period saves.
Early in the second, Joe Wegwerth was quick to headman the puck from the neutral zone to offensive blue line, where Alex Steeves picked up the pass and broke in on Hawkey only to see his backhander denied.
The Irish finally broke the deadlock at 17:36 of the second when Andrew Peeke fired a shot from the top of the far circle that bounced off Wegwerth and past Hawkey for a 1-0 Notre Dame lead. The power-play goal, Wegwerth’s second in as many nights, was also assisted by Malmquist.
In the consolation game, Miami blanked Mercyhurst, 3-0. The Lakers, who put up six goals on Notre Dame on Friday, couldn’t get anything past Ryan Larkin, who made 21 saves.
Minnesota-Duluth 5, Michigan Tech 2
Minnesota-Duluth scored five goals in the second period, including four straight, to take control en route to the win over Michigan Tech.
UMD stars Riley Tufte and Dylan Samberg both scored in the game.
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