Evans Leads Notre Dame Past Miami In Overtime, 3-2
Freshman forward Jake Evans has two goals and assist for Fighting Irish

Freshman forward Jake Evans had two goals and an assist for the Fighting Irish
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 5:36  MIA1-0 EV Cody Murphy (6) -
2nd 18:52  MIA2-0 EV Conor Lemirande (1)Riley Barber/9, Austin Czarnik/18
3rd 13:17  NDM1-2 EV Jordan Gross (3)Jake Evans/7
3rd 19:37  NDM2-2 EV EA Jake Evans (4)Mario Lucia/4, Connor Hurley/6
OT 4:14.7 NDM3-2 EV GW Jake Evans (5)Connor Hurley/7, Justin Wade/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Notre Dame  00213
Miami  02002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Notre Dame  81212234
Miami  793120
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Notre Dame (9-8-2)  0/8 7/14 0
Miami (11-6-0)  0/5 10/20 0
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Cal Petersen (W, 5-5-1)63:362 773118
Empty Net0:380      
Miami Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Ryan McKay (L, 0-4-0)64:063 81210131
Empty Net0:080      

ESTERO, Fla. - Down 2-0 with 6:43 remaining in the third period against No. 6 Miami University, the University of Notre Dame hockey team scored two goals in the game's final minutes, and then a third with 46 seconds remaining in overtime to stun the RedHawks in game one of the Florida College Hockey Classic at Germain Arena.

Many heroes appeared for the Irish in the comeback win, but maybe none more so than freshman right winger Jake Evans, who found the back of the net for the game-tying and game-winning goals while also assisting on Notre Dame's first lamp lighter.

In goal, freshman Cal Petersen (5-5-1) gave up a pair of second-period goals, but held a talented Miami squad at bay for much of the contest, finishing with 18 saves to earn his fifth win of the year.

Notre Dame has now beaten the RedHawks two games in a row, with the last victory before Sunday coming at Chicago's Soldier Field in the Hockey City Classic (2-1) February 17, 2013. It was the highest ranked win for the Irish since a 4-2 victory over No. 2 Boston College in game three of last season's Hockey East quarterfinals.

The comeback also bucked a few early-season trends, as the Irish picked up their first win of the year when the opponent scored first (0-6-0) and when the opponent led after one period (0-5-0). Notre Dame claimed its second win of the year when trailing after two periods (2-7-0).

Notre Dame is now 3-0 since the beginning of December after a tough November stretch.

With the win, the Irish (9-8-2) advance to the championship game of the two-day tournament and will play either Cornell or Lake Superior State at 7:35 p.m. ET Monday.