|1st||6:06||NDM||1-0||EV||Steven Fogarty (7)||Dylan Malmquist/4, Dennis Gilbert/7|
|1st||14:39||NDM||2-0||EV GW||Sam Herr (5)||Andy Ryan/7, Jake Evans/14|
|1st||19:27||NDM||3-0||EV||Dawson Cook (3)||Ben Ostlie/1, Jack Jenkins/1|
|2nd||11:38||NDM||4-0||EV||Anders Bjork (6)||Jake Evans/15, Bobby Nardella/8|
|2nd||13:20||NDM||5-0||EV||Andrew Oglevie (3)||Dylan Malmquist/5, Dennis Gilbert/8|
|2nd||16:19||NDM||6-0||PP||Mario Lucia (4)||Thomas DiPauli/10, Connor Hurley/7|
|2nd||17:15||NDM||7-0||EV||Dylan Malmquist (7)||Steven Fogarty/7|
|3rd||12:24||WMU||1-7||PP||Griffen Molino (6)||Matheson Iacopelli/3, Paul Stoykewych/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Western Michigan (7-11-1)||1/3||4/19||0|
|Notre Dame (10-4-6)||1/3||4/8||0|
|Western Michigan Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Lukas Hafner (L, 5-6-1)||51:38||4||14||12||8||34|
|Notre Dame Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cal Petersen (W, 10-4-6)||52:24||1||5||4||8||17|
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Goals for the University of Notre Dame hockey came fast and furious Friday night against interstate foe Western Michigan as the Irish scored three goals in the first period and four in the second to cruise to a commanding 7-1 victory over the Broncos in front of 5,027 fans at Compton Family Ice Arena.
Notre Dame (10-4-6) had seven different student-athletes find the back of the net against two different Bronco goalies. The Irish tied their season high for goals in a game, which was also accomplished in a 7-4 win at Penn State October 16. The margin of victory was the most since a 7-0 victory over Massachusetts March 8, 2015.
Only four goals were scored between the two teams in a 3-1 Notre Dame win during the last meeting at the end of November, but the Irish put up plenty more goals than that just by themselves in Friday's win.
Senior captain Steven Fogarty, senior Sam Herr and sophomore Dawson Cook all tallied goals in the first period to give the home fans plenty to cheer about.
After the first intermission, Notre Dame salted away the victory with a flurry of goals over the course of about six minutes. From 11:38 to 17:15 in the second frame, the Irish pounded the Bronco net to the tune of four goals. Sophomore Anders Bjork, freshman Andrew Oglevie, senior Mario Lucia (power play) and freshman Dylan Malmquist all tallied goals for the Irish in the frame.
The Irish held a commanding advantage in shots, 46-19, including a remarkable 38-9 margin in the first two periods.
Western Michigan scored its lone goal in the third period on a power play. Griffen Molino scored his sixth goal of the season with 7:29 left in the game.
Malmquist led the Irish with a goal and two assists. Fogarty added a goal and an assist, while freshman Dennis Gilbert and sophomore Jake Evans totaled two assists each.
Irish goalie Cal Peterson totaled 17 saves and allowed the one goal in 52:24 of ice time. Junior Chad Katunar recorded a save and 7:29 of ice time.
Western Michigan used two goalies without much success. Lukas Hafner suffered the loss after allowing four goals in 51:38 of action. Collin Olson allowed three goals in 8:22.
The two teams resume their weekend series at 8:05 p.m. (ET) Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan at Lawson Ice Arena. Fans can follow the action on CBS Sports Network or by listening to Darin Pritchett on New Country 99.9 FM or WatchND.tv.
-- Captain Steven Fogarty put the Irish up 1-0 at 6:06 of the first period by beating Western Michigan goalie Lukas Hafner glove side (upper right) after nice feeds from freshmen Dennis Gilbert and Dylan Malmquist. Gilbert fought through a crowd just over center ice to bullet a pass to Malmquist coming down the middle. Malmquist took the puck nearly all the way before passing at the last minute to Fogarty, who fired from the middle of the faceoff circle for a dandy of a goal.
-- Sophomore Jake Evans rifled a shot from near center ice off a pass from senior Andy Ryan. Senior Sam Herr redirected the shot out of the air and the puck trickled past the glove of Hafner to give Notre Dame a 2-0 lead at 14:39 of the opening period.
-- Notre Dame went up 3-0 with just 33 seconds left in the first period after Dawson Cook put the puck home off a Jack Jenkins wrap around shot attempt. Junior Ben Ostlie had the second assist on the play.
-- Making his first appearance since earning a bronze medal with Team USA at the World Junior Championship, sophomore Anders Bjork returned in style by delivering a beauty of a goal to put Notre Dame up 4-0 at 11:38 of the second period. Off passes from Evans and freshman Bobby Nardella Bjork moved down the right side and put it through the five-hole to force a Western Michigan change in goal.
-- Less than two minutes later at 13:20 in the second period, three freshmen combined to give Notre Dame a 5-0 lead. Gilbert and Malmquist both got off shots that were saved by new goalie Colin Olson before Andrew Oglevie collected the puck and put it home.
-- On the power play the Irish increased their lead over the Broncos to 6-0 as senior Mario Lucia sat in front of the net and finished off a pass from sophomore Connor Hurley via senior Thomas DiPauli. Lucia's power play goal at 16:19 in the second period was the third this season and 19th of his career.
-- Malmquist continued his impressive night by winning a face off on Western's side of the ice before scooping up a loose puck in front of the Bronco goal and putting it past Olson to continue the Irish onslaught. Fogarty assisted Malmquist's goal at 17:15 in the second period.
-- Western Michigan got on the board at 12:24 of the third period on a power play goal from Griffen Molino. Molino flicked it past Irish goalie Cal Peterson after passes from Matheson Iacopelli and Paul Stokyewych.
-- Notre Dame moved its unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2).
-- Cal Petersen made his 20th-consecutive start in the Irish goal to open the 2015-16 season and his 33rd in a row dating back to last season.
-- After winning a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2016 World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland, Anders Bjork returned to the Irish lineup. He scored Notre Dame's fourth goal to extend his Irish point streak to five games (3-3-6).
-- Steven Fogarty scored his seventh goal of the season to put the Irish up 1-0. Notre Dame is now 7-0-2 on the season when Fogarty records at least one point.
-- Notre Dame scored first for the 16th time this season (out of 20 games) and are now 10-2-4 when doing so.
-- Freshman forward Jack Jenkins notched his first career assist when Dawson Cook the Irish a 3-0 lead near the end of the first period.
-- Freshman forward Dylan Malmquist scored a goal and added two assists for a career-high three points.
-- With a pair of assists, Jake Evans notched his fifth multi-point game of the season and the seventh of his career.
-- All 18 forwards scored at least one point in the win.