Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey moved to 8-3-0 overall on the season by winning back-to-back games over the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Mich., last Thursday and Friday. With a 5-1 record in conference, the Irish also now have the best winning percentage of any team in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
On Thursday, the Irish came from behind to beat the Wolverines 3-1 with a pair of third period scores. Michigan led 1-0 after the first period and the two teams were tied entering the final period, but Bryan Rust and Peter Schneider came through with goals to give Notre Dame the victory.
Notre Dame continued its dominance of the third period on Friday night, outscoring the Wolverines 3-0 in the final period en route to a 4-1 win. Once again the two teams were all knotted up entering the final 20 minutes, but the Irish put in a trio of goals to defeat Michigan for the second time in two days.