ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Senior center David Wohlberg scored two goals and
senior goaltender Matt Hunwick stopped 25 of 26 shots, including 12 in
the final period, as second-seeded Michigan defeated eight seed Notre
Dame, 3-1, in game two of the best-of-three Central Collegiate Hockey
Association second-round series.
The win gives the fourth-ranked Wolverines a 2-0 sweep of the series,
and they will now advance to the conference championship semifinals
next weekend at Joe Louis Arena.
Freshman Phil Di Giuseppe of Michigan and Irish freshman Peter
Schneider scored the other goals in the game.
The Irish outshot the Wolverines, 26-25, in the game. Notre Dame
sophomore goaltender Steven Summerhays made 22 saves.
The loss likely ends 17th-ranked Notre Dame’s season with a record of
19-18-3. Michigan (23-11-4) will advance to the NCAA Tournament
following the CCHA tourney.
The Wolverines scored the only goal of the first period when Wohlberg
snapped a shot from the slot over Summerhays at 18:53. The goal was
his 14th of the season. Di Giuseppe and Luke Glendening had helpers on
Michigan outshot the Irish, 11-6, in the period.
The Wolverines upped the lead to 2-0 at 5:53 of the second with A.J.
Treais setting up Di Giuseppe for his 11th goal of the season.
The Michigan lead went to 3-0 at 12:09 with Wohlberg getting his
second of the night of a set up by Alex Guptill and Lee Moffie. The
goal was Wohlberg’s 15th of the season.
The Irish offense came to life just 19 seconds later, when Schneider
took a feed from Riley Sheahan on the left side and whipped by Hunwick
before the CCHA second team All-Star could get to it. The goal was
Schneider’s second of the year with Jeff Costello also assisting and
cut the lead to 3-1 with 20 minutes remaining.
In the third, Notre Dame came at Hunwick hard but the 5-foot-7
netminder had all the answers turning away a David Gerths breakaway
and a pair of power-play chances in the period. The Irish played
six-on-four the final 1:52 as Jon Merrill was called for high sticking
and the Irish pulled Summerhays for a sixth attacker but failed to
Notre Dame 0 1 0 — 1
Michigan 1 2 0 — 3
UM: David Wohlberg 14 (Phil Di Giuseppe, Luke Glendening), 18:53
Penalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes; UM: 3 for 6 minutes.
UM: Di Giuseppe 11 (A.J. Treais), 5:33; UM: Wohlberg 15 (Alex Guptill,
Lee Moffie), 12:09; ND: Peter Schneider 2 (Riley Sheahan, Jeff
Penalties: ND: 2 for 4 minutes; UM: 0 for 0 minutes.
Penalties: ND: 0 for 0 minutes; UM: 2 for 4 minutes.
Shots On Goal: Notre Dame 6-8-12 — 26; Michigan 11-10- 4 — 25
Goaltender Saves: ND: Steven Summerhays (58:04) 10-8-4 — 22; UM: Shawn
Hunwick (60:00) 6-7-12 — 25
Power Plays: ND: 0 for 3; UM: 0 for 5
Attendance: 6,637 (sellout)