Jan 102014
 

The Chargers make their second visit to South Bend this season for a national TV appearance. Here’s how you can follow the action:

TEAM COMPARISON
UAH_logo_100 2013-14 Stats ND_logo_75
NCAA rank in parentheses
1-21-0 Overall record 10-8-1
1-13-0 WCHA Conference record 3-5-1 Hockey East
1.00 (59th) Goals per game 3.00 (22nd)
4.36 (57th) Goals allowed per game 2.21 (11th)
13.8 (19th) Penalty minutes per game 13.4 (23rd)
7.7% (59th) Power play 19.5% (29th)
67.6% (59th) Penalty kill 86.0% (10th)
Matt Salhany (2-5-7)
Frank Misuraca (1-5-6)
Chad Brears (4-1-5)
Steve Koshey (1-4-5)
Alex Allan (3-1-4)
Jack Prince (3-1-4)
Leading scorers T.J. Tynan (4-13-17)
Mario Lucia (10-4-14)
Sam Herr (8-6-14)
Bryan Rust (4-10-14)
Vince Hinostroza (3-11-14)
Carmine Guerriero
(11 GS, 3.55 GAA, .903 SV%)
Matt Larose
(11 GS, 5.13 GAA, .879 SV%)
Goaltending Steven Summerhays
(17 GS, 2.01 GAA, .926 SV%)
Chad Katunar
(2 GS, 3.81 GAA, .829 SV%)

 

UAH visited Notre Dame over Thanksgiving weekend for the Shillelagh Tournament. Notre Dame beat the Chargers in the semifinals, 5-2. UAH lost to Western Michigan in the consolation game, 1-0.

In the loss to the Irish, Jeff Vanderlugt scored both goals for UAH, cutting into an early 3-0 deficit. Unfortunately, Vanderlugt has not seen action since due to injury and is still inactive. Matt Larose made 39 saves in net.

T.J. Tynan, Notre Dame’s leading scorer, and Robbie Russo each had a goal and and two assists in the Irish win, only one of two victories in their last six games. Last Saturday, Notre Dame lost to Boston College at Frozen Fenway at Fenway Park in Boston, their first game in nearly a month. Despite the struggles, Notre Dame is ranked 15th in the USCHO.com and USA Today/U.S. Hockey Magazine polls.

UAH leads the all-time series 8-6 (during the Chargers’ varsity era starting with 1985-86 season), but UAH is 3-6 in South Bend.

The Chargers return to Huntsville next week for Military Appreciation Weekend against Alaska-Anchorage. Puck drop is 7:07 p.m. on January 17 and 18.