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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Niagara Purple Eagles Recap

The Purple Eagles of Niagara University ran into the luck of the Irish as they took on hometown Notre Dame at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Notre Dame dominated as Niagara could only muster two shots on goal in the first period while the Fighting Irish scored three including Mario Lucia's sixth goal of the season. Niagara's offense improved as they managed ten shots on goal in the second but Notre Dame added three more goals to make it a 6-0 lead. The third period got a little better for the Eagles as they only allowed one goal by Anders Bjork in the last minute of play. However they were blanked by the Irish's Cal Peterson who stopped all 23 shots on goal. It was Notre Dame's fourth consecutive victory giving them a 4-2 record. Niagara falls to 0-6-6 and are still looking for their first win of the season.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Niagara Purple Eagles Recap

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish came out strong against the Niagara University Purple Eagles, with a goal about 2 minutes into the game, and 3 more in the first period. Despite the score being 4-0 in favor of Notre Dame after the first period, the shots attempted were fairly even, with Notre Dame taking 13 shots compared to 11 by Niagara. Niagara did score in the second period, while Niagara’s goalie shut out Notre Dame during the second period. Niagara struggled against the powerful Notre Dame team, and was playing from behind the whole night. Both teams play again on Saturday night.