Notre Dame center Anders Lee reacts after scoring a goal in the first period of Friday's game in South Bend against Alaska Fairbanks. (Photo Courtesy/JOE RAYMOND / January 19, 2013)

Notre Dame Hockey Has Rough Weekend At Home Against Alaska-Fairbanks


South Bend, IN - The Fighting Irish hockey team had an easy way to keep the first game going by just holding onto the puck in the late stages of Friday night’s game against Alaska-Fairbanks. They were unsuccessful in the attempt as UAF’s Jarret Granberg took the puck down the ice and scored with 3 seconds left in the game.

The fifth-ranked Irish (15-9-0, 11-5-0-0 CCHA) opened the scoring in the first game on Anders Lee’s 13th goal of the year. UAF (10-8-4, 8-7-3-1 CCHA) scored the next three. Austin Wuthrich netted his second of the year at the 17:42 mark in the second frame. T.J. Tynan’s ninth of the year evened the score at 3 midway through the final frame. Granberg scored a power play goal a minute later to give UAF the lead back. Mario Lucia notched the equalizer with just over four minutes left for his sixth of the year.

Three Stars: Game 1

1. UAF Jarret Granberg
2. ND Anders Lee
3. UAF Nik Yaremchuk

SOG: Game 1

Team 1 2 3 Total 
Alaska-Fairbanks 8 10 9 27
Notre Dame 8 11 9 28

In game two on Saturday night, the Irish again took the lead early in the game. This time on Lucia’s seventh of the year at the 11:50 mark. UAF got a five minute man advantage when Irish Left Winger Thomas DiPauli was called for hitting from behind that also included a 10-minute game misconduct. On extended power play, UAF scored twice in less than a minute. After the second power play goal, the goalies held their ground and both teams went scoreless the rest of the game.

Three Stars: Game 2

1. UAF Tyler Morley
2. ND Mario Lucia
3. UAF

SOG: Game 2

Team 1 2 3 Total 
Alaska-Fairbanks 8 7 2 17
Notre Dame 8 5 7 20

The Irish will hit the ice next on Friday January 25th at the Compton Family Ice Center on the Notre Dame campus at 7:35 p.m. EST. The game will air on CBS Sportsnet and the radio call will be available through und.com

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