#12 Fighting Irish hockey splits with #3 Miami, getting serious momentum

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Notre Dame overcame the sun and glare on a frigid, but sunny Chicago lakefront day. Actually Fighting Irish hockey had a huge benefit, they only were (to quote an Irish band U2 “staring at the Sun” for one of the three periods. With a sweep over the Michigan Wolverines, and now a split with the #3 Miami Red Hawks, Fighting Irish hockey is rolling right now.

They’re golden, like their hockey helmets which shone even brighter in the frigid February sun. (Seriously, this glare is awful, even way up here in the press box it’s annoying). Fighting Irish hockey prevailed 2-1 over #3 Miami in the first of the Hockey City classic’s two games. The Badgers and Gophers met in the matinee.

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“Since the second half, we’ve been looking for a streak so that we could get some momentum,” said Notre Dame goalie Steven Summerhays, who made 8 saves. ND hockey got goals from Jeff Costello and Mario Lucia to defeat Miami. The Red Hawks pulled the goalie, but it wasn’t enough to tie it.

The RedHawks have 50 points in the CCHA and are in first place, two points ahead of second-place Western Michigan (48) and six ahead of Notre Dame in third place. Just a couple days ago they beat the Fighting Irish hockey team 3-1.

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