Notre Dame hockey Twitter account has fun with Andrew Peeke tweet

Think he’s listening to something familiar?

Former Notre Dame captain Andrew Peeke is enjoying his first full NHL season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. As he walked into Nationwide Arena on Sunday ahead of his team’s game against the Ottawa Senators, a photo was snapped of him. The photo shows him listening to music, so the Blue Jackets’ Twitter account asked everyone to guess what might be blasting in his ears at that moment. While we might never know the answer to that question, Notre Dame’s hockey account took the only guess it could:

Peeke listening to the Notre Dame Victory March ahead of games wouldn’t be unheard of. After all, professional athletes keeping themselves connected to their college days has been documented throughout history. Perhaps most famously, Michael Jordan wore his shorts from North Carolina underneath his uniform throughout his NBA career. Whatever he’s listening to, let’s hope it helps him play well.

Peeke has scored nine points and accumulated a team-high 26 penalty minutes in 38 games this season.

It’s past time for NHL, other hockey leagues to implement a zero-tolerance policy against racism

Hockey leagues have to start taking action against racism.

Editor’s note: This story contains mentions of racism. Please proceed with caution.

Hockey leagues have no excuses anymore; it’s well past time for a zero-tolerance policy against racism.

Late Saturday evening, yet another racist incident occurred in the hockey world. During an ECHL match, Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta was accused of making a racist gesture towards Jordan Subban of the South Carolina Stingrays. The incident went viral after Subban tweeted that Panetta had made “monkey gestures” at him after an overtime scrum, causing another fight on the ice.

Subban’s brother, New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban, also tweeted about the incident, calling Panetta out. The tweets linked below make mention of racist language — in text and video form — so proceed with caution.

As of Sunday, the Icemen have stated that Panetta has been released from the team, effective immediately, after the ECHL suspended the defenseman indefinitely with a league investigation pending.

Though it took two milquetoast statements from the Icemen — who have yet to apologize to Subban directly, only to “any one who was offended” — it seems Panetta’s time playing hockey in the ECHL is over. And he shouldn’t be the last to get this treatment either.

Hockey leagues must implement a zero-tolerance policy against racism and they must do it now. The racist taunts made against Subban come just one day after the AHL suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik 30 days for making a racist gesture against Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners.

All this within the same week the Boston Bruins finally retired the number of Willie O’Ree, the NHL’s first black player.

Hockey culture is broken and has been for some time. We’ve been witness to far too many racist incidents over the years, and there are many more we’ll never know of at the lower and youth levels of the sport. The NHL and other hockey leagues continue to fester this toxic culture of racism, sexism, homophobia, and assault as long as the sport allows the culprits to skate away with no consequences.

Which is why the hockey world has to adopt zero-tolerance policies, especially in regards to racism. Nothing the hockey world has done so far, from meager punishments to inclusion seminars, has worked to curb racist words and acts. If the NHL and other hockey leagues want to stomp out racism as much as they claim to, throwing out the racists and locking the doors behind them is the best way to make an impact.

Hockey should not be a space for racists. Period. End of discussion. Second, third, and fourth chances shouldn’t exist for racism this blatant and overt that it was made in a packed stadium of thousands of people. Instituting zero-tolerance policies should be the least the NHL and hockey leagues can do to protect its marginalized players, fans, and staff.

It’s past time the hockey world stopped enabling this behavior and started taking concrete action.

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Bischel And Galajda Named To Richter Award Watch List

Notre Dame’s goaltenders have been key in the team’s success this year and were recognized nationally this week.

The following is courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics:

SOUTH BEND, Ind.  – The Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) announced Fighting Irish goaltenders Ryan Bischel and Matthew Galajda have been named to the Watch List for the 2022 Mike Richter Award, which has been given annually to the top goalie in NCAA Division I men’s hockey since 2014.

Bischel, a junior, and Galajda, a graduate student, are two of 28 goalies who have been named to the Watch List and are the only set of teammates to make the list. They also represent two of the six Big Ten players up for the award.

Bischel has started 11 games this season, posting a 7-4-0 record to go along with a .923 save percentage and a 2.05 goals against average. He posted his first career shutout in Notre Dame’s 5-0 win over Niagara, stopping all 19 shots he faced (Jan. 2). He then made a career-high 38 saves in Notre Dame’s 4-2 win at Penn State (Jan. 7).

Galajda has gone 10-3-0 in 13 starts this season while posting a .929 save percentage and 1.93 goals against average. He posted shutouts against RIT (Oct. 22) and Wisconsin (Nov. 13) to move into a tie for third in NCAA Division I men’s hockey history with 21. He posted a career high 40 saves in Notre Dame’s recent 8-2 victory over Boston College (Jan. 19).

Former Notre Dame goaltender Cale Morris was the 2018 recipient of the Mike Richter award, while Galajda, playing for Cornell, was a finalist in both 2018 and 2020.

A committee of voters — made up of a cross section of coaches, administrators, scouts and media — will pare this list down to approximately 15 names within the next two weeks and then ultimately choose the winner who will be announced in April during the NCAA Frozen Four.

Next Up For Notre Dame

  • Notre Dame has the Big Ten bye this weekend and will then play host to 11th-ranked Minnesota on Jan. 28-29 at Compton Family Ice Arena to open the stretch run (tickets).
  • Both the Friday (7:30 p.m. ET) and Saturday (6 p.m. ET) games against the Gophers will be on Peacock.

No. 13 Notre Dame routs Boston College

The rout was on Wednesday night at Compton!

The following is courtesy of UND.com:

SOUTH BEND, Ind.  – A five goal second period lifted the 13th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish to an emphatic 8-2 win over rival Boston College on Wednesday night in front of a raucous student crowd at Compton Family Ice Arena (4,124).

Ryder Rolston scored his first career hat trick, while goaltender Matthew Galajda posted a career-high 40 saves as the Irish notched their highest goal total against the Eagles since the 1971-72 season.

With the win, which was the 70th of Galajda’s career, Notre Dame improved to 17-7-0 overall on the season and wrapped up its regular season non-conference schedule at 8-2-0.

Grant Silianoff also had a career night for the Irish, posting a goal and three assists for four points, while Graham Slaggert (1-2-3), Spencer Stastney (1-2-3), Trevor Janicke (1-1-2), Landon Slaggert (0-2-2) and Jesse Lansdell also had multiple points outings.

The Irish went three-for-five on the power play, while holding the Eagles to a 0-for-5 mark.

In net for Boston College, Henry Wilder got the start and made 18 stops before being relieved by Eric Dop, who made seven saves.

How It Happened 

Notre Dame earned possession on the opening faceoff, but a quick takeaway led to an immediate goal by senior Marc McLauhglin for the Eagles, his 17th of the season, from Colby Ambrosio 17 seconds into the first.

The Eagles failed to convert on their first power play of the contest after the officials called Notre Dame for too many players on the ice. Just over eight minutes into the first, another Irish penalty gave BC their second man-up opportunity of the night, but the Irish again earned the kill.

Less than three minutes later, the Irish made the defensive effort pay off and knotted the score at one apiece on a Grant Silianoff goal, assisted by Nick Leivermann and Spencer Stastney. Silianoff tipped in the shot-pass from Leivermann at the far post, but it was ruled no goal on the ice. After an official review, the call was overturned and the Irish recorded their first goal of the game.

Notre Dame challenged a no-call for illegal contact on the Eagles in the final minutes of the first period. A major penalty was issued to open the second period and the Irish capitalized on their first power play of the game, as Spencer Stastney found the back of the net through the shorthanded Eagles at 54 seconds. The goal was assisted by Jesse Lansdell and Grant Silianoff.

The strong offensive effort of the second period was sparked by Ryder Rolston at 11:32 as he punched in a wrister from the right circle off the pass from Solag Bakich.

Trevor Janicke found the net next, tallying his eighth of the season less than two minutes later at the 13:11 mark off feeds from Spencer Stastney and Landon Slaggert.

A five-minute major on the Eagles at 14:55 gave the Irish an extra man advantage which preceded a Jesse Lansdell goal 15 seconds later off passes from Graham Silianoff and Chase Blackmun. Rolston added another score at 16:46, his second of the period, capping off the scoring spree and putting the Irish on top 6-1 after two periods.

Not to be outdone by the offense, goaltender Matthew Galajda held the Eagles scoreless in the period, highlighted by a breakaway stop six minutes into the second. The graduate student finished the middle 20 minutes with 13 saves.

The Eagles’ Trevor Kuntar cut into the Irish lead with his sixth goal of the year to open the final period (1:36). BC found themselves on the power play three minutes later thanks to a Notre Dame minor but were unable to take advantage of the shorthanded Irish.

Following Notre Dame’s fourth penalty kill, Graham Slaggert received a feed from his brother, Landon, and slipped the puck underneath the goaltender for his seventh goal of the season at 8:19. Janicke also assisted on the goal.

Rolston poured in his third goal of the night off a rebound from a Grant Silianoff shot at 19:42 to complete the first hat trick of his career, with Graham Slaggert earning the second assist.

Notes

  • Ryder Rolston posted his first career hat trick, which was also Notre Dame’s second hat trick of the season (Max Ellis scored a hat trick at Michigan on Nov. 20).
  • Matthew Galajda posted Notre Dame’s first game with at least 40 saves since Cale Morris had 45 saves at Penn State on Jan. 31, 2020.
  • The Irish posted their highest goal total against the Eagles since a 14-3 win at Chicago Stadium during the 1971-72 season, a span of 42 meetings.
  • It marked the first time Notre Dame scored eight goals since an 8-1 win at Ohio State on Feb. 6, 2021.
  • Grant Silianoff finished with a career-high four points on a goal and three assists.
  • It was the first four-point game by a Notre Dame player this season and the first since Alex Steeves had a goal and three assists in that 8-1 win at Ohio on Feb. 6, 2021.
  • With a goal and two assists, Spencer Stastney tied his career high with three points (his third career three-point game).
  • Stastney has three goals and five assists for eight points in Notre Dame’s seven games since Jan. 1.
  • Jesse Lansdell posted his sixth-career two-point game to tie his career high.
  • Trevor Janicke posted his ninth-career two-point game to tie his career high.
  • Graham Slaggert posted his third-career three-point game to tie his career high.

Next Up

  • Notre Dame has the Big Ten bye this weekend and will then play host to 11th-ranked Minnesota on Jan. 28-29 at Compton Family Ice Arena to open the stretch run (tickets).
  • Both the Friday (7:30 p.m. ET) and Saturday (6 p.m. ET) games against the Gophers will be on Peacock.

Notre Dame to renew rivalry with Boston College

Go Irish, beat Eagles

Notre Dame will close out the non conference portion of its schedule by playing host to Boston College at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Compton Family Ice Arena in a makeup game after the teams’ first semester meeting was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the BC program.

The Fighting Irish are 7-2-0 in non conference play this season and 9-4-0 at Compton Family Ice Arena.

Notre Dame is coming off a two-game road series at Ohio State (Jan. 14-15), where it took game one in overtime, 3-2, before falling in game two, 4-1.

Spencer Stastney had that overtime game winner for his fourth goal of the season, while Landon Slaggert figured in all the scoring with a goal and two assists for a career-high three points.

The Eagles were most recently swept in a home-and-home series with New Hampshire (Jan. 14-15), losing game one on the road, 3-2, before dropping game two at home, 5-2.

The game against the Eagles will close out a busy start to the second half for Notre Dame, including seven games in the first 19 games of January.

Max Ellis leads the Irish with a career-best 24 points on a team-high 14 goals and 10 assists.  Ellis’ 14 goals rank tied for seventh in the country (tied for second in the Big Ten).

Ellis and Cam Burke are tied for the NCAA lead with two shorthanded goals this season.

Burke and Ryder Rolston lead the Irish with three game-winning goal apiece.

Burke now ranks second on the Irish with eight goals (he had seven goals in his previous three seasons combined ).

Balanced attack: all told, 15 Notre Dame players have scored this season, while 12 players have at least 10 points on the season.

The Irish are 11-1-0 when scoring first this season.

Notre Dame’s penalty kill is 81-for-88 on the season (.9205), which ranks second in the NCAA and trails only Quinnipiac (.9310).

The Irish also have five shorthanded goals this season (Ellis 2, Cam Burke 2, Spencer Stastney), which ranks tied for second in the country (first in the Big Ten).

Notre Dame has made each of the last five NCAA Tournaments, the longest streak in program history, and eight of the last 11 NCAA Tournaments overall.

The five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances is the second-longest active streak in the NCAA, trailing only Minnesota Duluth (6), with Minnesota State (3) and St Cloud State (3) tied for third.

As the No. 4 seed, Notre Dame had been set to face top-seeded Boston College in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament in the Albany Regional, but the Irish were removed from the tournament due to COVID-19 protocols..

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No. 13 Notre Dame falls at Ohio State

Tough loss but at least it was a split

The following is courtesy of UND.com:

COLUMBUS, Ohio  – Ohio State goaltender Jakub Dobes made 38 saves to stifle 13th-ranked Notre Dame as the 15th-ranked Buckeyes posted a 4-1 win on Saturday night at Value City Arena despite the Irish outshooting Ohio State 39-22.

Cam Burke scored for Notre Dame (16-7-0, 9-5-0-4-1-0), while Quinn Preston’s hat trick lifted Ohio State (16-7-1, 8-5-1-0-1-1) to the victory.

In net, Ryan Bischel totaled 18 saves for the Irish.

On special teams, Notre Dame went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Ohio State was 1-for-5 on the man advantage.

How It Happened

Special teams accounted for the scoring early in the first period when Ohio State was handed back-to-back power play chances. The Buckeyes got on the board first when Quinn Preston had a put-back power-play goal down low at 3:18 of the first.

Facing another Ohio State power play, Cam Burke picked off a Jakub Dobes clearing attempt while killing a penalty and picked the corner on the freshman netminder to tie it 1-1 at the 6:44 mark of the first. The unassisted tally marked Burke’s second shorthanded tally of the season and Notre Dame’s fifth of the season.

With 11:27 left in the first the Irish got their first power-play chance, but Max Ellis hit the post on the ensuing faceoff and the Buckeyes killed off the rest of the opportunity. On Notre Dame’s next power-play chance, Graham Slaggert had the best look down low but Dobes smothered the chance.

Tied 1-1 after the first period, the Irish faced 1:25 of an Ohio State power play to open the second and successfully killed it off without allowing a shot on goal.

Ryan Bischel made one of his best saves of the night on Tate Singleton, stopping the junior’s breakaway attempt at 6:28 of the second period to keep it a 1-1 game.

At 7:36 of the second the Buckeyes were called for a pair of minors, but Dobes stood on his head during the ensuing 5-on-3, as Leivermann, Graham Slaggert, Max Ellis and Trevor Janicke each had great looks. But the freshman netminder totaled eight saves to kill off that Irish power play.

Moments after Dobes denied Trevor Janicke at one one, Preston scored his second of the night with just 40 seconds remaining in the second to make it a 2-1 game through two periods of play.

Georgii Merkulov made it a two goal lead at 4:11 of the third when he combined with Preston to take advantage of a Notre Dame turnover in the neutral zone for his 12th goal of the season.

Notre Dame tried to push forward as the period wore on, with Ellis’ chance with 4:25 left testing Dobes again but it was saved.

Then Preston sealed the win with his third goal of the night at 16:21 of the third to make it a 4-1 game.

Notes

  • Cam Burke notched his second shorthanded goal of the season and Notre Dame’s fifth shorthanded tally this year.
  • It was the senior’s eighth goal of the season (had seven career goals entering the 2021-22 season).
  • Notre Dame is now 7-3-0 on the road this season.

Next Up

  • Notre Dame will close out non-conference play by hosting Boston College in a midweek makeup game set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Compton Family Ice Arena (tickets) and on Peacock.

Notre Dame beats Ohio State in overtime thriller

Notre Dame wins a thriller over Ohio State!

The following is courtesy of UND.com:

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Landon Slaggert had a three-point night and Spencer Stastney scored the overtime winner as Notre Dame posted a 3-2 win at Ohio State in game one of a weekend series at Value City Arena (8,350).

With the overtime win, the Fighting Irish (16-6-0, 9-4-0-4-1-0 B1G) pulled even in the Big Ten standings with the Buckeyes (15-7-1, 7-5-1-0-1-1 B1G) with 24 points apiece.

Landon Slaggert had the primary assist on Stastney’s overtime winner and added another goal and assist to post the career-high three points, while Graham Slaggert had Notre Dame’s other goal.

In net, Ryan Bischel stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced to earn the win, his seventh of the season. Jakub Dobes totaled 34 saves for Ohio State as the Irish outshot the Buckeyes 37-29.

Both Notre Dame and Ohio State went 0-for-2 on the power play,

How It Happened

Midway through the first, Ohio State took a 1-0 lead on a Kamil Sadlocha backhander from the bottom of the circle to Bischel’s right. There was a lengthy offsides review after the goal, but the call on the ice stood.

With 7:09 to play in the first, Landon Slaggert had a good look in the low slot following a centering pass from Graham Slaggert but Jakub Dobes smothered the attempt.

With 4:22 left in the first, Trevor Janicke had the next good Irish chance, following up his own rebound but Dobes made back-to-back stops.

Then Solag Bakich had a breakaway that was stopped with 1:30 left in the first as he attempted a low deke. Ohio State took the 1-0 lead to the locker room, with shots on goal even at 9-9.

Graham Slaggert tied things up early in the second period with his sixth goal of the season, scored at the 3:20 mark. The senior worked a give-and-go with his brother Landon, kicking the pass to himself and beating Dobes five-hole to tie it at 1-1. Chase Blackmun also had an assist on the play, his eighth of the season. .

With 4:13 left in second, Cam Burke had a tip in front off a Bakich pass, but it flashed just wide.

Hunter Strand, Nick Leivermann and Max Ellis all had chances in the final four minutes, but the score remained 1-1 after 40 minutes of play.

In the third, Leivermann had an important block around the seven minute mark on a Quinn Preston wraparound to keep it a 1-1 game.

Two minutes later, the Slaggert-Slaggert-Janicke line tried to do some damage down low but the Buckeyes held the net front and came out of it with a power-play chance. On that ensuing power play, Ryder Rolston had the best look by either team but his shot was kicked aside.

Landon Slaggert then put back a rebound in for his seventh of the year after a Rolston shot on goal to give the Irish a 2-1 lead at 13:36 of the third period. Cam Burke picked up the puck along the boards and found Rolston in the slot for the initial shot that Dobes was able to get a pad on, but Slaggert was there.

Ohio State was able to tie it 2-2 at 17:10 of the third on a delayed penalty when Jake Wise notched his seventh goal of the season. Then the Buckeyes went on that ensuing power play with 2:50 left in the third, but again the best looks were from the Irish as Jake Pivonka and Bakich applied pressure in front.

Trevor Janicke had a partial breakaway as time expired but Dobes turned it aside for his 34th save of the night and to send the game to overtime.

The Irish ran a quick breakout in the overtime, with Pivonka finding Landon Slaggert in the neutral zone. Slaggert then set up Stastney in front on a two-on-one and the senior notched the game winner to hand the Irish the win and an extra Big Ten standings point.

Notes

  • With a goal, Spencer Stastney extended his point streak to a career-long five games (2-3-5).
  • It was Stastney’s first game winner of the season and the fourth of his career.
  • With a goal and two assists, Landon Slaggert had a career-high three points.
  • It marked Slaggert’s second multipoint game of the season and the ninth of his career while also extending his point streak to three games (2-3-5).
  • With an assist, Jake Pivonka extended his point streak to three games (0-3-3).
  • Notre Dame is now 7-2-0 on the road this season.
  • The Fighting Irish are 4-2-0 in overtime this season.

Next Up

  • The Irish and Buckeyes close out their weekend series at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Value City Arena and on Big Ten Network
  • After the Ohio State series, Notre Dame will play host to Boston College in a midweek makeup game set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Compton Family Ice Arena (tickets) and on Peacock.

Team USA hockey Olympic roster: Who will be playing for the American women’s team in Beijing?

The United States women’s hockey team will go for gold again in Beijing.

Team USA will have the chance to become back-to-back women’s hockey champions for the first time in the organization’s history at the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

The 2022 Winter Olympics are fast approaching as the United States women’s hockey team is set to defend its 2018 gold medal won over rival Canada in a shootout. Many names on the roster for the upcoming Winter Games will be familiar to USA hockey fans, including Hilary Knight, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Amanda Kessel, Lee Stecklein and Brianna Decker.

There will also be some fresh faces to this USA squad as the team looks to continue its stretch of successful play, with first-timers such as Jesse Compher, Hayley Scamurra and Abby Roque.

With the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, here is the full 23-player roster for Team USA’s women’s hockey as the team takes to the global stage. Women’s hockey at the Winter Games begins February 3 with Team USA’s first game against Finland at 8:10 a.m. ET.

Team USA hockey Olympic roster: Who will be playing for the American men’s team in Beijing?

Team USA has its work cut out for them for the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Though there will be no NHL players at the upcoming Beijing Olympics in 2022, USA hockey fans will have the chance to see familiar faces and up-and-coming stars don red, white and blue for their country.

On Thursday, Team USA announced its men’s roster for the 2022 Winter Olympics set to be held in Beijing in February. This will be the second-straight Winter Olympics with no NHL players, with the league’s last year of participation coming in 2014 in Sochi.

In Beijing, the men’s team will be looking to avenge its disappointing seventh place finish from 2018 after losing to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals 3-2.

With the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, here is the full 25-player roster for Team USA’s men’s hockey as the team takes to the global stage. Men’s hockey at the Winter Games begins February 10 with Team USA’s first game against China at 8:10 a.m. ET.

Notre Dame hockey prepped for Ohio State this weekend

The Irish and Buckeyes are set to battle as they sit next to each other in the Big Ten standings

The following notes have been provided by Notre Dame Athletics:

Notre Dame continues with Big Ten road play this weekend, heading to #15/16 Ohio State for a weekend series versus the Buckeyes on Friday, Jan. 14 (7 p.m. ET) and Saturday, Jan. 15 (8 p.m. ET).

The teams are separated by one point in the Big Ten standings, with the Fighting Irish fourth with 22 points (8-4-0-3-1-0), while Ohio State is tied for second with 23 points (7-4-1-0-0-1).

Notre Dame is in the midst of playing seven games in the first 19 games of January, culminating in next Wednesday’s makeup game against Boston College (Jan. 19).

After taking five of six points at Penn State last weekend including a 4-2 game one win (Jan. 7) and a comeback 5-4 overtime win in game two (Jan. 8), the Fighting Irish are 6-2-0 on the road this season.

Max Ellis had two goals in the game one win versus the Nittany Lions and then scored the overtime winner in game two with 0.2 seconds remaining, with assists from Spencer Stastney and Jake Pivonka.

Nick Leivermann had a career-high three points in that overtime win, scoring his sixth goal of the season and adding a pair of assists.

Ellis leads the Irish with a career-best 24 points on a team-high 14 goals and 10 assists.

Ellis’ 14 goals rank tied for fifth in the country (tied for first in the Big Ten).

Ellis is averaging 0.667 goals per game, which ranks ninth in the NCAA.

Ellis is also tied for the NCAA lead with two shorthanded goals this season.

Senior defenseman Nick Leivermann is tied for second on the team with 17 points (6-11-17).

With the 17 points, Leivermann ranks tied for ninth in the NCAA in points by a defenseman.

Cam Burke and Ryder Rolston lead the Irish with three game-winning goal apiece, which also ranks tied for seventh in the NCAA.

All told, 15 Notre Dame players have scored so far this season, while 11 players have at least 10 points on the season.

The Irish are 11-1-0 when scoring first this season.

Notre Dame’s penalty kill is 75-for-81 on the season (.9259), which ranks second in the NCAA.

The Irish also have four shorthanded goals this season (Ellis 2, Cam Burke, Spencer Stastney), which ranks fifth-most in the country (first in the Big Ten).

Notre Dame has made each of the last five NCAA Tournaments, the longest streak in program history, and eight of the last 11 NCAA Tournaments overall

The five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances is the second-longest active streak in the NCAA, trailing only Minnesota Duluth (6), with Minnesota State (3) and St Cloud State (3) tied for third.