2008–09 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey season

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2008–09 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey season
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CCHA Tournament Champions
CCHA Regular Season Champions
NCAA Regional Semifinal, L 1–5 vs. Bemidji State
Conference 1st CCHA
Home ice Joyce Center
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine #4
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports #2
Record
Overall 31–6–3
Home 13–3–2
Road 14–2–1
Neutral 4–1–0
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Jeff Jackson
Captain(s) Erik Condra
Alternate captain(s) Christian Hanson
Kyle Lawson
Ryan Thang
Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey seasons
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The 2008–09 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season. Their regular season began on October 11, 2008, against Denver and concluded on February 28, 2009, against Michigan State Spartans. Note Dame finished first in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and advanced to the 2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament where they defeated Michigan 5–2 in the championship game. Notre Dame was given the top seed in Midwest Region and second seed overall for the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. In the opening game of the tournament, the Fighting Irish lost 5–1 to Bemidji State. They played their home games at the Edmund P. Joyce Center, and were coached by Jeff Jackson. Notre Dame's assistant coaches included Paul Pooley, Andy Slaggert, and Mike McNeill. Their athletic director was Jack Swarbrick. Games were broadcast over the radio on local ESPN Radio (AM1580), and were reported on by local newspaper the South Bend Tribune and Notre Dame's student newspaper The Observer.

Rankings[edit]

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Wk 20 Wk 21 Wk 22 Wk 23 Wk 24 Final
USA Today 3 4 8 8 13 12 9 6 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 4
USCHO.com 4 8 8 13 12 9 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2

Standings[edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 Notre Dame†* 28 21 4 3 3 48 95 52 40 31 6 3 135 69
#5 Michigan 28 20 8 0 0 40 98 51 41 29 12 0 145 84
#2 Miami (OH) 28 17 7 4 2 40 89 57 41 23 13 5 128 89
Alaska 28 13 10 5 3 34 54 51 39 17 16 6 74 68
Ohio State 28 13 11 4 3 33 87 85 42 23 15 4 143 119
Northern Michigan 28 11 12 5 3 30 72 73 41 19 17 5 111 103
Western Michigan 28 9 13 6 2 26 75 86 41 14 20 7 111 130
Nebraska–Omaha 28 8 13 7 3 26 62 76 40 15 17 8 98 103
Ferris State 28 9 14 5 2 25 58 68 38 12 19 7 90 105
Lake Superior State 28 7 15 6 1 21 73 86 39 11 20 8 110 115
Michigan State 28 7 17 4 3 21 43 85 38 10 23 5 62 118
Bowling Green 28 8 19 1 0 17 60 96 38 11 24 3 89 131
Championship: Notre Dame
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Schedule and results[edit]

  •        Green background indicates shootout/overtime win (conference only) or win (2 points).
  •        Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  •        White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (conference only) or tie (1 point).
2008–09 Game Log

† Denotes a non-conference game

* Denotes US Hockey Hall of Fame Game

^ Denotes Shillelagh Tournament (neutral site: Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois)

° Denotes 2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament quarterfinals

” Denotes 2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament semifinals (neutral site: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan)

× Denotes 2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament final (neutral site: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan)

± Denotes 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament regional semifinal (neutral site: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Condra, ErikErik Condra 40 13 25 38 0
Ridderwall, CalleCalle Ridderwall 40 17 15 32 20
Hanson, ChristianChristian Hanson 37 16 15 31 0
Deeth, KevinKevin Deeth 40 4 27 31 0
Maday, BillyBilly Maday 39 16 14 30 28
Ryan, BenBen Ryan 39 12 15 27 34
Cole, IanIan Cole 38 6 20 26 62
Blatchford, BrettBrett Blatchford 40 0 25 25 30
Lawson, KyleKyle Lawson 40 4 19 23 0
Thang, RyanRyan Thang 33 10 9 19 0
Regan, GarrettGarrett Regan 40 7 11 18 0
Kissel, DanDan Kissel 37 6 11 17 14
Minella, ChristiaanChristiaan Minella 38 9 7 16 32
White, JustinJustin White 38 9 6 15 14
Guentzel, RyanRyan Guentzel 40 4 7 11 20
Ruth, TedTed Ruth 36 2 5 7 48
Lorenz, SeanSean Lorenz 40 0 3 3 18
Gaul, PatrickPatrick Gaul 15 0 2 2 6
Lucyk, LukeLuke Lucyk 38 0 2 2 0
Ryan, RichardRichard Ryan 3 0 0 0 0
Condon, NickNick Condon 3 0 0 0 2
Ringel, EricEric Ringel 6 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time on ice; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average; G = Goals; A = Assists; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA G A PIM
Pearce, JordanJordan Pearce 39 2326 30 6 3 65 8 .931 1.68 0 2 0
O'Brien, TomTom O'Brien 2 81 1 0 0 2 1 .920 1.47 0 0 0

References[edit]

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