March 24, 2013
Notre Dame scored once in the second period and twice in the third stanza to defeat Michigan, 3-1, in the championship game of the 2013 CCHA Tournament at Joe Louis Arena.
U-M has compiled a 29-15 all-time record at Joe Louis Arena in the CCHA Tournament, including a 9-9 mark in the championship game.
Michigan was unable to defeat Notre Dame in five games this season. The Irish claimed two victories Nov. 15-16 at Yost Ice Arena and another two at home Feb. 8-9 during the regular season.
The Wolverines suffered their first loss since falling 6-4 at Notre Dame on Feb. 9. Michigan had an 8-0-1 mark until today's setback in the championship tilt.
Michigan scored the game's first goal on a short-handed goal by junior forward Derek DeBlois at 19:00 of the first period. It was DeBlois team-leading third shorthanded tally of the season. He also scored against Michigan State on Feb. 2 at JLA and at Notre Dame on Feb. 8 on the penalty kill.
Trouba collected his 17th assist of the season. He is the leading scorer among CCHA defensemen with 29 points (12g, 17a) this season.
Sophomore forward Travis Lynch picked up his eighth point of the season with the helper on DeBlois goal. Lynch has three goals and five assists in 39 games of action.
It was the second straight game that the Wolverines scored the game's first goal on the penalty kill. Yesterday, Andrew Copp scored a short-handed tally in the second period against Miami (Ohio).
This was the third straight game that the Wolverines have tallied a shorty at Joe Louis Arena.
Steve Racine stopped 30 of 33 shots on goal by the Irish.
The Wolverines stopped all four power plays for the Irish, including one where two U-M players were without sticks. They also stopped a 5-on-3 opportunity for 29 seconds and back-to-back extra-man chances for ND during the second frame.
Michigan killed the opposition's power play on 23-of-24 power plays during the CCHA Tournament. The only goal came in the third period of yesterday's semifinal by Miami (Ohio).
The Wolverines finished the season with an 18-19-3 overall record.
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