NOTRE DAME, Ind. — A 43-day break from games on its home ice did nothing to hinder the top-ranked University of Notre Dame hockey team in pursuit of its 15th straight win Sunday at the Compton Family Ice Arena (4,896).
The Fighting Irish (18-3-1, 12-0-0-0 B1G) used two second-period goals and reliable goaltending to defeat Big Ten Conference rival Michigan 2-1, matching a program-best winning streak (15 consecutive wins from Nov. 4, 1983 – Jan. 21, 1984, as a club team) and extending their best as a Division I program.
Sophomore goaltender Cale Morris made 33 saves for a .971 saves percentage and improved to 17-1-0 on the season.
Michigan goaltender Hayden Lavigne made 34 saves for the Wolverines (8-10-2, 3-6-2-1 B1G) .
The Irish also won the special teams battale as Notre Dame finished 1-for-3 on the power play, while Michigan was 0-for-3.