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Tonight on NBCSN: Notre Dame, Nebraska-Omaha meet in Icebreaker final

Oct 13, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

T.J. Tynan

It was a quiet but stellar start to the season for Notre Dame while Nebraska-Omaha started with a bang at the Icebreaker Tournament in Kansas City.

The No. 13 Fighting Irish knocked off Maine 1-0 last night thanks to a T.J. Tynan (Blue Jackets) goal and a 22-save shutout from Steven Summerhays. UNO beat up on Army 5-1 getting goals from five different players to help set up tonight’s tournament championship game (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Of the two teams, Notre Dame had the more difficult opponent in Maine last night and put 33 shots on Black Bears goalie Dan Sullivan. While getting just one goal could be discouraging, it was one of their big guns who scored it.

Meanwhile, UNO coach Dean Blais and his team’s tough defense will have their hands full in trying to wrangle Notre Dame’s attack. Considering the offensive output they had on Army last night, they’re hoping they’ve got a few more goals to go around to test the Irish.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Cool. Some hockey to watch between innings of the ballgame tonight. And nary an overpaid player among them. And probably no stupid, pointless semi-arranged fights. Just hockey.

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