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                        October 4, 2002

                        UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MEN'S ICE-HOCKEY

                        VARSITY BLUES FALL TO FIGHTING IRISH

                        (Notre Dame, Ind.) ...The Notre Dame Fighting Irish opened the 2002-03 season with an offensive
                        explosion at the Joyce Center as they knocked of the University of Toronto 8-1 in front of a crowd of
                        2,367.

                        Freshman center Matt Amado scored twice in the game with six others getting single goals in the
                        seven-goal victory. The Irish broke the game open in the third period when they fired 31 shots on
                        two Toronto goaltenders. After a scoreless first period, Notre Dame broke through on Blues'
                        goaltender Jamie Bruno when Amado cashed in on a two-on-one with defenseman Tom Galvin at
                        11:24.

                        The Irish improved the lead to 3-0 with a pair of goals 29 seconds apart. Rob Globke made it 2-0
                        when he ripped a feed from Connor Dunlop under the crossbar at 15:04. Defenseman Joe Zurenko
                        made it 3-0 at 15:33 when he tucked the rebound of Aaron Gill's shot under Bruno's pads for the
                        final goal of the third period.
 

                        The third period was all Irish as they ran off five unanswered goals to build an 8-0 lead. John
                        Wroblewski (1:15), Dunlop (2:34) and Cory McLean (3:14) scored three goals in a 1:59 span to
                        chase Bruno from the Toronto goal as the lead went to 6-0. Dunlop's goal was the lone power-play
                        goal of the game.

                        Amado greeted backup goaltender Tim Knight with his second goal of the game at 6:17 and Jake
                        Wiegand closed out the scoring 41 seconds later when his wrist shot from the top of the left wing
                        circle beat Knight to the far post. Toronto broke the shutout at 7:48 when Scott Johnson's shot was
                        stopped by Tony Zasowski in the Irish goal and deflected off a Notre Dame defenseman into the
                        cage for the final of 8-1.

                        On the night, the Irish outshot Toronto 61-25. Morgan Cey got the win in goal making 16 saves over
                        the first two periods. Zasowski made eight saves in the final stanza. Bruno surrendered six goals in
                        43:14 while making 32 saves. Knight gave up two Irish goals while stopping 21 shots in the final
                        16:46.

                        (Game report courtesy of Tim Connor, Notre Dame)