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
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
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
(Game report courtesy of Tim Connor, Notre Dame)