Junior goaltender Steven Summerhays stopped all 22 shots he faced and junior center T.J. Tynan scored the only goal he would need as Notre Dame shutout the University of Maine, 1-0, in the opening game of the Ice Breaker Tournament played at the Sprint Center on Friday night.
The win gives the Irish a 1-0-0 record to start the season while the Black Bears fall to 0-2-0 in the 2012-13 campaign. Notre Dame will face Nebraska-Omaha in the championship game at 6:00 p.m. (CT) on Saturday. The Mavericks defeated Army, 5-1, in Friday night's second contest. NBC Sports Network will carry the action live.
For Summerhays, the shutout was the third of his career and his third in his last six starts dating back to the end of the 2011-12 season.