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Michigan hockey upsets top-ranked Notre Dame

The Detroit News
Michigan beat Notre Dame for the first time this season with a 4-2 victory on Friday.

The Michigan hockey team's NCAA Tournament received a big boost Friday night.

The No.18-ranked Wolverines used a balanced scoring attack and 34 saves from sophomore goalie Hayden Lavigne to knock off No. 1 Notre Dame, 4-2, Friday at the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind.

It was Michigan's ninth win over a top-ranked team since polls were introduced in the 1995-96 season.

Michigan (15-13-3, 10-10-3-2 Big Ten) jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind first-period goals from Adam Winborg and Dexter Dancs.

The Fighting Irish (22-7-2, 16-4-1-1) scored twice in the second period on power-play goals from Joe Wegwerth and Bobby Nardella but the Wolverines countered each time, the last on a goal from Michael Pastujov that provided the final margin with 8:08 into the final period.

Tony Calderone added a goal for Michigan, while Cooper Marody had two assists to move him into a tie for the most in the Big Ten with 25 this season.

The Wolverines will wrap up Big Ten regular-season play by hosting the Fighting Irish at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Yost Ice Arena.