Friday night was a strong statement for the Blackhawks’ NCAA prospects.
Notre Dame freshman Dennis Gilbert got off to a great start in his college debut, scoring twice for the Fighting Irish. The Hawks’ third round pick (#91) in 2015, Gilbert made The Hockey News‘ list of top NCAA prospects.
GILBERT with his second of the night! Irish up 6-3! pic.twitter.com/7c2Vudob4L
— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) October 10, 2015
Boston College forward Chris Calnan also scored to open the season. The Hawks’ third round pick (#79) in 2012, Calnan is beginning his junior year after posting 16 points in 37 games as a sophomore.
Also on Friday night:
- North Dakota, ranked fourth in the country, won their second game of the season on Friday night. Forward Nick Schmaltz picked up an assist for the second time in as many games.
- Omaha defeated Minnesota State 3-2, and both Chicago prospects had a point for the winners. Forward Fredrik Olofsson and defenseman Luc Snuggerud each had an assist in the first period of the victory.
- Western Michigan picked up their first win of the season, but forward Matheson Iacopelli was held without a point.
- Miami (OH) lost their season opener and forward Anthony Louis was held without a point as well.