UMass Lowell Uses Quick Start To Push Past Notre Dame, 6-4
Freshman forward John Edwardh dishes out three assists for River Hawks

Freshman forward John Edwardh had three assists for the River Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:22  UML1-0 EV C.J. Smith (16)Michael Kapla/18, John Edwardh/7
1st 4:17  UML2-0 SH Adam Chapie (12) -
1st 8:54  NDM1-2 EV EA Robbie Russo (14)Jordan Gross/21, Anders Bjork/14
1st 12:11  UML3-1 EV Michael Fallon (7)Michael Louria/8, A.J. White/10
1st 17:53  UML4-1 PP Zack Kamrass (7)Joe Gambardella/16, John Edwardh/8
2nd 5:02  UML5-1 PP GW Tyler Mueller (3)John Edwardh/9, Adam Chapie/17
2nd 16:39  NDM2-5 PP Robbie Russo (15)Austin Wuthrich/7, Anders Bjork/15
2nd 18:35  UML6-2 EV Zack Kamrass (8)Michael Louria/9, A.J. White/11
3rd 10:12  NDM3-6 EV Peter Schneider (7)Ben Ostlie/2, Robbie Russo/25
3rd 14:59  NDM4-6 EV Jordan Gross (7)Peter Schneider/9, Robbie Russo/26
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Notre Dame  1124
UMass Lowell  4206
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Notre Dame  11101536
UMass Lowell  85417
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Notre Dame (18-19-5)  1/8 6/20 0
UMass Lowell (20-11-6)  2/4 9/18 1
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cal Petersen (L, 13-16-3)39:526 4307
Chad Katunar17:390 0044
Empty Net2:290     
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kevin Boyle (W, 17-8-6)60:004 1091332

LOWELL, Mass. -- In his final game at the Tsongas Center, senior captain Zack Kamrass (Atlanta, Ga.) scored two goals as No. 14 UMass Lowell advanced to the Hockey East semifinals, defeating Notre Dame 6-4 Sunday afternoon in Game 3 of the Hockey East Quarterfinals.

"I'm not sure if it was a typical game three, but it was a good playoff game and it was a great team effort," said Head Coach Norm Bazin. "I thought we responded very well from yesterday. We had solid goaltending and we had a complete team effort, because we had to kill a lot of penalties and I was very pleased with the effort."

For the fourth straight season under Bazin, the River Hawks (20-11-6, 11-7-4) reached the 20-win mark, which marks the first time in its Div. I history they accomplished that feat.

C.J. Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) gave the River Hawks the 1-0 lead at 2:22 of the first period. His high shot from the top of the circles beat Cal Peterson. The freshman's team-high 16th goal of the season is his second career postseason tally.

Adam Chapie (Oxford, Mich.) doubled the lead less than two minutes later on a shorthanded goal at 4:17. The forward came away with a clean steal at the blue line and went in on a breakaway, sliding the puck between Peterson's pads along the ice.

The Fighting Irish (18-19-5, 10-7-5)were able to cut into the lead with 11:06 to go in the first period on a rocket from the center point off the stick of Robbie Russo.

Russo almost tied the score moments later when his slap shot from the blue line beat Kevin Boyle (Manalapan, N.J.) but hit the post and rang out.

UMass Lowell took a 3-1 lead at 12:11 when Michael Fallon (Glenview, Ill.) let rip a one-timer from the left circle after receiving a pass from Michael Louria (Wexford, Pa.) won a battle in the right corner and sent a cross ice pass to the junior.

Kamrass extended the lead on the power play with a snipe through a screen from just inside the blue line with just over two minutes to go until intermission.

The River Hawks killed off all three power plays they faced in the first 20 minutes, and went 1-of-2 on their own extra-man opportunities.

Tyler Mueller (Regina, Saskatchewan) started the scoring in the second period with a rocket from in between the circles and blue line. John Edwardh (Calgary Alberta) registered his third assist of the game, and Mueller scored UMass Lowell's second power play goal of the game at 5:02 of the second.

Notre Dame capitalized on a five-on-three advantage with 3:21 remaining in the second period on Russo's second goal of the game on a high wrist shot from above the circles.

Kamrass scored his second of the game with 85 seconds on the clock on a wrist shot from the slot. The puck hit the back of the net and bounced back into play, causing confusion and a review, but the call on the ice was confirmed. The defenseman's two tallies marked his first career multi-goal game.

Peter Schneider cut the visitor's deficit to 6-3 at 10:12 of the third period, putting home the rebound off of Ben Ostlie's original shot. The Fighting Irish wouldn't go away as Jordan Gross ripped a high shot over Boyle's glove-side shoulder with 5:01 on the clock.

Boyle made 32 saves to clinch the series, and Peterson made seven in 40 minutes and Chad Katunar made four in the third period.Notre Dame went 1-for-8 on the power play, while UMass Lowell went 2-for-4.

The River Hawks will await to see who their opponent will be Friday, March 20 at either 5 or 8 p.m at TD Garden in Boston. River Hawk season ticket holders have the exclusive right to purchase tickets through UMass Lowell until the end of business on Monday, March 16. Beginning Tuesday at 12:00 noon, any remaining tickets for the Hockey East Tournament at the TD Garden will be made available for purchase in person at the Tsongas Center Box Office, by phone at 978-934-5738 or online at Friday or Saturday game tickets can be purchased individually via, by phone at 800-745-3000 or in person at the TD Garden Box Office. The first 150 UMass Lowell students to come to the Tsongas Center Box Office in person, with valid ID, beginning at 12:00 noon on Tuesday will receive a free ticket to the game and a spot on the bus trip to the TD Garden, courtesy of the Division of Student Affairs. One ticket per person with valid ID. Those students would also be guaranteed a free ticket to Saturday's final if the River Hawks advance. Tickets will only be available at the Tsongas Center through Wednesday at 3:00p.m. or until they're gone. All fans are encouraged to join UMass Lowell at The Harp, the Official Pre-Game Headquarters for River Hawks in Boston