Robbie Russo hat trick powers Notre Dame to 6-1 victory against UConn

Merrimack Athletics

Third star – Brett Seney, Merrimack

Seney, a freshman forward, came up big in the Warriors sweep of Quinnipiac in an important non-conference series. In the series opener at home, he scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 4-3 victory. In the series finale at Quinnipiac he scored two goals, one of which was again the game winner as the Warriors held on for a 3-1 win.

For the weekend, he totaled four points, three goals, an assist, five shots on goal had a plus-four rating. On the season he leads the team in scoring with 21 points on 10 goals and 11 assists.

Robert Morris Athletics

Second star – Scott Jacklin, Robert Morris

Jacklin scored seven points on two assists and five goals in a sweep of Atlantic Hockey conference foe American International. In the 5-3 win in the first game of the series, he scored a goal and also assisted on the game winner. In the weekend wrap-up he tallied five points on a goal and four assists in a 9-4 victory. His goal proved to be the game winner for the Colonials who are in first place in the conference. Jacklin is now third on the team in scoring with 22 points on 10 goals and 12 assists.

Notre Dame Athletics

First star – Robbie Russo, Notre Dame

A senior defenseman, Russo registered five points on four goals and an assist over the weekend in a home-and-home series with UConn. In the 3-3 tie on Friday night, Russo scored the team’s first goal and then assisted on the game-tying goal midway through the third period. In the Sunday afternoon contest, Russo had the first hat trick by a Fighting Irish defenseman since Feb. 20, 1988. The three goals also helped Notre Dame to a 6-1 win, which was the 400th victory in head coach Jeff Jackson’s career. Russo is now the team leader in scoring with 24 points on 11 goals and 13 assists.

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