Notre Dame Fighting Irish News: How sweep it is for Hockey, more

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey team came back from a long layoff by lodging a sweep over the weekeend to ring in the new year.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey team had to wait a long time to get back on the ice and play another game. The good news is that once they got back out there, they played some of their best hockey of the season.

Against Augustana, the Irish got off to a big win on Saturday night thanks in large part to a Cole Knuble hat trick. Knubles multiple goals allowed Notre Dame to beat their opponent 5-1. They tehn followed that up with a far closer game.

Sunday afternoon's contest saw the Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat Augustana 3-2 in overtime. Knubel continued to be the hero of the weeekend, as it was his OT goal that allowed the Irish to win and improve to 10-8-2 on the season.

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  • Now that the Notre Dame football team has won the Sun Bowl, one has to wonder just what's next for Marcus Freeman and his crew. The Athletic's Pete Sampson takes a stab at predicting what 2024 is going to hold for a football team that finished 2023 with a ton of good news.
  • Now that the 2024 recruiting class is offiically in the books, 247Sports has been talking to several of the guys who signed with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish about why they chose the school and what they expect to do once they get here. Among those players that spoke the loudest were Cam Williams and Kedren Young.