Despite playing only two games, it was an eventful winter break for Notre Dame hockey. During the four-week break, the then-No. 2 Irish (18-3-1, 12-0-0 Big Ten) had two players compete in international hockey tournaments. Sophomore defenseman Andrew Peeke was a member of Team USA at the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, which took place in Buffalo, New York, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5. Peeke played in all seven games and tallied a goal and an assist to help Team USA win a bronze medal.