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Nov. 24, 2014 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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ND SPORTS BY DOUGLAS FARMER I f Jeff Jackson stuck to the letter of his laws rather than their spirit, Peter Schneider would not have even played against Vermont on Halloween. The se‑ nior wing did not practice the day be‑ fore, and per Jackson's typical rules that would have prevented Schneider from taking the ice. Not only did Schneider help Notre Dame (5‑4‑1, 1‑0‑1 Hockey East) to a 3‑2 victory over Vermont to open the conference season, he also made a position switch in doing so. Schneider missed that Thursday prac‑ tice to attend his grandmother's funeral in Vienna, Austria. When he asked his head coach for permission to take a few days leave, he also indicated he would still like to play against the Catamounts. "Anytime something like that hap‑ pens, I don't care if you're from South Bend or you're from Austria, it's a fam‑ ily member," Jackson said. "Obviously, it was important that he went. "When I said you have to go, he said he'd like to play Friday. I have a policy that if you don't practice on Thursdays — usually unless for some unforeseen reason — you don't play on Friday. I Position Switch Benefits Hockey Team Senior Peter Schneider's change from wing to center sparked the Irish to a strong start in Hockey East play against Vermont Oct. 30-31. PHOTO BY JOE RAYMOND

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