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Phillips done for the year

Dan Murphy | Wednesday, October 8, 2008

No. 3 Notre Dame found out earlier this week that they would be without the services of sophomore goalie Brad Phillips this season.

Phillips played five games last season backing up starter Jordan Pearce and was expected to play a similar role in the 2008-09 campaign. The highly recruited netminder finished his freshman campaign with a 1.53 goals against average.

Irish coach Jeff Jackson said Phillips injured himself during pre-camp training two weeks ago, but his situation was not certain until an MRI earlier this week.

Pearce will be backed up by junior Tom O’Brien.

“I have confidence in Tom,” Jackson said. “He has been waiting for this kind of opportunity.”