A CENTURY OF COMMITMENT TO NOTRE DAME (video)
As part of the Monogram Club’s ongoing 100th anniversary celebration, some of the Club’s many connections to each Notre Dame program will be highlighted. This latest installment of the “Monogram Club Turns 100” series looks at how the Monogram Club and the Fighting Irish ice hockey program have been connected throughout the years.
Hockey’s Monogram Moments
While Notre Dame hockey dates back to the early 1900s, the first varsity team laced up the skates for the 1968-69 season.
T.J. Mathieson (‘04) is a three-time Monogram winner who currently serves on the Monogram Club Board of Directors. Mathieson earned the hockey program’s 2014-15 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Fighting Irish standout Peter Schneider (’15) received the Monogram Club’s postgraduate scholarship last spring. The Club annually awards a $5,000 stipend to a graduating male and female student-athlete.
The hockey program’s first-time Monogram winners are honored each fall at the Monogram Club’s letter jacket ceremony.
Dave Bossy (‘76) established the Monogram Club’s Bossy Scholarship, which provided financial assistance to student-athletes who volunteered to work in summer service projects. Bossy served as a Monogram Club director from 2002-05.
The Monogram Club hosted a dinner for current and former Fighting Irish players during last fall’s pro camp.
Notre Dame associate coach Andy Slaggert (’89) is a two-time Monogram winner. As a right wing, he totaled seven goals and six assists over 55 games from 1986-89.
The student section at the Compton Family Ice Arena is named after Father James Riehle, who was the Monogram Club executive director from 1978-2002.
Longtime Fighting Irish head coach Charles “Lefty” Smith received an honorary Monogram in 1980.