No. 13 Boston University Terriers 4 vs Harvard Crimson 7 (Beanpot)
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 8 PIM
Harvard earned their biggest win of the year on Monday, upsetting No. 13 Boston University 7-4 to finish third in the annual Beanpot tournament. Undrafted senior Luke Greiner had a hat trick for Harvard. Boston College won the tourney with a 6-3 win over Northeastern. The Crimson won for the first time in nine games (0-8-1). Their last win was a 6-5 win over the Terriers on January 9. The Crimson tied Dartmouth on Sunday, 1-1.
No. 5 Boston College Eagles 4 vs Harvard Crimson 1 (Beanpot)
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 4-7-11, -3, 8 PIM
BC had little trouble with Harvard in their Beanpot semi-final game, outshooting the Crimson 46-20 en route to a 4-1 win. Harvard dropped 10 games under .500 at 5-15-1.
No. 16 Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 17 Union Dutchmen 2
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 8 PIM
Cornell scored twice in the third period to post a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Union. Kirill Gotovets is still looking for his first point of the year, but doubled his season plus/minus total to plus-4.
Harvard Crimson 0 @ No. 12 Yale Bulldogs 4
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-3-6, -2, 8 PIM
Yale outshot their rivals from Harvard, 39-21, en route to a 4-0 win on Friday night.
No. 8 Miami RedHawks 0 @ Wisconsin Badgers 1
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-6-8, -4, 10 PIM
Wisconsin got a late goal to top the visiting RedHawks, 1-0. Jimmy Mullin is back on the lower lines after filling in up top while Riley Barber was at the World Junior tournament with USA.
No. 6 North Dakota 1 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 25 shots, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 16-2-3, 1.62 GAA, .927 sv%, 3 SO
Adam Wilcox (pictured, Univ. of Minnesota photo) continued his stellar play as a freshman, stopping 24 of 25 shots as top-ranked Minnesota beat rival North Dakota, 5-1. UND scored the game’s first goal on the power play before the Gophers answered with five unanswered goals. Wilcox leads the WCHA in wins and his 2.04 GAA in conference play is second best. Friday was his 20th straight start. Wilcox has allowed three total goals against then No. 1 Boston College, then No. 2 Notre Dame, and against rival UND. Minnesota and UND face off again on Saturday. Lightning prospect Brendan O’Donnell should be back in the lineup for the second game; he’s been a scratch on Fridays recently.
No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Bowling Green Falcons 3
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-4-5, -2, 20 PIM
WMU outshot the Falcons 11-4 in the third period, but BGSU scored the only goal in the final frame to break a 1-1 tie and win the game, 2-1.
*USCHO poll used
Harvard Crimson 2 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 3-3-6, E, 6 PIM
Brian Hart had an assist on USA WJCer Jimmy Vesey’s goal to open the game and give Harvard a 1-0 lead, but the Crimson allowed three of the next four goals to lose, 3-2.
No. 6 Miami RedHawks 3 @ Northern Michigan Wildcats 3
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-6-8, -4, 10 PIM
Jimmy Mullin scored the shootout-winning goal for Miami, though the game will officially go down as a tie. He scored the only goal of the five-round shootout.
Colorado College Tigers 3 @ No. 7 North Dakota 5
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM
Brendan O’Donnell back in the lineup as UND defeated the Tigers, 5-3. Flames prospect Danny Kristo had two goals and two assists.
No. 16 Union Dutchmen 2 @ No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-6-12, +7, 20 PIM
The Bobcats scored three times in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit and extend their unbeaten streak to 16 games. Peca’s assist came on Qunnipiac’s first goal.
Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves 1 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 7
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 9 saves on 10 shots
Season totals: 20 GP, 15-2-3, (pregame: ) 1.67 GAA, .925 sv%, 3 SO
Adam Wilcox started his 19th straight game, but didn’t finish it as he was pulled in the third period with the Gophers up 6-1. They added one more goal to win, 7-1.
Lake Superior State Lakers 1 @ No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 3
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-4-5, -2, 20 PIM
Luke Witkowski (pictured, Eric DuBose photo) notched his fourth assist of the season to help WMU defeat the visiting Lakers, 3-1. Witkowski received two minor penalties – one for charging the goalie. The Broncos outshot LSSU 41-19.
*USCHO poll used
Harvard Crimson 6 @ No. 8 Boston University Terriers 5 (OT)
F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-2-5, +1, 6 PIM
Harvard overcame a 5-2 third period deficit to force overtime and steal a win against their rivals. The highly entertaining game was broadcast on NHL Network. Hart’s third goal of the year was scored on the power play when he took a pass at the top of the right circle and fired home a half-slapper blocker side. He showed good speed during the game, playing alongside USA World Juniors gold medalist Jimmy Vesey (Predators). Hart’s best play may have been when he sprinted back down the center of the ice on defense to tie up a trailing forward in front of the net just as he received a pass late in the game. The puck skittered safely to the corner and the game remained tied at the moment. Hart had two shifts in overtime and led at least one 2-on-1 break. Conor Morrison scored in overtime for the Crimson on a shot off an off-wing rush. It was his first goal of the season.