Peca, Matthew

NCAA Game Night: 2-18-12

No. 12 Cornell Big Red 4 @ St. Lawrence Saints 3 (OT)

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-4-5, +12, 12 PIM

Gotovets played wing for the fourth time in his collegiate career. He earned an assist on Cornell’s first goal after making a play with the puck down the left wing of the offensive zone.

Harvard Crimson 1 @ Yale Bulldogs 7

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (elbowing), 3 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 18-17-35, +6, 43 PIMs

Apparently Yale didn’t take too kindly to Harvard beating them on national television a few weeks ago. This one was 3-0 Yale after the first period and they never looked back.

Vermont Catamounts 1 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Throw out the fish! New Hampshire got some revenge on rival Vermont by beating them Saturday night, 3-1. The Catamounts beat them in overtime on Friday. Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season.

No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1 @ No. 19 Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 8-8-16, +8, 10 PIM

Mullin (pictured) got an assist in his second game back after missing three games with a knee injury. Mullin, Austin Czarnik (undrafted) and Reilly Smith (Dallas) continue to make up Miami’s top line. Miami completed a weekend sweep of No. 13 Notre Dame.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ No. 8 Union Dutchmen 5

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -3, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 7-17-24, +2, 10 PIM

Union improved to 13-3-4 in ECAC play. The Bobcats fell to 8-8-4.

No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Lake Superior State Lakers 3

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 1-8-9, +4, 43 PIM

Witkowski is turning into a point machine. This was his third game in a row with an assist. The junior tied his career high for points in a season with nine. He had nine last year in 42 games.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-11-12

Yale Bulldogs 2 @ No. 13 Cornell Big Red 4

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM (hitting after the whistle, tripping), 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-3-4, +7, 12 PIM

With the victory, the Big Red has clinched the Ivy League title outright for the first time since the 2004-05 season. They are one point behind Union for first in the ECAC. Gotovets is plus-9 in his last three games.

Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 1 @ No.20 Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

Mullin missed his third straight game with a knee injury. Miami completed the weekend sweep of the Chargers with a win Saturday.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 7 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 6

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +3, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 7-16-23, +6, 10 PIM

Peca found some of his early season scoring magic with a three-point night for Quinnipiac. The Bobcats (17 points) are now just one point behind Clarkson for fifth in the ECAC standings. Union leads with 26 points.

No.15 Ohio State Buckeyes 4 @ No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 3

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (cross checking, roughing), 1 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 43 PIM

Witkowski (pictured) got an assist when he forced a turnover and quickly moved the puck up ice. His teammates took care of the rest. The Broncos, who beat OSU on Friday night in overtime, scored twice in the early third to take a 3-2 lead before giving up two late goals to lose it.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-10-12

Brown Bears 2 @ No. 13 Cornell Big Red 5

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +4, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 8 PIM

Cornell scored five unanswered goals after falling in a 2-0 hole early in the game. Gotovets (pictured) was the team leader at plus-4.

RPI Red Hawks 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2 (OT)

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 15-15-30, +4, 35 PIMs

This was a rare quiet game for Killorn on the scoresheet. The Crimson gave up the tying goal with 1:03 left in regulation. Killorn was on the ice for Harvard at the time.

No.5 Boston College Eagles 6 @ Vermont Catamounts 1

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season. Rangers first rounder (2009) Chris Kreider had a goal for BC in the game. Flames pick John Gaudreau had two goals for the Eagles.

Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 1 @ No.20 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

Mullin missed his second straight game with a knee injury.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ St. Lawrence Saints 4

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-14-20, +3, 10 PIM

The Bobcats spotted St. Lawrence a 4-0 lead before scoring three times in the third period to make it a game. They made it 4-3 with 3 ½ minutes to go but couldn’t get an equalizer.

No.15 Ohio State Buckeyes 2 @ No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 3 (OT)

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 1-5-6, +2, 39 PIM

Broncos senior Dane Walters (undrafted) scored his 13th goal of the season in overtime to lift WMU to a home win over Ohio State.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-4-12

No. 14 Cornell Big Red 4 @ No.11 Union Dutchmen 4 (OT)

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, Even, 8 PIM

Gotovets (pictured) earned his fourth point of the season with a secondary assist Saturday. Cornell failed to pick up a point on ECAC-leading Union.

Vermont Catamounts 4 @ No.9 UMass-Lowell Riverhawks 6

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season. Vermont fell to 5-21-1 on the year. At least former Catamount Marty St. Louis had a good night.

No.18 Miami RedHawks 0 @ No.7 Michigan Wolverines 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

Mullin missed the game with a right knee injury. The RedHawks were swept at the hands of the Wolverines, getting outscored by six in the process.

Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-14-20, +3, 10 PIM

In a rare occurrence, Peca failed to register a shot on goal for the Bobcats.

Alaska Nanooks 4 @ No. 16 Western Michigan Broncos 1

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 1-5-6, +1, 39 PIM

The Broncos outshot Alaska 38-18 but were turned back at home.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-3-12

No. 14 Cornell Big Red 2 @ RPI Red Hawks 2 (OT)

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-2-3, Even, 8 PIM

Gotovets was back in the lineup after being scratched last weekend.

Harvard Crimson 6 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 3

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 14-15-29, +5, 33 PIMs
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, E, 3 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 6-14-20, +3, 10 PIM

Peca and Quinnipiac played their first game since January 14 but still came out of the first period with a 3-1 lead. They couldn’t hold the lead vs. Alex Killorn (pictured) and Harvard, who scored the game’s final five goals. The Lightning prospects combined for five points in the game.

Vermont Catamounts 1 @ No.9 UMass-Lowell Riverhawks 3

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season. Vermont fell to 5-20-1 on the year.

Miami RedHawks 1 @ No.7 Michigan Wolverines 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

Mullin started the game for the RedHawks, but left the ice after the second period with ice around his right knee. Hopefully it’s not serious, though he was having trouble putting weight on his right leg. Miami fell out of the most recent USCHO poll. They were No.20 last week.

Alaska Nanooks 1 @ No. 16 Western Michigan Broncos 2

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 1-5-6, +3, 39 PIM

The Broncos scored twice in the first period and made the lead stand up at home against the Nanooks. WMU fell from No.8 to No.16 in the latest USCHO poll.

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