Peca, Matthew

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.

NCAA Game Night: 1-27-12

Colgate Raiders 2 @ No. 9 Cornell Big Red 1

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-2-3, Even, 8 PIM

Colgate jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead and hung on to upset the Big Red at Lynah Rink. The loss broke Cornell’s seven-game unbeaten streak. Gotovets appears to have been a healthy scratch.

Yale Bulldogs 3 @ Harvard Crimson 4

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 10 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 13-12-25, +2, 31 PIM

In front of a national audience on NBC Sports Network, Killorn (pictured) was named First Star after scoring twice, including the game winning goal over rival Yale. Killorn had a team-leading 10 shots on goal in the game, which gave him 18 shots in his last two games. The senior appears to be ready for the next level and can join the AHL Norfolk Admirals after his season is over – if/when signed.

Northeastern Huskies 8 @ Vermont Catamounts 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.

No. 19 Northern Michigan Wildcats 2 @ No. 17 Miami RedHawks 1

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-7-15, +9, 8 PIM

For the first time in 10 games, the line of Jimmy Mullin-Austin Czarnik-Reilly Smith was held without a point.

Wisconsin Badgers 3 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 5

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Did not play (injured – shoulder)
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 0 PIM

Islanders first rounder Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist to lead UND to a solid home win over Bucky.

Bowling Green Falcons 1 @ No. 13 Western Michigan Broncos 4

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 1-5-6, +4, 39 PIM

Witkowski found his way onto the scoresheet again as UWM topped Bowling Green 4-1 on Friday. Dane Walters (undrafted) had two goals for the Broncos.

*USCHO.com poll used

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