Taylor, Ty

NCAA Game Night: 1-21-19

New Hampshire Wildcats 4 @ Maine Black Bears 4 OT

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

Maine led 2-1 after two periods Monday in this MLK holiday matinee, but the Wildcats scored three in the 3rd to take a 4-3 lead until the Bears got the equalizer 78 seconds later to force the extra session. Liam Blackburn (undrafted) scored a power play goal and added two assists to lead UNH to their 7th tie on the season. Bolt prospect Ty Taylor hasn't played since being yanked in the 2nd period after giving up 4 goals against Yale on January 4th.

New Hampshire’s record now stands at 8-8-7 (4-5-4 HEAST) on the season and takes on UConn next weekend in a Hockey East home-and-home series.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 1-18-19

#10 Western Michigan Broncos 0 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 3

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 21 GP, 1-9-10, +15, 6 PIM

After last weekend’s split with UMD, the Huskies dropped from the top spot in the Division I rankings to the #2 spot and Friday night were faced with yet another NCHC challenge in the form of #10 Western Michigan. That’s when St. Cloud netminder David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) dialed up a 23-save shutout and the other two undrafted Poehlings, Jack and Nick, each scored to propel the Huskies past the Broncos.

St. Cloud State improve to 16-3-2 (8-1-2 NCHC) and look for the sweep Saturday night in front the home crowd at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center against this same Western Michigan team looking for tough NCHC road split.

#3 Denver Pioneers @ Colorado College Tigers (Postponed)

F Cole Guttman, DEN: game not played
Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-7-17, +14, 10 PIM

The bus carrying the #3 Pioneers squad to the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs was delayed Friday night due to a jack-knifed semi as a result of adverse weather and travel conditions. The game will be rescheduled for either February or March, but these two teams will square off as scheduled on Saturday night.

#5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 @ Miami Redhawks 0

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 21 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 8 PIM

UMD goalie Hunter Shepard pitched a 23-save shutout as the #5 Bulldogs rolled into Oxford Friday and beat the unranked Redhawks. Lightning prospect Cole Koepke fired a game high 6 shots at a pair of Miami keepers but couldn’t find the scoresheet. Wild prospect Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) led the way offensively for the Bulldogs with a goal and an assist.

Minnesota-Duluth improves to 13-6-2 (6-4-1 NCHC) as they attempt to keep pace with St. Cloud and Denver in NCHC conference play. UMD will look to secure the weekend sweep Saturday night against a Miami squad looking to get back to 0.500.

Harvard Crimson 0 @ #15 Cornell Big Red 2

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Cornell backstop Matthew Galajda served up a 25-save shutout as the Big Red returned to ECAC conference play in decisive fashion. Rangers prospect Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) led the way for #15 Cornell with a goal and an assist. tallied a goal and an assist. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 13th game on the season due to injury.

The Big Red improves to 10-5-1 (6-2-1 ECAC) and welcomes Dartmouth College to Lynah Rink in Ithaca Saturday night looking to avenge a November 30 loss to the Big Green.

Vermont Catamounts 5 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 6

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 17 GP, 9-10-19, +3, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin equaled his goal output from last season in less than half the games, scoring his 9th goal of the season near the game’s midpoint to give UML their first lead at 3-2. The Catamounts would later rally to knot the score at 5-5 in the 3rd before Ryan Dmowski (undrafted) responed 20 second later for the eventual game-winner Friday night for the River Hawks. Lohin had previously setup Connor Wilson (undrafted).

UMass-Lowell improves to 12-8-1 (6-4-1 HEAST) and looks to bank the sweep Saturday night against this same Vermont squad.

New Hampshire Wildcats 5 @ Merrimack Warriors 0

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

Sharks goalie prospect Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) pitched a 25-save shutout of Merrimack on the road Friday night. New Hampshire evens their record to 8-8-6 (4-5-3 HEAST) on the season and travels to Maine for a matinee MLK Day Hockey East showdown against the Bears.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 1-12-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 vs #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 1-9-10, +14, 6 PIM

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 8 PIM

David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) made 30 saves Saturday night for the Huskies as St. Cloud evened up the weekend series against the Bulldogs. After each team scored two goals in the 1st period, Hrenak shut the door for the remaining two periods, stopping 24 shots the rest of the way as the Huskies scored once in the 2nd and once in the 3rd to secure the win.

St. Cloud State improves to 15-3-2 (7-1-2) and UMD drops to 12-6-2 (5-4-1 NCHC) on the season. The Huskies return home next weekend to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center to host #14 Western Michigan while the Bulldogs hit the road in Oxford to take on #20 Miami.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ #3 Denver Pioneers 3 OT

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 5/11 FO, *1st STAR*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-7-17, +14, 10 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Guttman scored the OT game-winner 55 seconds into the extra session to push the third-ranked Pioneers past a pesky Mavericks club Saturday night to sweep the weekend series. UNO twice held one goal leads before Blackhawks prospect Ian Mitchell (CHI, 2017 2nd round pick) scored for Denver with 81 seconds left in regulation to force a fourth period. The game-winner was Guttman’s 10th goal of the season, good enough for 1st Star honors, and continues to lead all Division I collegiate freshmen in goals scored. Liam Finlay (undrafted) scored and added an assist as part of both of Denver’s equalizers. Mavericks netminder Evan Weninger (undrafted) made 39 saves – 73 total in the two weekend matches – but came away with a pair of losses to show.

The Pioneers improve to 14-4-2 (6-4 NCHC) and looks ahead to a home-and-home series next weekend with conference and in-state rivals Colorado College.

#13 Arizona State Sun Devils 2 @ #17 Cornell Big Red 3

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Cam Donaldson (undrafted) scored twice, and Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) tallied a goal and an assist as Cornell pulled off the weekend sweep of ASU Saturday night. After falling behind 3-0, the #13 ranked Sun Devils rallied in the 3rd to draw within a goal but could never notch the equalizer. Flames prospect Demetrios Koumontzis (CGY, 2018 4th round pick), former linemate of Bolt prospect Sammy Walker at Edina High School, tallied his 10th assist of the season when he helped set up a Brinson Pasichnuk (undrafted) hope goal for Arizona State with 21 seconds remaining in regulation. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 12th game on the season due to injury.

The #13 ranked Big Red improves to 9-5-1 (5-2-1 ECAC) and returns to ECAC conference play next weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4 @ Colgate Raiders 1

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 8-9-17, +5, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin scored twice and added an assist to lead the River Hawks in the weekend sweep of the Raiders on Saturday night. Mattias Goransson scored and added an assist as part of the UML dominance over Colgate.

Lowell improves to 11-8-1 (5-4-1 HEAST) and returns home for Star Wars weekend at the Tsongas Center for a Hockey East conference battle against the Catamounts of Vermont.

Minnesota Gophers 2 @ #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 0-3-3, E, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 2/6 FO
Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-7-12, +8, 10 PIM

Call Ducks prospect Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) the Irish killer after posting back-to-back game winners against Notre Dame Saturday night as the oft-maligned Gophers completed the unlikely road sweep against the #9 Irish. Tonight’s game winner carried a bit more of the dramatic as McLaughlin tallied the winner with just 8 seconds remaining in regulation to stun the Notre Dame faithful. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker fired a team-high 6 shots and Mat Robson (undrafted) once again shone for the Gophers with 34 saves for a weekend total of 76 saves on 78 shots to earn a pair of wins for Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers improve to 9-8-4 (6-3-3 B1G) and continue their Big Ten road trip as they pull into East Lansing next weekend for a pair of games against the Spartans of Michigan State.

Boston College Eagles 4 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 6

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

The Wildcats thrice rallied from deficits to knot the score before scoring a pair of 3rd period goals to put the Eagles away Saturday night. Patrick Grasso (undrafted) scored twice for UNH, who improves to 7-8-6 (3-5-3 HEAST) and draws Merrimack next weekend on the road in North Andover.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 1-11-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 1 vs #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 1-9-10, +14, 6 PIM

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 8 PIM

One of the biggest games on the college hockey slate Friday night was #5 Minnesota-Duluth hosting #1 St. Cloud State. It was a big challenge for the Bulldogs, winners of only one game in their last five (six if you count the exhibition loss last weekend to the US NTDP U18 team). UMD goalie Hunter Shepard (undrafted) made 25 saves in the first two period to keep the score knotted at 1-1 until his Bulldog teammates scored a pair of unassisted markers in the 3rd to knock off the top-ranked Huskies and hand them their first conference loss on the season. Suddenly, St. Cloud has loss three of their last four, including the exhibition game against the US NTDP U18 team.

UMD improves to 12-5-2 (5-3-1 NCHC) while St. Cloud State drops to 14-3-2 (6-1-2) on the season with these two teams squaring off for a rematch on Saturday night.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 @ #3 Denver Pioneers 1

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 9-7-16, +12, 10 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Guttman assisted on the Pioneers’ lone goal and Denver goalie Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) pitched a 21-save shutout as #3 ranked Denver squeaked out a 1-0 conference win at home. Mavericks netminder Evan Weninger (undrafted) allowed just one goal on 34 shots in the loss. Denver improves to 13-4-2 (5-4 NCHC) and looks to complete the weekend sweep of UNO Saturday night.

#13 Arizona State Sun Devils 1 @ #17 Cornell Big Red 6

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Cornell unleashed a barrage of 52 shots against ASU Friday night, dismantling the #13 ranked Sun Devils behind a two-goal performance by Blackhawks prospect Beau Starrett (CHI, 2014 3rd round pick) and 24 saves from netminder Austin McGrath (undrafted). Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 11th game on the season due to injury.

The #13 ranked Big Red improves to 8-5-1 (5-2-1 ECAC) and takes on these same Sun Devils Saturday night looking for the series sweep.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 3 @ Colgate Raiders 0

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 15 GP, 6-8-14, +2, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Connor Sodergren (undrafted) scores twice for UML and netminder Chris Hernberg (undrafted) staked a 25-save shutout in the River Hawks 3-0 road win over the Raiders. Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin set up a 2nd period power play marker by Kenny Hausinger (undrafted).

UML improves to 10-8-1 (5-4-1 HEAST) and squares off against Colgate again on Saturday night.

Minnesota Gophers 5 @ #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1/5 FO
Season Totals: 20 GP, 5-7-12, +8, 10 PIM

A week after knocking off then #9 Penn State, the Golden Gophers rolled into South Bend and upended the new #9 Fighting Irish in front of a national televised audience on NBCSN. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker scored his 5th goal of the season and fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf helped set up a Rem Pitlick’s (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) short-handed empty netter with 11 seconds remaining. Minnesota’s freshmen line of Walker, Nathan Burke (undrafted) and Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) scored what would be the eventual game winner early in the 3rd to give the UMN a 2-0 lead. Walker was originally given the primary assist for his re-direct on the play, but that was later taken away. The the star of the game was Mat Robson (undrafted), who made 42 saves for the win. Minnesota improves to 8-8-4 (5-3-3 B1G) and tangles with Notre Dame again on Saturday night.

New Hampshire Wildcats 2 @ Boston University Terriers 5

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

The Terriers broke open a 2-2 deadlock with three unanswered goals in the 3rd to hand the Wildcats their 8th loss of the season. Dante Fabbro (NAS, 2016 1st round pick) and Joel Farabee (PHI, 2018 1st round pick) each scored a goal and added two assists to lead BU to victory. New Hampshire’s record falls to 6-8-6 (2-5-3 HEAST) and returns home Saturday night to take on Boston College.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

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