No. 7 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2 @ No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 2 PIM
Despite only registering 17 shots on goal to Notre Dame’s 36, the Sioux snuck by the Irish, 2-1. Alabama-Huntsville transfer Clarke Saunders (undrafted) starred in net for North Dakota.
No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5 @ Vermont Catamounts 1
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 22 saves on 23 shots, 1 assist
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-1-2, 1.50 GAA, .928 sv%, 2 SO
Adam Wilcox registered his first collegiate point when he had an assist on Minnesota’s fourth goal in a 5-1 win in Vermont over the Catamounts. Wilcox didn’t have much of a chance on the shot that got by him. A centering pass from deep in the corner found the stick of a Vermont forward on the far edge of the crease. The forward had a tap-in goal into the open side of Wilcox’s net. Wilcox has given up one goal or less in six of his starts this year. The Gophers are working on a 5-game win streak in which Wilcox has won all five and given up just six goals.
No. 12 Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ No. 10 Cornell Big Red 1
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM
Cornell moved to 3-3-2 on the year after tying Dartmouth in a battle of big colors. Both teams had 27 shots on goal. Gotovets is still looking for his first point of the season after six games. Last year he had a goal and eight points in 24 games. He had seven points in 34 games as a freshman.
No. 17 Harvard Crimson 0 @ Colgate Raiders 1
F Brian Hart, HAR: Did not play
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +4, 6 PIM
Hart missed both of Harvard’s games this weekend – an upset win over Cornell on Friday and a close loss to Colgate on Saturday. Spencer Finney (undrafted) had a 22-save shutout for Colgate.
Michigan State Spartans 0 @ No. 4 Miami RedHawks 2
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Jimmy Mullin was back on the ice for the RedHawks, who limited the Spartans to 13 shots on goal. Like fellow Lightning prospect Matthew Peca of Quinnipiac, Mullin is having a harder time getting points in his sophomore year than he did as a freshman. Last year Mullin had 11 goals and 26 points in 37 games.
Quinnipiac Bobcats 6 @ No. 16 St. Lawrence Saints 2
F Matthew Peca, QU: Did not play
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-1-4, E, 4 PIM
Matthew Peca was not in the lineup on Saturday as Quinnipiac improved to 7-3-1 and 4-0 in the ECAC with a win over St. Lawrence. Arizona-native Jeremy Langlois (undrafted) had two goals for the Bobcats.
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4 (OT)
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 2 PIM
Mark MacMillan (Canadiens) scored two goals, including the overtime winner for North Dakota. O’Donnell and MacMillan played together for Penticton in the BCHL prior to coming to North Dakota.
Wisconsin Badgers 1 @ No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 16 saves on 17 shots
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-1-2, 1.55 GAA, .924 sv%, 2 SO
Adam Wilcox (pictured), the reigning WCHL Rookie of the Week, had a stellar game on Saturday in his sixth-straight start of the Gophers. He made several key saves to preserve the Gophers’ win, including a big glove save on a point-blank shot in the third period, then late in the game the puck hit the knob of his stick and ricocheted over the net to keep it 2-1 at the time. Minnesota added an empty net goal.
No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 2
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 0-3-3, -2, 14 PIM
WMU scored three times in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit and avoid being swept in Alaska. The Nanooks beat the Broncos on Friday night. The Broncos were outshot 42-29 on Saturday.
*USCHO poll used
RPI Engineers 0 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 4
F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +4, 6 PIM
Brian Hart (pictured) had his first collegiate goal on Saturday in Harvard’s win over visiting RPI. Hart has a 3-game point streak in this, his freshman year. By comparison, Lightning prospect Alex Killorn had 6 goals and 14 points as a freshman at Harvard (30 games). Raphael Girard (undrafted) had the shutout for the Crimson on Saturday.
No. 16 Northern Michigan Wildcats 2 @ No. 5 Miami RedHawks 2
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Miami scored with under three minutes remaining in regulation to salvage a tie with visiting Northern Michigan. Miami won the shootout, 2-0, though the result is officially a tie.
No. 4 Cornell Big Red 1 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 4
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM
Cornell lost for the second time this weekend and fell to 3-2-1 overall. They will likely fall out of the USCHO top-10 on Monday. Meanwhile, Quinnipiac won for the second time in two nights. They’re hoping to get back into the top-20 after falling out early in the season.
No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2 @ No. 15 St. Cloud State Huskies 5
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-3-4, -3, 2 PIM
Brendan O’Donnell created a few scoring chances, but the night belonged to the Huskies, who scored twice in the third period to break open a close game. The game was televised on NESN. UND defeated SCSU, 3-0, on Friday night.
No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 @ Alaska-Anchorage SeaWolves 2
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 21 saves on 23 shots
Season totals (pregame): 7 GP, 5-1-1, 1.58 GAA, .924 sv%, 2 SO
Adam Wilcox was in net for the second-consecutive night and fourth-consecutive game for the Gophers. It appears he's taken over as the No. 2 team in the country's No. 1 goaltender. Wilcox shut out the SeaWolves on Friday night, stopping 14 shots. Alaska had 17 through two periods on Saturday. There was no shootout following the tie.
No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Bowling Green Falcons 2 (OT)
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (slashing), 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 12 PIM
The Broncos went 1-0-1 against the Falcons in a home-and-home set this weekend. WMU won the shootout, 2-0, though the game will go down as a tie. WMU was able to kill off Witkowski’s slashing penalty in overtime to secure the point. Lightning free agent target Danny DeKeyser remains out with a leg injury. He’s considered day-to-day.
*USCHO poll used
No. 4 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Princeton Tigers 5
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 2 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Gotovets was back in the lineup for the Big Red after missing two games. Cornell lost their first game of the season (3-1-1).
No. 8 Union Dutchmen 6 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 2
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM
Brian Hart had an assist for the second-straight game, but the Crimson fell at home to 6-1-1 Union.
No. 16 Northern Michigan Wildcats 2 @ No. 5 Miami RedHawks 5
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM
Lightning camper Austin Czarnik had a goal and three points for Miami. He has three goals and five points in his last two games. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin had an assist against the Wildcats.
Colgate Raiders 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 (OT)
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM
Quinnipiac limited the Raiders to just 10 shots on goal. The Bobcats scored on their 37th shot, which was their overtime goal to win the game.
No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 @ No. 15 St. Cloud State Huskies 0
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 2 PIM
Brendan O’Donnell (pictured) scored his first goal of the year, the game-opener and eventual game-winner at St. Cloud State. O’Donnell had five goals in 17 games last year before getting injured.
No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ Alaska-Anchorage SeaWolves 0
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 14 saves on 14 shots, shutout
Season totals (pregame): 6 GP, 5-1-0, 1.81 GAA, .917 sv%, 2 SO
Adam Wilcox stopped 14 shots for his second collegiate shutout on Friday as the Gophers beat the SeaWolves in Alaska. Wilcox only face seven shots through two periods, then stopped seven in the final frame. Minnesota scored all their goals on the power play.
Bowling Green Falcons 1 @ No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 3
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding the stick), 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 10 PIM
The Broncos held Bowling Green to just 12 shots on goal Friday in their 3-1 win.
*USCHO poll used
Colgate Raiders 2 @ No. 6 Cornell Big Red 2 (OT)
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Gotovets was not in the lineup for the Big Red on Saturday night. He missed both weekend games against Cornell.
Yale Bulldogs 5 @ No. 13 Harvard Crimson 1
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 6 PIM
Harvard freshman Brian Hart (pictured) earned his first collegiate point, but the Crimson suffered a bad loss at home to their rivals.
No. 4 Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 19 Ferris State Bulldogs 1
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 4 PIM
Miami got some revenge on FSU, who defeated the RedHawks on Friday night. Lightning camper Austin Czarnik had two goals for Miami.
No. 12 Boston Terriers 4 @ No. 5 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 2 PIM
Brendan O’Donnell had his 3-game point streak snapped in a loss to Boston University. UND had won, 4-2, on Friday.
No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ Minnesota State Mavericks 5
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 26 saves on 30 shots
Season totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 1.81 GAA, .917 sv%, 1 SO
Adam Wilcox started for the second-straight night, but unlike Friday, he couldn’t keep his team tied long enough for the Gophers to win the game. On Saturday, the teams were tied 3-3 until the Mavs scored the eventual game-winner with under four minutes left in regulation. They added an empty net goal late. This was Wilcox’s first collegiate loss in five games.