No. 12 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ No. 11 Union Dutchmen 2 (OT)
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, Even, 6 PIM
The Broncos faced their first ranked opponent in Union and came away with a point.
No. 5 Miami Redhawks 4 @ Colgate Raiders 3
F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Miami won their first road game of the season holding on to beat Colgate. Dallas prospect, Reilly Smith had three goals and one assist for the Redhawks.
No. 17 Maine Black Bears 1 @ No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Florida Panther prospect, Corban Knight had a goal and an assist for the Sioux. North Dakota dropped three spots in the rankings after losing to now No. 1 Boston College last weekend.
U.S. Under 18 Team 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 1 (Exhibition)
F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play
Matt Marshall was not in the lineup as Vermont fell to the U.S. Under 18 team.
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Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ Ohio State 3
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season stats: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
Matthew Peca registered his first assist of the new season as the Bobcats scored four first period goals and held on to beat Ohio State.
Bemidji State Beavers 2 @ No. 2 Miami Redhawks 3
F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Miami picked up their first win of the year scoring shorthanded with just under five minutes left in the third to split the weekend series with the Beavers.
No. 5 Boston College Eagles 6 @ No. 3 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2
Ice Breaker Tournament Final; Grand Forks, ND
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
The Sioux gave up four second period goals as they fell in the final of the Ice Breaker. Calgary prospect, Johnny Gaudreau of Boston College, had a goal and three assists in the game.
Alabama Huntsville Chargers 0 @ No. 13 Western Michigan Broncos 4
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM
Freshman goaltender, Frank Slubowski, had to make only 10 saves to register his first collegiate shutout in his first collegiate start. The Broncos (2-0-0) travel to Union next weekend for two games.
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Bemidji State Beavers 5 @ No. 2 Miami Redhawks 3
F James Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
The No. 2 Miami Redhawks dropped their season opener to unranked Bedmidji State. Freshman, James Mullin has now scored in his first two games for the Redhawks. The two teams meet again tonight.
Alabama Huntsville Chargers 1 @ No. 13 Western Michigan Broncos 7
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, Even, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
The Broncos opened their season impressively, scoring four first period goals in route to a lopsided win over Alabama-Huntsville. Luke Witkowski started his year off with an assist. In 42 games last season Witkowski had one goal and eight assists.
Air Force Falcons 3 @ No. 3 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4
Ice Breaker Tournament; Grand Forks, ND
F Brenden O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
No.3 North Dakota started their season with a win beating Air Force. New York Islanders prospect, Brock Nelson, had two goals and an assist for the Sioux including the game winner in the third. North Dakota takes on No. 5 Boston College tonight in the Ice Breaker final.
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University of Toronto Varsity Blues 2 vs #13 Western Michigan Broncos 7
Exhibition, Muskegon, MI
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Western opened their 2011 preseason in impressive fashion scoring four powerplay goals against University of Toronto.
University of Regina Cougars 1 @ #3 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 8
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Freshman, Brendan O'Donnell recorded two helpers in his first preseason game at the NCAA level as #3 North Dakota easily handled Regina.
BCHL Interior Conference Semifinals â€“ Game 5
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4 @ Penticton Vees 2
Silverbacks win Best of 7 series 4-1
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, 9 PIM
Pentictonâ€™s season came to an end Monday when they lost their third game at home in their second round series to upstart goalie Kris Moore and Salmon Arm. Oâ€™Donnell had an assist on the Veesâ€™ final goal, which was scored at the four minute mark of the third period to cut the Silverbacksâ€™ lead to 4-2. Salmon Arm scored twice in 14 seconds early in the third period to go up 4-1. Penticton finished two points ahead of Salmon Arm in the regular season. The Silverbacks are now 8-1 in the playoffs.
Oâ€™Donnell finished second on the Vees in scoring during the regular season and represented Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge. While he missed three playoff games due to an injury sustained in a fight, he was nearly a point-per-gamer for the postseason. Heâ€™ll be donning the green of the University of North Dakota the next time we see him.