NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 2-16-13

Cornell Big Red 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 10 PIM

Harvard extended their unbeaten streak to four games with a tie against the Big Red.

Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 9-10-19, +7, 30 PIM

Quinnipiac returned to their winning ways, hanging on to beat Clarkson, 2-1. The Bobcats had their 21-game unbeaten streak snapped on Friday against St. Lawrence. With the win, the Bobcats clinched the Cleary Cup as ECAC regular season champions for the first time in school history. According to a USCHO recap, no Bobcat player touched the trophy at the presentation. Matt Peca had an assist, but nearly had a goal as he was stopped on a breakaway after leaving the penalty box.

No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 6

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 2-5-7, -7, 40 PIM

A very atypical night for WMU, who allowed four second period goals en route to a 6-3 loss in Columbus. The Broncos, under former NHL coach Andy Murray and with one of the best defensive corps in the country, are known for limiting shots and rarely giving up more than two goals. This was the seventh time in 26 games they’ve allowed more than two goals.

Undrafted junior Alex Szczechura, brother of former Bolt Paul Szczechura (pictured), had a hat trick and four points for OSU. Paul is currently in the KHL with Dynamo Riga. He has eight goals and 25 points in 40 games so far this season. Ironically, Paul went to Western Michigan.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-15-13

Cornell Big Red 4 @ No. 17 Dartmouth Big Green 2

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

Cornell snapped their seven-game losing streak, defeating Dartmouth, 4-2. Gotovets did not make the trip to New Hampshire.

Colgate Raiders 1 @ Harvard Crimson 4

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM

Coming off an upset win over Boston University, Harvard won their second in a row, 4-1 over visiting Colgate. The Crimson are now undefeated in three games after what has been a disastrous season. Brian Hart (pictured) had his second straight two-assist game for Harvard.

No. 12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-7-1, +1, 12 PIM

Miami got a home win before they play in the inaugural Hockey City Classic on Sunday outside at Chicago’s Soldier Field against the Irish. Minnesota will play Wisconsin in the other match.

St. Lawrence Saints 2 @ No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 9-9-18, +6, 28 PIM

It’s over. The unranked Saints ended No. 1 Quinnipiac’s 21-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win in the Bobcats’ barn. Matt Peca’s personal eight-game point streak also came to an end.

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 28 saves on 30 shots
Season totals: 28 GP, 19-4-4, 1.81 GAA, .922 sv%, 3 SO

Minnesota won this edition of the Border Battle, defeating the Badgers 3-2 on their home ice. The two will play again on Sunday outdoors at Chicago’s Soldier Field. On Friday, Minnesota got a late goal to go up 3-1 before the Badgers cut the lead to one goal with 1:02 left. They were never able to get the equalizer by Adam Wilcox, who won his 19th game.

No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 1 (OT)

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 2-5-7, -4, 40 PIM

Western Michigan won the shootout, 2-1, though the game will go down as a tie. WMU limited OSU to 18 shots on goal.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-11-13

No. 13 Boston University Terriers 4 vs Harvard Crimson 7 (Beanpot)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 8 PIM

Harvard earned their biggest win of the year on Monday, upsetting No. 13 Boston University 7-4 to finish third in the annual Beanpot tournament. Undrafted senior Luke Greiner had a hat trick for Harvard. Boston College won the tourney with a 6-3 win over Northeastern. The Crimson won for the first time in nine games (0-8-1). Their last win was a 6-5 win over the Terriers on January 9. The Crimson tied Dartmouth on Sunday, 1-1.

NCAA Game Night: 2-9-13

Princeton Tigers 1 @ Cornell Big Red 0

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

Cornell limited Princeton to just 12 shots, but they scored on one of them and despite peppering Tigers goalie Mike Condon with 39 shots, they were not able to beat the undrafted senior.

No. 3 Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 0

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 4-8-12, E, 12 PIM

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-5-7, -3, 38 PIM

After being shut out by the Broncos on Friday, Miami returned the favor on Saturday, winning 4-0 in Kalamazoo. Ryan McKay (undrafted) had the shutout for the RedHawks.

No. 7 North Dakota 5 @ No. 14 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell remains out of the North Dakota lineup. On Saturday, UND beat UNO outdoors at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers AAA baseball club.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ Colgate Raiders 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +1, 10 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 9-9-18, +6, 28 PIM

Matt Peca had a point for the eighth straight game, helping Quinnipiac extend their unbeaten streak to 21 games. He was assessed a 10-minute misconduct as the game ended. Peca is second in team scoring behind senior Jeremy Langlois (undrafted) at 26. With Minnesota’s loss to St. Cloud State, Quinnipiac could move into the No. 1 slot in next week’s USCHO poll.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ No. 8 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 17 saves on 21 shots
Season totals: 27 GP, 18-4-4, 1.80 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

St. Cloud State padded their lead over Minnesota in the WCHA standings with a 4-3 loss over Adam Wilcox and the No. 1 Gophers on Saturday night. Wilcox suffered his fourth loss of the season. The Huskies lead the WCHA by three points over North Dakota and five points over the Gophers and Nebraska-Omaha.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-8-13

No. 3 Miami RedHawks 0 @ No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 2

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 4-7-11, -1, 10 PIM

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 36 PIM

The Broncos held the Red Hawks off the scoresheet in a match-up of two of the country’s top teams. WMU captain Luke Witkowski did not record a point in the win. Frank Slubowski (undrafted) had 29 saves for the shutout. With the win, WMU moved into first place in the CCHA, two points ahead of Miami.

No. 7 North Dakota 2 @ No. 14 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell remains out of the North Dakota lineup. On Friday, Danny Kristo (Flames) had a goal and an assist to lead UND to a big road win. UND is in a three-way tie for second in the WCHA with UNO and Minnesota.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ Cornell Big Red 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-8-17, +9, 18 PIM

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

Matt Peca (pictured) had a goal to help Quinnipiac to their 20th straight game without a loss. His nine goals are one more than he scored as a freshman last season in 39 games. The Bobcats have a nine point lead on Yale for the ECAC title. Cornell finally fell out of the USCHO top 20, and did not receive a vote this past week. The Big Red are 11th out of 12 teams in the ECAC standings.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ No. 8 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 18-3-4, 1.71 GAA, .925 sv%, 3 SO

Minnesota overcame two disallowed goals and an early third period tie to defeat WCHA-leading SCSU, 4-2. Eric Haula (Wild) had two goals for the Gophers. Wilcox was excellent in the third period, making athletic stops and turning back a late breakaway chance. He came into the game second in the country in wins. Minnesota is tied with North Dakota and Nebraska-Omaha for second place in the conference, three points back of the Huskies. The Gophers have two games in hand on the other three teams mentioned here.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-4-13

No. 5 Boston College Eagles 4 vs Harvard Crimson 1 (Beanpot)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 4-7-11, -3, 8 PIM

BC had little trouble with Harvard in their Beanpot semi-final game, outshooting the Crimson 46-20 en route to a 4-1 win. Harvard dropped 10 games under .500 at 5-15-1.

NCAA Game Night: 2-2-13

Cornell Big Red 3 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 6

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

After being outscored 3-0 in the third period by St. Lawrence on Friday night, Cornell was outscored 2-0 by Clarkson on Saturday night in yet another loss. Cornell is now 8-11-2 and is in front of only Harvard in the ECAC standings.

No. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 2 @ No. 4 Miami RedHawks 6

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 4-7-11, -1, 10 PIM

Kevin Morris (undrafted) and Riley Barber (Capitals) each had two goals for the Red Hawks, who swept their two-game set with visiting Alaska this weekend.

No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers 1 @ No. 7 North Dakota 4

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell remains out of the North Dakota lineup.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 6 @ No. 8 Yale Bulldogs 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 8-8-16, +7, 18 PIM

Quinnipiac responded to a 2-0 deficit with six unanswered goals, defeating the Bulldogs, 6-2. Peca’s goal turned out to be the game-winner for the Bobcats, who lead second place Yale by seven points in the ECAC.

No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Ferris State Bulldogs 2

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 34 PIM

Western Michigan won the shootout, 2-1, though the game will go down as a tie. WMU defeated the Bulldogs on Friday night. They are one point behind Miami for first in the CCHA.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-1-13

Cornell Big Red 2 @ St. Lawrence Saints 4

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

Cornell allowed three third period goals to turn a lead into a deficit and eventually a loss.

Harvard Crimson 1 @ RPI Red Hawks 3

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 4-7-11, -2, 8 PIM

Harvard is now 5-14-1 overall and 3-12 in the ECAC.

No. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 1 @ No. 4 Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 4-6-10, -2, 10 PIM

Miami got two empty net goals from 2012 Lightning prospect camper Austin Czarnik to seal a home win over Alaska. Mullin was interviewed by STO after the first period. He said he started the season slow, but he and his linemates have started to gel. "Can't look back; gotta keep going," he said.

No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers 1 @ No. 7 North Dakota 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell continues to be out of the North Dakota lineup.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Brown Bears 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-8-15, +7, 18 PIM

Peca had a power play assist in QU’s 1-1 tie against Brown on Friday.

No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Ferris State Bulldogs 1

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG,
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-5-7, E, 28 PIM

Western Michigan improved to 17-6-4 with a 3-1 win on the road over FSU.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-26-13

Brown Bears 3 @ No. 18 Cornell Big Red 0

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

Cornell dropped under .500 (8-9-2) after being shut out by unranked Brown at home.

St. Lawrence Saints 4 @ Harvard Crimson 3 (OT)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 4-7-11, -2, 8 PIM

Harvard came close to getting an elusive win, but fell in overtime to the visiting Saints. Brian Hart had two helpers for Harvard.

Bowling Green State Falcons 1 @ No. 6 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 23 GP, 4-6-10, -3, 10 PIM

Jimmy Mullin (pictured) doubled his season goal totals with a two-goal night on Saturday as Miami swept their weekend series with BGSU.

No. 16 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 @ No. 5 North Dakota 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM

North Dakota tied WCHA-leading SCSU, 2-2, Saturday at home.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ No. 14 Minnesota State Mavericks 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 26 saves on 27 shots
Season totals: 25 GP, 17-3-4, 1.70 GAA, .926 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox was seven minutes away from his fourth shutout when he was beat by Zach Lehrke on a rebound. Wilcox had made the initial save off the rush with his right pad, but the rebound went into the slot where Lehrke was standing alone. Wilcox was beaten just seconds later, but the goal was rightly waived off as it was deflected in with a glove.

Michigan Wolverines 1 @ No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 5

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG,
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 26 PIM

WMU completed their weekend sweep of Michigan with a 5-1 win on Saturday. All of the Broncos’ goals were scored in the second and third periods. WMU improved to 16-6-4 overall, and 12-4-2 in the CCHA.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-25-13

No. 8 Yale Bulldogs 3 @ No. 18 Cornell Big Red 2 (OT)

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 0-0-0, +5, 10 PIM

Yale’s Stu Wilson scored midway through overtime to give the Bulldogs a win vs the Big Red.

Clarkson Golden Knights 5 @ Harvard Crimson 1

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 8 PIM

This won’t sit well with the Crimson faithful. Harvard led 1-0 after one period, then allowed five unanswered goals to a team that came into the game with a 4-12-6 record – worse than the 5-11-1 Crimson. Harvard, who lost 4-1 to Union on Tuesday, is now 3-10 in the ECAC. On the plus side, Brian Hart had another point, his third in three games.

Bowling Green State Falcons 1 @ No. 6 Miami RedHawks 2

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-6-8, -4, 10 PIM

Miami got two goals from Cody Murphy (undrafted) to come from behind and defeat the Falcons, 2-1.

No. 16 St. Cloud State Huskies 3 @ No. 5 North Dakota 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM

North Dakota was outshot 33-16 at home en route to a 3-1 loss. O’Donnell was out of the UND lineup for the third consecutive game.

Connecticut Huskies 1 @ No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 (Tuesday)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 21 GP, 7-7-14, +8, 18 PIM

Peca banged home a rebound on Tuesday to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead, then had the primary assist on the game-winning goal, scored late in the third period. UConn’s Matt Grogan (undrafted) made 48 saves in the loss.

No. 14 Minnesota State Mavericks 2 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 31 saves on 33 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 16-3-4, 1.73 GAA, .924 sv%, 3 SO

The Mavs scored with 44 seconds left in regulation to upset top-ranked Minnesota, 2-1. On the game winner, Wilcox (pictured, Minnesota Daily photo) made the initial save from in front, but the puck skittered to his left where an unmarked Brett Knowles potted home the winner. Wilcox and the Mavericks' Stephon Williams (undrafted) came into the weekend first and second, respectively, in the WCHA in goals against average. Williams made 37 saves in the win.

Michigan Wolverines 2 @ No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 3

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 24 PIM

Luke Witkowski notched his seventh point of the season in a 3-2 home win over Michigan. After the game, Witkowski tweeted that he wasn’t at his personal best, but “the boys won.” Spoken like a true captain.

*USCHO poll used

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