NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 11-1-14

Dartmouth Big Green 3 @ Harvard Crimson 3

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard finally played their season opener, tying Dartmouth at home, 3-3. Lightning prospect Brian Hart – a junior – led the Crimson in shots with eight.

No. 9 Providence Friars 2 @ No. 6 Boston University Terriers 1

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, +3, 4 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

The Friars and Terriers exchanged road wins this weekend. After scoring his first collegiate goal on Friday, Lightning prospect John MacLeod was scoreless on Saturday.

Air Force Academy Falcons 2 @ No. 3 North Dakota 3 (OT)
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 15 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

UND scored twice in the third period, including the game-tying goal with under 30 seconds left, to force overtime with Air Force in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game. O’Donnell was saved from wearing the proverbial goat horns when UND scored shorthanded in overtime to win the game. O’Donnell took a 5-minute checking-from-behind penalty halfway through overtime. He was also given a game misconduct.

Northeastern Huskies 2 @ No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-5-6, -5, 0 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Matt Peca failed to register a point for the first time this year, but his Bobcats got a win over Northeastern, 3-2. Former Lightning prospect camper Clay Witt, a goaltender for Northeastern, did not dress for the Huskies.

No. 7 St. Cloud State Huskies 3 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 (OT)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 11 saves on 14 shots
Season totals: 6 GP, 5-1-0, 2.49 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Minnesota earned a split of their home-and-home series with the Huskies this weekend, winning in overtime Saturday. Wilcox did not have a great night statistically, but got the win. Justin Kloos (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Gophers with his third goal being the overtime winner.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 10-31-14

No. 6 Boston University Terriers 4 @ No. 9 Providence Friars 1

D John MacLeod, BU: 1-0-1, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +4, 4 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

After missing a game with an undisclosed injury, MacLeod (Daily Free Press photo) scored his first collegiate goal and point as the Terriers topped the Friars, 4-1. Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist for BU, who jumped up from No. 12 to No. 6 this past week.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ No. 7 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 33 saves on 37 shots, 2 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 2.40 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

SCSU gave No. 1 Minnesota more than they could handle, frustrating the Gophers and taking a 4-0 lead before Goldy got on the scoreboard. Wilcox took a high sticking penalty in the third period. One member of the Gophers media tweeted that it was the most upset he’s seen Wilcox in a game. It was Minnesota’s first loss of the season. The two teams square off again on Saturday in Mariuccia Arena.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 10-25-14

No. 14 Michigan Wolverines 2 vs No. 12 Boston University Terriers 3

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

BU swept the state of Michigan in the Big 10/Hockey East Challenge, defeating the Spartans on Friday and Wolverines on Saturday. MacLeod played in the Friday game, but was scratched Saturday due to an “undisclosed injury.” Jack Eichel (2015) had a goal for BU.

Providence Friars 2 @ No. 3 North Dakota 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

The Friars scored an extra-attacker goal at 19:21 to force overtime with No. 3 UND, but the game ended in an old fashioned tie.

Bemidji State Beavers 3 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 19 saves on 22 shots
Season totals: 4 GP, 4-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .922 sv%, 1 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Minnesota needed a third period goal to snap a tie and defeat the visiting Beavers. Wilcox improved to 4-0 on the season.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 10-24-14

Michigan State Spartans 0 vs No. 12 Boston University Terriers 1

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod and the Terriers shut out MSU, 1-0, on Friday. Jack Eichel had an assist for BU.

No. 5 Providence Friars 1 @ No. 3 North Dakota 6

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

UND had a 4-0 lead entering the third period and coasted to a 6-1 win in a key top-5 matchup.

Bemidji State Beavers 2 vs No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 29 saves on 31 shots
Season totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 1.67 GAA, .938 sv%, 1 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Wilcox and the Gophers improved to 3-0-0 on the season, defeating the Beavers at home, 5-2. Wilcox made a lunging, desperation stick-save that quickly made the rounds on social media.

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*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 10-21-14

Connecticut Huskies 4 vs No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-5-6, -4, 0 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Quinnipiac (1-2-1) continues to struggle to start the year, this time dropping a 4-1 decision to their in-state rivals. On the plus side, Matt Peca has had at least a point in every game so far this year. The Bobcats outshot the Huskies, 37-19, but were stymied by Dallas-born Rob Nichols (undrafted), who also contributed an assist for UConn. The game was played in Bridgeport.

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