NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 11-9-18

Colorado College Tigers 0 @ #1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 1-3-4, +5, 2 PIM

Hunter Shepard (undrafted) backstopped a 19-save shutout and the top-ranked Bulldogs opened 2018-19 NCHC conference play against Colorado College on Friday night with a 3-0 win. UMD got goals from three different players and Scott Perunovich (STL, 2018 2nd round pick) and Peter Krieger (undrafted) each had a pair of assists. These two teams square off again on Saturday night to complete the weekend series.

#5 Denver Pioneers 3 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-4-4, +10, 6 PIM

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/18 FO
Season Totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, +8, 4 PIM

Two Top-5 NCHC powerhouses, each sporting 2-0 conference records battled Friday night with the Huskies scoring three straight in the 2nd period to hand the Pioneers their first loss of the season. Lightning stealth prospect Cole Guttman opened the scoring midway through the 1st with his third goal of the year to give Denver the early 1-0 lead. Brett Stapley (MTL, 2017 7th round pick) led the early Pioneer attack with a goal and an assist to build a 3-1 lead 95 seconds into the 2nd period. But the St. Cloud offense kicked into gear, finishing the period with three goals to take a 4-3 lead into the 2nd intermission. St. Cloud netminder David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) stopped a perfect eight 3rd period Pioneer shots to preserve the tenuous Husky lead. Bolt prospect Nick Perbix helped set up the equalizer, and Nolan Walker (undrafted) led St. Cloud State with a pair of goals and an assist. These two teams battle again Saturday to complete weekend series.

#16 Minnesota Gophers 3 @ #20 Wisconsin Badgers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2/10 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

The Gophers stopped the bleeding after three straight losses, besting the Badgers on the road Friday night in their Big Ten opener. Wisconsin jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Minnesota scored three-straight in the 2nd and Mat Robson (undrafted) stopped a perfect 15 shots in the 3rd to seal the win. These two team go at it again Saturday night to close out the weekend series.

#17 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Northern Michigan Wildcats 1

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

Cornell scored twice Friday night in the 2nd period to break open a 1-1 game and claim a non-conference road win against the Wildcats in Northern Michigan. Bolt prospect Alex Green did not dress for the second straight game, leading to speculation that the sophomore blueliner may be injured. Cam Donaldson (undrafted) led the Big Red with a goal and an assist. These two teams square off again Saturday night.

New Hampshire Wildcats 2 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 OT

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 2/7 FO
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-0, 4.42 GAA, 0.848 SV%

After missing four games due to injury, Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin returned to action Friday night, leading an UML rally and scoring both goals for the River Hawks as UMass-Lowell plays to a 2-2 draw with the visiting New Hampshire team. Fellow Bolt prospect Ty Taylor sat back-up to a 32-save Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) effort. UML held the Wildcats to just 11 shots. UML hosts Northeastern Saturday night while UNH returns home Saturday night to host the visiting Boston University.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 11-3-18

#2 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 @ Colorado College Tigers 1

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-3-3, +8, 6 PIM

The #2 ranked Huskies completed the sweep of Colorado College Saturday night, relying on a pair of power play goals in the 3rd period to overcome a 1-0 deficit. St. Cloud netminder David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) stopped 29 Tiger shots for the win. After a scoreless 1st period, Colorado College opened the scoring just past the midpoint of the 2nd with a power play goal from Westin Michaud (undrafted). Hrenak would seal the net from that point, and man-advantage markers from Jack Poehling (undrafted) and Easton Brodzinski (undrafted) in the 3rd would be the difference. St. Cloud State improves to 7-1 (2-0 NCHC) on the season and returns home next weekend when the Huskies take on the #8 ranked Denver Pioneers in a big NCHC conference battle. Adding to the drama, freshman Lightning prospects Nick Perbix and Cole Guttman will likely square off across the ice.

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ #9 Denver Pioneers 4 OT

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 8/14 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-6, +7, 4 PIM

Jarid Lukosevicius (undrafted) continued his heroics Saturday night against Western Michigan, scoring the overtime game-winner a night after notching a hat trick against this same Bronco team. Lukosevicius gave the Pioneers a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period with a power play goal, following Slava Demin’s (VGK, 2018 4th round pick) power play marker in the 1st for Denver. But WMU mounted a comeback in the 3rd, scoring three goals in the span of 5:16 to take the lead 3-2 with about ½ a period to play. Emilio Pettersen (CGY, 2018 6th round pick) scored on the power play with 2:30 remaining in regulation to knot the score at 3-3 and send the match into overtime. Pettersen's goal and two assists and Ian Mitchell's (CHI, 2017 5th round pick) pair of assists helped lead the Pioneers. Denver improves to 5-0-1 (2-0 NCHC) on the season, and travels to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud next weekend to take on the Huskies in a dual of conference unbeatens.

#4 Minnesota State Mavericks 2 @ #10 Minnesota Gophers 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 4/10 FO
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM

The #4 ranked Mavericks defense allowed just 15 Gophers shots Saturday as Minnesota State completed the weekend sweep in Mankato of their cross-state Minnesota rivals. Gopher forward Rem Pitlick (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead in the 1st with a power play goal, but State would strike back in the 2nd with a power play marker of its own and a short-handed tally that would eventually prove to be the game winner. Maverick netminder Mathias Israelsson (undrafted) barred the net in the 3rd for his fourth win of the season. The Gophers drop to a disappointing 1-3-1 and travel to Madison next weekend to open Big Ten conference play against #16 ranked Wisconsin.

Brown Bears 2 @ #18 Cornell Big Red 3

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

Cornell scored three times in the 2nd period and held on for the win, improving their record to 2-2 (2-0 ECAC) on the season. Bolt prospect Alex Green did not dress for the Big Red. Cornell travels to Marquette next weekend for a non-conference series against Northern Michigan.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1 @ Maine Black Bears 0

F Ryan Lohin, UML: did not play
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

Sam Knoblauch (undrafted) scored the lone goal of the game early in the 3rd to give UML the win and split the weekend series with the Black Bears. Finn netminder Christoffer Hernberg (undrafted) pitched a 24-save shutout for UMass-Lowell for the win, Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin did not dress for the fourth consecutive UML game. The River Hawks improve to 4-4 (1-2 HEAST) on the season and returns home to the Tsongas Center next Friday night for a HEAST showdown against Bolt prospect Ty Taylor and New Hampshire.

#11 Massachusetts Minutemen 5 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 1

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-0, 4.42 GAA, 0.848 SV%

The Minutemen scored early and often Saturday night, handing the Wildcats their fourth loss of the season. UNH got their lone goal from Japanese winger Kohei Sato (undrafted) late in the 3rd to spoil UMass goalie Matt Murray’s (undrafted) shutout bid. The Minutemen were led by John Leonard (SJS, 2018 6th round pick) and Mitchell Chaffee (undrafted) each with a goal and two assists. New Hampshire falls to 1-4-1 (1-1 HEAST) on the season and travels to Lowell next Friday night in a HEAST conference bout against the River Hawks.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 11-2-18

#2 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 @ Colorado College Tigers 3

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-3-3, +8, 4 PIM

The #2 ranked Huskies rolled into Colorado Springs Friday night, opening NCHC conference play against Colorado College. St. Cloud battled back from deficits twice before closing out the 3rd period with a three-goal flurry. The Tigers scored twice in the opening frame to take an early lead to the first intermission. The Huskies would knot the score at 2-2 after goals late in the 2nd and early in the 3rd before Colorado College re-established a 3-2 lead just 32 seconds after the equalizer. The Huskies answered once again, this time with three unanswered to seal their first conference victory of the season. St. Cloud was led by a pair of goals each from Ryan Poehling (MTL, 2017 1st round pick) and Patrick Newell (undrafted). Four Huskies tallied a pair of assists each, including Jake Ahcan (undrafted), Nolan Walker (undrafted), Jimmy Schuldt (undrafted), and Robby Jackson (undrafted). St. Cloud State improves to 6-1 and completes the weekend series against the Tigers in a Saturday night rematch.

Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ #9 Denver Pioneers 5

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 8/13 FO
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-4-6, +8, 4 PIM

Jarid Lukosevicius (undrafted) notched a hat trick for the Pioneers, scoring in each of the three periods, to lead Denver to victory against Western Michigan in their opening NCHC conference match Friday night. Michael Davies (undrafted) and Liam Finlay (undrafted) each tallied a goal and an assist for the Pioneers, and Ian Mitchell (CHI, 2017 5th round pick) added a pair of assists. Lightning prospect Cole Guttman extended his point streak to three games, assisting on Finlay’s 2nd period marker. The Broncos twice tied the game on a pair of Hugh McGing (STL, 2018 5th round pick) goals, but Denver responded with three unanswered to pull away. The Pioneers improve to 4-0-1 and look to finish the sweep against Western Michigan Saturday night.

#4 Minnesota State Mavericks 5 @ #10 Minnesota Gophers 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 5/10 FO
Season Totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

The #4 ranked Mavericks won a decisive road win over the #10 ranked Gophers at the 3M Arena at Mariucci behind a two-goal, four-point performance from German Marc Michaelis (undrafted) on Friday night. Minnesota drops to 1-2-1 and rolls into Mankato Saturday night for the back half of the weekend home-and-home non-conference series between these two cross-state rivals.

Yale Bulldogs 2 @ #18 Cornell Big Red 4

D Alex Green, COR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

Bolt prospect Alex Green tallied his first point of the season on a 1st period power play marker by Cam Donaldson (undrafted), as the Big Red opened ECAC conference play with a victory over Yale. Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) notched a pair of goals to lead the Cornell attack and Yanni Kaldis (undrafted) added a goal and an assist. The Big Red jumped out to a three-goal lead before the Bulldogs battled back within a goal until Barron’s empty netter with 41 seconds remaining sealed the Cornell win. The Big Red improve to 1-2 with ECAC conference play continuing Saturday when Brown visits Lynah Rink in Ithaca.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 3 @ Maine Black Bears 4

F Ryan Lohin, UML: did not play
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

Maine overcame a 2-0 deficit to the River Hawks, reeling off four straight goals to hand UMass-Lowell their 2nd Hockey East conference loss. Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin did not dress for the third consecutive UML game. Sam Knoblauch (undrafted) tallied a goal and an assist for UML, establishing the early two-goal lead, but Maine’s Chase Pearson (DET, 2015 5th round pick) scored twice and Eduards Tralmaks (undrafted) and Adam Dawe (undrafted) each added a pair of assists to lead the Black Bear rally. UML falls to 3-4 on the season, but the River Hawks will have a chance for the split as these two teams tangle once again Saturday night for the back half of the weekend series.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 10-27-18

#2 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 @ #18 Northeastern Huskies 3

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, +8, 4 PIM

A night after beating U-Mass Lowell in their HEAST opener, #18 Northeastern overcame a two-goal deficit and knocked off #2 St. Cloud State on Saturday night. Lightning prospect Nick Perbix set up Jake Ahcan (undrafted) for St. Cloud’s second goal. Northeastern got a goal and an assist from Eric Williams (undrafted) to lead their three-goal rally. St. Cloud State, now 5-1 on the season, continues their road trip next weekend when they open NCHC conference play against Colorado College.

#3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ #1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 8 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 2 PIM

The third-ranked Bulldogs followed up Friday night’s 3-2 road win over the top-ranked Fighting Irish, sweeping the weekend series on Saturday by a score of 3-1. UMD got a 27-save effort from goaltender Hunter Shepard (undrafted) and a goal and an assist each from brothers Jackson (undrafted) and Noah Cates (PHI, 2017 5th round pick). The Bulldogs improve to 6-1-1 and take next weekend off before opening NCHC conference play on November 9th against Colorado College.

#5 Minnesota Gophers 1 vs. #17 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 3

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

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0/5 FO
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game featuring storied rivals Minnesota and North Dakota was played for the first time in Las Vegas Saturday night with the #17 Fighting Hawks toppling the #5 Golden Gophers, handing them their first loss of the season. UND got a pair of goals from Colton Poolman (undrafted) and three assists from Hayden Shaw (undrafted), and netminder Adam Scheel (undrafted) made 20 saves to the thrill of the mass of North Dakota fans that had been reppin' their Fighting Sioux jerseys up and down the Strip. UMN drops to 1-1-1 and plays a home-and-home series next weekend against Minnesota State Mankato.

Michigan State Spartans 4 @ #8 Cornell Big Red 3

D Alex Green, COR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

For the second night in a row, the unranked Spartans reeled off four straight goals and then outlasted a resurgent #8 Cornell team to sweep the weekend series against the Big Red. Michigan State was led by Mitch Lewandowski (undrafted) and Taro Hirose (undrafted) each with a goal and a pair of assists. Yanni Kaldis (undrafted) scored twice for the Big Red, but their two third period goals were too little too late to stave off the sweep. Next weekend the 0-2 Cornell squad opens ECAC conference play with home games against both Yale and Harvard.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4 @ Bentley Falcons 2

F Ryan Lohin, UML: did not play
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

Nick Master (undrafted) scored twice and added two assists as the River Hawks doubled up Bentley Saturday night. Tanner Jago (undrafted) led the Falcons with a goal and an assist. Ryan Lohin did not dress for the second consecutive game leading to speculation that he may be injured. UML travels to Orono, Maine next weekend for a HEAST conference match up against the Black Bears.

Vermont Catamounts 2 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-0, 4.42 GAA, 0.848 SV%

New Hampshire opened HEAST conference play Saturday night rallying from a two-goal deficit to defeat the visiting Catamounts. The Wildcats were led by Jackson Pierson (undrafted) with a goal and an assist. It was the first win of the season for UNH, now 1-3-1, and the Wildcats continue HEAST conference play next weekend at home in the Whittemore Center against the visiting U-Mass Minutemen from Amherst.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

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