NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 12-28-12

No. 19 Ferris State Bulldogs 3 @ No. 11 Cornell Big Red 5

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM

Cornell opened the Florida College Classic in Estero with a 5-3 win over the Bulldogs. Lightning prospect Kirill Gotovets was scoreless in the match for the Big Red.

Ohio State Buckeyes 0 @ No. 5 Miami RedHawks 1

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 8 PIM

Jimmy Mullin (pictured) was moved to the top line with former Lightning camper Austin Czarnik and Curtis McKenzie and responded by leading the RedHawks with seven shots on goal against the Buckeyes on Friday night. The top line spot was opened by the departure of Riley Barber, who is representing the United States at the World Junior Championships in Russia. Miami’s top line combined for 15 of the team’s 26 shots on goal. Miami will face Robert Morris on Saturday for the championship in the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh.

NCAA Game Night: 12-15-12

No. 5 Miami RedHawks 3 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 1 (OT)

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 2-4-6, -2, 8 PIM

Jimmy Mullin was back in the RedHawks lineup after being a healthy scratch on Friday night. He registered three shots on goal in Miami’s 3-1 triumph in Columbus.

No. 8 North Dakota 4 @ Michigan Tech Huskies 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-5-6, -4, 10 PIM

Lightning prospect Brendan O’Donnell (pictured) recorded his sixth point of the year as UND swept Michigan Tech two games to none with a 4-1 win on Saturday night. O’Donnell’s assist came on the first goal of the game, scored 1:30 into the contest.

No. 7 Western Michigan Broncos 0 @ Michigan Wolverines 2

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 14 PIM

WMU’s six-game win streak came to an end at Yost with a 2-0 shutout loss to the Wolverines. Rarely used Adam Janecyk had the shutout for Michigan, stopping 23 shots. The junior was playing in just his seventh career game.

*USCHO poll used

TBT: Nothing puzzling about Lightning goalie prospect Adam Wilcox's development

By Damian Cristodero, Tampa Bay Times

University of Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox claims he can solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle in "about a minute."

Yeah, right, said laughing Gophers goaltenders coach Justin Johnson. "Maybe if he was doing just one side."

No, really, Wilcox said, "It's just kind of learning patterns. You have to take it step by step."

And that is exactly how Wilcox has turned himself into one of the nation's top freshman goalies and one of the Lightning's most interesting and promising prospects.

For the rest of this story, see the Tampa Bay Times.

NCAA Game Night: 12-14-12

No. 5 Miami RedHawks 1 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 1 (OT)

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-4-6, -1, 8 PIM

Jimmy Mullin was not in the lineup on Friday night in Columbus.

No. 13 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ Princeton Tigers 0

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 4-1-5, +3, 8 PIM

The Bobcats went into Princeton and completed their weekend sweep of the Tigers. One night after limiting Princeton to 12 shots, QU held them to 18 shots on goal. Quinnipiac is running away with the ECAC at 8-0.

No. 8 North Dakota 6 @ Michigan Tech Huskies 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-4-5, -5, 8 PIM

Corban Knight (Panthers) had two goals and two assists to lead UND to a big win over Michigan Tech.

No. 7 Western Michigan Broncos 4 @ Michigan Wolverines 1

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 14 PIM

Broncos captain Luke Witkowski’s first goal of the season – scored on the power play – turned out to be the game-winner as WMU won their sixth straight game, defeating Michigan, 4-1, on Friday night. Witkowski’s career-high for goals in a season is two, set both as a freshman and last year as a junior. WMU has won six games in a row.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 12-10-12

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5 @ No. 18 Harvard Crimson 0

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 6 PIM

On the day they climbed to No. 18 in the USCHO poll, Harvard was crushed at home by unranked UMass-Lowell.

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