NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 11-3-12

Colgate Raiders 2 @ No. 6 Cornell Big Red 2 (OT)

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Gotovets was not in the lineup for the Big Red on Saturday night. He missed both weekend games against Cornell.

Yale Bulldogs 5 @ No. 13 Harvard Crimson 1

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

Harvard freshman Brian Hart (pictured) earned his first collegiate point, but the Crimson suffered a bad loss at home to their rivals.

No. 4 Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 19 Ferris State Bulldogs 1

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 4 PIM

Miami got some revenge on FSU, who defeated the RedHawks on Friday night. Lightning camper Austin Czarnik had two goals for Miami.

No. 12 Boston Terriers 4 @ No. 5 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 2 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell had his 3-game point streak snapped in a loss to Boston University. UND had won, 4-2, on Friday.

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ Minnesota State Mavericks 5

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 26 saves on 30 shots
Season totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 1.81 GAA, .917 sv%, 1 SO

Adam Wilcox started for the second-straight night, but unlike Friday, he couldn’t keep his team tied long enough for the Gophers to win the game. On Saturday, the teams were tied 3-3 until the Mavs scored the eventual game-winner with under four minutes left in regulation. They added an empty net goal late. This was Wilcox’s first collegiate loss in five games.

NCAA Game Night: 11-2-12

No. 6 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Colgate Raiders 1

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Gotovets was not in the lineup for the Big Red on Friday night.

Brown Bears 2 @ No. 13 Harvard Crimson 3

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 6 PIM

Harvard freshman Brian Hart – a second round pick of the Lightning this summer – was robbed on a breakaway and was originally credited with an assist on one of the Crimson’s goals. The scoring was later changed.

No. 4 Miami RedHawks 0 @ No. 19 Ferris State Bulldogs 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 4 PIM

FSU’s CJ Motte (undrafted) stopped 25 shots for the shutout and first star honors. This was a 1-0 game entering the third period.

No. 12 Boston Terriers 2 @ No. 5 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 2 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell had a point for the third-straight game, a secondary assist on Conner Gaarder’s first goal of the game. Gaarder (undrafted) added two more in the contest before Panthers pick Rocco Grimaldi finished off the scoring for the Sioux into an empty net.

Minnesota State Mavericks 2 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 21 saves on 23 shots
Season totals (pregame): 3 GP, 3-0-0, 1.14 GAA, .934 sv%, 1 SO

Freshman Adam Wilcox (pictured) started his second-straight game for Minnesota and was spectacular, stopping 21 of 23 shots to improve to 4-0 on the year. While he wasn’t named a game star, he was named Fox Sports North’s player of the game. He is expected to start again on Saturday in Mankato for the rematch. Unmarked forwards on Wilcox’s back door scored both shots that beat the freshman goaltender. On the second goal he stopped two shots in a flurry, then the puck hit the post before the Mavs tapped it into the open side of the net. Wilcox was huge in the third period while protecting a one-goal lead.

No. 11 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 1 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 6 PIM

The Broncos skated to leads of 2-0 and 3-1 and held on for a hard-fought win in South Bend on Friday. “What a battle,” Lightning prospect and WMU captain Luke Witkowkski tweeted after the game. Notre Dame outshot WMU 37-25, including 18-4 in the third period.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 10-28-12

Canisius Griffins 0 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 20 saves on 20 shots, shutout, *Second Star*
Season totals (pregame): 3 GP, 3-0-0, 1.14 GAA, .934 sv%, 1 SO

Freshman Adam Wilcox started for the Gophers and turned in a gem, stopping all 20 shots he faced for his first collegiate shutout. Wilcox was composed in the net for the entirety of the game, showing good positional work and displaying above-average athleticism. His athleticism was on full display late in the third period while protecting a 1-0 lead. Wilcox stopped an opposing forward on a partial breakaway by first using a pokecheck, then recovering to close his legs as the forward was able to corral the loose puck and try to go 5-hole. With 22 seconds left in the game Wilcox moved from his right to his left and lunged at a lone Griffin staring at an open net. He knocked the puck out of the air with his glove and the puck was cleared.

The hometown scorers rightly gave Wilcox the Second Star, but the first should have gone to Griffins goaltender Tony Capobianco, who was spectacular for Canisius. Capobianco was beaten on a screened deflection 12 seconds into the game, then stopped the next 41 shots he faced. Capobianco got Third Star.

Canisius – alma mater of Lightning prospect Cory Conacher – was looking for its first win over a WCHA club. Conacher’s younger brother, Shane, will attend Canisius next year on a hockey scholarship.

NCAA Game Night: 10-27-12

No. 19 Colorado College Tigers 2 @ No. 7 Cornell Big Red 3

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

Cornell earned another two points by completing a weekend sweep of the visiting Tigers. The Big Red won 2-0 on Friday.

No. 3 Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 6 Michigan Wolverines 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 2 PIM

Mullin (pictured) scored his first goal of the year as Miami avenged a Friday night loss to the Wolverines with a win on Saturday. Lightning camper Austin Czarnik was first star with two assists.

No. 20 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Colgate Raiders 5

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM

Peca’s two-game goal scoring streak came to an end Saturday at Colgate. The Raiders scored three times in the third period.

Alaska-Anchorage SeaWolves 3 @ No. 4 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 (OT)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell had a point for the second straight game, but the Sioux couldn’t beat the SeaWolves two nights in a row. O’Donnell started the game on North Dakota’s top line with Corban Knight (Panthers) and Danny Kristo (Flames).

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 10-26-12

No. 19 Colorado College Tigers 0 @ No. 7 Cornell Big Red 2

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

Cornell opened their regular season with a shutout win over visiting Colorado College. Senior John Esposito (undrafted) scored both goals for the Big Red. Lightning prospect Kirill Gotovets is looking to build on the eight points he accumulated last season as a sophomore.

No. 3 Miami RedHawks 2 @ No. 7 Michigan Wolverines 4

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

Jimmy Mullin set up teammate Cody Murphy on the power play to give Miami a short-lived 1-0 lead, but the RedHawks gave up two third period goals to lose in Michigan, 4-2. Jets first round defenseman Jacob Trouba had two assists for Michigan. Lightning camper Austin Czarnik had a goal for Miami, his third of the season.

Alaska-Anchorage SeaWolves 1 @ No. 4 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping), 3 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell (pictured) notched his first point of the season and North Dakota handled the SeaWolves, 4-1. Flames prospect Danny Kristo had three assists for the Sioux.

USA U-18 2 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 (exhibition)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Did not play
Season totals (pregame): 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1.31 GAA, .913 sv%, 0 SO

Freshman Adam Wilcox got the night off for the Gophers in an exhibition match against the USA Under-18 squad. The Gophers play again on Sunday against Cory Conacher's alma mater, Canisius.

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