NCAA Game Night: 10/30/10

#13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 @ Western Michigan Broncos 2 (OT)
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 12 PIM

The Broncos pick up a point against a ranked team.

#7 Maine Black Bears 3 @ Vermont Catamounts 2 (OT)
F Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Vermont has gone to overtime in their last 3 games.

RIT Tigers 5 @ #14 Cornell Big Red 3
D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +1, 4 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Cornell drops their second straight to start the season 0-2-0.

NCAA Game Night: 10/29/10

Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ #13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 8 PIM

The Broncos lost their second game of the season, moving to 4-2-1 in a penalty filled match-up against the Irish.

#10 New Hampshire Wildcats 7 @ #14 Cornell Big Red 4
D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG

Cornell dropped its season opener to New Hampshire, the team that knocked the Big Red out of the NCAA tournament last season. Gotovets skated in his first collegiate regular season game, going scoreless.

NCAA Game Night: 10/23/10

US Under-18 Team 0 @ Cornell Big Red 6 (Exhibition)
D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

Gotovets, a freshman, recorded his first goal and first assist with Cornell in an exhibition game against the US Under-18 team. The Big Red open their season this coming Friday, Oct. 29th, at home against New Hampshire.

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ St. Lawrence Saints 3(OT)
D Luke Witkowski, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, Even, 4 PIM

Western Michigan's 4 game winning streak comes to an end. The Broncos will begin conference play against Notre Dame next weekend with a home in home.

Merrimack Warriors 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 2(OT)
F Matt Marshall, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Vermont gains a point in their first conference game of the season.

NCAA Game Night: 10/22/10

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ St. Lawrence Saints 1
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM

Western Michigan won their fourth straight as Witkowski picked up a helper in the third period.

NCAA Game Night: 10/16/10

Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ Mercyhurst Lakers 0
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM

Sophomore goalie Nick Pisellini stopped 28 shots as the Broncos complete the sweep of the Lakers.

NCAA Game Night: 10/15/10

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Mercyhurst Lakers 2
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (Cross-checking), 2 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM

Western Michigan wins their first road game of the season improving to 2-1. The two teams will play again Saturday night.

NCAA Game Night: 10/9/10

Canisius Golden Griffins 2 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3 (OT)
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-1-1, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM

Witkowski picked up his first point of the season assisting on Kyle O'Kane's first period goal.

#9 Denver Pioneers 1 @ Vermont Catamounts 1 (OT)
F Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

The Catamounts pick up a point against a ranked team. Vermont is now off until Oct. 23rd when they host Merrimack.

NCAA Game Night: 10/08/10

#9 Denver Pioneers 5 @ Vermont Catamounts 3
F Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

Canisius Golden Griffins 5 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG

Vermont and Western Michigan each blow early 2-0 leads to drop their season openers 5-3. Both teams play again tomorrow night against the same opponents.

NCAA Game Night: 10/3/10

New Brunswick Varsity Reds 3 @ Vermont Catamounts 2 (Exhibition)
C Matt Marshall, UVM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG

Marshall scored with five seconds left in Catamounts' first preseason game.

Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks 2 @ Western Michigan Broncos 5 (Exhibition)
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, 0 PIM

The Broncos outshot UOIT 61-15 on their way to easily winning their preseason opener.

Fourth Round, One Hundred Eighteenth Overall

Name: James Mullin
Position: Center/Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 5.10
Weight: 152 lbs
Born: 2/24/1992, Philadelphia, PA
Last Team: Shattuck St. Mary's Prep (Minnesota High School)
Rankings: CSS 165 (North American Skaters), RLR NR (Overall), THN NR (Overall)

2009-2010 Statistics:
Shattuck St. Mary's (USHS), 55 GP, 32-40-72, 26 PIM

Mullin can score, and that's the name of the game. He led the prestigious Shattuck program (of Sidney Crosby fame) last season in scoring when he was a teammate of fellow Lightning prospect Kirill Gotovets. Mullin is small, but he's a speedy, tenacious player, as well as a creative playmaker and a good finisher. He makes his linemates better with his style of play.

Size is a major issue for Mullin, who must add weight to his small frame. He also needs to make quicker decisions with the puck as time and space will shrink at the next levels.

Mullin will have up to four years at the University of Miami (Ohio) to add strength and weight and could come out of collegiate play as a mid-round steal for the Lightning. He's got a long road to the NHL, but has a fine chance to be a solid contributor at the AHL level at the least. The more the game opens up, the more it favors players such as Mullin. As the Lightning's Martin St. Louis has proven, there's no substitute for heart, desire, and natural skill, but you have to have legs the size of tree trunks to make it as a small player in the big leagues.

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