Harvard Crimson 3 @ Princeton Tigers 0
ECAC First Round â€“ Game 2, Best of 3. Harvard wins series 2-0
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 9-11-20, E, 26 PIM
Though they were outshot 37-17, ninth-seeded Harvard, which has struggled all season, somehow managed a shutout win on the road over a higher ranked club (No.8) and will now move on to the ECAC quarterfinals (opponent TBA). According to USCHO.com, Harvard (9-19-3) last won a first-round ECAC series in 2007 over Yale.
No.16 Vermont Catamounts 1 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1 (OT)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 33 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 14 PIM
Vermont needed a win to get into the Hockey East playoffs, coming into this game ninth in the conference. They didnâ€™t get that win, but did get a Boston University win over Northeastern, which propelled Vermont over Northeastern into the final playoff spot at No.8. Their reward is facing the conferenceâ€™s top seed, New Hampshire.
Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ No.14 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 4
CCHA First Round â€“ Game 2, Best of 3. Alaska wins series 2-0
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 32 GP, 2-4-6, -12, 67 PIM
The Nanooks completed a first round sweep of the Broncos, winning 4-1 in Alaska. This ends the season for the Broncos at 8-20-8. They will have a new coach next year. Witkowski completed his freshman season with two goals and four assists and played a very respectable amount of ice time for a freshman defenseman. He was among team leaders in PIM and finished comfortably at the bottom of the club's plus/minus rankings - understandable for a freshman defenseman.
D Kirill Gotovets, Shattuck-St. Maryâ€™s, USHS
Season Totals: 40 GP, 8-16-24, 71 PIM
Gotovets, a Cornell commit, had five points after 14 games, but has 19 points in his last 26, including nine in his last 10. His 71 PIM are second on the club. Shattuck was 39-9-4 entering play this past weekend (results TBA).
Boston University Terriers 2 @ No.18 Vermont Catamounts 3
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 1-4-5, -3, 14 PIM
Vermont (15-11-6) completed a weekend sweep of the Terriers.
Harvard Crimson 3 @ St. Lawrence Saints 4
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 9-11-20, E, 26 PIM
Killorn improved his seasonâ€™s plus/minus back to even on a team thatâ€™s now 12 games under .500.
No.14 Ferris State Bulldogs 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 1 (OT)
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 2-4-6, -11, 61 PIM
WMU won the official/unofficial shootout 1-0. It was a good weekend for the Broncos, who took the nationally ranked Bulldogs to a shootout twice.
Colgate Raiders 4 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 9-10-19, -1, 26 PIM
Harvard, who entered the season with high expectations, fell 10 games under .500 at 7-17-3.
No.17 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ No.13 New Hampshire Wildcats 3 (OT)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 1-4-5, -3, 14 PIM
Not a bad showing for Vermont (13-11-6), who got two points in a weekend series with the higher-ranked Wildcats.
Ohio State Buckeyes 3 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 2-4-6, -11, 61 PIM
WMU moved to 8-18-6 on the year.
No.10 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Harvard Crimson 0
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 9-10-19, E, 26 PIM
Killorn was coming off a two-goal game (and win) for the Crimson, but neither he nor the Crimson could continue that success Friday night at home against a Top-10 (USCHO) team.
No.17 Vermont Catamounts 4 @ No.13 New Hampshire Wildcats 5 (OT)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 14 PIM
Kevin Leblanc (Blackhawks 7/06) scored at 1:25 of overtime to defeat Marshallâ€™s Catamounts.
Ohio State Buckeyes 3 @ Western Michigan Broncos 1
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (boarding), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 2-4-6, -11, 61 PIM
Witkowski had missed two straight games for WMU. The Broncos announced this week that coach Jim Culhane has been let go, effective at the end of the season.
Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 52 GP, 12-36-48, +34, 52 PIM
Barberio set a new career high for assists in a season Saturday. Heâ€™s already set a high for points and is three off his previous best for goals. He's light years ahead of his previous plus/minus best (plus-9).
Niagara IceDogs 4 @ Belleville Bulls 3
C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 48 GP, 15-13-28, +4, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 15 GP, 6-4-10, -11, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 50 GP, 17-12-29, -15, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 37 GP, 15-11-26, -13, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
DeCoste extended his point streak to five games. Heâ€™s registered a point in seven of his last nine games. Panik scored early in the third to pull the Bulls within one at 4-3, but they couldnâ€™t complete the comeback.
Mississauga St. Michaelâ€™s Majors 5 @ Barrie Colts 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-1-1, E, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Blake Parlett)
Season Totals: 55 GP, 37-24-61, +36, 52 PIM
Unexpected stat of the night: This was Hutchingsâ€™ first assist since January 2nd and second since December 18. He had 34 assists last season. Hutchings is a frequent visitor to the scoresheet, so the low assist (lately) total is a bit of a surprise. This was a big road win for the Majors, who sit in second, (well) behind Barrie in the Eastern Conference. Those two are in a class by themselves in the conference.
Regina Pats 6 @ Red Deer Rebels 1
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 54 GP, 23-23-46, -2, 92 PIM
With Regina: 26 GP, 10-10-20, +6, 40 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM
Former Lightning prospect and WHL overager Torrie Jung (8-25-2-5, 3.46, .894, 1 SO) started the game for Edmonton, but only lasted two periods. Ashton has seven points in his last seven games.
Vancouver Giants 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 2
C/WJames Wright, VAN: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 7 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM
Wright (pictured) is back over a point-per-game pace for the Giants, who play at home Sunday (2/14) before going on a 10-game road trip.
Union Dutchmen 3 @ Harvard Crimson 4
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 25 GP, 9-10-19, +2, 26 PIM
Killornâ€™s goals gave Harvard leads of 3-0 and 4-0, then the Crimson hung on as the Dutchmen scored three late goals, including two in the final 31 seconds.
Merrimack Warriors 3 @ No.17 Vermont Catamounts 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 14 PIM
A tough loss for Vermont to a team that came into the game five games under .500. Only getting one point from the weekend series â€“ a 2-2 tie Friday â€“ will hurt. Marshall started the game centering the fourth line. Heâ€™s been playing a lot of wing this year.
Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ Northern Michigan Wildcats 2
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: Did not play.
Season Totals: 26 GP, 2-4-6, -10, 59 PIM
Witkowski missed his second straight game for the Broncos. The Wildcats scored with 11 seconds left to steal the win.