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NCAA Game Night: 11-5-11

No. 4 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ No. 3 Michigan Wolverines 5

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, Even, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, +3, 27 PIM

Michigan scored three third period goals to hand Western (6-1-3) their first loss of the season. Witkowski returned to the lineup and recorded his third assist of the season. The Broncos face Michigan State at home next weekend.

No. 19 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-8-11, +3, 4 PIM

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM

Peca's point streak now sits at 10 games with a first period assist. Killorn's assist gives him three points in the Crimson's first two games.

Cornell Big Red 4 @ Brown Bears 5

D Kirill Gotovets: COR: 0-1-1, Even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 4 PIM

Brown scored two third period goals to come back on the Big Red and pick up their second win of the season. Gotovets recorded his first assist of the season in the loss.

Vermont Catamounts 1 @ Providence Friars 5

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM

Vermont lost their fourth straight and dropped to 1-5-0 for the season. The Catamounts are at home against New Hampshire next Saturday.

No. 15 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2 @ No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Out - Leg Injury
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

Florida Panthers 2011 third round pick Kyle Rau scored with .46 seconds left in the third to complete the weekend sweep for Minnesota over North Dakota. The Sioux fall to 3-6-1 overall and 1-5-0 in WCHA play.

Miami RedHawks 2 at Alaska Nanooks 1

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM

Mullin (pictured) set up Max Cook with the game winning goal midway through the third period to give Miami their second win in a row. It was Mullin's first point since the season opener.

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NCAA Game Night: 11-4-11

A streak reaches double digits for one player while another starts his season with a bang as all seven NCAA teams with Lightning prospects were in action.

Peca is ECAC's Top Rookie for October

Quinnipiac College's Matthew Peca was honored by ECAC Hockey with a first-ever Fischer Hockey Monthly Award - Rookie of the Month.

Peca, a freshman forward and seventh round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer, has had an impressive first month to his NCAA career with eight points (3 goals) in eight games. He has at least a point in the last seven games.

Last week, Peca was honored with the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week award.

NCAA Game Night: 11-1-11

No. 19 Quinnipiac Bobcats 5 @ Princeton Tigers 2

F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 3-6-9, +3, 4 PIM

Peca assisted on senior Scott Zurevinski's first period shorthanded goal to extend his point streak to eight games.

Peca was also named ECAC rookie of the week for the week ending October 25. He helped the Bobcats to a 2-1-0 week after scoring in each of Quinnipiac's three games and also picked up an assist in the Bobcats win over Bentley. He ranks tied for third in total points among all rookies in NCAA Division I with 9 and first among those in the ECAC.

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NCAA Game Night: 10-29-11

No. 14 Northern Michigan Wildcats 2 @ No. 7 Western Michigan Broncos 3 (OT)

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 15 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, +3, 25 PIM

Western Michigan (5-0-3) remained unbeaten as Freshman defenseman Garrett Haar scored 28 seconds into overtime. Witkowski was given a 5-minute major for checking from behind midway through the third period. The major resulted in an automatic 10-minute game disqualification. The Broncos will have a tough test next weekend to remain undefeated going on the road for two games with No. 4 Michigan.

Mercyhurst Lakers 5 @ No. 19 Cornell Big Red 4

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG

The Big Red opened their season with a tough loss to Mercyhurst at home. Freshman Nardo Nagtzaam had two goals and an assist for the Lakers including the game winner in the third.

No. 9 Merrimack Warriors 4 @ Vermont Catamounts 2

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM

Merrimack (6-0-0) remained unbeaten completing the sweep of Vermont. The Catamounts (1-3-0) are at Providence (2-3-1) next weekend for two games.

St. Cloud State Huskies 1 @ No. 12 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Out - Leg injury
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

Florida prospect Corban Knight had a goal and an assist for the Sioux as they split the weekend series with the Huskies and snapped a four game winless streak. North Dakota will be at No. 8 Minnesota next weekend.

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