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.
ECAC First Round â€“ Game 1, Best of 3
Harvard Crimson 4 @ Princeton Tigers 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 9-11-20, E, 26 PIM
Ninth-seeded Harvard scored four times in the third period to beat eighth-seeded Princeton in Round 1 of the ECAC playoffs (Best of 3 series).
No.16 Vermont Catamounts 2 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 32 GP, 1-4-5, -3, 14 PIM
The unranked River Hawks clinched a Hockey East playoff birth with the win, but Vermont, who entered the game fifth in the conference, fell to ninth with the loss. The two teams play again Saturday and Vermont needs a win to get in.
CCHA First Round â€“ Game 1, Best of 3
Western Michigan Broncos 0 @ Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 4
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (hooking, cross-checking), 0 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 2-4-6, -11, 65 PIM
WMU dropped the first game of a potential three game series with Alaska, getting outshot 44-16. Playing Alaska means we get to show you (again) AKFâ€™s pregame video. This polar bear does a lot of damage with a hockey stick (and F-16s). Maybe too much damage.
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.