Lightning draftee Kirill Gotovets recently competed in Poland with his native Belarus in the IIHF World U20 Championships, DIV I Group B tournament. Gotovets, a defenseman, and his Belarus teammates were attempting to qualify for the 2011 World Junior Championships (WJC) in the U.S. by advancing out of the division.
Belarus (3-0-2) finished with the silver, however, and won't join Canada, Russia, Sweden, and the like next year. Gotovets went scoreless in two games played, while accumulating four penalty minutes and seven shots on goal. The Cornell University commit will now return to Shattuck St-Mary's school in Minnesota, where he has three goals and nine points to go with 49 penalty minutes in 19 games.
Norway advanced out of Group B and will join Germany (Group A) as entries in next Christmas' WJC tournament.
Dartmouth Big Green 3 @ No.19 Vermont Catamounts 4
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 6 PIM
Vermont (8-6-2) is 4-1-1 in its last six games, but remains out of the USCHO Top-20 at No.22.
St. Lawrence Saints 0 @ No.19 Vermont Catamounts 3
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 6 PIM
Vermontâ€™s first game this season out of the Top-20 (No.21/receiving votes) was a good one. Marshall played left wing on the Catamountsâ€™ fourth line.
No.13 Ferris State Bulldogs 4 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-3-4, -8, 16 PIM
Ferris State swept the weekend series with WMU, outscoring them 7-3 in total.
Boston College Eagles 3 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 4 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 5-4-9, E, 8 PIM
Harvardâ€™s losing streak is now at 10 games.