NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 1-17-2014

No. 12 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Harvard Crimson 2

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-7-8, -4, 10 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Former Lightning prospect defenseman Kirill Gotovets (Was sent to Chicago in Philippe Paradis trade) was scoreless, plus-1, with two shots on goal. The senior has no goals and two assists this year. He hasn’t scored a goal since his sophomore year.)

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ Miami RedHawks 2

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-5-6, +3, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Mullin was a scratch on Friday. The RedHawks only managed 13 shots on goal (including overtime). Miami dropped out of the USCHO top-20 this past week.

No. 20 North Dakota 1 @ Bemidji State Beavers 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 5 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-2-5, -1, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

O’Donnell finished third on the team in shots on goal with five. The leaders had six. UND snuck back into the USCHO top-20 this week at No. 20.

Merrimack Warriors 1 @ No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 6

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-11-17, +5, 14 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

Peca continues to put hit the scoresheet, this time with an assist. He seems to have settled into a 2-way center role after playing top-line wing most of last season.

Ohio State 0 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 21 saves on 21 shots, shutout, *Second Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 15-2-3, 2.02 GAA, .928 sv%, 2 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox shut out the visiting Buckeyes before more than 45,000 people outdoors on the Gophers’ football field. It was the largest crowd to ever see a hockey game in Minnesota – which is saying something. (Michael Russo photo)

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-13-2014

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5 @ Penn State Nittany Lions 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 34 saves on 36 shots
Season totals: 18 GP, 14-2-3, 2.13 GAA, .925 sv%, 2 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Minnesota scored three times in the final period en route to a 5-2 win and 2-game sweep over Penn State. Best sign of the night was the PSU fan calling Happy Valley “Hockey Valley.” Well done. Wilcox stopped 34 of 36 shots, including a short-handed breakaway when the game was 2-0 early in the third.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-12-2014

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ Penn State Nittany Lions 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 26 saves on 28 shots
Season totals: 17 GP, 13-2-3, 2.14 GAA, .923 sv%, 2 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Minnesota made its first visit to State College and defeated Penn State, 3-2. Wilcox won his 13th game of the season, which is tied for third in the country. The Gophers improved to a conference-leading 4-0-1 in the Big 10. PSU is pointless in conference at 0-3.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-11-14

No. 10 Yale Bulldogs 5 @ Harvard Crimson 1

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-7-8, -3, 10 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

The game was 1-1 after one period, then the defending champs exploded for three goals in the second period and added another in the third.

No. 13 Miami RedHawks 2 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-5-6, +3, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Luke Witkowski’s alma mater completed a 2-game sweep over visiting Miami with a 3-2 win Saturday.

Colorado College Tigers 2 @ North Dakota 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-2-5, -1, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

North Dakota completed their weekend sweep of the Tigers with a 3-2 win.

RPI Engineers 2 @ No. 7 Quinnipiac Bobcats 6

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-10-16, +3, 14 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

Quinnipiac limited RPI to 18 shots and got a goal and an assist from Lightning prospect Matt Peca en route to a 6-2 win.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-10-14

No. 12 Miami RedHawks 4 @ Western Michigan Broncos 5

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-5-6, +3, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

The usually conservative Broncos put up 45 shots on visiting Miami, scoring on five of them for a 5-4 win.

Colorado College Tigers 3 @ North Dakota 5

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-2-5, -2, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

O’Donnell returned from an upper-body injury and played on UND’s second line in its win over visiting Colorado College.

Union Dutchmen 1 @ No. 8 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 5-9-14, +2, 14 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

The Bobcats edged conference-leading Union, 2-1, at home on Friday. QU jumped Union for the conference lead, though the Dutchmen have two games in hand in the ECAC.

*USCHO poll used

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