NCAA Game Night: 2-24-12

No. 8 Union Dutchmen 2 @ No. 11 Cornell Big Red 3

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-4-5, +12, 12 PIM

Gotovets has played well lately, but is taking his turn as a scratch for a deep Cornell squad.

St. Lawrence Saints 1 @ Harvard Crimson 4

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 4 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 18-17-35, +6, 45 PIMs

Harvard responded to a thrashing by Yale last game out by getting a big win at home against the Saints. Killorn had a rare night where he didn’t register a point. Harvard is now tied for third in the ECAC.

No. 5 Boston University Terriers 5 @ Vermont Catamounts 0

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Vermont was crushed at home in front of a national TV audience on the NBC Sports Network. Former Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall had a goal and was plus-3 for the Terriers. The junior has four goals and six points this season.

No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes 0 @ No. 15 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 30 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 10 PIM

Mullin got two apples to help Miami to a big home win over intra-state rival Ohio State. The RedHawks are now in fourth in the CCHA while the Bucks fell near the bottom of the league’s standings.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

Brown Bears 1 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-4-4, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 32 GP, 7-21-28, +3, 10 PIM

After a stretch in the middle of the season where he didn’t hit the scoresheet a lot, Peca (pictured - ECAC photo) has caught fire recently. The freshman had a career-high four points – all assists – in a big conference win over Brown on Friday night.

No. 1 Ferris State Bulldogs 1 @ No. 19 Western Michigan Broncos 1

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 1-8-9, +4, 43 PIM

Witkowski had his three-game point streak snapped, but he’ll take it if it means a tie or win against the nation’s top team – which is what happened in front of the Lunatics at WMU Friday night. FSU took a major penalty in overtime but the Broncos couldn’t steal the win. Witkowski received a lot of praise from the Fox Sports Detroit announcers in this televised game. He threw some hard hits, was very active in his own end, and moved the puck quickly. He has one year left in college before he is considered for a contract with the Lightning.

*USCHO poll used