NCAA Game Night: 2-28-2014

Harvard Crimson 2 @ No. 16 Colgate Raiders 1

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-7-13, -4, 18 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Harvard improved to 6-11-4 in conference by upsetting Colgate, who came into the game 12-5-3 in the ECAC.

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 5 @ Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Mullin was a scratch.

No. 10 North Dakota 5 @ No. 5 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 5-8-13, +3, 8 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

O’Donnell set a new career high for points in a season with 13, topping the 10 he accumulated last year as a sophomore. UND is surging, winning five games in a row. Their win on Friday put UND one win away from winning the Penrose Cup as the first National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season champions. O’Donnell’s team leapfrogged SCSU into first place. They can clinch the title with a win on Saturday night.

No. 8 Quinnipiac Bobcats 8 @ St. Lawrence Saints 0

F Matthew Peca, QU: 2-4-6, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 35 GP, 12-21-33, +5, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

Woah. Matt Peca had six points – four more than anyone else on the Bobcats – as QU put a snowman on the scoreboard at St. Lawrence. The Saints tied the Bobcats, 2-2, just a couple weeks ago. Peca surpassed last season’s point total of 30, and is approaching his career high of 39 set in his freshman season. Peca’s six points are the most by a Lightning prospect in a game this season, topping Jonathan Drouin’s five-point game in November. Drouin has never had a six-point game (two five-pointers). No game stars were listed in the recap, but we’re going to give first star to Peca.

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

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 30 saves on 31 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 30 GP, 21-4-5, 1.94 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox stopped 30 of 31 shots as Minnesota improved to 22-4-5 this season with a win over Penn State. Wilcox, who is a Hobey Baker Award candidate for the NCAA’s top player, was named a candidate this week for the first Mike Richter Award, given to the country’s top goaltender.

*USCHO poll used