NCAA Game Night: 3-17-13
Cornell Big Red 2 @ No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 (2OT)
Quinnipiac wins best-of-3 ECAC quarterfinals, 2-1
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 10-12-22, +10, 32 PIM
The Bobcats escaped their quarterfinal match-up against Cornell, winning in double overtime to advance to the ECAC semifinals. Quinnipiac will play Brown next weekend. Gotovets and Cornell are done for the year. Kirill is expected to return to school for his senior season next year.
Michigan State Spartans 1 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 4
Miami wins Best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 2-1
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM
Miami outshot MSU 35-19 en route to a 4-1 Game 3 win over the Spartans. Jimmy Mullin started the game on the RedHawks’ fourth line and registered one shot on goal. He had a goal in Game 2. Former Lightning prospect camper Austin Czarnik scored his 14th goal of the year in the win. (1)Miami advances to play (10)Michigan in the semifinals on Saturday. The Wolverines upset (3)Western Michigan. The winner will advance to Sunday’s final.
Michigan Tech Huskies 0 @ No. 4 North Dakota 6
UND wins best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 2-1
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-7-9, -1, 18 PIM
Brendan O’Donnell scored UND’s sixth goal, adding insult to injury for the upstart Huskies. North Dakota advances to the WCHA’s Final 5 next weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota.
*USCHO poll used