NCAA/USHS Game Results

  • 9 weeks 1 day ago

    NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals – Buffalo, NY

    Massachusetts Minutemen 4 vs Denver Pioneers 3 (OT)

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 9/17 FO
    Season Totals: 41 GP, 14-12-26, +16, 18 PIM

    Bolt prospect Cole Guttman scored two goals in the 3rd period to erase a 3-1 Denver deficit and force overtime against the Minutemen. In the opening period, Guttman helped setup a Colin Staub (undrafted) power play marker that gave the Pioneers an early 1-0, but David Carle led Denver squad got into penalty trouble and gave up three 1st period power play goals to UMass and trailed 3-1 at the end of the 1st. Marc Del Gaizo (undrafted) scored the OT game-winner for the Minutemen at 15:18 in the extra session. Denver finishes the season with a record of 24-12-5, and Guttman’s 14 goals are good for T-4 among Division I freshman in the nation.

    Providence Friars 1 vs Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 41 GP, 7-12-19, +13, 14 PIM

    Justin Richards (undrafted), son of Lightning assistant coach Todd Richards, scored twice for the Bulldogs and Hunter Shepard (undrafted) made 28 saves as the defending national champions and pre-season top-ranked UMD squad punched their ticket back to Saturday nights NCAA Championship Game against Massachusetts. After a scoreless 1st period, Richards opened the scoring in the 2nd to give the Bulldogs their first lead. But it was short lived, as the Friars bounced back, knotting the score at 1-1 from a power-play marker from Josh Wilkins (undrafted). Billy Exell (undrafted) scored the eventual game-winner at the midpoint of the 3rd to re-establish the UMD lead at 2-1, and then the Bulldogs would seal the victory with a pair of empty netters in the last 33 seconds of the game as Providence pressed for the equalizer. Koepke finished scoreless, though he did have a goal called back due to his goaltender interference at the top of the crease.

  • 10 weeks 5 days ago

    NCAA West Regional Final – Fargo, ND
    #4 American International Yellow Jackets 0 vs #2 Denver Pioneers 3 (March 30th)
    Denver earns berth in the 2019 Frozen Four

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 9/17 FO
    Season Totals: 40 GP, 12-11-22, +15, 18 PIM

    Red Wings prospect Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) pitched his 2nd straight tournament shutout Saturday night, blanking the upstart Yellow Jackets on all 26 shots faced to lead first year head coach David Carle, Bolt prospect Cole Guttman, and the rest of his Pioneer teammates to a berth in the 2019 Frozen Four. After a scoreless 1st period, Colin Staub (undrafted) opened the scoring in the 2nd, and Liam Finlay (undrafted) and Jarid Lukosevicius (undrafted) provided insurances markers later in the 3rd. Sixth-ranked Denver improves to 24-11-5 and will faceoff Thursday night, April 11 in Buffalo against the fourth-ranked UMass (Amherst) Minutemen.

    NCAA Midwest Regional – Allentown, PA
    #4 Bowling Green Falcons 1 @ #1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2 (OT) (Mar 30th) - Semifinal
    #2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ #1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 (Mar 31st) - Final
    Minnesota-Duluth earns berth in the 2019 Frozen Four

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 11 SOG, 1/4 FO
    Season Totals: 40 GP, 7-12-19, +11, 14 PIM

    On Saturday afternoon’s Midwest regional semifinal, Bolt prospect Cole Kopke earned 2nd Star honors, setting up both of Parker Mackay’s (undrafted) goals for UMD, including the OT game-winner that punched the ticket to the regional finals against Quinnipiac. After a scoreless first period, Golden Knights prospect Brandon Kruse (VGK, 2018 5th round pick) gave the Falcons the lead late in the 2nd period. But with three minutes remaining in the game, Koepke fed Mackay for the equalizer to push the game into the extra session. Koepke fired a game-high 9 shots to go with a pair of primary assists and a +2 rating. Hunter Shepard (undrafted) allowed just the one Bowling Green goal, making 30 saves for the win. Panthers prospect Ryan Bednard (FLA, 2015 7th round pick) made 40 saves in defeat for the Falcons.

    On Sunday night, Shepard made 21 saves and allowed just a single Quinnipiac power-play goal as the Bulldogs punched their ticket to the 2019 Frozen Four. After another scoreless first period, Peter Krieger (undrafted) gave UMD its first regulation lead in the regionals with a goal in the 2nd, followed by a Kobe Roth (undrafted) marker in the 3rd to give the Bulldogs a two goal lead with five minutes left. A Craig Martin (undrafted) power-play goal with two minutes remaining breathed hope into the Bobcats faithful, but Mackay scored the empty netter to seal the UMD victory. The #2-ranked Bulldogs improve to 27-11-2 and will play Thursday, April 11 in Buffalo against Providence.

    NCAA East Regional – Providence, RI
    #2 Northeastern Huskies 1 vs #3 Cornell Big Red 5 (March 30th) – Semifinal
    #4 Providence Friars 4 vs #3 Cornell Big Red 0 (March 31st) - Final
    Providence earns a berth in the 2019 Frozen Four

    D Alex Green, COR: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 1-3-4, -6, 8 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    On Saturday afternoon in the regional semifinals, the Big Red ran roughshod over the Howlin’ Huskies behind a 20-save performance by backup goalie Austin McGrath (undrafted), five different Cornell goal scorers, and a three-assist game from blueliner Alec McCrea (undrafted). Sunday afternoon’s finals matchup against the host team was a decidedly different story. Oilers prospect Hayden Hawkey (MTL, 2014 6th round pick) rang up a 19-save shutout of the Big Red and Wild prospect Brandon Duhaime (MIN, 2016 4th round pick), Scott Conway (undrafted), and Josh Wilkins (undrafted) each scored a goal and set up another. For Cornell, it’s the end of the road on their 2018-19 season, finishing with a record of 21-11-4. For Lighting prospect Alex Green, a difficult injury-marred sophomore season comes to a close, with a hopeful look ahead to a bounce-back junior year next season.

  • 11 weeks 19 hours ago

    NCAA West Regional Semifinal – Fargo, ND

    #3 Ohio State Buckeyes 0 vs #2 Denver Pioneers 2
    #4 American International Yellow Jackets 2 vs #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 1

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 5-15-20, +24, 16 PIM

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1/9 FO
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 12-11-22, +15, 18 PIM

    The Yellow Jackets of American International College pulled the proverbial 16th-seed upset of the top-ranked Huskies in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championships on Friday night. Despite outshooting American by a margin of 34-13, St. Cloud fell behind to goals in the first and second periods by Joel Kocur (undrafted) and Brennan Kapchek (undrafted). Easton Brodzinski scored a power-play marker for the Huskies in the 3rd to pull the tourney favorites to within one, but St. Cloud could never muster the equalizer. Yellow Jacket netminder Zackarias Skog (undrafted) made 33 saves, including 27 over the 2nd and 3rd periods, to preserve the upset and advance his team to the West Regional finals on Saturday night. For the Huskies, their 2018-19 season ends with a spectacular record of 30-6-3 along with Bolt prospect Nick Perbix who had an equally stellar freshman campaign.

    Fellow Lighting prospect Cole Guttman and the David Carle led Denver Pioneers shutout the Ohio State Buckeyes in the other West Regional Semifinal Friday night. Denver netminder and Red Wings prospect Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) saved all 24 shots, leading his team to West Regional Finals against American International on Saturday night. Les Lancaster (undrafted) and Colin Staub (undrafted) scored for the Pioneers.

  • 11 weeks 6 days ago

    ECAC Tournament Semifinals – March 22nd @ Lake Placid
    Brown Bears 0 vs #10 Cornell Big Red 6

    ECAC Tournament Finals – March 23rd @ Lake Placid
    #9 Clarkson Golden Knights 3 vs #10 Cornell Big Red 2 (OT)
    Clarkson wins the 2019 ECAC Tournament Championship

    D Alex Green, COR: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 8 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    In the ECAC semifinals Friday afternoon, Cornell goalie Matthew Galajda (undrafted) pitched a 30-save shutout of the Bears to lead the Big Red to a berth in the ECAC finals against Clarkson. Tristan Mullin (undrafted) lead Cornell offensively with a goal and an assist.

    On Saturday night, Mullin notched the equalizer in the 3rd to force overtime after a pair of 1st period power-play markers from Devin Brosseau (undrafted) had given the Golden Knights the 2-1 lead. Brosseau set up Chris Klack (undrafted) for the OT game winner for Clarkson and the 2019 ECAC tournament championship. The goal itself was controversial, the result of an un-whistled offsides, but one that was non-reviewable because the Golden Knights had briefly brought the puck back into the neutral zone. The game-winner was scored on Cornell goalie Austin McGrath (undrafted), seeing his first action in 5 weeks when he had to relieve Galajda in OT after Galajda was bizarrely injured when the goal fell onto his back during play.

    Both teams will certainly earn a berth in the NCAA tournament when the tournament selections will be televised on ESPNU Sunday night, March 24.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 11 weeks 6 days ago

    NCHC Tournament Semifinals – March 22nd @ Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul
    Colorado College Tigers 2 vs #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5
    #5 Denver Pioneers 0 vs #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3
    St. Cloud State and Minnesota-Duluth advance to tournament finals

    NCHC Tournament Finals – March 23rd @ Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul
    Colorado College Tigers 1 vs #5 Denver Pioneers 6 (consolation)
    #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 vs #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 (2OT) (championship)
    Minnesota-Duluth are the 2019 NCHC Conference Champions

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 5-15-20, +25, 16 PIM

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 9 SOG
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 7-10-17, +9, 14 PIM

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 17/33 FO
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 12-11-22, +14, 18 PIM

    The 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff featured Lightning prospects on three of the four represented teams, all ranked in the Top-5 by the USCHO.

    On Friday night, the top-ranked Huskies cruised to a berth in Saturday’s finals handily dispensing with the Tigers after St. Cloud reeled off four-straight goals. Kings prospect David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) made 31-saves, allowing just a pair of power plays, and Patrick Newell (undrafted) leading the way for the Huskies with a goal and an assist.

    In the other semifinal match, UMD goalie Hunter Shepard (undrafted) pitched a 25-save shutout to blank Denver while Bolt prospect Cole Koepke scored twice for the Bulldogs to lead Minnesota-Duluth in the finals berth against St. Cloud State. The two teams played a scoreless first 40 minutes before Koepke wristed the first goal of the game just 42 seconds into 3rd period. Koepke and Louie Roehl (undrafted) both scored empty netters in the last two minutes of the game to put the UMD victory on ice. Koepke also led the game with five shots on goal. Denver netminder and Red Wings prospect Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) allowed just one goal on 31 shots in defeat, but it was one goal too many.

    The Pioneers rediscovered their offense Saturday night in the consolation game against cross-state rival Colorado College. Blackhawks prospect Ian Mitchell (CHI, 2017 2nd round pick) and Liam Finlay (undrafted) both scored twice and Devin Cooley (undrafted) allowed just one goal on 22 shots as Denver claimed 3rd place in the conference tourney.

    In the finals Saturday night, UMD bested the #1 St. Cloud squad in a dramatic double OT thriller when Wild prospect Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) fired home the game-winner for the Bulldogs. Both teams scored even-strength in the first, and the both teams added special teams markers in the 3rd – a power play goal by the Huskies and shortie by the Bulldogs – to force the extra sessions. Shepard made 37 saves to give UMD its second conference championship in three years, while Hrenak made 27 saves in defeat.

    All three of the teams will certainly earn a berth in the NCAA tournament when the tournament selections will be televised on ESPNU Sunday night, March 24.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 12 weeks 5 days ago

    NCHC Tournament Quarterfinals
    Miami Redhawks 2 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 (Mar 15th)
    Miami Redhawks 3 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 6 (Mar 16th)
    St. Cloud State wins series 2-0; advances to NCHC semifinals

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 5-15-20, +23, 12 PIM

    The outmatched Redhawks led just once in their NCHC quarterfinal match against the top-ranked Huskies. On Friday night, St. Cloud State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Miami twice drew within a goal, but each time the Huskies held the answer. Kings prospect David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) made 23 saves, including a perfect 10 in the 1st period that allowed St. Cloud to establish the lead. On Saturday night, the Redhawks went down fighting, leading 1-0 at the first intermission and then twice tying up the game after St. Cloud rallied. But the Huskies proved too much, scoring three straight goals in the 3rd after Miami knotted the score at 3-3. Easton Brodzinski (undrafted) scored twice and added an assist for St. Cloud and both Robby Jackson (undrafted) and Wild prospect Sam Hentges (MIN, 2018 7th round pick) notched a goal and three points of their own to lead the 2-0 sweep in the best of three.

    These were the 8th and 9th straight wins for the Huskies, who finish their home-ice 2018-19 season undefeated with a record of 17-0-1 and earns a semifinals berth in next weekend’s NCHC Frozen Faceoff in St. Paul. St. Cloud will play against either the #8 Denver Pioneers or the Colorado College Tigers, depending on the outcome of Monday night’s Game 3 between the Tigers and WMU.

    NCHC Tournament Quarterfinals
    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1 @ #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2 (OT) (Mar 15th)
    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1 @ #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 (Mar 16th)
    Minnesota-Duluth wins series 2-0; advances to NCHC semifinals

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 5-10-15, +7, 14 PIM

    UMD dispensed with UNO in two-straight this weekend in their NCHC quarterfinal matchup in Duluth. On Friday night, Wild prospect Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) potted the OT game-winner at 13:42 into the extra session to give the Bulldogs the first game in the best-of-three series. Hunter Shepard (undrafted) allowed just one UNO goal on 28 shots. On Saturday night, Lightning prospect Cole Koepke scored an insurance goal just before the end of the 2nd period to extend the Bulldogs rally after falling behind 1-0 in the 1st. Peter Krieger (undrafted) led UMD with a goal and an assist and All-NCHC 1st Team goalie Shepard once again allowed just a single goal on 18 shots.

    UMD finishes their 2018-19 home-ice season with a record of 13-3-1 and earns a semifinals berth in next weekend’s NCHC Frozen Faceoff in St. Paul against either the #8 Denver Pioneers or #12 Western Michigan, depending on the outcome of Monday night’s Game 3 between Colorado College and WMU.

    NCHC Tournament Quarterfinals
    #19 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 0 @ #8 Denver Pioneers 2 (Mar 15th)
    #19 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 2 @ #8 Denver Pioneers 4 (Mar 16th)
    Denver wins series 2-0; advances to NCHC semifinals

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 21/41 FO
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 12-11-22, +15, 18 PIM

    Denver had little trouble with North Dakota this weekend despite entering the NCHC quarterfinals with a 5-6-3 record over their last 14 conference games. On Fright night, Pioneers goalie and Red Wings prospect Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) pitched a 32-save shutout. On Saturday night, Bolt prospect Cole Guttman opened the scoring with a power-play marker early in the 1st period, and then setup a Jarid Lukosevicius (undrafted) goal in the 2nd to give Denver a 3-1 lead before finishing out the two-game sweep 4-2. Larsson made 40 saves, frustrating the North Dakota offense and holding them to just two goals on 74 shots over the two-game series. Guttman, who started Game 2, took a total 41 faceoffs in both games, winning 51% of them and continues to lead all NCHC freshmen in goals (12), goals/game, and faceoff wins. He is also 4th among conference freshmen in total points (23).

    The 8th-ranked Denver squad led by first year bench boss David Carle earns a semifinals berth in next weekend’s NCHC Frozen Faceoff in St. Paul against either the #1 St. Cloud State Huskies or the #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, depending on the outcome of Monday night’s Game 3 quarterfinal match between WMU and Colorado College.

    ECAC Tournament Quarterfinals
    Union College Dutchmen 3 @ #10 Cornell Big Red 2 (Mar 15th)
    Union College Dutchmen 0 @ #10 Cornell Big Red 4 (Mar 16th)
    Union College Dutchmen 2 @ #10 Cornell Big Red 4 (Mar 17th)
    Cornell wins series 2-1; advances to ECAC semifinals

    D Alex Green, COR: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-3-4, -5, 6 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    It took three games for Cornell to knock off Union in the ECAC quarterfinals this weekend, losing Friday night’s game and then winning back-to-back elimination games Saturday and Sunday to advance. On Friday, Union rallied from a 2-1 deficit scoring twice in the 3rd to take the first match. Sebastian Vidmar (undrafted) scored and added an assist for the Dutchmen, and Darion Hanson (undrafted) made 32-saves. On Saturday night, Bolt prospect Alex Green netted his first goal of the season after an injury-marred 2018-19 campaign slowed the rangy blueliner, and Matthew Galajda (undrafted) pitched a 15-save shutout as the Big Red evened the series 1-1. On Sunday in the rubber match, Green turned in perhaps his best defensive effort of the season, notching a +3 rating and Galajda rung up a 27 saves as the Big Red rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the 1st period to advance to the ECAC semifinals next weekend in Lake Placid against the Brown Bears. The 10th-ranked Cornell squad squeaked a one-goal win against Brown at home in early November and then let the Bears score three times in the 3rd on the road in mid-February to settle for a tie.

    Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinals
    Boston University Terriers 3 @ #18 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 0 (Mar 15th)
    Boston University Terriers 4 @ #18 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 6 (Mar 16th)
    Boston University Terriers 4 @ #18 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1 (Mar 17th)
    Boston University wins series 2-1; advances to Hockey East Semifinals

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1/3 FO
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 12-15-27, +7, 12 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    The Terriers rolled into the Tsongas Center this weekend and upset the #18 ranked River Hawks, eliminating UML and Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin from the Hockey East tournament. On Friday night, BU goalie and Stars prospect Jake Oettinger (DAL, 2017 1st round pick) pitched a 25-save shutout to take Game 1. Flyers 1st rounder Joel Farabee (PHI, 2018 1st round pick) led the Terriers with a goal and an assist. On Saturday night, UML re-discovered their offense, jumping out to 3-0 1st period lead. The two team exchanged a pair of power-play goals early in the 2nd before a BU rally saw Joel Farabee twice draw his Terriers within a goal on power-play and shorthanded markers. Lohin notched his lone point of the three-game series with a 2nd period assist that re-established a UML two-goal lead. On Sunday, the Terriers jumped out to a 3-0 1st period lead of their own, and never looked back. Farabee scored his 4th of the series and Predators prospect Patrick Harper (NAS, 2016 5th round pick) led BU with a two-goal, three-point performance.

    For UMass Lowell, this most certainly marks the end to their 2018-19 campaign, as there is little chance of an at large bid to the NCAA regionals after a quarterfinal exit, finishing the regular season with a record of 19-13-5 (13-9-5 HEAST). For Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin, despite having a year of NCAA eligibility remaining, it would not surprise to see Lohin to come out early and sign an ELC with the Lightning along with an ATO for the remainder of the season with the AHL Syracuse Crunch. He led the River Hawks in points this season despite playing four fewer games than his teammates, and it feels there is little left for him to gain at the collegiate hockey level.

    Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
    Minnesota Gophers 1 @ #16 Norte Dame Fighting Irish 2 (OT) (Mar 16th)

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 1-7-8, +2, 22 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1/4 FO
    Season Totals: 37 GP, 10-16-26, +6, 18 PIM

    The 2018-19 Golden Gopher hockey season came to a heartbreaking end Saturday night, as Michael Graham scored an OT power-play game-winner just 53 seconds into the extra session to advance the Fighting Irish to the Big Ten championship next weekend against #17 Penn State. After falling behind 1-0 at the 2:00 mark of the 1st period, Bolt prospect Sammy Walker set up Avalanche prospect Sampo Ranta (COL, 2018 3rd round pick) just 3:44 later to knot the score. Goalies Mat Robson (undrafted) and Cale Morris (undrafted) would battle for the remaining 56-ish minutes before a hooking call in overtime spelled doom for Minnesota’s roller coaster season.

    For Walker, he caps off a fabulous freshman season, leading all Big Ten freshmen in points, and looks forward to his sophmore campaign where he will undoubtedly have a more featured role for Gophers with seniors Tyler Sheely (undrafted), Ducks prospect Brett Gates, and Predators prospect Tommy Novak graduating. For fellow Lighting prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf, the junior left-handed blueliner ranked 4th on the Gopher defense in both assists and points. With only Wild prospect Jack Sadek graduating and 2019 draft eligible and Walker’s Edina high school teammate Ben Brinkman already putting up nearly equivalent production to Zuhlsdorf, would it be surprising to see Zuhlsdorf come out of Minnesota a year early and sign an ELC with the Lightning? Do the Lightning want to see another collegiate season from Zuhlsdorf before making a contract decision?

    Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinals
    New Hampshire Wildcats 4 @ #2 UMass (Amherst) Minutemen 5 (2OT) (Mar 15th)
    New Hampshire Wildcats 0 @ #2 UMass (Amherst) Minutemen 6 (Mar 16th)
    Massachusetts wins series 2-0; advances to Hockey East semifinals

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: 1 GP, 45:23 MINS, 2 GA, 14 SVS
    Season Totals: 8 GP, 1-3-1, 3.67 GAA, 0.855 SV%

    The Wildcats 2018-19 season came to an end this weekend, as the #2-ranked Minutemen scored 11 goals en route to a two-game sweep. On Friday night, UNH took UMass to the brink before Mitchell Chaffee (undrafted) scored 5:52 into the 2nd OT period. After a scoreless 1st period, the Wildcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 2nd before leading 4-2 early in the 3rd. The Minutemen scored three times in the 3rd, including the 4-4 equalizer by Avalanche prospect Cale Makar (COL, 2017 1st round pick) to force the extra sessions. UMass was led by Bobby Trivigno (undrafted) and Jacob Pritchard (undrafted). Sharks prospect and Wildcats goalie Mike Robinson made 48 saves in almost 86 minutes in the net and Chris Miller (undrafted) scored twice for UNH. On Saturday night, Minutemen netminder Filip Lindberg (undrafted) pitched an 18-save shutout and Brett Boeing (undrafted) scored twice as UMass scored four in the 1st period and never looked back. Lighting prospect Ty Taylor entered the game at 14:37 of the 1st period after Robinson allowed 4 goals on 9 shots. Taylor allowed 2 goals on 16 shots the rest of the way.

    The freshman Taylor got just 17% of the minutes this season, sitting behind the sophomore Robinson who played the lion share of the games and minutes for the Wildcats. It is expected that Robinson would return for at least one more season with UNH, with Taylor hopefully earning trust from head coach Mike Souza for more starts and minutes in another season of backup duty.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 13 weeks 4 days ago

    #3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 (OT) (Mar 8th)
    #3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 (Mar 9th)

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 2 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 5-15-20, +21, 10 PIM

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 4-10-14, +7, 12 PIM

    On Friday night, Lightning prospect Nick Perbix scored a pair of power-play goals, including the OT game-winner to lead the top-ranked Huskies in a big win over #3 UMD. In the 1st period, Perbix helped set up a St. Cloud power-play marker to give the Huskies the early 1-0 lead. The team’s traded three more 1st period goals as the score was knotted 2-2 at the first intermission. After a scoreless 2nd period, Perbix notched his first power-play goal early in the 3rd to give St. Cloud a 3-2 lead before the Bulldogs battled back and once again tied the game to force OT.

    On Saturday night, Perbix once again notched a power play assist to help start a three-goal St. Cloud rally after dropping into a 2-0 deficit to the Bulldogs. Perbix ended his freshman regular season with 5 goals and 20 points and a +21 rating. Among NCHC freshmen defensemen, that stat line is good for 1st in the conference in plus-minus, 1st in points/game, 2nd in goals, 2nd in assists, and 3rd in total points.

    The top-ranked Huskies finish the regular season with a record of 27-4-3 (19-2-3 NCHC) and will face Miami (Ohio) next weekend in a best of three series in the quarterfinals of the NCHC conference tournament. UMD finishes the regular season with a record of 21-11-2 (14-9-1 NCHC) and takes on UNO next weekend in a their best of three NCHC conference tourney quarterfinals match up.

    Colorado College Tigers 2 @ #6 Denver Pioneers 1 (Mar 8th)
    #6 Denver Pioneers 0 @ Colorado College Tigers 1 (Mar 9th)

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 14/23 FO
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 11-10-21, +15, 18 PIM

    The sixth-ranked Pioneers ended their regular season on a sour note, dropping both legs of a home-and-home series with cross-state rival Colorado College. On Fright night, Tigers goalie Alex Leclerc made 26-saves and then backed that up Saturday night with a 30-save shutout. Bolt prospect Cole Guttman finished the regular season leading all NCHC freshmen in goals (11), goals/game, and faceoff wins. He was also 4th in among conference freshmen in total points, and 5th in plus-minus.

    Denver finishes the regular season with a record of 19-10-5 (11-10-3 NCHC) and square off next weekend in a best of three series against #19 North Dakota in the NCHC conference tournament quarterfinals.

    #10 Cornell Big Red (idle)

    D Alex Green, COR: idle
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -8, 6 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    The tenth-ranked Big Red was idle this past weekend, having finished their regular season last week with a record of 17-8-4 (13-5-4 ECAC). Cornell faces off next weekend against Union College in a best of three series in the ECAC conference tournament quarterfinals.

    #16 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 2 (OT) (Mar 8th)

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, 9/12 FO
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 12-14-26, +9, 12 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    On Friday night, the Catamounts fought the River Hawks to a draw, handing UML a disappointing season-ending 1-3-3 run in their last seven games. Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin ended his regular season campaign as UML’s leading goal-scorer, points, power play goals, and power play points, all despite missing four games with injury.

    #16 UMass Lowell finishes the regular season with a record of 18-11-5 (12-7-5 HEAST) and dials up a best of three series next weekend against Boston University in the Hockey East conference tournament quarterfinals.

    Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals
    Michigan Wolverines 2 @ Minnesota Gophers 3 (OT) (Mar 8th)
    Michigan Wolverines 1 @ Minnesota Gophers 4 (Mar 9th)

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 1-7-8, +2, 22 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 5/10 FO
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 10-15-25, +6, 18 PIM

    The much-beleaguered Gophers entered the Big Ten conference quarterfinals this weekend on a 5-1 roll in their last six games, and rattled off two-straight wins to eliminate the Wolverines and advance to the conference semi-finals. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker set up Ducks prospect Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) Friday night on the game-tying goal in the 3rd that would force overtime before Brannon McManus (undrafted) fired home the OT winner. On Saturday night, Mat Robson (undrafted) would make 22-saves, allowing just a single Michigan goals to complete the sweep.

    Minnesota improves to a record of 18-15-4 and takes on #16 Notre Dame in the Big 10 conference semifinals next weekend.

    New Hampshire Wildcats 0 @ #9 Northeastern Howlin’ Huskies 4 (Mar 8th)

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-3-1, 3.82 GAA, 0.853 SV%

    On Friday night, Northeastern goalie Cayden Primeau pitched a 32-save shutout of the Widcats, ending New Hampshire’s regular season with a record of 12-13-9 (8-10-6 HEAST) and faces off next weekend against #2-ranked Massachusetts (Amherst) in a best of three series in the Hockey East tournament conference quarterfinals.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 14 weeks 6 days ago

    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 @ #10 Western Michigan Broncos 4 (Mar 1st)
    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 8 @ #10 Western Michigan Broncos 2 (Mar 2nd)

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 3-13-16, +21, 8 PIM

    On Friday night, the top-ranked Huskies battled tooth-and-nail with the #10 Broncos in Kalamazoo, rallying from a 4-2 deficit with 10 minutes left in the game to score three unanswered to squeak the win. Robby Jackson (undrafted) scored twice in the last 3 minutes of the game, including the game-winner with just 15 seconds remaining. On Saturday night, Bolt prospect Nick Perbix helped setup Blake Lizotte’s (undrafted) 2nd goal of the game, as the Huskies ran up a 7-0 score against Western Michigan before finally pasting a snowman on the scoreboard to punctuate their final road game of the season. Perbix leads all NCHC freshmen with his +21 rating, and his 13 assists are good for 6th in the conference among freshmen.

    The top-ranked Huskies improve to 25-4-3 (17-2-3 NCHC) and return home next weekend for a major regular season ending showdown series against conference foe #3 Minnesota-Duluth.

    Miami Redhawks 2 @ #3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 (Mar 1st)
    Miami Redhawks 5 @ #3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 6 (Mar 2nd)

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 4-10-14, +9, 12 PIM

    On Friday night, Lightning prospect Cole Koepke scored an insurance goal in the 3rd period for the #3 Bulldogs. It was his 4th goal of the season, breaking a three-game pointless streak. After Flyers prospect Noah Cates (PHI, 2017 5th round pick) opened the scoring for UMD with two goals in the 2nd period, the Redhawks twice closed within a goal but could never get the equalizer. On Saturday night, Nick Wolff scored the first two goals to give the Bulldogs an early 2-0 lead, but Miami battled back to knot the score at 2-2 before rallying twice more and then surging ahead 5-4 in the 2nd period. The Bulldogs mounted a rally of their own, scoring the final two goals to complete the weekend sweep of the Redhawks.

    UMD improves to 21-9-2 (14-7-1 NCHC) and hits the road for their regular season finale against top-ranked St. Cloud State next weekend.

    #6 Denver Pioneers 1 @ Colorado College Tigers 0 (Feb 26th)
    #6 Denver Pioneers 4 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1 (Mar 1st)
    #6 Denver Pioneers 3 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 3 (OT) (Mar 2nd)

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 7/14 FO
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 11-10-21, +15, 18 PIM

    Last Tuesday night, the Pioneers returned to Colorado Springs to play the postponed game from January. Denver goalie Devin Cooley (undrafted) pitched a 24-save shutout to make the goal by former Sharks and Oilers head coach Todd McLellan’s son Tyson (undrafted) stand as the game-winner.

    On Fright night, Bolt prospect Cole Guttman setup Michael Davies’ (undrafted) game opening power play marker, and then closed out the Pioneer scoring in the 3rd with his 11th goal of the season. Guttman’s 11 tallies on the season sits atop the NCHC in freshmen goal scoring. On Saturday night, Kevin Conley (undrafted) scored a pair of power play goals to rally UNO to from a two-goal deficit to force a tie with the 6th-ranked Pioneers. Guttman set up a Liam Finlay (undrafted) marker early in the 2nd period to give Denver a 2-1 lead.

    Denver improves to 19-8-5 (11-8-3 NCHC) and looks ahead to next weekend’s regular season finale in a home-and-home series against Colorado College.

    #11 Cornell Big Red 4 @ St. Lawrence Saints 2 (Mar 1st)
    #11 Cornell Big Red 2 @ #13 Clarkson Golden Knights 2 (OT) (Mar 2nd)

    D Alex Green, COR: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -8, 6 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    On Friday night, Michael Regush (undrafted) scored a pair of 1st period goals and the Big Red established a 3-0 lead and never looked back. On Saturday night, Cornell goalie Matthew Galajda (undrafted) made 33-saves to help the Big Red eek out a road tie against the 13th-ranked Golden Knights. For Lightning prospect Alex Green, an injury-marred regular season comes to an end in which he registered only three assists and a team-worst -8 rating.

    Cornell finishes the season with a record of 17-8-4 (13-5-4 ECAC), and takes next weekend off before the ECAC conference tournament quarterfinals begin on March 15th.

    #14 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 0 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 1 (Mar 1st)
    New Hampshire Wildcats 2 @ #14 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 (OT) (Mar 2nd)

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 3/8 FO
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 12-14-26, +8, 8 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-3-1, 3.82 GAA, 0.853 SV%

    On Friday night, Sharks prospect Mike Robinson pitched a 29-save shutout for UNH to seal the 1-0 upset over the #14 River Hawks. On Saturday night, Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin helped setup the game’s opening goal by Kenny Hausinger (undrafted) for his 26th point of the season, eclipsing last season’s point total in seven fewer games. The gamey Wildcats fought back to take a 2-1 lead after 1st period, before a UML power-play marker in the 2nd proved to be the equalizer. Lohin's 12 goals and 26 points leads UML in both categories

    UML drops to 18-11-4 (12-4-4 HEAST) and looks ahead to next weekend’s final regular season game against Vermont. UNH improves to 12-12-9 (8-9-6 HEAST) and faces off next weekend against #9 Northeastern in their regular season finale. The Hockey East conference tournament quarterfinals begins the week after for both teams.

    #12 Arizona State Sun Devils 1 @ Minnesota Gophers 5 (Mar 1st)
    #12 Arizona State Sun Devils 2 @ Minnesota Gophers 5 (Mar 2nd)

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 1-7-8, +1, 22 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, 7/15 FO
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 10-14-24, +5, 18 PIM

    Bolt prospect Sammy Walker notched his 10th goal of the season to knot the score 1-1 in the 1st period Friday, and then setup Blake McLaughlin in the 2nd for what would be the eventual game-winner. The Golden Gophers would reel off five unanswered after surrendering the opening goal to the 12th-ranked Sun Devils. Fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf helped set up Minnesota’s 3rd goal 40 seconds into the 3rd period. In addition to a 2-point night, Walker was +2, fired a game-high 5 shots, and won over 50% of his faceoffs. Walker’s 24 points on the season leads the Big Ten freshmen in points. On Saturday night, the Gophers scored another five goals on Arizona State, with Zuhlsdorf setting up Avs prospect Sampo Ranta (COL, 2018 3rd round pick) in the 1st to give Minnesota a 3-0 lead. Zuhlsdorf ends the regular season with a three-game point streak, and is just 1 point shy of his last season’s point total in 6 fewer games.

    Minnesota ends their regular season with a winning record of 16-15-4 (12-10-3 B1G), and with some momentum heading into the Big 10 conference tournament quarterfinals next weekend.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 15 weeks 5 days ago

    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1 (Feb 22nd)
    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 (Feb 23rd)

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 3-12-15, +19, 8 PIM

    The Huskies dispensed with the Mavericks handily this weekend, taking a pair of road conference games by a combined score of 9-1. On Friday night, Bolt prospect Nick Perbix setup a second period marker by Nick Poehling (undrafted) for his 15th point of the season, continuing his ½-point per game average he’s carried most of the season. Ryan Poehling (MTL, 2017 1st round pick) scored twice and St. Cloud goalie David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) allowed just one goal on 23 shots for the win. On Saturday night, Hrenak pitched a 30-save shutout to complete the weekend sweep. Perbix is now 3rd in the nation on plus-minus rating among Division I freshmen defensemen, Top-7 in assists and Top-10 in points.

    The top-ranked Huskies improve to 23-4-3 (15-2-3 NCHC) and continue their road trip next weekend in Kalamazoo against a tough #8 ranked Western Michigan conference foe.

    #3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 1 @ North Dakota Fighting Hawks 4 (Feb 22nd)
    #3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ North Dakota Fighting Hawks 3 (Feb 23rd)

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 3-10-13, +8, 8 PIM

    Grand Forks is never an easy arena to play, even for the #3 Bulldogs who skated out of the weekend with a split against the Fighting Hawks. On Friday night, the goals came early and often, with UND opening the scoring just 44 seconds into the contest, but UMD getting the 1-1 equalizer a scant 41 seconds later. However, North Dakota would add another pair of 1st period goals just 1:11 apart, and UND goalie and Blue Jackets prospect Peter Thome (CBJ, 2016 6th round pick) would shut the door the rest of the way for the win in front of the home crowd. On Saturday night, UMD would bounce back with Peter Krieger (undrafted) scoring twice for the Bulldogs and salvaging a split on the road against a pesky conference opponent.

    UMD’s record now stands at 19-9-2 (12-7-1 NCHC) and rolls into their bye weekend for some rest before closing out the season against Miami (Ohio) and #1 St. Cloud State.

    Miami Redhawks 3 @ #7 Denver Pioneers 1 (Feb 22nd)
    Miami Redhawks 2 @ #7 Denver Pioneers 5 (Feb 23rd)

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/14 FO
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 10-8-18, +13, 16 PIM

    The #7 Pioneers were looking to bounce back this weekend in a pair of home games against the unranked Redhawks after a difficult of run of 2-3-2 in their last 7 outings. Instead, it was more of the same of the recent inconsistent play from Denver. On Friday night, Miami forward Ryan Siroky (undrafted) scored twice and Ryan Larkin (undrafted) made 46 saves to lead the Redhawks to a big road win. On Saturday night, the Pioneers bounced back behind a pair of goals from Jarid Lukosevicius (undrafted) and Jack Doremus (undrafted) to secure the split. Miami’s Larkin made another 38 saves for a two-game total of 84 saves.

    Denver’s record now stands at 16-8-4 (8-8-2-2 NCHC) on the season, and the Pioneers have a quick turnaround for a Tuesday night rescheduled road game against Colorado College, making up for the postponed game in January. The Pioneers then continue on the road to Omaha to take on UNO next weekend.

    RPI Engineers 3 @ #9 Cornell Big Red 2 (OT) (Feb 22nd)
    #20 Union Dutchmen 1 @ #9 Cornell Big Red 3 (Feb 23rd)

    D Alex Green, COR: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-3-3, -8, 4 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    The 9th-ranked Cornell squad struggled earlier in the month on the road against Rensselaer Polytechnic, drawing to a 1-1 tie. On Friday night at home, the Big Red once again ended with a disappointing finish against the Engineers, dropping a 3-2 OT decision. RPI netminder Owen Savory (undrafted) made 35 saves and Senators prospect Todd Burgess (OTT, 2016 4th round pick) scored the OT game-winner after Cornell’s Jeff Malott (undrafted) scored a pair of goals to erase a 2-0 deficit and force the extra session. On Saturday night, the Big Red hosted #20 Union and put down the Dutchmen after Cornell netminder Matthew Galajda (undrafted) made 30-saves to secure a weekend split.

    Cornell’s record now stands at 16-8-3 (12-5-3 ECAC) and the Big Red wraps up their regular season next weekend with a pair of road ECAC conference matches against St. Lawrence and #13 Clarkson.

    Merrimack Warriors 3 @ #14 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 6 (Feb 22nd)
    #14 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 3 @ Merrimack Warriors 3 (OT) (Feb 23rd)

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 2/5 FO
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 12-13-25, +7, 6 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin scored his 12th of the season Friday night as part of an UML two-goal 3rd period that iced the game for the River Hawks. After UML jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead, the Warriors scored three 2nd period goals of their own, before the River Hawks scored thrice more. Chase Blackmun (undrafted) and Reid Stefanson (undrafted) led UML each with a goal and two assists. On Saturday night, Merrimack forward Chase Gresock (undrafted) twice scored the equalizing goal to force a tie against UML. Lohin’s assist on the River Hawks’ 3rd goal equaled his last season’s point total in 9 fewer games.

    UML’s season record now sits at 18-10-3 (12-6-3 HEAST) and looks forward to next weekend with a home-and-home Hockey East conference series against New Hampshire.

    #16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3 @ Minnesota Gophers 2 (Feb 22nd)
    #16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1 @ Minnesota Gophers 2 (Feb 23rd)

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 1-5-6, -2, 21 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 8/17 FO
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 9-13-22, +4, 18 PIM

    The #16 Fighting Irish rolled into the Twin Cities this weekend and the Gophers managed to split the weekend series. On Friday, Minnesota jumped out to a 2-0 1st period lead, including a goal from the Freshmen Line in which Bolt prospect Sammy Walker notched his 13th assist of the season. But Notre Dame would rally and score three unanswered in the final two periods behind a two-goal performance from Colin Theisen (undrafted) to take the first of two games on the weekend. On Saturday night, fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf helped set up a Scott Reedy 2nd period scored that would hold on as the eventually game-winner.

    Minnesota’s record now stands at 14-15-4 (11-10-3 B1G) with a non-conference match up next weekend against #11 Arizona State.

    #12 Northeastern Howlin’ Huskies 6 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3 (Feb 22nd)
    #12 Northeastern Howlin’ Huskies 6 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 0 (Feb 23rd)

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: 1 GP, L, 50:45 MINS, 4 GA, 15 SVS
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-3-1, 3.82 GAA, 0.853 SV%

    The Wildcats got blistered this weekend in a pair of home losses to the 12th-ranked Howlin’ Huskies, who put up a couple of touchdowns on the outmatched UNH squad. On Friday night, Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) gave up 6 goals as Liam Pecararo (undrafted) scored a hat trick and added an assist for Northeastern. On Saturday night, Lightning prospect Ty Taylor saw his first game action since January 4, giving up 4 goals before getting pulled with just over 8 minutes left. Taylor stopped 9 of 10 shots through the first two periods. The wheels came off in the 3rd for UNH, as Taylor surrendered 3 goals on 9 shots, one on the power play and the another short-handed. Joe Lazzaro (undrafted) relieved Taylor and gave up 2 goals on 6 shots, both on the power play, as the Wildcats specials teams went off the rails. For Northeastern, Devils prospect Jeremy Davies (NJD, 2016 7th round pick) scored twice and added a pair of assists, Lincoln Griffin (undrafted) scored a pair of goals, and Percararo added three assists.

    New Hampshire’s record now stands at 11-12-8 (7-9-5 HEAST) and faces off next in a home-and-home Hockey East showdown with Ryan Lohin and the UMass (Lowell) squad.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 16 weeks 5 days ago

    Due to my trip to Orlando last week, the NCAA weekend round up for Feb 8-9, 2019 was not posted. This update catches up that weekend as well as this weekend.

    Colorado College Tigers 2 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 OT (Feb 8th)
    Colorado College Tigers 4 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 OT (Feb 9th)

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 3-11-14, +19, 6 PIM

    The Tigers might have a losing record on the season, but they are generally a tough opponent, at home or on the road. A week ago Friday, #1 ranked Huskies needed all three Poehlings to squeak out a tie against gritty Colorado College. Nick Poehling (undrafted) opened the scoring just a buck seventeen into the game, but Colorado College countered with a two 1st period goals to carry a 2-1 lead all the way into the 3rd before Ryan Poehling (MTL, 2017 1st round pick) set up his brother Jack (undrafted) for the equalizer. A week ago Saturday, Grant Cruikshank (undrafted) scored a pair of power play goals to help propel the Tigers to a 4-2 lead at the 2nd intermission, but Bolt prospect Nick Perbix started a three-goal rally, potting his third goal of the season. Patrick Newell first scored the equalizer late in the 3rd, and then broke through with the OT game-winner to give St. Cloud the 5-4 win. Perbix was +3 on the night, and his +19 on the season is good enough for 4th in the nation among Division I freshmen defensemen.

    St. Cloud State improves to 21-4-3 (13-2-3 NCHC) and took this weekend off before embarking on a road trip next weekend to Omaha to square off with UNO for a pair of NCHC conference games.

    #7 Denver Pioneers 2 @ #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 5 (Feb 15th)
    #7 Denver Pioneers 1 @ #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 0 (Feb 16th)

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 10/19 FO
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 10-8-18, +13, 12 PIM

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 3-10-13, +8, 8 PIM

    Both these NCHC powerhouses came into this weekend’s big showdown with a week of rest under their belts as a pair of Lightning freshman prospects squared off in the Battle of the Coles. On Friday night, Bolt prospect Cole Koepke helped propel the #4 Bulldogs to a dominating win, scoring a goal and adding an assist and registering a +3 rating against the #7 Pioneers. After Denver opened the scoring just 2:50 into the game, UMD reeled off four straight, including a pair of goals by Justin Richards (undrafted), to put the game away. Koepke added the 5th Bulldog goal in garbage time with 46 seconds left. On Saturday night, the Pioneers salvaged a weekend split when Denver goalie Devin Cooley (undrafted) pitched a 27-save shutout, ensuring Golden Knight prospect Slava Demin’s (VGK, 2018 4th round pick) 1st period marker held up as the game-winner.

    UMD’s record now stands at 18-8-2 (11-6-1 NCHC), two games back of St. Cloud in the NCHC standings, and hit the road next weekend for a NCHC series against North Dakota in Grand Forks. Denver’s record now stands at 16-7-4 (8-7-2-2 NCHC) and head back home next weekend for a weekend NCHC series against Miami (Ohio).

    #9 Clarkson Golden Knights 0 @ #10 Cornell Big Red 5 (Feb 8th)
    St. Lawrence Saints 1 @ #10 Cornell Big Red 3 (Feb 9th)
    #8 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Brown Bears 3 (OT) (Feb 15th)
    #8 Cornell Big Red 2 @ Yale Bulldogs 5 (Feb 16th)

    D Alex Green, COR: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, -6, 2 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    Last weekend, Bolt prospect Alex Green notched a pair of assists for Cornell in a pair of home wins over then #9 Clarkson on Feb 8th and St. Lawrence on Feb 9th. Against Clarkson, Big Red netminder Matthew Galajda (undrafted) pitched a 17-save shutout and Green set up Jeff Malott’s (undrafted) 2nd goal of the game. Against the Saints, Green once again rang up an assist, this time setting up a Mitch Vanderlaan (undrafted) marker late in the 2nd to re-establish Cornell’s two-goal lead.

    The weekend, the Big Red hit the road for a pair of ECAC games against Ivy Leaguers Brown and Yale with some disappointing results. On Friday, Cornell established a 3-0 lead behind a goal and an assist each from Tristan Mullin (undrafted) and Vanderlaan, but then allowed the Bears to reel off three 3rd period goals and force a tie. On Saturday, Cornell fell into a 3-0 hole before rallying to close the gap to 3-2 in the 2nd period, before the Bulldogs scored twice more to put the game out of reach. Yale was led by a pair of goals from Bruins prospect Curtis Hall (BOS, 2018 4th round pick) and three assists from Robbie DeMontis (undrafted).

    Cornell’s record now stands at 15-7-3 (11-4-3 ECAC) and returns home next weekend for a pair of ECAC conference games against RPI and #20 Union.

    Boston College Eagles 0 @ #15 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 3 (Feb 8th)
    #2 UMass Minutemen 0 @ #15 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 (Feb 9th)
    #13 Providence Friars 6 @ #10 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1 (Feb 15th)
    #10 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 0 @ #13 Providence Friars 1 (Feb 16th)

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 6 8OG, 4/16 FO
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 11-12-23, +4, 6 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin notched his 11th goal of the season a week ago Friday on Feb 8th and Rangers prospect Tyler Wall (NYR, 2016 6th round pick) posted a 28-save shutout of Boston College. On Feb 9th, it was UML goalie Chris Hernberg’s (undrafted) turn to shine, pitching a 31-save shutout of the then #2 Minutemen.

    This weekend, the River Hawks’ 10-game unbeaten streak came to screeching halt, dropping a home-and-home series against #13 Providence by a combined score of 7-2. On Friday night, the Friars put up 6 on UML behind a pair of goals by Penguins prospect Kasper Bjorkqvist (PIT, 2016 2nd round pick) and three assists from Sabres prospect Jacob Bryson (BUF, 2017 4th round pick). On Saturday night, Friar netminder and Oilers prospect Hayden Hawkey (MTL, 2014 6th round pick) pitched a 21-save shutout.

    UML’s season record now sits at 17-10-2 (11-6-2 HEAST) and looks to bounce back next weekend with a home-and-home Hockey East conference series against Merrimack.

    Minnesota Gophers 2 @ #18 Penn State Nittany Lions 7 (Feb 8th)
    Minnesota Gophers 2 @ #18 Penn State Nittany Lions 6 (Feb 9th)
    Minnesota Gophers 4 @ #2 Ohio State Buckeyes 3 (Feb 15th)
    Minnesota Gophers 4 @ #2 Ohio State Buckeyes 3 (Feb 16th)

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 4 GP, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 21 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 4 PIM, 6 SOG, 11/25 FO
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 9-12-21, +4, 18 PIM

    This extended road trip for the Gophers was a tale of two weekends. Last week on Feb 8th and 9th, the Nittany Lions pasted a pair of touchdowns on the scoreboard, shredding Minnesota by a combined two-game score of 13-4. On the game against Penn State on the 9th, Bolt prospect Sammy Walker scored his 9th goal of the season, as the Freshman line gave Minnesota an early 2-1 lead before the Nittany Lions scored five unanswered.

    This weekend, the Golden Gophers traveled to Columbus to take on #2 Ohio State and pulled off a pair of 4-3 road wins to stun the Big Ten leading Buckeyes. On Friday night, fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf scored his first goal of the season to re-establish the Gopher’s two-goal lead at 3-1 after Walker notched an assist when the Freshman line gave Minnesota an early 2-0 lead. On Saturday night, the Freshman line once again put Minnesota up 2-0 early as Walker notched his 12th assist of the season and his 21st point.

    Minnesota’s record now stands at 13-14-4 (10-9-3 B1G) and looks forward to finally some home cookin’ next weekend when #15 Notre Dame rolls into the 3M center for Minnesota’s final two Big Ten conference games of the regular season.

    New Hampshire Wildcats 1 @ Vermont Catamounts 0 (Feb 8th)
    New Hampshire Wildcats 1 @ Vermont Catamounts 4 (Feb 9th)

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
    Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

    The Wildcats took this weekend off but split a pair of Hockey East conference games last weekend against the Catamounts. Sharks prospect Mike Robinson tended the nets in both games against Vermont, pitching a 29-save shutout on Feb 8th. On Feb 9th, Vermont got goals for four different players and Catamount goalie Stefanos Lekkas (undrafted) allowed just two goals on 59 shots across both games to earn the split. Lightning prospect Ty Taylor hasn’t played since January 5th against Yale.

    New Hampshire’s record now stands at 11-10-8 (7-7-5 HEAST) and returns home next weekend for a pair of games against #14 Northeastern in Hockey East conference play.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

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