NCAA/USHS Game Results

  • 5 days 5 hours 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

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Miami Redhawks 1 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 (Friday)
    Miami Redhawks 1 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 (Saturday)

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 2-11-13, +17, 6 PIM

    The #1 ranked Huskies blistered the Redhawks this weekend, sweeping the weekend series with a pair of 5-1 conference home wins Friday and Saturday night. On Friday, Canadiens prospect Ryan Poehling (MTL, 2017 1st round pick) scored twice and added a pair of assists to lead St. Cloud to victory, with two of his four points coming on the power-play. On Saturday night, Bolt prospect Nick Perbix potted his second goal of the season and added an assist in St. Cloud’s reprise of Friday night’s 5-1 win. Blake Lizotte (undrafted) scored twice and added an assist to lead the Huskies offensively. Kings goalie prospect David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) made 36 saves on 38 shots over the coarse of the two-game weekend series, avenging a pair of tie games against Miami in Oxford back in late November. Perbix now ranks 5th in plus-minus, Top-8 in assists, and Top-10 in points among Division I freshmen defensemen, all while playing on a deep roster of the nation’s top-ranked team.

    St. Cloud State improves to 20-4-2 (12-2-2 NCHC) and hosts Colorado College next weekend for a pair of NCHC conference games. The Huskies swept the Tigers on the road in Colorado Springs in early November.

    #3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 1 @ Colorado College Tigers 4 (Friday)
    #3 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 6 @ Colorado College Tigers 0 (Saturday)

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, 9/18 FO
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 2-9-11, +6, 8 PIM

    The #3 Bulldogs split a pair of road games in Colorado Springs this weekend against the Tigers. On Friday night, Lighting prospect Cole Koepke had a bit of a rough outing for UMD with a -3 rating, while Troy Conzo (undrafted) scored twice and goalie Alex Leclerc (undrafted) made 40 saves for Colorado College. Saturday night the Bulldogs rebounded with a six-goal outburst behind a pair of goals from Koby Bender (undrafted) and a 23-save shutout from goalie Hunter Shepard (undrafted). Koepke fired a game-high 5 shots, but the scoresheet eluded him once again, extending his pointless streak to 8 games after scoring 11 points in his first 18 games of the season.

    Minnesota-Duluth’s record now stands at 17-7-2 (10-5-1 NCHC), losing the ground they gained last weekend against St. Cloud State in the NCHC conference standings, and looks ahead to a big conference matchup against #7 Denver next weekend at home in Duluth.

    North Dakota Fighting Hawks 1 @ #4 Denver Pioneers 2 (Friday)
    North Dakota Fighting Hawks 1 @ #4 Denver Pioneers 1 OT (Saturday)

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 7/16 FO
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 10-9-19, +16, 12 PIM

    UND rolled into Denver this weekend and played a pair of tightly contested road games against the Pioneers, splitting the series and holding Denver to just 3 total goals Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday night, Denver goalie and Red Wings prospect Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) made 45-saves to steal a win for the home team. On Saturday night, Larsson once again held off North Dakota from victory, making 34-saves to secure a tie with the Fighting Hawks.

    Denver’s record now stands at 15-6-4 (7-6-2-2 NCHC) on the season and hits the road for a big conference showdown next weekend against #3 Minnesota-Duluth.

    #13 Cornell Big Red 4 @ #18 Union Dutchmen 0 (Friday)
    #13 Cornell Big Red 1 @ RPI Engineers 1 OT (Saturday)

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

    Bolt prospect followers can finally breathe a sigh of relief after 2018 draft pick Alex Green returned to action this weekend for Cornell after missing 16 games due to injury. On Friday, the Big Red delivered a thumping of the 18th ranked Dutchmen behind a 24-save shutout by goalie Matthew Galajda (undrafted) and a pair of goals from Rangers prospect Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick). On Saturday night, RPI’s netminder Owen Savory (undrafted) made 40 saves to stick Cornell with a 1-1 tie.

    Cornell’s record now stands at 13-6-2 (9-3-2 ECAC) and returns home for a pair of conference games against #10 Clarkson and St. Lawrence.

    #19 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 3 @ Northeastern Huskies 1 (Friday)

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 9/14 FO, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 10-12-22, +5, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin earned 2nd Star honors Friday night, scoring what would be the game-winning goal in the 3rd period to break a 1-1 deadlock. It was Lohin’s 10th goal of the season, eclipsing his 2017-18 goal totals in 15 fewer games.

    UMass-Lowell improves to 15-8-2 (9-4-2 HEAST) and looks ahead next weekend to a pair of home games against Boston College and #2 UMass (Amherst).

    Michigan Wolverines 4 @ Minnesota Gophers 2 (Friday)
    Michigan Wolverines 3 @ Minnesota Gophers 4 (Saturday)

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 17 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 0-4-4, -6, 21 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 8/15 FO
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 8-10-18, +2, 14 PIM

    The Gophers split a pair of Big Ten conference games against the visiting Wolverines this weekend. On Friday night, Predators prospect Rem Pitlick scored once and added an assist as Michigan doubled up Minnesota to claim the first leg of the series. On Saturday night, Bolt prospect Sammy Walker got his first start of the season, as head coach Bob Motzko went with the Freshman line for the first puck drop. After leading 3-0, the Wolverines erased the three-goal deficit behind a pair of 2nd period goals from Michael Pastujov (undrafted). Fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf earned a five-minute major later in the 2nd period for checking from behind along with a 10-minute game conduct, but the Golden Gopher PK held tough, and Minnesota scored in the 3rd to make the win stick.

    Minnesota’s record now stands at 11-12-4 (8-7-3 B1G) and treks to Penn State next week for a pair of conference games against the #15-ranked Nittany Lions.

    Maine Black Bears 2 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3 (Friday)
    Maine Black Bears 5 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3 (Saturday)

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

    Sharks prospect Mike Robinson tended the nets in both weekend games against Maine, making 37 saves Friday night for a Wildcats victory. Ara Nazarian (undrafted) scored twice and added an assist for the Wildcats. On Saturday night, Bears goalie and Bruins prospect Jeremy Swayman (BOS, 2017 4th round pick) made 41 saves as Maine rebounded to split the series with UNH. Mitchell Fossier (undrafted) scored twice in a four-point night to lead the Black Bears offensively.

    New Hampshire’s record now stands at 10-9-8 (6-6-5 HEAST) and hits the road to Burlington to face off against the Catamounts next weekend for a pair of conference Hockey East games.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago

    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 1 @ North Dakota Fighting Hawks 5

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 1-10-11, +15, 6 PIM

    UND bounced back Saturday night at home, splitting the weekend series with the top-ranked Huskies after a dominating 5-1 win behind a pair of goals each from Flyers prospect Gavin Hain (PHI, 2018 6th round pick) and Dixon Bowen (undrafted). North Dakota goalie Adam Scheel (undrafted) made 22 saves for the win, handing St. Cloud just their 2nd conference loss on the season. Bolt prospect Nick Perbix has 10 assists on the season, good for 9th among Division I freshmen defensemen and only 5 assists off Mike Lundin’s 16 assists in his freshman season at Maine as Tampa Bay’s best collegiate freshman blueliner.

    St. Cloud State drops to 18-4-2 (10-2-2 NCHC) and return home to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center next weekend for a pair of NCHC conference games against Miami University.

    #4 Denver Pioneers 1 @ #13 Western Michigan Broncos 5

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4/11 FO
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 10-9-19, +16, 10 PIM

    Lightning prospect Cole Guttman setup up Denver’s lone goal Saturday night, a Emilio Pettersen (CGY, 2018 6th round pick) power-play marker early in the 3rd down 5-0 to the Broncos. Just a few weeks ago, WMU swept a high ranked Minnesota-Duluth team at home, and this weekend the Bronco do the same to the #4 Pioneers. Cam Lee (undrafted) and Dawson DiPietro (undrafted) each tallied a goal and an assist to lead Western Michigan, and goalie Gorsuch (undrafted) made 36-saves, including 19 in the 3rd period for the win.

    Denver drops to 14-6-3 (6-6-1-1 NCHC) on the season and returns home next weekend for a pair of conference games against North Dakota.

    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1 @ #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-9-11, +8, 8 PIM

    Bolt prospect Cole Koepke set up Koby Bender (undrafted) on what would be the eventual game-winner Saturday night, as UMD swept the weekend series against UNO. A night after firing 56 shots on goal, the Bulldogs launched another 52 shots on goalie Evan Weninger (undrafted).

    Minnesota-Duluth improves to 16-6-2 (9-4-1 NCHC), gaining ground against both St. Cloud State and Denver University, and looks ahead next weekend to a road series against Colorado College.

    Colgate Raiders 3 @ #12 Cornell Big Red 2 OT

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    John Snodgrass (undrafted) scored the OT game-winner, his 2nd goal of the game, Saturday to lift the Raiders over the Big Red, ending Cornell’s 5-game winning streak. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 16th game on the season due to injury.

    Cornell drops to 12-6-1 (8-3-1 ECAC) and the Big Red hit the road next weekend for games against #16 Union and against RPI.

    Boston College Eagles 4 @ #19 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4 OT

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 9-12-21, +3, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Ryan Dmowski (undrafted) scored a power play goal for the River Hawks late in the game Saturday night to force overtime and the eventual tie. Dmowski scored two goals and added an assist to lead UML. Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin had his five-game points streak snapped, failing to hit the scoresheet for just the 3rd time in his last 16 games.

    UMass-Lowell’s record now stands at 14-8-2 (8-4-2 HEAST) and takes on Northeastern next Friday night in Boston.

    Wisconsin Badgers 4 @ Minnesota Gophers 3

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

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: did not play
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 8-10-18, +3, 12 PIM

    Predators prospect Rem Pitlick scored twice and Tyler Sheehy notched three assists for the Gophers, but it was enough as the Badgers rallied from a 3-2 deficit for the win against the Walker-less Minnesota squad. It’s not immediately clear while Bolt prospect Sammy Walker did not dress for the 2nd match of this weekend home series against Wisconsin the night after his best collegiate game.

    The Golden Gophers drop to 10-11-4 (7-6-3 B1G) and continue their home stand next weekend against the University of Michigan.

    UConn Huskies 0 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 6

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

    Sharks prospect Mike Robinson pitched a 36-save shutout Saturday night as UNH scores six against UConn. New Hampshire improves to 9-8-8 (5-5-5 HEAST) and welcomes Maine to the Whittemore Center next weekend for a pair of conference Hockey East games.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago

    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 3 @ North Dakota Fighting Hawks 1

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 1-10-11, +16, 6 PIM

    Bolt prospect Nick Perbix assisted on a Micah Miller (undrafted) goal with 14 seconds left in the 2nd to knot the score 1-1 on Friday night in Grand Forks against UND. The top-ranked Huskies would go on to tally two 3rd period markers and claim their 10th conference win of the season, a road victory in a tough venue. St. Cloud State improves to 18-3-2 (10-1-2 NCHC) and look to complete the sweep Saturday night when these two teams resume their weekend series.

    #4 Denver Pioneers 1 @ #13 Western Michigan Broncos 3

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2/5 FO
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 10-8-18, +16, 10 PIM

    Lightning prospect Cole Guttman helped setup up Denver’s lone goal Friday night, a Liam Finlay (undrafted) marker early in the 3rd to cut WMU’s lead to 2-1, but the Pioneers could never get the equalizer. Broncos special teams was the difference maker, scoring both short-handed and on the power play in the 2nd and Western Michigan goalie Trevor Gorsuch (undrafted) turned away 14 3rd period shots to make the tenuous lead stick. Denver drops to 14-5-3 (6-5-1-1 NCHC) on the season, and looks to split the weekend series Saturday night in the conference rematch.

    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 7

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 2-8-10, +7, 8 PIM

    Bolt prospect Cole Koepke fired a season-high 7 shots Friday night as part of a UMD 56-shot barrage on UNO goalies Evan Weninger and Matej Tomek (PHI, 2015 3rd round pick). Wild prospect Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) notched a hat trick off a stunning 12-shots on goal performance to lead the Bulldogs offensively. Minnesota-Duluth improves to 15-6-2 (8-4-1 NCHC) and hopes to complete the sweep Saturday night.

    #12 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Colgate Raiders 2

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    Mitch Vanderlaan (undrafted) scored a goal and added an assist on Cornell’s two goal 1st period Friday night to establish an early lead. But Bobby McMann (undrafted) led a Colgate rally with a goal and an assist of his own to knot the score 2-2 before the Big Red got the game-winner from Michael Regush (undrafted). Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 15th game on the season due to injury. Cornell improves to 12-5-1 (8-2-1 ECAC) as the teams travel to Ithaca Saturday night for the back half of this home-and-home series.

    #19 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 3 @ Boston College Eagles 1

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 9-12-21, +4, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    UML celebrated their newly minted Top-20 ranking with their 6th straight win Friday night on the road at Boston College. Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin set up Reid Stefanson’s (undrafted) 2nd goal of the game, an empty netter with 21 seconds left to seal the win. UMass-Lowell improves to 14-8-1 (8-4-1 HEAST) and returns to the Tsongas Center Saturday night for the back half of this weekend home-and-home series with the Eagles.

    Wisconsin Badgers 4 @ Minnesota Gophers 9

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

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 5/7 FO
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 8-10-18, +3, 12 PIM

    Bolt prospect Sammy Walker led the way Friday as the Gophers unleashed a season’s worth of frustration, putting up 9 goals on the visiting Badgers. Walker scored twice and added an assist for his first multi-goal game of his collegiate career. Fellow Lightning prospect and teammate Ryan Zuhlsdorf added an assist of his own, setting up Minnesota’s 4th goal early in the 3rd to quell a Wisconsin rally from a 3-0 1st period deficit that saw the Badgers tighten the score to 3-2. Wisconsin would rally again later in the 3rd, once again drawing within a goal to 5-4 before the Gophers unleashed four goals in the final 5 minutes of the game, including two by Walker and Minnesota’s Freshman Line. For Walker, his 8 goals on the season places him tied for 4th among Division I freshman nationwide. The Golden Gophers improve to 10-10-4 (7-5-3 B1G) and look to complete the weekend sweep Saturday night.

    New Hampshire Wildcats 2 @ UConn Huskies 2 OT

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

    Alexander Payusov (undrafted) scored twice for the Huskies Friday night, pacing UConn to a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd over the Wildcats. But Jackson Pierson (undrafted) tied the game for UNH to help the Wildcats squeeze out their 8th tie of the season. New Hampshire’s record now stands at 8-8-8 (4-5-5 HEAST) as these two teams head to the Whittemore Center Saturday night for the back end of this weekend home-and-home series.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 4 weeks 4 days ago

    New Hampshire Wildcats 4 @ Maine Black Bears 4 OT

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

    Maine led 2-1 after two periods Monday in this MLK holiday matinee, but the Wildcats scored three in the 3rd to take a 4-3 lead until the Bears got the equalizer 78 seconds later to force the extra session. Liam Blackburn (undrafted) scored a power play goal and added two assists to lead UNH to their 7th tie on the season. Bolt prospect Ty Taylor hasn't played since being yanked in the 2nd period after giving up 4 goals against Yale on January 4th.

    New Hampshire’s record now stands at 8-8-7 (4-5-4 HEAST) on the season and takes on UConn next weekend in a Hockey East home-and-home series.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 4 weeks 5 days ago

    Minnesota Gophers 3 @ Michigan State Spartan 5

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-1-1, -5, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/8 FO
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 6-9-15, +1, 12 PIM

    The Freshman Line opened the scoring for the Gophers again Sunday afternoon, this time on the power play to knot the score 1-1 midway through the 1st period. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker set up Ducks prospect Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) for his 9th assist and 15th point on the season. Unfortunately, Walker had a miserable afternoon on the defensive end as he was on the ice for all five Spartan goals as MSU repeated Saturday night’s 5-3 win to complete the weekend sweep. Fellow Lightning prospect and teammate Ryan Zuhlsdorf launched a season-high 4 shots, but also was on the ice for two of Michigan State’s goals. Mitch Lewandowski (undrafted) once again scored twice for MSU and Zach Osburn (undrafted) notched four assists to lead the Spartan attack.

    The Golden Gophers drop to 9-10-4 (6-5-3 B1G) and return home next weekend for a pair of games against Wisconsin.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 4 weeks 5 days ago

    #10 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 5

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 1-9-10, +15, 6 PIM

    #2 ranked St. Cloud State completed the weekend sweep of #10 WMU Saturday night, pelting both Bronco goalies with a total of 37 shots. The Poehling brothers, Jack, Nick, and Ryan (MTL, 2017 1st round pick), combined for a goal and four assists along with 8 shots. Western Michigan scored the lone 1st period goal, but the Huskies reeled off four 2nd period tallies, two on the power play, to put the game out of reach by the second intermission.

    St. Cloud State improves to 17-3-2 (9-1-2 NCHC) and hit the road next weekend for a showdown in Grand Forks against #20 North Dakota. The Huskies will likely roll into Ralph Englestad Arena back atop the USCHO Division I rankings after #1 UMass-Amherst dropped a 2-1 OT tilt to #8 Northeastern Saturday night.

    #3 Denver Pioneers 4 @ Colorado College Tigers 4 OT

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1/7 FO
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 10-7-17, +15, 10 PIM

    After sitting on a bus Friday night for hours waiting for a jack-knifed tractor trailer to get cleared from blocking Hwy 83, the Pioneer squad had to rally twice Saturday night just to preserve a tie with cross-state and conference rival Colorado College. The Tigers were 3 of 4 on the power play, building a 2-1 lead in the 1st and a 4-2 lead in the 2nd using an efficient man advantage. Brett Stapley (MTL, 2018 7th round pick) scored twice for Denver, including the 4-4 equalizer that capped a two-goal 3rd period rally for the Pioneers. Trey Bradley (undrafted) scored twice for Colorado College to lead the Tigers offensively.

    Denver’s record is now 14-4-3 (6-4-1-1 NCHC) on the season, losing ground to St. Cloud in the conference standings not just because of the tie Saturday night, but also the Friday postponement. Next weekend the Pioneers travel to Kalamazoo to take on a frustrated #10 WMU squad that dropped a pair of games this weekend to St. Cloud by a combined score of 7-3.

    #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ Miami Redhawks 0

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 8 PIM

    A night after pitching a 23-save shutout of the Redhawks, UMD goalie Hunter Shepard (undrafted) comes back Saturday night with a 17-save shutout as the #5 Bulldogs swept Miami by total score of 7-0 over the two-game weekend series in Oxford. Wild prospect Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) also repeated his Friday night performance by once again putting up a goal and an assist to lead UMD offensively.

    Minnesota-Duluth improves to 14-6-2 (7-4-1 NCHC), keeping pace with St. Cloud and jumping ahead of Denver in the NCHC conference standings. The Bulldogs return home to Amsoil Arena next weekend for a pair of conference games against Nebraska-Omaha.

    Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ #15 Cornell Big Red 5

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    Cornell’s early season struggles seem to be a distant memory as the Big Red continues to roll, notching their 7th ECAC conference win of the season Saturday night against the visiting Dartmouth College squad. Austin McGrath made 22 saves and Cam Donaldson (undrafted) and Beau Starrett (CHI, 2014 3rd round pick) each scored a goal and an assist to lead Cornell to their 11th win of the season. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 14th game on the season due to injury.

    The Big Red improves to 11-5-1 (7-2-1 ECAC) and looks forward to a home-and-home conference series next weekend against Colgate.

    Vermont Catamounts 0 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0/1 FO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 9-11-20, +4, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Rangers prospect Tyler Wall (NYR, 2016 6th round pick) pasted a 25-save shutout on the scoreboard and Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin set up a Mattias Goranssen (undrafted) goal as the River Hawks cruised to their 5th straight win dating back to January 4th when UML knocked off #1 UMass-Amherst 2-1.

    UMass-Lowell improves to 13-8-1 (7-4-1 HEAST) and looks to bank the sweep Saturday night against this same Vermont squad. Next weekend, UML squares off against Boston College in a home-and-home Hockey East conference series.

    Minnesota Gophers 3 @ Michigan State Spartan 5

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 2 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 5/9 FO
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 6-7-13, +8, 12 PIM

    Bolt prospect Sammy Walker opened the scoring Saturday night in East Lansing just 4:52 into the game set up by the Gopher's much touted Freshman Line that includes Ducks prospect Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) and Nathan Burke (undrafted). But the Spartans reeled off four-straight, three on the power play to put the game out of reach. Mitch Lewandowski (undrafted) scored twice for MSU and Taro Hirose notched three assists to extend his NCAA Division I leading 27 assists and 38 points. For Walker, it was his 6th goal of the season and along with fellow Bolt prospect Cole Guttman’s 10 goals as a freshman, firmly puts these Lightning NCAA prospects among the best of Division I freshman. By contrast, USA WJC silver medalists and freshmen Tyler Madden (VAN/Northeastern) has 8 goals and Joel Farabee (PHI/BU), Noah Cates (PHI/UMD), Jack Drury (CAR/Harvard) and Nolan Walker (undrafted/STC) all have 6 goals on the season.

    The Golden Gophers drop to 9-9-4 (6-4-3 B1G) and look to spilt the weekend series Sunday afternoon in a rematch against WMU.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 4 weeks 6 days ago

    #10 Western Michigan Broncos 0 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 3

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 1-9-10, +15, 6 PIM

    After last weekend’s split with UMD, the Huskies dropped from the top spot in the Division I rankings to the #2 spot and Friday night were faced with yet another NCHC challenge in the form of #10 Western Michigan. That’s when St. Cloud netminder David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) dialed up a 23-save shutout and the other two undrafted Poehlings, Jack and Nick, each scored to propel the Huskies past the Broncos.

    St. Cloud State improve to 16-3-2 (8-1-2 NCHC) and look for the sweep Saturday night in front the home crowd at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center against this same Western Michigan team looking for tough NCHC road split.

    #3 Denver Pioneers @ Colorado College Tigers (Postponed)

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: game not played
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-7-17, +14, 10 PIM

    The bus carrying the #3 Pioneers squad to the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs was delayed Friday night due to a jack-knifed semi as a result of adverse weather and travel conditions. The game will be rescheduled for either February or March, but these two teams will square off as scheduled on Saturday night.

    #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 @ Miami Redhawks 0

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 8 PIM

    UMD goalie Hunter Shepard pitched a 23-save shutout as the #5 Bulldogs rolled into Oxford Friday and beat the unranked Redhawks. Lightning prospect Cole Koepke fired a game high 6 shots at a pair of Miami keepers but couldn’t find the scoresheet. Wild prospect Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) led the way offensively for the Bulldogs with a goal and an assist.

    Minnesota-Duluth improves to 13-6-2 (6-4-1 NCHC) as they attempt to keep pace with St. Cloud and Denver in NCHC conference play. UMD will look to secure the weekend sweep Saturday night against a Miami squad looking to get back to 0.500.

    Harvard Crimson 0 @ #15 Cornell Big Red 2

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    Cornell backstop Matthew Galajda served up a 25-save shutout as the Big Red returned to ECAC conference play in decisive fashion. Rangers prospect Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) led the way for #15 Cornell with a goal and an assist. tallied a goal and an assist. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 13th game on the season due to injury.

    The Big Red improves to 10-5-1 (6-2-1 ECAC) and welcomes Dartmouth College to Lynah Rink in Ithaca Saturday night looking to avenge a November 30 loss to the Big Green.

    Vermont Catamounts 5 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 6

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 9-10-19, +3, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin equaled his goal output from last season in less than half the games, scoring his 9th goal of the season near the game’s midpoint to give UML their first lead at 3-2. The Catamounts would later rally to knot the score at 5-5 in the 3rd before Ryan Dmowski (undrafted) responed 20 second later for the eventual game-winner Friday night for the River Hawks. Lohin had previously setup Connor Wilson (undrafted).

    UMass-Lowell improves to 12-8-1 (6-4-1 HEAST) and looks to bank the sweep Saturday night against this same Vermont squad.

    New Hampshire Wildcats 5 @ Merrimack Warriors 0

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

    Sharks goalie prospect Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) pitched a 25-save shutout of Merrimack on the road Friday night. New Hampshire evens their record to 8-8-6 (4-5-3 HEAST) on the season and travels to Maine for a matinee MLK Day Hockey East showdown against the Bears.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 5 weeks 6 days ago

    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 vs #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 1-9-10, +14, 6 PIM

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 8 PIM

    David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) made 30 saves Saturday night for the Huskies as St. Cloud evened up the weekend series against the Bulldogs. After each team scored two goals in the 1st period, Hrenak shut the door for the remaining two periods, stopping 24 shots the rest of the way as the Huskies scored once in the 2nd and once in the 3rd to secure the win.

    St. Cloud State improves to 15-3-2 (7-1-2) and UMD drops to 12-6-2 (5-4-1 NCHC) on the season. The Huskies return home next weekend to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center to host #14 Western Michigan while the Bulldogs hit the road in Oxford to take on #20 Miami.

    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ #3 Denver Pioneers 3 OT

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 5/11 FO, *1st STAR*
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-7-17, +14, 10 PIM

    Bolt prospect Cole Guttman scored the OT game-winner 55 seconds into the extra session to push the third-ranked Pioneers past a pesky Mavericks club Saturday night to sweep the weekend series. UNO twice held one goal leads before Blackhawks prospect Ian Mitchell (CHI, 2017 2nd round pick) scored for Denver with 81 seconds left in regulation to force a fourth period. The game-winner was Guttman’s 10th goal of the season, good enough for 1st Star honors, and continues to lead all Division I collegiate freshmen in goals scored. Liam Finlay (undrafted) scored and added an assist as part of both of Denver’s equalizers. Mavericks netminder Evan Weninger (undrafted) made 39 saves – 73 total in the two weekend matches – but came away with a pair of losses to show.

    The Pioneers improve to 14-4-2 (6-4 NCHC) and looks ahead to a home-and-home series next weekend with conference and in-state rivals Colorado College.

    #13 Arizona State Sun Devils 2 @ #17 Cornell Big Red 3

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    Cam Donaldson (undrafted) scored twice, and Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) tallied a goal and an assist as Cornell pulled off the weekend sweep of ASU Saturday night. After falling behind 3-0, the #13 ranked Sun Devils rallied in the 3rd to draw within a goal but could never notch the equalizer. Flames prospect Demetrios Koumontzis (CGY, 2018 4th round pick), former linemate of Bolt prospect Sammy Walker at Edina High School, tallied his 10th assist of the season when he helped set up a Brinson Pasichnuk (undrafted) hope goal for Arizona State with 21 seconds remaining in regulation. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 12th game on the season due to injury.

    The #13 ranked Big Red improves to 9-5-1 (5-2-1 ECAC) and returns to ECAC conference play next weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth.

    UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4 @ Colgate Raiders 1

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 8-9-17, +5, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin scored twice and added an assist to lead the River Hawks in the weekend sweep of the Raiders on Saturday night. Mattias Goransson scored and added an assist as part of the UML dominance over Colgate.

    Lowell improves to 11-8-1 (5-4-1 HEAST) and returns home for Star Wars weekend at the Tsongas Center for a Hockey East conference battle against the Catamounts of Vermont.

    Minnesota Gophers 2 @ #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1

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

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 2/6 FO
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-7-12, +8, 10 PIM

    Call Ducks prospect Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) the Irish killer after posting back-to-back game winners against Notre Dame Saturday night as the oft-maligned Gophers completed the unlikely road sweep against the #9 Irish. Tonight’s game winner carried a bit more of the dramatic as McLaughlin tallied the winner with just 8 seconds remaining in regulation to stun the Notre Dame faithful. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker fired a team-high 6 shots and Mat Robson (undrafted) once again shone for the Gophers with 34 saves for a weekend total of 76 saves on 78 shots to earn a pair of wins for Minnesota.

    The Golden Gophers improve to 9-8-4 (6-3-3 B1G) and continue their Big Ten road trip as they pull into East Lansing next weekend for a pair of games against the Spartans of Michigan State.

    Boston College Eagles 4 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 6

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

    The Wildcats thrice rallied from deficits to knot the score before scoring a pair of 3rd period goals to put the Eagles away Saturday night. Patrick Grasso (undrafted) scored twice for UNH, who improves to 7-8-6 (3-5-3 HEAST) and draws Merrimack next weekend on the road in North Andover.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 6 weeks 2 hours ago

    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 1 vs #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 1-9-10, +14, 6 PIM

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 8 PIM

    One of the biggest games on the college hockey slate Friday night was #5 Minnesota-Duluth hosting #1 St. Cloud State. It was a big challenge for the Bulldogs, winners of only one game in their last five (six if you count the exhibition loss last weekend to the US NTDP U18 team). UMD goalie Hunter Shepard (undrafted) made 25 saves in the first two period to keep the score knotted at 1-1 until his Bulldog teammates scored a pair of unassisted markers in the 3rd to knock off the top-ranked Huskies and hand them their first conference loss on the season. Suddenly, St. Cloud has loss three of their last four, including the exhibition game against the US NTDP U18 team.

    UMD improves to 12-5-2 (5-3-1 NCHC) while St. Cloud State drops to 14-3-2 (6-1-2) on the season with these two teams squaring off for a rematch on Saturday night.

    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 @ #3 Denver Pioneers 1

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 9-7-16, +12, 10 PIM

    Bolt prospect Cole Guttman assisted on the Pioneers’ lone goal and Denver goalie Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) pitched a 21-save shutout as #3 ranked Denver squeaked out a 1-0 conference win at home. Mavericks netminder Evan Weninger (undrafted) allowed just one goal on 34 shots in the loss. Denver improves to 13-4-2 (5-4 NCHC) and looks to complete the weekend sweep of UNO Saturday night.

    #13 Arizona State Sun Devils 1 @ #17 Cornell Big Red 6

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    Cornell unleashed a barrage of 52 shots against ASU Friday night, dismantling the #13 ranked Sun Devils behind a two-goal performance by Blackhawks prospect Beau Starrett (CHI, 2014 3rd round pick) and 24 saves from netminder Austin McGrath (undrafted). Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 11th game on the season due to injury.

    The #13 ranked Big Red improves to 8-5-1 (5-2-1 ECAC) and takes on these same Sun Devils Saturday night looking for the series sweep.

    UMass-Lowell River Hawks 3 @ Colgate Raiders 0

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0/1 FO
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 6-8-14, +2, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Connor Sodergren (undrafted) scores twice for UML and netminder Chris Hernberg (undrafted) staked a 25-save shutout in the River Hawks 3-0 road win over the Raiders. Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin set up a 2nd period power play marker by Kenny Hausinger (undrafted).

    UML improves to 10-8-1 (5-4-1 HEAST) and squares off against Colgate again on Saturday night.

    Minnesota Gophers 5 @ #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1

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

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1/5 FO
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 5-7-12, +8, 10 PIM

    A week after knocking off then #9 Penn State, the Golden Gophers rolled into South Bend and upended the new #9 Fighting Irish in front of a national televised audience on NBCSN. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker scored his 5th goal of the season and fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf helped set up a Rem Pitlick’s (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) short-handed empty netter with 11 seconds remaining. Minnesota’s freshmen line of Walker, Nathan Burke (undrafted) and Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) scored what would be the eventual game winner early in the 3rd to give the UMN a 2-0 lead. Walker was originally given the primary assist for his re-direct on the play, but that was later taken away. The the star of the game was Mat Robson (undrafted), who made 42 saves for the win. Minnesota improves to 8-8-4 (5-3-3 B1G) and tangles with Notre Dame again on Saturday night.

    New Hampshire Wildcats 2 @ Boston University Terriers 5

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

    The Terriers broke open a 2-2 deadlock with three unanswered goals in the 3rd to hand the Wildcats their 8th loss of the season. Dante Fabbro (NAS, 2016 1st round pick) and Joel Farabee (PHI, 2018 1st round pick) each scored a goal and added two assists to lead BU to victory. New Hampshire’s record falls to 6-8-6 (2-5-3 HEAST) and returns home Saturday night to take on Boston College.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

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