NCAA/USHS Game Results

  • 2 years 18 weeks ago

    While there were no Lightning NCAA prospects in action on Sunday, the 2013 NCAA tournament field was set and involved four Tampa Bay draft picks:

    Quinnipiac (Matt Peca) earned the top overall seed and will play 16-seed Canisius College in the East Region's first round. Of course, Canisius is the alma mater of current Lightning rookie, Cory Conacher.

    Minnesota (Adam Wilcox) got the second overall seed and plays 15th-seeded Yale in the first round in the West.

    Miami (Jimmy Mullin) is the 5-seed and will play 11-seed Minnesota State in the Midwest.

    North Dakota (Brendan O'Donnell) is No. 8 in the tournament and will face off against 10-seed Niagara in the first round of the West. The winner will play the Minnesota-Yale winner.

    Left out of the tournament is Luke Witkowski and Western Michigan, who had a fine season but were beat out of the CCHA tournament early by Michigan. Notre Dame and Canisius making the tournament knocked them out as an at-large. That means Witkowski is available to sign his pro contract with the Lightning, something Tampa Bay General Manager Steve Yzerman has said he interested in doing. Witkowski's defense partner, Danny DeKeyser, is the NCAA's top available free agent and is reportedly traveling to Toronto on Tuesday to meet with potential suitors. The Lightning were a supposed finalist for his services last year before he decided to go back to school. The Red Wings are considered the favorite to land DeKeyser, with the Ducks and Oilers also making strong pushes. Expect the Lightning to be involved also, but it's unclear if the signing of Andrej Sustr and the firing of Guy Boucher will affect things.

    Witkowski could join the Syracuse Crunch upon his signing.

  • 2 years 18 weeks ago

    Michigan Wolverines 6 vs No. 3 Miami RedHawks 2
    CCHA Semifinals

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 6-8-14, -1, 14 PIM

    Michigan continued their improbable run in the CCHA playoffs, scoring four times in the second period en route to a 6-2 win over the RedHawks. Michigan will play Notre Dame in Sunday’s championship game. Jimmy Mullin was minus-1 in the game, which came when he was in front of the opposing net on the power play as Michigan created a turnover and scored on the ensuing break. He showed some good stick work creating space in the offensive zone, but wasn’t able to hit the scoresheet. Miami will now await an at-large bid to the national tournament.

  • 2 years 18 weeks ago

    Brown Bears 4 @ No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats 0
    ECAC Semifinals

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 10-12-22, +10, 32 PIM

    Brown’s 5-9, undrafted goaltender Anthony Borelli stopped 29 shots and the Bears had four goals in the first two periods to upset top-ranked Quinnipiac in the ECAC semifinals. The Bobcats won the regular season conference title long ago with a remarkable campaign, but still chose not to touch their conference trophy as they had the tournament title in mind. It was not to be. They will play Yale in the Third Place Game on Saturday before their place in the national tournament is announced on Sunday.

    Colorado College Tigers 2 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 0
    WCHA Final 5 Semifinals

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 18 saves on 20 shots
    Season totals: 38 GP, 25-7-5, 1.85 GAA, .922 sv%, 3 SO

    Colorado College got two goals against Adam Wilcox, and goaltender Joe Howe (undrafted) made them stand up to propel the Tigers to the WCHA Final 5 championship game against Wisconsin. The Badgers upset top-seeded St. Cloud State. On Friday, Wilcox was beat first by a wrist shot from the circles that appeared to be deflected on its way into the upper corner of the net above Wilcox’s blocker. The second goal was a sweeping shot from the low right circle that may have been hard to read as a defender got a stick on it at the time it was released. The puck found it’s way through Wilcox, who made several strong saves to keep the game close in the final period. Nevertheless, he took his seventh loss of the season in 37 decisions. Minnesota will get an at-large bid to the national tournament.

  • 2 years 18 weeks ago

    Colorado College Tigers 4 vs. No. 4 North Dakota 3 (OT)
    WCHA Final 5 Quarterfinal

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 27 GP, 2-8-10, E, 18 PIM

    Brendan O’Donnell had an assist on UND’s first goal, but he and his teammates won’t be advancing in the WCHA Final 5 after their overtime loss on Thursday. O’Donnell’s assist came when he won a battle in the right wing corner, using his skate to knock a puck to Habs prospect Danny Kristo, who swung around the net and roofed a wrist shot into the net. North Dakota later battled back to force overtime, but a CC shot banked off a UND defenseman and into the net in overtime to send the Tigers on to face the top-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers and Lightning prospect Adam Wilcox in the semifinals on Friday. North Dakota will now wait for an at-large bid to the national tournament, to be announced on Sunday.

  • 2 years 19 weeks ago

    Cornell Big Red 2 @ No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 (2OT)
    Quinnipiac wins best-of-3 ECAC quarterfinals, 2-1

    D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
    Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 10-12-22, +10, 32 PIM

    The Bobcats escaped their quarterfinal match-up against Cornell, winning in double overtime to advance to the ECAC semifinals. Quinnipiac will play Brown next weekend. Gotovets and Cornell are done for the year. Kirill is expected to return to school for his senior season next year.

    Michigan State Spartans 1 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 4
    Miami wins Best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 2-1

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Miami outshot MSU 35-19 en route to a 4-1 Game 3 win over the Spartans. Jimmy Mullin started the game on the RedHawks’ fourth line and registered one shot on goal. He had a goal in Game 2. Former Lightning prospect camper Austin Czarnik scored his 14th goal of the year in the win. (1)Miami advances to play (10)Michigan in the semifinals on Saturday. The Wolverines upset (3)Western Michigan. The winner will advance to Sunday’s final.

    Michigan Tech Huskies 0 @ No. 4 North Dakota 6
    UND wins best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 2-1

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 2-7-9, -1, 18 PIM

    Brendan O’Donnell scored UND’s sixth goal, adding insult to injury for the upstart Huskies. North Dakota advances to the WCHA’s Final 5 next weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 2 years 19 weeks ago

    Cornell Big Red 0 @ No. 1 Quinnipac Bobcats 10
    Best-of-3 ECAC quarterfinals tied, 1-1

    D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
    Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 10-12-22, +11, 32 PIM

    Matt Peca had three points and he and his linemates, twins Conner and Kellen Jones, combined for 10 points, as Quinnipiac rebounded from a Friday night loss with a crushing win on Saturday, 10-0. The game got ugly at the end of the second period and again in the late third with several roughing and misconduct calls. Fighting is not allowed in NCAA hockey.

    Michigan State Spartans 1 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 4
    Best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals tied, 1-1

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Mullin (pictured) scored his sixth goal of the year and former Lightning prospect camper Austin Czarnik scored twice to lead the RedHawks to a big win on Saturday to even their CCHA quarterfinal series with MSU. The teams will play again on Sunday.

    Michigan Tech Huskies 2 @ No. 4 North Dakota 1
    Best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals tied, 1-1

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 25 GP, 1-7-8, -3, 18 PIM

    Brendan O’Donnell had his two-game point streak snapped as Michigan Tech scored late and forced a deciding Game 3 on Sunday. Habs prospect Danny Kristo scored his 24th goal of the year for UND.

    Bemidji State Beavers 3 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4
    Minnesota wins best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 2-0

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 19 saves on 22 shots
    Season totals: 37 GP, 25-6-5, 1.84 GAA, .923 sv%, 3 SO

    Minnesota overcame two two-goal deficits and scored with less than a minute left in regulation to advance to the WCHA Final 5. Wilcox allowed three goals, two of which were scored on rebounds and one on a deflection.

    Michigan Wolverines 5 @ No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 1
    Michigan wins best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 2-0

    D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 38 GP, 2-8-10, E, 46 PIM

    The unseeded Wolverines swept out third-seeded WMU with a 5-1 win on Saturday. Witkowski and the Broncos will have to wait until next weekend to see if they earned an at large bid to the national tournament. WMU beat Michigan last year in the CCHA championship game.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 2 years 19 weeks ago

    Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 1 Quinnipac Bobcats 2
    Cornell leads beat-of-3 ECAC quarterfinals, 1-0

    D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
    Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 10-12-22, +11, 32 PIM

    Streaking No. 9 seed Cornell, without the services of Kirill Gotovets, upset No. 1 Quinnipiac in Game 1 of their ECAC quarterfinal series. Matt Peca had two helpers for the Bobcats.

    Michigan State Spartans 3 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 0
    MSU leads best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 5-8-13, -2, 14 PIM

    Undrafted Jake Hildebrand stopped 34 shots for the upstart, unseeded Spartans, knocking off top-seeded Miami 3-0 in Game 1 of their CCHA quarterfinal series.

    Michigan Tech Huskies 3 @ No. 4 North Dakota 5
    UND leads best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 1-7-8, -2, 16 PIM

    Brendan O’Donnell (pictured) was on the top line and had an assist for the second straight game as third-seeded UND took a one game to zero lead on the 10th-seeded Huskies in the WCHA quarterfinals.

    Bemidji State Beavers 1 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 (OT)
    Minnesota leads best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 17 saves on 18 shots
    Season totals: 36 GP, 24-6-5, 1.85 GAA, .924 sv%, 3 SO

    Wilcox stopped all but one shot through three periods and overtime, helping the second-seeded Gophers to a Game 1 win over the 11th-seeded Beavers in their quarterfinal series. The Beavers scored the tying goal with 38 seconds left in regulation. Game 2 is Saturday.

    Michigan Wolverines 4 @ No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 3
    Michigan leads best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

    D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 2-8-10, E, 44 PIM

    The unseeded Wolverines struck first in this CCHA quarterfinal match-up, beating the third-seeded Broncos on their home ice. Michigan outshot WMU 30-18. Jets first round pick Jacob Trouba had two goals for Michigan. Game 2 is Saturday.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 2 years 20 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ Dartmouth Big Green 6
    (ECAC Tournament: Dartmouth wins best-of-3 series, 2-1)

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

    Harvard’s season came to an end on Sunday when they lost to the Big Green in the deciding game of their ECAC series. Harvard won game one of the series thanks to a Brian Hart goal late in the third period. Hart finishes his first collegiate season with an admirable 17 points in 29 games.

  • 2 years 20 weeks ago

    Cornell Big Red 4 @ Princeton Tigers 2
    (ECAC Tournament: Cornell wins best-of-3 series, 2-0)

    D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
    Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

    Gotovets was in the lineup on Friday night, but sat on Saturday as Cornell eliminated Princeton.

    Harvard Crimson 1 @ Dartmouth Big Green 4
    (ECAC Tournament: Best-of-3 series tied, 1-1)

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 4-13-17, +2, 10 PIM

    Hart was scoreless a game after scoring the winning goal on Friday. The teams play a series-deciding game on Sunday afternoon.

    No. 5 North Dakota 1 @ No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks 2 (OT)

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, E, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 1-6-7, -3, 16 PIM

    Brendan O’Donnell was back in the UND lineup and had an assist, but his team lost in overtime to the Mavericks, 2-1. UND will fall one point shy of a shared conference regular season title (SCSU, Minnesota).

    No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5 @ Bemidji State Beavers 1

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 23 saves on 24 shots
    Season totals: 35 GP, 23-6-5, 1.85 GAA, .924 sv%, 3 SO

    Just a freshman, Wilcox backstopped the Gophers to a share of the WCHA regular season title as Minnesota beat Bemidji State, 5-1, on Saturday. The Gophers’ win, combined with a St. Cloud State loss in Wisconsin, made Minnesota co-champions.

  • 2 years 20 weeks ago

    Cornell Big Red 4 @ Princeton Tigers 0 (ECAC Tournament)

    D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

    Gotovets was back in the Big Red lineup, helping Ninth-seeded Cornell to a win over eighth-seeded Princeton in the ECAC Tournament. The two teams will meet again on Saturday.

    Harvard Crimson 2 @ Dartmouth Big Green 1 (ECAC Tournament)

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 27 GP, 4-13-17, +2, 10 PIM

    Hart (pictured, Eric Dubose photo) scored with less than three minutes to go in regulation, propelling 12th-seeded Harvard to a 2-1 win over fifth-seeded Dartmouth in the ECAC tournament. The two teams will face off again on Saturday at Dartmouth.

    No. 5 North Dakota 4 @ No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks 3

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
    Season totals: 22 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 16 PIM

    Brendan O’Donnell was a healthy scratch. With No. 8 St. Cloud State’s win in Wisconsin, the Huskies clinched a share of the WCHA title. North Dakota would need a win on Saturday against Minnesota State as well as an SDSU loss to get a share of the title.

    No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ Bemidji State Beavers 3

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 27 shots
    Season totals: 34 GP, 22-6-5, 1.87 GAA, .923 sv%, 3 SO

    Wilcox won his 22nd game of the year, getting help from Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad, who had two goals for Minnesota in their 4-3 win over the Beavers on Friday. With St. Cloud State’s win in Wisconsin, the Huskies clinched a share of the WCHA title. The Gophers need a win on Saturday against Bemidji State as well as an SDSU loss to get a share of the title.

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