NCAA/USHS Game Results

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    RPI Engineers 0 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3
    Ice Breaker Tournament Championship (at Notre Dame)

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 22 saves on 22 shots, shutout
    Season totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .939 sv%, 1 SO
    2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

    The Gophers won the Ice Breaker tournament for the second consecutive year, beating RPI in the championship game, 3-0. Junior Adam Wilcox notched his first shutout of the season and 53rd win in a Gopher uniform. He was one of five Gophers named to the All-Tournament team. Minnesota now has off until October 24. (gophersports.com photo)

    *USCHO poll used

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    No. 2 North Dakota 2 @ Bemidji State Beavers 1

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

    North Dakota avenged a Friday night loss to the Beavers by winning 2-1 on Saturday. O’Donnell didn’t start on the first line, but did manage a primary assist.

    Bentley Falcons 3 vs No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 5

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

    Quinnipiac opened their 2014-2015 season with a win over Bentley, though it didn’t come easy. The Bobcats needed a late empty net goal to provide breathing room against the Falcons. Peca played first line center for QU and contributed a goal and an assist.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 7 weeks 52 min ago

    No. 20 Boston University Terriers 8 vs UMass Minutemen 1

    D John MacLeod, BU: 0-1-1, +1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
    2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

    “Johnny-Mac” (pictured) notched his first collegiate point and all-everything freshman Jack Eichel had two goals and four points as the Terriers put a snowman up on the UMass scoreboard, 8-1. There were three penalties in the game, all on MacLeod.

    Bemidji State Beavers 4 vs No. 2 North Dakota 1

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

    North Dakota was routed in their season debut, 4-1 by Bemidji State. As expected, O’Donnell started on UND’s first line. Blackhawks first rounder Nick Schmaltz was the only North Dakota player to register a goal. Brendan Harms (undrafted) had two goals for the Beavers.

    Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 vs No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4
    Ice Breaker Tournament at Notre Dame

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 27 shots
    2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

    The Gophers had a 4-1 lead against the rival Bulldogs, but J.T. Brown’s alma mater cut Minnesota’s lead to 4-3 in the third period. Wilcox shut the door the rest of the way. The Lightning prospect and Hobey Baker candidate was beaten by a weak-side one-timer in the crease, a wrist shot from the RW circle, and a low-high one-timer from behind the net.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 32 weeks 6 days ago

    No. 1 Union Dutchmen 7 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4
    National Championship

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 42 saves on 48 shots
    Season totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Minnesota fell short of their sixth national championship, losing in the finals to tiny Union College, 7-4. The Gophers held 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the game, but soft defensive play and ill-timed penalties did them in. Despite giving up six goals – a season high – Adam Wilcox was excellent for the Gophers (the last goal was an empty netter). As Barry Melrose said after the first period, if Wilcox was just average, the score would have been 8-2 after one period. The sixth goal was one he would have liked to have had back, however. Minnesota had pulled within a goal late in the third and Wilcox had an unscreened wrist shot go through him. At the 10-minute mark of the third he made two outstanding saves to keep it a 5-3 game.

    Wilcox’s sophomore season is over and it was special even without the national championship. With the Lightning’s depth it goal, it would seem Wilcox would return for his junior season, but one never knows. He’s certainly talented enough to succeed in professional hockey next year. Congrats to Wilcox on an outstanding season.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 33 weeks 1 day ago

    No. 13 North Dakota 1 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2
    National Semifinal

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 7-11-18, +8, 10 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 36 saves on 37 shots
    Season totals: 37 GP, 26-5-6, 1.86 GAA, .935 sv%, 4 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Minnesota scored a shorthanded goal with .6 seconds left in regulation, sending the Gophers to the national championship game at the Frozen Four in Philadelphia. The No. 2 Gophers will face top-ranked Union on Saturday night. O’Donnell was on the ice for UND’s lone goal, scored less than a minute after Minnesota had taken a 1-0 lead in the third period over their longtime rivals. Wilcox stopped 36 shots, including four during UND’s last minute power play. Justin Holl scored the game winner for the Gophers, finding the puck in his skates in front of the UND net and sliding the puck home. Minnesota had just won an own-zone faceoff with 10 seconds left and rushed up the ice hoping to avoid overtime. They did, and now have a chance at a championship.

    O’Donnell’s junior season ends with career highs in goals, assists, and points. All signs point to him returning to North Dakota for his senior season next fall.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 34 weeks 5 days ago

    No. 8 St. Cloud State Huskies 0 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4
    West Regional Finals

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 24 shots, shutout
    Season totals: 36 GP, 25-5-6, 1.89 GAA, .934 sv%, 4 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Adam Wilcox stopped all 24 shots he faced and freshman Justin Kloos (undrafted) scored twice to lead the Gophers back to the Frozen Four with a 4-0 win over St. Cloud State. Kloos was named MVP for the region. Minnesota’s defense was solid all night, limiting the Huskies to just a few scoring chances, but when they occurred, Wilcox stood tall. Minnesota will play Lightning prospect Brendan O’Donnell and the Gophers’ former WCHA rival, North Dakota in Philadelphia. Union plays Boston College in the other national semifinal. The Frozen Four features three top seeds and one fourth seed, North Dakota. The tournament gets underway April 10.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 34 weeks 6 days ago

    No. 6 Ferris State Bulldogs 1 vs No. 13 North Dakota 2 (2OT)
    Midwest Regional Finals

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    Conner Gaarder (undrafted) scored at 2:28 of the second overtime to send North Dakota to the Frozen Four as Midwest Region champs. O’Donnell was on the ice when the game-winner was scored. Ferris State outshot UND 45-26, including 12-2 in the third period and 14-6 in the first overtime, but UND goaltender Zane Gothberg (Bruins) held steady.

    Robert Morris Colonials 3 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 7
    West Regional Semifinals

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 22 saves on 25 shots
    Season totals: 35 GP, 24-5-6, 1.94 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    The Gophers scored the game’s first four goals and never looked back, defeating the Colonials, 7-3, to advance to the West Regional Finals against the winner of St. Cloud State and Notre Dame. The closest RMU got was 4-2 before Minnesota extended their lead.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 35 weeks 1 hour ago

    No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers 2 vs No. 13 North Dakota 5
    Midwest Regional Semifinals

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 7-11-18, +6, 10 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    Fourth-seeded North Dakota upset top-seeded Wisconsin in the Midwest Regional Semifinals, 5-2. The Badgers tied the game at 2 with half a period to go, but O’Donnell’s slapshot from the right point hit teammate Mark MacMillan in the back and bounced into the net to give UND a lead they’d never relinquish. Panthers prospect Rocco Grimaldi scored two empty net goals to give him three goals in the game and seal the win for the former Sioux. UND will meet Ferris State on Saturday for the right to go to the Frozen Four.

    No. 10 Providence Friars 4 vs No. 7 Quinnipiac Bobcats 0
    East Regional Semifinals

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    Friars goalie Jon Gillies stopped all 37 shots he faced to shut out the second-seeded Bobcats and lead third-seeded Providence to within one win of the Frozen Four. Providence will play Union on Saturday. Peca’s junior season is over and it’s possible he gets a contract offer from Tampa Bay to leave school and join AHL Syracuse. He told the Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson in July that he’d be open to leaving school after his junior season. Whether Lightning GM Steve Yzerman thinks pro hockey is the best thing for Peca now and next year is another story. There isn’t a lot of room in the Syracuse forward ranks for next season. Peca is a special talent with impressive intangibles. He played center this year for the first time in college. He could return to the Bobcats as their frontline center.

  • 35 weeks 6 days ago

    Miami RedHawks 3 vs Denver Pioneers 4
    NCHC Finals

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

    Mullin was scratched with a lower body injury. The RedHawks’ season is likely over after their end-of-year streak that got them within a goal or two of winning the conference title. Mullin will be a senior next year.

    Western Michigan Broncos 0 vs No. 10 North Dakota 5
    NCHC Third Place Game

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 7-10-17, +7, 8 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    O’Donnell had two assists to help North Dakota to a win in the NCHC Third Place Game.

  • 36 weeks 1 hour ago

    Miami RedHawks 3 vs No. 11 North Dakota 0
    NCHC Semifinals

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

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 7-8-15, +5, 8 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    Miami continued their hot streak after knocking off top-seeded St. Cloud State last weekend, beating North Dakota, 3-0, in the NCHC semifinals on Friday night. Mullin remains out for the RedHawks with a lower body injury. O’Donnell and North Dakota will wait to see where they play in the national tournament. Miami will play Denver for the first NCHC championship.

    No. 14 Colgate Raiders 3 vs No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 (2OT)
    ECAC Semifinals

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 12-26-38, +5, 16 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    Quinnipiac will go another year without an ECAC championship as they blew a 2-0 lead and fell in double overtime to Colgate, 3-2, in the semifinals. Peca had a power play assist on a one-touch pass into the slot to help the Bobcats to a 2-0 lead. He was on the ice late in the third period with Colgate’s goalie pulled, covering high as Colgate banged away at a loose puck in the crease to tie the game at two. In double overtime, Peca came off the bench to backcheck on an odd-man rush. Colgate’s initial shot caromed back into the high slot and a QU defenseman lost his feet, enabling a clear shot for a Raider player to win the game. The Bobcats will next play in the national tournament.

    Ohio State Buckeyes 3 vs No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1
    Big 10 Semifinals

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 22 saves on 24 shots
    Season totals: 34 GP, 23-5-6, 1.91 GAA, .934 sv%, 3 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Wilcox, who was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist earlier in the week, allowed two goals to Ohio State, but the story was the Gophers picking a bad time for sloppy play. Minnesota wasn’t themselves on Friday night, especially late in the third period when they struggled to even get the puck in deep on the forecheck. One of those failed opportunities resulted in an empty net goal. The Gophers will await their seeding in the national tournament.

    *USCHO poll used

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