NCAA/USHS Game Results

  • 40 weeks 4 days ago

    No. 2 Miami RedHawks 6 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 2

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-2-2, +2, 4 SOG
    2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Miami opened their season with a commanding win over Ohio State, 6-2. Junior Jimmy Mullin started on the third line and had the primary assists on the goals that gave the RedHawks 3-2 and 4-2 leads.

    Vermont Catamounts 3 @ No. 7 North Dakota 5

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

    Brendan O’Donnell started his junior year with a goal at the end of the second period that enabled UND to enter the second intermission tied with Vermont at 3. O’Donnell was listed on UND’s third line by collegehockeystats.net. Panthers prospect Rocco Grimaldi had a goal and three helpers for North Dakota.

    No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves 2

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    Tenth-ranked Quinnipiac dropped their first game of the season, losing 2-1 to the Seawolves in the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage, Alaska. Matt Peca, expected to be one of the top players in college hockey this season, was scoreless in the Bobcats’ debut.

    Mercyhurst Lakers 0 @ No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 25 saves on 25 shots, shutout, *Third Star*
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Sophomore star Adam Wilcox earned a 25-save shutout in his season debut as the Gophers crushed the visiting Lakers, 6-0.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 1 year 14 weeks ago

    (West-3) Yale Bulldogs 4 vs (East-1) Quinnipiac Bobcats 0
    National Championship

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    The magical ride of Quinnipiac and Matt Peca was going to end anyway on Saturday, but they would have preferred it end with a win. The top-ranked Bobcats, playing in their first national tournament, were beaten by upstart Yale, 4-0. It was the fourth time the two state and ECAC rivals met this year and the first time Yale won. It just happened to be for the national championship.

    There is a chance the Lightning starts Peca on the road to the NHL by signing him and placing him in AHL Syracuse next year, but that doesn’t seem like the normally patient approach by Bolts GM Steve Yzerman. If Peca returns for his junior year he will be one of the early Hobey Baker candidates.

  • 1 year 14 weeks ago

    (Midwest-3) St. Cloud State Huskies 1 vs (East-1) Quinnipiac Bobcats 4
    National Semifinals

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 38 GP, 15-15-30, +17, 36 PIM

    Peca and his line with the twins, Conner and Kellen Jones, were flying all night but only scored one goal – a wrist shot by Kellen Moore from the slot. It didn’t matter as QU jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and coasted to a 4-1 win and a berth in the national championship game against conference and state rival Yale. That game will be played on Saturday night on ESPN. Peca received constant compliments from the ESPN 2 crew throughout the game as he showed off his speed and stickwork, creating multiple scoring chances. John Buccigross and former Lightning coach Barry Melrose called Peca’s line one of the best in the country this year.

  • 1 year 16 weeks ago

    (Midwest-4) St. Cloud State Huskies 4 vs (Midwest-2) Miami RedHawks 1
    Midwest Region Finals

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
    Season totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Jimmy Mullin missed the game after injuring his knee in the regional semifinals against Minnesota State. His Miami teammates could not advance to the Frozen Four, losing to the Huskies, 4-1. Mullin finishes his sophomore season with 14 points, 12 fewer than his freshman totals. He is expected to return to the RedHawks for his junior season.

    (East-3) Union Dutchmen 1 @ (East-1) Quinnipiac Bobcats 5
    East Region Finals

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 3-1-4, +4, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
    Season totals: 37 GP, 15-15-30, +16, 34 PIM

    Lightning prospect Matt Peca had a natural hat trick in the first period and was named first star as the Bobcats advanced to their first Frozen Four on Sunday. Peca has nearly doubled his goal output as a freshman (8) and is chasing his career high for points (39). Quinnipiac, the top ranked team in the country, will play WCHA regular season champ St. Cloud State on April 11 in Pittsburgh for the right to advance to the national championship game. Yale and UMass-Lowell will play in the other national semifinal.

  • 1 year 16 weeks ago

    (Midwest-3) Minnesota State Mavericks 0 vs (Midwest-2) Miami RedHawks 4
    Midwest Region Semifinals

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Adam Wilcox’s former goaltending partner Ryan McKay stopped all 20 shots he faced to lead the RedHawks to the Midwest Region Finals on Sunday. Jimmy Mullin was scoreless in the match, and took a nasty knee-on-knee hit on Saturday. Miami will face Midwest No. 4 St. Cloud State.

    (West-4)Yale Bulldogs 4 vs. (West-2) North Dakota 1
    West Region Finals

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    North Dakota allowed four third period goals to Yale – alma mater of Lightning radio play-by-play voice Dave Mishkin – in what turned out to be North Dakota’s final game of the season. After starting the last handful of games on the first line, O’Donnell was on the fourth line on Saturday. The Lightning prospect was in and out of the lineup all year, but had found a place recently. He will enter his junior season next fall. Yale will play UMass-Lowell in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh.

    (East-4) Canisius Griffins 3 @ (East-1) Quinnipiac Bobcats 4
    East Region Semifinals

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 12-14-26, +13, 32 PIM

    Cinderella Canisius College – alma mater of the Lightning’s Cory Conacher – held a 3-1 lead on the top team in the country eight minutes into the third period before Peca scored his 12th of the season. The Bobcats scored two just over two minutes later then again three and a half minutes after that to advance to the East Region Finals on Sunday vs. third-seeded Union College, which beat Boston College. Cory Conacher’s brother, Shane Conacher, will play for the Griffs next season.

  • 1 year 16 weeks ago

    (West-3)Niagara Purple Eagles 1 vs. (West-2) North Dakota 2
    NCAA Tournament

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    Brendan O’Donnell started on North Dakota’s first line as the team in green beat the Purple Eagles, 2-1 in the West Regional Semifinals. North Dakota entered the third period down 1-0, but by the 3-minute mark had the lead they needed. They will play Yale in the regional finals for the right to go to the Frozen Four.

    (West-4)Yale Bulldogs 3 @ (West-1)Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 (OT)
    NCAA Tournament

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: OT Loss, 23 saves on 26 shots
    Season totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Minnesota fought back from a 2-0 deficit to force overtime, but the Bulldogs completed the upset of the Gophers with an overtime-winning goal nine seconds into the extra period. Minnesota’s defenseman turned over the puck behind Wilcox’s net and the Yale’s Kenny Agostino – traded to Calgary in the Jarome Iginla deal earlier this week – fed Jesse Root in the slot for the winning goal. Wilcox had no chance at the game-winner. He finished his freshman season among the best goalies in the conference, and will be a big part of the Gophers’ season next year – its first in the new Big 10 hockey conference.

  • 1 year 17 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.

  • 1 year 17 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.

  • 1 year 17 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.

  • 1 year 17 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.

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