NCAA Game Night and Summary: 10/13

Mike Lundin had an assist for Maine as the Black Bears beat Bemidji State 7-1. He had 3 shots on goal and an even rating. For the year, the senior defenseman is 0-1-1 in 2 games played with a +3 rating and no penalty minutes. Maine is ranked No.7 in the latest USCHO poll. Joe Pearce did not play in No.1 (USCHO) Boston College's 5-1 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 squad. BC is 1-0 on the year in non-exhibition play and Pearce did not see action in that game. However, the senior goaltender played the third period of a 5-3 exhibition win over St. Thomas (New Brunswick) on October 7. Pearce entered the game with BC leading 3-0. He stopped 6 of 9 shots and escaped with a 5-3 win. Vancouver first rounder Cory Schneider remains the No.1 in BC. John Wessbecker was scoreless and -1 for U-Mass in their 3-2 win over Sacred Heart. This was the first game for Wessbecker, a sophomore defenseman, and the unranked Minutemen. Dusty Collins and the Northern Michigan Wildcats fell to Michigan Tech 2-1 Friday night. Collins was -1 with 2 shots on goal. Northern Michigan is unranked and 0-2-1 on the year. Their tie was against defending champion Wisconsin. Collins, a senior checking center, had a goal in the 3-3 draw. For the year, Collins is 1-0-1 with 2 PIM and a -1 rating in 3 games. Arthur Femenella and Vermont did not play last night. Vermont, ranked No.10 in the USCHO poll, is 2-0-0 on the year after winning the Ice Breaker tournament recently in Oxford, Ohio. Femenella, a senior defenseman who stands 6-7, did not register a point in the two games, but accumulated 12 minutes in penalties. He had 1 shot on goal, an even rating, and 4 minor penalties in the Catamount's 4-1 win over Miami, Ohio in the Ice Breaker championship game. Femenella also had a shot on goal and an even rating in Vermont's first game, a 6-0 win over Colgate. Catamounts coach Kevin Sneddon said the following about Femenella's senior season: “Art had a difficult season last year due to injury. He is back, healthy and in very good shape. His physical presence is needed on our blue line, and as long as he can remain disciplined, he should compete for playing time each week.”