HPK 3 vs. TPS 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill had a goal in HPK's 3-1 win over TPS. After a rough start to the year, HPK has now risen to 3rd on the Liiga table with the win.
Florida Everblades 4 at South Carolina Stingrays 1
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
G Allen York, FLA, W, 60:00 MIN, 1 GA, 17 SH, 16 SV
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-0-1, 1.97 GAA, 0.919 SV%, 1 SO
F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 11 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 11 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 5 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Allen York managed to stay sharp amid light duty against the Stingrays Friday night in Charleston, facing just 17 shots as the Everblades cruised to a 4-1 victory. Returning to the ice for Florida was Jeff Costello, recently reassigned from Syracuse in exchange for Everblade forward Kevin Lynch (who scored for the Crunch). Costello was a thorn all night under the Stingrays skin, logging two boarding minors, a high sticking minor, and a fighting major with South Carolina blueliner Wade Epp. Costello and Epp are no strangers as the Notre Dame and Northern Michigan alums played against one another numerous times during their recent four year college careers. Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev remained sidelined with an injury. The Everblades travel to Duluth, GA to take on back-to-back games against the Gladiators to finish up the weekend road trip.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3
C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 9/22 FO, 0 Hits
Season totals: 13 GP: 1-7-8, -4, 12 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
The Mooseheads beat the Eagles in a battle between two of the league’s weakest teams. Jets pick and former partner-in-crime of Jonathan Drouin Nik Ehlers had two assists for Halifax.
Ontario Hockey League
Oshawa Generals 3 @ Sarnia Sting 2
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-11-14, -3, 38 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
Oshawa outshot Sarnia 39-14, but needed two third period goals to erase a 2-1 deficit and get the win.
Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 2 (SO)
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-2-8, -4, 26 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
Windsor scored twice in the third period to force overtime. They eventually won in a shootout, 2-1, for a 3-2 final. It was a wide open game with 88 total shots on goal.
Peterborough Petes 2 @ North Bay Battalion 7
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 17 GP, 3-5-8, -9, 35 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Peterborough lost its third-straight game, 7-2 in North Bay. The Petes have the third fewest points in the league.
Western Hockey League
Moose Jaw Warriors 5 @ Prince Albert Raiders 3
C Brayden Point, MJ: 2-1-3, +5, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 11-15-26, +14, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point had two goals, an assist, and his line was all plus-5 as the Warriors beat the Raiders, 5-3. Point is starting to dominate most of his shifts and could be taking his already-impressive game to another level.
Calgary Hitmen 6 @ Kootenay Ice 7 (OT)
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-9-11, +2, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Calgary held a 6-5 lead with under two minutes to go in regulation, but Kootenay scored with their goalie pulled 5-on-5. The Ice then took a delay of game call to give the Hitmen a 5-on-3 power play, but they couldn’t convert despite several prime chances. The 4-on-3 power play carrying over into overtime didn’t net a goal, either, and Kootenay made them pay with a goal after a bad icing call with 15 seconds left. Thomas was aggressive offensively in the third period and overtime. He was on the ice for the game-tying goal when the Ice simply outworked every Hitman to each loose puck before scoring on their third scoring chance of the sequence. Thomas did not play on the 5-on-3 or 4-on-3. Buffalo’s first overall pick in last summer’s draft, Sam Reinhart, had four assists and some nice defensive plays for Kootenay.
Brown Bears 2 @ Harvard Crimson 6
F Brian Hart, HAR: 2-0-2, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
Harvard (3-0-2) continues to roll, beating Brown, 6-2, on Friday. Hart’s five points have come in the last four games.
No. 3 Boston University Terriers 3 @ Maine Black Bears 1
D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-0-1, +3, 6 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM
Jack Eichel (2015) had a goal and an assist for BU in their win over Ben Bishop’s alma mater.
No. 7 Miami-Ohio RedHawks 3 @ No. 2 North Dakota 2
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 2-1-3, E, 21 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
Sean Kuraly (Sharks) had two goals and an assist for Miami. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin is sitting out the year for the RedHawks rehabilitating a knee injury.
No. 20 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ No. 12 Union Dutchmen 3
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-7-8, -3, 7 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM
Peca’s left winger, Sam Anas (undrafted), had a goal and three assists to lead the Bobcats to a 4-3 win over the defending national champions. Anas’ goal came on the power play in the final minute to put QU ahead. Peca was on the ice for three of the four goals, including the game-winner, with two of those goals coming on the power play. He didn’t figure into the scoring.
No. 13 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 0
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 35 saves on 38 shots
Season totals: 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.22 GAA, .915 sv%, 2 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO
Minnesota lost for the first time at home in 17 games, 3-0 to Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs – former home of JT Brown – outshot the Gophers, 38-17. Wilcox leads the Big 10 in goals against average and winning percentage. He's second in save percentage.
*USCHO poll used
It took two minutes for the Syracuse Crunch to find the answer.
After a defensive lapse allowed Hershey to take an early lead, the Crunch roared back for five-straight goals in a 5-1 win over the Bears at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday. Syracuse has registered a point in the standings in each of the last six games.
"Real good teams find a way to get back into the game quick," said Crunch captain Mike Angelidis, who netted the goal to tie the game in the first period. "You always want to be the first team to score, it's a huge momentum booster. They got the first one, but I thought we were putting pressure on them the whole time."