No. 16 Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 17 Union Dutchmen 2
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 8 PIM
Cornell scored twice in the third period to post a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Union. Kirill Gotovets is still looking for his first point of the year, but doubled his season plus/minus total to plus-4.
Harvard Crimson 0 @ No. 12 Yale Bulldogs 4
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-3-6, -2, 8 PIM
Yale outshot their rivals from Harvard, 39-21, en route to a 4-0 win on Friday night.
No. 8 Miami RedHawks 0 @ Wisconsin Badgers 1
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-6-8, -4, 10 PIM
Wisconsin got a late goal to top the visiting RedHawks, 1-0. Jimmy Mullin is back on the lower lines after filling in up top while Riley Barber was at the World Junior tournament with USA.
No. 6 North Dakota 1 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 25 shots, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 16-2-3, 1.62 GAA, .927 sv%, 3 SO
Adam Wilcox (pictured, Univ. of Minnesota photo) continued his stellar play as a freshman, stopping 24 of 25 shots as top-ranked Minnesota beat rival North Dakota, 5-1. UND scored the game’s first goal on the power play before the Gophers answered with five unanswered goals. Wilcox leads the WCHA in wins and his 2.04 GAA in conference play is second best. Friday was his 20th straight start. Wilcox has allowed three total goals against then No. 1 Boston College, then No. 2 Notre Dame, and against rival UND. Minnesota and UND face off again on Saturday. Lightning prospect Brendan O’Donnell should be back in the lineup for the second game; he’s been a scratch on Fridays recently.
No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Bowling Green Falcons 3
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-4-5, -2, 20 PIM
WMU outshot the Falcons 11-4 in the third period, but BGSU scored the only goal in the final frame to break a 1-1 tie and win the game, 2-1.
*USCHO poll used