Witkowski, Luke

NCAA Game Night: 12-7-12

No. 20 Harvard Crimson 2 @ Merrimack Warriors 2

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-2-3, +4, 6 PIM

Harvard had a 2-0 lead on the Warriors before Merrimack fought back for a tie.

Lake Superior State Lakers 2 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-4-6, -1, 6 PIM

Jimmy Mullin was scoreless coming off his first multi-point game of the year, but Miami got a win over visiting Lake Superior State, 3-2.

Princeton Tigers 1 @ No. 13 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 6 PIM

The Bobcats gave up just 12 shots on goal in their win, which was their seventh in conference play against no losses.

No. 6 Denver Pioneers 2 @ No. 9 North Dakota 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-4-5, -5, 4 PIM

The teams were deadlocked at two goals apiece midway through the game, but neither team could get a game-winner.

No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ No. 19 Colorado College Tigers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 26 shots
Season totals: 15 GP, 10-2-2, 1.64 GAA, .925 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox has now won seven of his last eight games for the Gophers. Like many of his wins, he was protecting a small lead for the majority of the game before the Gophers were able to get an insurance goal. Wilcox was recently named HCA Division I Rookie of the Month for November, which is a national award.

No. 16 Ferris State Bulldogs 2 @ No. 7 Western Michigan Broncos 4

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 0-3-3, -4, 14 PIM

The Broncos won again, this time beating visiting Ferris State, 4-2. Witkowski leads WMU in blocked shots for the season with 14.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 12-1-12

Saint Lawrence Saints 1 @ No. 12 Cornell Big Red 3

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM

The Big Red won their second game of the weekend, coming from behind against the Saints for a 3-1 win. Bolt Prospects writer Jeremy Houghtaling was at the game and will have a feature on Kirill Gotovets in the coming days. For a recap of the game, see Jeremy’s Twitter timeline at Twitter.com/jghoughtaling.
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No. 4 Miami RedHawks 4@ Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 0

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-4-6, -1, 6 PIM

Jimmy Mullin had his first multi-point game of the year with a goal and an assist in Miami’s second win in as many nights over the Nanooks. Mullin’s assist came when he fed a teammate from behind the net and another teammate banged in that rebound. His goal came on a breakaway in which he went 5-hole on the Alaska-Fairbanks goaltender. Miami freshman goalie Ryan McKay had the shutout for the RedHawks. McKay is the former goaltending partner of Lightning prospect Adam Wilcox. The two were together in USHL Green Bay before the Gamblers decided to keep McKay and trade Wilcox.

No. 16 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ RPI Engineers 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 4 PIM

Matthew Peca (pictured) scored shorthanded in the third period while RPI was on a 5-on-3 power play to give the Bobcats a 2-1 lead. It turned out to be the game-winning goal and Quinnipiac remained unbeaten in ECAC play (6-0).

No. 7 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 @ No. 18 Colorado College Tigers 2 (OT)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 2 PIM

The Sioux badly outshot the Tigers for the second night in a row, but this time they came away with a victory – albeit in overtime. UND had 42 shots to CC’s 20. The game-winning goal was scored by Drake Caggiula (2013), his fifth of the season.

No. 13 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 18 saves on 20 shots
Season totals: 14 GP, 9-2-2, 1.61 GAA, .925 sv%, 2 SO

After his 6-game win streak was snapped on Friday night against UNO, Adam Wilcox got some revenge on the Mavericks with a 3-2 win on Saturday night. Wilcox made several big saves in the second period after the Gophers went up, 3-0. UNO scored late in the second and again late in the third period to make things interesting.

Northern Michigan Wildcats 0 @ No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 1

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 0-3-3, -4, 14 PIM

The Broncos completed a weekend sweep of the Wildcats with a 1-0 victory on Saturday. WMU goaltender Frank Slubowski (undrafted) got the shutout.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 11-30-12

Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ No. 12 Cornell Big Red 3

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM

Kirill Gotovets is still looking for his first point of the season. On Friday the Big Red defeated the visiting Golden Knights, 3-1, for their fifth win of the season.

No. 4 Miami RedHawks 5 @ Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 2

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM

Mullin was back in the RedHawks lineup after missing a handful of games. He did not recored a point.

No. 16 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ No. 8 Union Dutchmen 0

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-1-4, E, 4 PIM

Matthew Peca returned to the Bobcats lineup and started on the top line. It was believed he was recovering from an “upper body injury.” He apparently left the ice limping halfway through the game. This was a big road win for the Bobcats over a strong Union squad. Quinnipiac improved to 5-0 in the ECAC.

No. 7 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 @ No. 18 Colorado College Tigers 5

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 2 PIM

The Sioux outshot the Tigers, 47-26, but Colorado College held on for a 5-3 win. Alexander Krushelnyski, son of former NHLer Mike Krushelnyski, had a goal and three assists for CC.

No. 13 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 3 @ No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 21 saves on 23 shots
Season totals: 12 GP, 8-2-2, 1.58 GAA, .927 sv%, 2 SO

Wilcox and the Gophers saw their six-game win streak snapped by visiting UNO. Minnesota held a 2-1 lead after the first period. The loss was just Wilcox’s second of the season. UNO goalie John Faulkner (undrafted) improved to 8-0-1 on the year. The teams face off again on Saturday.

Northern Michigan Wildcats 2 @ No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 4

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, -4, 12 PIM

The Broncos spotted Northern Michigan a 2-0 lead before scoring the game’s final four goals. Captain Luke Witkowski was one of four WMU players with at least four shots on goal.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 11-17-12

No. 12 Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ No. 10 Cornell Big Red 1

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM

Cornell moved to 3-3-2 on the year after tying Dartmouth in a battle of big colors. Both teams had 27 shots on goal. Gotovets is still looking for his first point of the season after six games. Last year he had a goal and eight points in 24 games. He had seven points in 34 games as a freshman.

No. 17 Harvard Crimson 0 @ Colgate Raiders 1

F Brian Hart, HAR: Did not play
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +4, 6 PIM

Hart missed both of Harvard’s games this weekend – an upset win over Cornell on Friday and a close loss to Colgate on Saturday. Spencer Finney (undrafted) had a 22-save shutout for Colgate.

Michigan State Spartans 0 @ No. 4 Miami RedHawks 2

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM

Jimmy Mullin was back on the ice for the RedHawks, who limited the Spartans to 13 shots on goal. Like fellow Lightning prospect Matthew Peca of Quinnipiac, Mullin is having a harder time getting points in his sophomore year than he did as a freshman. Last year Mullin had 11 goals and 26 points in 37 games.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 6 @ No. 16 St. Lawrence Saints 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: Did not play
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-1-4, E, 4 PIM

Matthew Peca was not in the lineup on Saturday as Quinnipiac improved to 7-3-1 and 4-0 in the ECAC with a win over St. Lawrence. Arizona-native Jeremy Langlois (undrafted) had two goals for the Bobcats.

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4 (OT)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 2 PIM

Mark MacMillan (Canadiens) scored two goals, including the overtime winner for North Dakota. O’Donnell and MacMillan played together for Penticton in the BCHL prior to coming to North Dakota.

Wisconsin Badgers 1 @ No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 16 saves on 17 shots
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-1-2, 1.55 GAA, .924 sv%, 2 SO

Adam Wilcox (pictured), the reigning WCHL Rookie of the Week, had a stellar game on Saturday in his sixth-straight start of the Gophers. He made several key saves to preserve the Gophers’ win, including a big glove save on a point-blank shot in the third period, then late in the game the puck hit the knob of his stick and ricocheted over the net to keep it 2-1 at the time. Minnesota added an empty net goal.

No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 2

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 0-3-3, -2, 14 PIM

WMU scored three times in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit and avoid being swept in Alaska. The Nanooks beat the Broncos on Friday night. The Broncos were outshot 42-29 on Saturday.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 11-10-12

RPI Engineers 0 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 4

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +4, 6 PIM

Brian Hart (pictured) had his first collegiate goal on Saturday in Harvard’s win over visiting RPI. Hart has a 3-game point streak in this, his freshman year. By comparison, Lightning prospect Alex Killorn had 6 goals and 14 points as a freshman at Harvard (30 games). Raphael Girard (undrafted) had the shutout for the Crimson on Saturday.

No. 16 Northern Michigan Wildcats 2 @ No. 5 Miami RedHawks 2

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM

Miami scored with under three minutes remaining in regulation to salvage a tie with visiting Northern Michigan. Miami won the shootout, 2-0, though the result is officially a tie.

No. 4 Cornell Big Red 1 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM

Cornell lost for the second time this weekend and fell to 3-2-1 overall. They will likely fall out of the USCHO top-10 on Monday. Meanwhile, Quinnipiac won for the second time in two nights. They’re hoping to get back into the top-20 after falling out early in the season.

No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2 @ No. 15 St. Cloud State Huskies 5

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-3-4, -3, 2 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell created a few scoring chances, but the night belonged to the Huskies, who scored twice in the third period to break open a close game. The game was televised on NESN. UND defeated SCSU, 3-0, on Friday night.

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 @ Alaska-Anchorage SeaWolves 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 21 saves on 23 shots
Season totals (pregame): 7 GP, 5-1-1, 1.58 GAA, .924 sv%, 2 SO

Adam Wilcox was in net for the second-consecutive night and fourth-consecutive game for the Gophers. It appears he's taken over as the No. 2 team in the country's No. 1 goaltender. Wilcox shut out the SeaWolves on Friday night, stopping 14 shots. Alaska had 17 through two periods on Saturday. There was no shootout following the tie.

No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Bowling Green Falcons 2 (OT)

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (slashing), 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 12 PIM

The Broncos went 1-0-1 against the Falcons in a home-and-home set this weekend. WMU won the shootout, 2-0, though the game will go down as a tie. WMU was able to kill off Witkowski’s slashing penalty in overtime to secure the point. Lightning free agent target Danny DeKeyser remains out with a leg injury. He’s considered day-to-day.

*USCHO poll used

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