No. 2 North Dakota 2 @ Bemidji State Beavers 1
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
North Dakota avenged a Friday night loss to the Beavers by winning 2-1 on Saturday. O’Donnell didn’t start on the first line, but did manage a primary assist.
Bentley Falcons 3 vs No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 5
F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM
Quinnipiac opened their 2014-2015 season with a win over Bentley, though it didn’t come easy. The Bobcats needed a late empty net goal to provide breathing room against the Falcons. Peca played first line center for QU and contributed a goal and an assist.
*USCHO poll used
Orlando Solar Bears 1 @ Florida Everblades 4
C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM
W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 2 GP, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM
D Dan Milan, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 5 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 7 PIM
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (injured)
Alex Lavoie had two goals and Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier had one, helping Florida to a revenge win over Orlando, who beat the Everblades on Friday night. Artem Sergeev, who played Friday, was not in the lineup Saturday. Allen York remains out with a groin injury. Dan Milan had a big fight and scored his first point since two seasons ago when he spent most of the year with Florida. He spent the majority of last year in CHL Brampton. Mike Aviani had his first ECHL points tonight.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2
C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 11/21 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 3 GP: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
Cape Breton scored early in the game, but gave up two third period goals to the Huskies.
Ontario Hockey League
Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Sarnia Sting 9
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 9 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-4-4, E, 13 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
DeAngelo and Sarnia had eight goals by the end of the second period and coasted to a 9-2 win. Nikita Korostelev, who is expected to go early in the draft next summer, had three goals and five points for the Sting. DiGiacinto remains suspended for an instigator penalty in the last five minutes of the third period on Saturday.
Peterborough Petes 4 @ Plymouth Whalers 8
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, -3, 6 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
The Petes gave up three goals in both of the first two periods, then two more to Plymouth in Michigan.
Less than a minute and a half after a Springfield goal, Syracuse found an answer.
The Mike Blunden tip-in on a Luke Witkowski point shot cut the Falcons' lead to one but penalties limited the Crunch's opportunities to tie the game, as Syracuse fell to Springfield, 3-1, in the season opener at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.
"We were hurt offensively because we had to kill eight penalties," said Crunch coach Rob Zettler. "We were undisciplined, and that in the end was the difference. When we tried to play 5-on-5 and play our game, we were starting to get chances. Then people take bad penalties and took away our momentum. We wasted a lot of energy killing those penalties."