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NCAA Game Night: 1-12-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 vs #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 1-9-10, +14, 6 PIM

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 8 PIM

David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) made 30 saves Saturday night for the Huskies as St. Cloud evened up the weekend series against the Bulldogs. After each team scored two goals in the 1st period, Hrenak shut the door for the remaining two periods, stopping 24 shots the rest of the way as the Huskies scored once in the 2nd and once in the 3rd to secure the win.

St. Cloud State improves to 15-3-2 (7-1-2) and UMD drops to 12-6-2 (5-4-1 NCHC) on the season. The Huskies return home next weekend to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center to host #14 Western Michigan while the Bulldogs hit the road in Oxford to take on #20 Miami.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ #3 Denver Pioneers 3 OT

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 5/11 FO, *1st STAR*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-7-17, +14, 10 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Guttman scored the OT game-winner 55 seconds into the extra session to push the third-ranked Pioneers past a pesky Mavericks club Saturday night to sweep the weekend series. UNO twice held one goal leads before Blackhawks prospect Ian Mitchell (CHI, 2017 2nd round pick) scored for Denver with 81 seconds left in regulation to force a fourth period. The game-winner was Guttman’s 10th goal of the season, good enough for 1st Star honors, and continues to lead all Division I collegiate freshmen in goals scored. Liam Finlay (undrafted) scored and added an assist as part of both of Denver’s equalizers. Mavericks netminder Evan Weninger (undrafted) made 39 saves – 73 total in the two weekend matches – but came away with a pair of losses to show.

The Pioneers improve to 14-4-2 (6-4 NCHC) and looks ahead to a home-and-home series next weekend with conference and in-state rivals Colorado College.

#13 Arizona State Sun Devils 2 @ #17 Cornell Big Red 3

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Cam Donaldson (undrafted) scored twice, and Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) tallied a goal and an assist as Cornell pulled off the weekend sweep of ASU Saturday night. After falling behind 3-0, the #13 ranked Sun Devils rallied in the 3rd to draw within a goal but could never notch the equalizer. Flames prospect Demetrios Koumontzis (CGY, 2018 4th round pick), former linemate of Bolt prospect Sammy Walker at Edina High School, tallied his 10th assist of the season when he helped set up a Brinson Pasichnuk (undrafted) hope goal for Arizona State with 21 seconds remaining in regulation. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 12th game on the season due to injury.

The #13 ranked Big Red improves to 9-5-1 (5-2-1 ECAC) and returns to ECAC conference play next weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4 @ Colgate Raiders 1

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 8-9-17, +5, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin scored twice and added an assist to lead the River Hawks in the weekend sweep of the Raiders on Saturday night. Mattias Goransson scored and added an assist as part of the UML dominance over Colgate.

Lowell improves to 11-8-1 (5-4-1 HEAST) and returns home for Star Wars weekend at the Tsongas Center for a Hockey East conference battle against the Catamounts of Vermont.

Minnesota Gophers 2 @ #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 0-3-3, E, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 2/6 FO
Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-7-12, +8, 10 PIM

Call Ducks prospect Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) the Irish killer after posting back-to-back game winners against Notre Dame Saturday night as the oft-maligned Gophers completed the unlikely road sweep against the #9 Irish. Tonight’s game winner carried a bit more of the dramatic as McLaughlin tallied the winner with just 8 seconds remaining in regulation to stun the Notre Dame faithful. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker fired a team-high 6 shots and Mat Robson (undrafted) once again shone for the Gophers with 34 saves for a weekend total of 76 saves on 78 shots to earn a pair of wins for Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers improve to 9-8-4 (6-3-3 B1G) and continue their Big Ten road trip as they pull into East Lansing next weekend for a pair of games against the Spartans of Michigan State.

Boston College Eagles 4 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 6

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

The Wildcats thrice rallied from deficits to knot the score before scoring a pair of 3rd period goals to put the Eagles away Saturday night. Patrick Grasso (undrafted) scored twice for UNH, who improves to 7-8-6 (3-5-3 HEAST) and draws Merrimack next weekend on the road in North Andover.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 1-11-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 1 vs #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 1-9-10, +14, 6 PIM

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 8 PIM

One of the biggest games on the college hockey slate Friday night was #5 Minnesota-Duluth hosting #1 St. Cloud State. It was a big challenge for the Bulldogs, winners of only one game in their last five (six if you count the exhibition loss last weekend to the US NTDP U18 team). UMD goalie Hunter Shepard (undrafted) made 25 saves in the first two period to keep the score knotted at 1-1 until his Bulldog teammates scored a pair of unassisted markers in the 3rd to knock off the top-ranked Huskies and hand them their first conference loss on the season. Suddenly, St. Cloud has loss three of their last four, including the exhibition game against the US NTDP U18 team.

UMD improves to 12-5-2 (5-3-1 NCHC) while St. Cloud State drops to 14-3-2 (6-1-2) on the season with these two teams squaring off for a rematch on Saturday night.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 @ #3 Denver Pioneers 1

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 19 GP, 9-7-16, +12, 10 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Guttman assisted on the Pioneers’ lone goal and Denver goalie Filip Larsson (DET, 2016 6th round pick) pitched a 21-save shutout as #3 ranked Denver squeaked out a 1-0 conference win at home. Mavericks netminder Evan Weninger (undrafted) allowed just one goal on 34 shots in the loss. Denver improves to 13-4-2 (5-4 NCHC) and looks to complete the weekend sweep of UNO Saturday night.

#13 Arizona State Sun Devils 1 @ #17 Cornell Big Red 6

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Cornell unleashed a barrage of 52 shots against ASU Friday night, dismantling the #13 ranked Sun Devils behind a two-goal performance by Blackhawks prospect Beau Starrett (CHI, 2014 3rd round pick) and 24 saves from netminder Austin McGrath (undrafted). Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 11th game on the season due to injury.

The #13 ranked Big Red improves to 8-5-1 (5-2-1 ECAC) and takes on these same Sun Devils Saturday night looking for the series sweep.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 3 @ Colgate Raiders 0

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0/1 FO
Season Totals: 15 GP, 6-8-14, +2, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Connor Sodergren (undrafted) scores twice for UML and netminder Chris Hernberg (undrafted) staked a 25-save shutout in the River Hawks 3-0 road win over the Raiders. Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin set up a 2nd period power play marker by Kenny Hausinger (undrafted).

UML improves to 10-8-1 (5-4-1 HEAST) and squares off against Colgate again on Saturday night.

Minnesota Gophers 5 @ #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1/5 FO
Season Totals: 20 GP, 5-7-12, +8, 10 PIM

A week after knocking off then #9 Penn State, the Golden Gophers rolled into South Bend and upended the new #9 Fighting Irish in front of a national televised audience on NBCSN. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker scored his 5th goal of the season and fellow Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf helped set up a Rem Pitlick’s (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) short-handed empty netter with 11 seconds remaining. Minnesota’s freshmen line of Walker, Nathan Burke (undrafted) and Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) scored what would be the eventual game winner early in the 3rd to give the UMN a 2-0 lead. Walker was originally given the primary assist for his re-direct on the play, but that was later taken away. The the star of the game was Mat Robson (undrafted), who made 42 saves for the win. Minnesota improves to 8-8-4 (5-3-3 B1G) and tangles with Notre Dame again on Saturday night.

New Hampshire Wildcats 2 @ Boston University Terriers 5

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

The Terriers broke open a 2-2 deadlock with three unanswered goals in the 3rd to hand the Wildcats their 8th loss of the season. Dante Fabbro (NAS, 2016 1st round pick) and Joel Farabee (PHI, 2018 1st round pick) each scored a goal and added two assists to lead BU to victory. New Hampshire’s record falls to 6-8-6 (2-5-3 HEAST) and returns home Saturday night to take on Boston College.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 1-5-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 vs Robert Morris Colonials 2

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 1-8-9, +14, 6 PIM

Nolan Walker (undrafted) setup Robby Jackson (undrafted) for a pair of 3rd period goals to break open a 2-2 game, propelling the Huskies to victory in the consolation game of the Three Rivers Classic. Lightning prospect Nick Perbix was on the ice for all three of St. Cloud’s three 3rd period goals.

The top-ranked Huskies improve to 14-2-2 (6-0-2 NCHC) and look forward to 8 straight weeks of NCHC conference play starting with a powerhouse match up featuring a pair of road games against #4 Minnesota-Duluth next weekend.

US NTDP U18 4 @ #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2 (Exhibition)

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-8-10, +7, 6 PIM

Expected 2019 1st rounder Cole Caufield (2019 draft eligible) scored a pair of goals to lead the US National Under-18 squad to an exhibition win over the #4 Bulldogs. Although this won’t count in the official standings, UMD with just one win in their last six games doesn’t bode well for a 11-5-2 (4-3-1 NCHC) Minnesota-Duluth team sporting a pair of games on the schedule next weekend against #1 St. Cloud State.

#8 Denver Pioneers 4 @ Wisconsin Badgers 3 OT

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 4/9 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 9-6-15, +11, 10 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Guttman scored his 9th goal of the season in the 3rd period to knot the score at 3-3 and eventually force overtime, where Slava Demin (VGK, 2018 4th round pick) potted the game winner in Denver’s weekend sweep of the Badgers. Guttman’s 9th goal is tops among NCAA Division I freshmen. Wisconsin scored twice within a 30 second span in the 1st period to take an early two goal lead, but the Pioneers battled back to tie the scored at 2-2 early in the 2nd before a Matthew Freytag (undrafted) power play goal re-established the lead for the home team. Denver improves to 12-4-2 (4-4 NCHC) and begins a long string of NCHC conference play next weekend back at the Magness Center against Nebraska-Omaha.

#20 Cornell Big Red 2 @ #5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Big Red netminder Austin McGrath (undrafted) made 35 saves and Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) led a rally from a two-goal deficit as Cornell battled back for a gutsy ECAC road tie against the #5 Bobcats. Quinnipiac goalie Andrew Shortridge (undrafted) made 30 saves to foil a Cornell victory.

Cornell’s record is now 7-5-1 (5-2-1 ECAC) and takes a break next weekend from conference play to host #15 Arizona State.

#9 Penn State Nittany Lions 1 @ Minnesota Gophers 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 5/10 FO
Season Totals: 19 GP, 4-7-11, +6, 10 PIM

Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf set up a Tyler Nanne (NYR, 2014 5th round pick) 1st period score and was on the ice for all four of the Gophers goals as Minnesota beat the #9 Nittany Lions to split the weekend series. Predators prospect Rem Pitlick (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) led the Gophers with a goal and two assists and Mat Robson (undrafted) made 31 saves. UMN improves to 7-8-4 (4-3-3 B1G) and continues Big Ten conference play next weekend against #6 Notre Dame in South Bend.

#18 Yale Bulldogs 5 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 5 OT

G Ty Taylor, UNH: ND. 24:20 MINs, 4 GA, 6 SVS
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

Bolt prospect Ty Taylor was pulled at 4:20 of the 2nd period after giving up 4 Yale goals on 10 shots and the Wildcats in a 4-0 hole. However, UML battled back, scoring five of the final six goals and force an eventual tie with the Bulldogs. Brendan van Riemsdyk (undrafted) led the Wildcats with goals on the power play and shorthanded, and Anthony Wyse (undrafted) scored and added a pair of assists. Robbie DeMontis (undrafted) led Yale with two goals and an assist. New Hampshire’s record is now at 6-7-6 (2-4-3 HEAST) and returns to Hockey East conference play next weekend in a home-and-home series against Boston University.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 1-4-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 vs #14 Union Dutchmen 7

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 17 GP, 1-8-9, +11, 6 PIM

The Dutchmen got a pair of goals each from Brandon Estes (undrafted) and Ryan Walker (undrafted) along with a 36-save performance from Darion Hanson (undrafted) as Union College routed the top-ranked Huskies in the opening match of the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh on Friday night. This marks the second consecutive game St. Cloud has given up 6+ goals since returning from the holiday break, losing last weekend in an exhibition game against the USA NDTP U18 club. St. Cloud was playing without forward Ryan Poehling (MTL, 2017 1st round pick), who currently leads the 2019 WJC tournament with 5 goals and 8 points. Kevin Fitzgerald (undrafted) scored both goals for the Huskies, the first a power play marker in the 2nd to cut the Dutchmen lead to 3-1, but Union would strike twice in the first 90 seconds of 3rd to blow open a 4-2 lead and squelch any hope of a final period rally by St. Cloud.

The Huskies drop to 13-2-2 (6-0-2 NCHC) and take on Robert Morris in the consolation game on Saturday night ahead of the trophy game between Union and Brown.

#8 Denver Pioneers 6 @ Wisconsin Badgers 3

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 6/10 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-6-14, +11, 8 PIM

The Pioneers broke open a 2-2 deadlock at the 2nd intermission on Friday night with 3 goals in the first five-and-a-half minutes of the 3rd period, led by Tyler Ward (undrafted) and Liam Finlay (undrafted). Bolt prospect Cole Guttman won 60% of his draws but failed to register a point.
Denver improve to 11-4-2 (4-4 NCHC) and look to complete the sweep against the Badgers Saturday night..

#20 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Princeton Tigers 2

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Alec McCrea (undrafted) scored 78 seconds after the Princeton equalizer for what would be the eventual game winner as Cornell upset the #10 Tigers in ECAC conference play on Friday night at the Hobey Baker Rink. Bolt prospect Alex Green missed his ninth game of the season. The Big Red scored twice in the 1st to establish the early lead, but Princeton battled back with two points each from Matthew Thom (undrafted) and Mark Paolini (undrafted).

Cornell improves to 7-5 (5-2 ECAC) and continues their road trip Saturday night against a resurgent #5 Quinnipiac squad.

#9 Penn State Nittany Lions 4 @ Minnesota Gophers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 3/10 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 4-7-11, +7, 10 PIM

Rough night for Lightning prospects Sammy Walker and Ryan Zuhlsdorf, both going -3 Friday night in the Gophers Big Ten conference loss to ninth-ranked Penn State. The Nittany Lions netminder Peyton Jones (undrafted) made 30 saves in the win. After a 1st period power play goal, Minnesota surrendered three-straight as Penn State put the game out of reach. The Gophers drop to 6-8-4 (3-3-3 B1G) and look to split the weekend series Saturday night in a rematch at 3M Arena.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 @ #2 UMass-Amherst Minutemen 1

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2/5 FO
Season Totals: 14 GP, 6-7-13, +2, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

UML rides into Mullins Center Friday and promptly upsets the #2-ranked Minutemen in Hockey East conference play. Chris Hemberg made 33 saves in this huge win for the River Hawks.

UML improves to 9-8-1 (5-4-1 HEAST) and looks ahead to next weekend with a pair of road games against Colgate.

Merrimack Warriors 1 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 2 OT

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-1, 3.06 GAA, 0.886 SV%

The Wildcats picked up their fourth straight win Friday night when Senators prospect Angus Crookshank (OTT, 2018 5th round pick) scored 53 seconds into the extra session to give UNH the victory. Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) made 24 saves. New Hampshire improves to 6-7-5 (2-4-3 HEAST) and looks ahead to hosting #18 Yale on Saturday night.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

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