Perbix, Nick

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

NCAA Game Night: 12-27-18

US NTDP U18 6 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 (Exhibition)

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-8-9, +12, 6 PIM

Cole Caufield (2019 draft eligible), expected to go in the 1st round of the 2019 Entry Draft, scored twice and added an assist as the US NDTP Under-18 squad shocked the top-ranked Huskies Thursday night in exhibition play. John Beecher (2019 draft eligible), also expected to be drafted in the 1st or 2nd round next summer, notched three assists for Team USA as they broke open a 3-3 deadlock at the 2nd intermission by pouring in three 3rd period goals. St. Cloud scored twice in the last minute of the 1st period to overcome an early 2-0 deficit, and then struck first in the 2nd period to take a 3-2 lead well past the game’s midpoint. But Caufield and Beecher led the way for the US U18 team, scoring four of the next five goals to win the game running away. The Huskies got a goal and an assist each from Patrick Newell (undrafted) and Kevin Fitzgerald (undrafted).

This will likely be a game that STC head coach Brett Larson chalks up to knocking the rust off a Huskies team that hasn’t played since December 8th, which perhaps is the reason you schedule an exhibition game after a long layoff. #1 St. Cloud State travels to Pittsburgh next weekend for the Three Rivers Classic where they will take on #14 Union on Friday night, and then play on Saturday night against either Brown or Robert Morris.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 12-27-18

US NTDP U18 6 @ #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 (Exhibition)

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-8-9, +12, 6 PIM

Cole Caufield (2019 draft eligible), expected to go in the 1st round of the 2019 Entry Draft, scored twice and added an assist as the US NDTP Under-18 squad shocked the top-ranked Huskies Thursday night in exhibition play. John Beecher (2019 draft eligible), also expected to be drafted in the 1st or 2nd round next summer, notched three assists for Team USA as they broke open a 3-3 deadlock at the 2nd intermission by pouring in three 3rd period goals. St. Cloud scored twice in the last minute of the 1st period to overcome an early 2-0 deficit, and then struck first in the 2nd period to take a 3-2 lead well past the game’s midpoint. But Caufield and Beecher led the way for the US U18 team, scoring four of the next five goals to win the game running away. The Huskies got a goal and an assist each from Patrick Newell (undrafted) and Kevin Fitzgerald (undrafted).

This will likely be a game that STC head coach Brett Larson chalks up to knocking the rust off a Huskies team that hasn’t played since December 8th, which perhaps is the reason you schedule an exhibition game after a long layoff. #1 St. Cloud State travels to Pittsburgh next weekend for the Three Rivers Classic where they will take on #14 Union on Friday night, and then play on Saturday night against either Brown or Robert Morris.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 12-7-18

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 1-6-7, +10, 6 PIM

Kings prospect David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) pitched a 18-save shutout Friday night and the #2 ranked Huskies got goals from Jack Poehling (undrafted) and Jimmy Schuldt (unranked) as St. Cloud blanked the unranked Mavericks in NCHC conference action. The Huskies improve to 12-1-2 (6-0-2 NCHC) and prepare for the rematch against UNO Saturday night.

#4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 4 PIM

The unranked Broncos upset the #4 ranked Bulldogs at home at the Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo with a pair of 3rd period goals to overcome a 2-1 deficit. It marks the first two-game losing streak for UMD on the season after losing to North Dakota last Saturday night. Bolt prospect Cole Koepke helped set up a Justin Richards (undrafted) marker late in the 2nd period to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 lead heading into the second intermission. But Western got goals from Blues prospect Hugh McGing (STL, 2018 5th round pick) and Colt Conrad (undrafted) in the 3rd while Trevor Gorsuch (undrafted) made 14 saves in the final frame to preserve the win. UMD falls to 10-4-1 (4-3 NCHC) and looks to split the weekend series with WMU Saturday night in NCHC conference action.

#6 Denver Pioneers 1 @ #14 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 4

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 8/14 FO
Season Totals: 13 GP, 7-4-11, +9, 6 PIM

North Dakota fired just 15 shots at Pioneer goalie Devin Cooley (undrafted), scoring twice in the 1st and again early in the 3rd to build a 3-0 lead. The Fighting Hawks were led by Mark Senden (undrafted) and Colton Poolman (undrafted), who each notched a goal and an assist. UND netminder Adam Scheel (undrafted) turned aside 21 Denver shots for the team’s second straight win. Denver drops to 7-4-2 (3-4 NCHC), winners of only two games in their past seven as they’ve ran the gauntlet against all ranked opponents in St. Cloud, UMD, Providence, and now UND. Denver hopes to split the weekend series Saturday night against this same North Dakota team.

Minnesota Gophers 2 @ #15 Michigan Wolverines 2 OT

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/8 FO
Season Totals: 14 GP, 4-7-11, +9, 6 PIM

After a pair of 2-2 draws last weekend against Ohio State, the Golden Gophers pick up Friday night where they left off, this time battling #15 ranked Michigan to a 2-2 tie. Lighting prospect Sammy Walker celebrated his naming to the USA World Juniors preliminary roster by opening the Gophers scoring with his 4th goal of the season just past the midpoint of the 2nd to knot the score at 1-1. Predators prospect Rem Pitlick (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead less than two minutes later, but the Wolverines managed the equalizer before the second intermission. UMN goalie Mat Robson (undrafted) made 36 saves, including 18 in a scoreless 3rd period to stave off the Michigan onslaught. The 4-6-4 (2-2-3 B1G) Gophers return to the Ann Arbor ice Saturday night, attempting to break a four-game winless streak.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5 @ Boston University Terriers 3

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 6-6-12, +4, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Red Wings prospect Seth Barton (DET, 2018 3rd round pick) and Charlie Levesque (undrafted) both scored in the 3rd to break open a 3-3 deadlock, securing the River Hawks’ 8th win of the season. Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin set up Anthony Baxter (undrafted) just past the game’s midpoint to give UML a 3-1 lead. Flyers 1st rounder Joe Farabee (PHI, 2018 1st round pick) assisted on all three of BU’s goals, and Chris Schutz (undrafted) led the River Hawks with a goal and an assist. UML improves to 8-6-1 (4-3-1 HEAST), winners of four of their last five, returns home Saturday night to the Tsongas Center for the back half of this home-and-home series.

New Hampshire Wildcats 3 @ Dartmouth Big Green 2

G Ty Taylor, UNH: W, 60:00 MINS, 2 GA, 25 SVS
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-1, 3.06 GAA, 0.886 SV%

Bolt prospect Ty Taylor recorded his first collegiate win Friday night, a 25-save effort against the Big Green for UNH’s 3rd win. After UNH scored twice in the 1st, Dartmouth battled back to knot the score 2-2 in the 2nd. Joseph Cipollone (undrafted) scored what would be the game-winner for Taylor just past the midpoint of the 3rd. New Hampshire improves to 3-7-5 (1-4-3 HEAST) and look for the sweep Saturday night back at the Whittemore Center for part two of this weekend home-and-home series.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

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