No. 12 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ No. 11 Union Dutchmen 2 (OT)
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, Even, 6 PIM
The Broncos faced their first ranked opponent in Union and came away with a point.
No. 5 Miami Redhawks 4 @ Colgate Raiders 3
F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Miami won their first road game of the season holding on to beat Colgate. Dallas prospect, Reilly Smith had three goals and one assist for the Redhawks.
No. 17 Maine Black Bears 1 @ No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Florida Panther prospect, Corban Knight had a goal and an assist for the Sioux. North Dakota dropped three spots in the rankings after losing to now No. 1 Boston College last weekend.
U.S. Under 18 Team 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 1 (Exhibition)
F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play
Matt Marshall was not in the lineup as Vermont fell to the U.S. Under 18 team.
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Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ Ohio State 3
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season stats: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
Matthew Peca registered his first assist of the new season as the Bobcats scored four first period goals and held on to beat Ohio State.
Bemidji State Beavers 2 @ No. 2 Miami Redhawks 3
F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Miami picked up their first win of the year scoring shorthanded with just under five minutes left in the third to split the weekend series with the Beavers.
No. 5 Boston College Eagles 6 @ No. 3 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2
Ice Breaker Tournament Final; Grand Forks, ND
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
The Sioux gave up four second period goals as they fell in the final of the Ice Breaker. Calgary prospect, Johnny Gaudreau of Boston College, had a goal and three assists in the game.
Alabama Huntsville Chargers 0 @ No. 13 Western Michigan Broncos 4
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM
Freshman goaltender, Frank Slubowski, had to make only 10 saves to register his first collegiate shutout in his first collegiate start. The Broncos (2-0-0) travel to Union next weekend for two games.
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Bemidji State Beavers 5 @ No. 2 Miami Redhawks 3
F James Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
The No. 2 Miami Redhawks dropped their season opener to unranked Bedmidji State. Freshman, James Mullin has now scored in his first two games for the Redhawks. The two teams meet again tonight.
Alabama Huntsville Chargers 1 @ No. 13 Western Michigan Broncos 7
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, Even, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
The Broncos opened their season impressively, scoring four first period goals in route to a lopsided win over Alabama-Huntsville. Luke Witkowski started his year off with an assist. In 42 games last season Witkowski had one goal and eight assists.
Air Force Falcons 3 @ No. 3 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4
Ice Breaker Tournament; Grand Forks, ND
F Brenden O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
No.3 North Dakota started their season with a win beating Air Force. New York Islanders prospect, Brock Nelson, had two goals and an assist for the Sioux including the game winner in the third. North Dakota takes on No. 5 Boston College tonight in the Ice Breaker final.
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Acadia University Axemen 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 5
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Quinnipiac won their preseason match up with Acadia University out of Nova Scotia. The Bobcats open the season this coming weekend against Ohio State.
University of Windsor Lancers 1 @ #2 Miami Redhawks 4
F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
#2 Miami rolled over the University of Windsor in their lone exhibition game.
USHL Western Conference Semifinals
No.1 Dubuque Fighting Saints 3 @ No.4 Fargo Force 0
Dubuque wins best of five series 3-0
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 52 GP, 23-37-60, +29, 26 PIM
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
And thatâ€™s that. Dubuque scored twice in the first period while outshooting the Force 13-5, then withstood a 14-1 shot onslaught in the third period to defeat Fargo 3-0 and advance to the conference finals. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin, who led the team in scoring during the regular season, was shut out of both this series and the qualifying round. That said, he had a great first (and only) season in the USHL and will take his talents to the Miami Redhawks of the NCAA next season.
Results from the QMJHL and OHL after the flip.