Gotovets, Kirill

NCAA Game Night: 3-9-12

Dartmouth Big Green 3 @ No. 13 Cornell Big Red 4 (2OT)
ECAC Quarterfinals: Cornell leads best-of-3 series 1-0

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +13, 12 PIM

Gotovets was back in the Cornell lineup after missing the Big Red’s last two games because of an undisclosed injury. He helped Cornell to win Game 1 between the two large colors, 4-3 in double overtime. He earned the secondary assist on the overtime winner scored by Sean Whitney (undrafted), his first goal of the season. Game 2 is Saturday at Cornell.

Yale Bulldogs 2 @ Harvard Crimson 1 (OT)
ECAC quarterfinals: Yale leads best-of-3 series 1-0

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 18-18-36, +6, 45 PIMs

Yale stole Game 1 against their hated rivals by beating the Crimson in overtime in Harvard’s barn. Penguins pick Kenny Agostino had the game winner, his 14th goal of the year. Game 2 is Saturday night at Harvard.

No.15 Michigan State Spartans 0 @ No. 11 Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 6
CCHA Quarterfinals: Miami leads best-of-3 series 1-0

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 32 GP, 11-14-25, +16, 10 PIM

Mullin scored two goals in his first collegiate playoff game and was named first star as the RedHawks crushed visiting Michigan State 6-0 on Friday. Mullin, who scored on a rebound and again on a backhander, has nine points in his last three games. His eight shots on goal led Miami. Game 2 is Saturday in Oxford, Ohio.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Colgate Raiders 4
ECAC Quarterfinals: Colgate leads best-of-3 series 1-0

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 8-28-36, -1, 12 PIM

The Raiders drew first blood in their quarterfinal series with Quinnipiac when Colgate got two third period goals to break a 2-2 tie with the Bobcats. Lightning prospect Matt Peca extended his point streak to six games with an assist. The two teams play again Saturday at Colgate. Though Colgate is seeded higher in the tournament, Quinnipiac is ahead of the Raiders in votes in the latest USCHO poll. Both teams are just outside the top-20. Earlier on Friday, Peca, Cornell forward Brian Ferlin, and Harvard defenseman Patrick McNally were named finalists for the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year Award.

No.20 Lake Superior State Lakers 2 @ No. 16 Western Michigan Broncos 4
CCHA Quarterfinals: WMU leads best-of-3 series 1-0

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 1-10-11, +6, 45 PIM

Witkowski registered a point for the fifth time in six games as the Broncos took Game 1 of their CCHA quarterfinal series against LSSU, 4-2. Coveted NCAA free agent defenseman Dan DeKeyser had an assist on WMU’s empty net goal and was plus-2 for the Broncos. According to the Tampa Tribune, the Lightning have a good shot at signing DeKeyser if he chooses to leave school after the season. Game 2 is Saturday night in the Zoo (at WMU).

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-18-12

No. 12 Cornell Big Red 4 @ St. Lawrence Saints 3 (OT)

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-4-5, +12, 12 PIM

Gotovets played wing for the fourth time in his collegiate career. He earned an assist on Cornell’s first goal after making a play with the puck down the left wing of the offensive zone.

Harvard Crimson 1 @ Yale Bulldogs 7

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (elbowing), 3 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 18-17-35, +6, 43 PIMs

Apparently Yale didn’t take too kindly to Harvard beating them on national television a few weeks ago. This one was 3-0 Yale after the first period and they never looked back.

Vermont Catamounts 1 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Throw out the fish! New Hampshire got some revenge on rival Vermont by beating them Saturday night, 3-1. The Catamounts beat them in overtime on Friday. Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season.

No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1 @ No. 19 Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 8-8-16, +8, 10 PIM

Mullin (pictured) got an assist in his second game back after missing three games with a knee injury. Mullin, Austin Czarnik (undrafted) and Reilly Smith (Dallas) continue to make up Miami’s top line. Miami completed a weekend sweep of No. 13 Notre Dame.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ No. 8 Union Dutchmen 5

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -3, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 7-17-24, +2, 10 PIM

Union improved to 13-3-4 in ECAC play. The Bobcats fell to 8-8-4.

No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Lake Superior State Lakers 3

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 1-8-9, +4, 43 PIM

Witkowski is turning into a point machine. This was his third game in a row with an assist. The junior tied his career high for points in a season with nine. He had nine last year in 42 games.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-17-12

No. 12 Cornell Big Red 1 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 1 (OT)

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-3-4, +8, 12 PIM

Gotovets is plus-10 in his last four games. He tied for the team lead in shots on goal Friday night.

Harvard Crimson 3 @ Brown Bears 3

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-1-3, +1, 4 PIM (interference, tripping), 8 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 18-16-34, +7, 41 PIMs

Harvard couldn’t come away with the win at Brown despite two goals and an assist from Alex Killorn. The senior had twice as many shots as any other Crimson player on Friday night. Killorn took a tripping penalty in overtime, but Brown didn’t score. The game ended in an old fashioned tie. It was the Crimson's NCAA record 13th tie of the season.

Vermont Catamounts 4 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3 (OT)

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Don’t discount rivalries. Vermont got just its sixth win of the year, and first in seven games, by beating rival New Hampshire in overtime. The Catamounts scored with 13.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season.

No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 0 @ No. 19 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

Mullin returned after missing three games with a knee injury. He led the team in shots on goal but did not register a point. Sabres pick Conner Knapp had the shutout for the Redhawks in their upset win. The game was broadcast on the CBS College Sports Network. Mullin showed a lot of speed and burst and displayed no signs of a lingering injury.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ RPI Engineers 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 5 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 7-17-24, +5, 10 PIM

Peca’s 17th assist of the year came when his shot was blocked and teammate Zack Currie (undrafted) fired a slapshot home. His five shots on goal led the team.

No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Lake Superior State Lakers 1

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 1-7-8, +4, 43 PIM

Witkowski (pictured - WMU photo) notched an assist for the second game in a row and led the Broncos in shots with four as WMU defeated Lake Superior State 3-1. Witkowski’s assist came when his power play shot created a rebound that a teammate knocked home.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-11-12

Yale Bulldogs 2 @ No. 13 Cornell Big Red 4

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM (hitting after the whistle, tripping), 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-3-4, +7, 12 PIM

With the victory, the Big Red has clinched the Ivy League title outright for the first time since the 2004-05 season. They are one point behind Union for first in the ECAC. Gotovets is plus-9 in his last three games.

Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 1 @ No.20 Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

Mullin missed his third straight game with a knee injury. Miami completed the weekend sweep of the Chargers with a win Saturday.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 7 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 6

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +3, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 7-16-23, +6, 10 PIM

Peca found some of his early season scoring magic with a three-point night for Quinnipiac. The Bobcats (17 points) are now just one point behind Clarkson for fifth in the ECAC standings. Union leads with 26 points.

No.15 Ohio State Buckeyes 4 @ No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 3

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (cross checking, roughing), 1 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 43 PIM

Witkowski (pictured) got an assist when he forced a turnover and quickly moved the puck up ice. His teammates took care of the rest. The Broncos, who beat OSU on Friday night in overtime, scored twice in the early third to take a 3-2 lead before giving up two late goals to lose it.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-10-12

Brown Bears 2 @ No. 13 Cornell Big Red 5

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +4, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 8 PIM

Cornell scored five unanswered goals after falling in a 2-0 hole early in the game. Gotovets (pictured) was the team leader at plus-4.

RPI Red Hawks 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2 (OT)

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 15-15-30, +4, 35 PIMs

This was a rare quiet game for Killorn on the scoresheet. The Crimson gave up the tying goal with 1:03 left in regulation. Killorn was on the ice for Harvard at the time.

No.5 Boston College Eagles 6 @ Vermont Catamounts 1

F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season. Rangers first rounder (2009) Chris Kreider had a goal for BC in the game. Flames pick John Gaudreau had two goals for the Eagles.

Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 1 @ No.20 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

Mullin missed his second straight game with a knee injury.

Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ St. Lawrence Saints 4

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-14-20, +3, 10 PIM

The Bobcats spotted St. Lawrence a 4-0 lead before scoring three times in the third period to make it a game. They made it 4-3 with 3 ½ minutes to go but couldn’t get an equalizer.

No.15 Ohio State Buckeyes 2 @ No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 3 (OT)

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 1-5-6, +2, 39 PIM

Broncos senior Dane Walters (undrafted) scored his 13th goal of the season in overtime to lift WMU to a home win over Ohio State.

*USCHO poll used

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