NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 2-27-15

Northeastern Huskies 6 @ No. 4 Boston University Terriers 5

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-6-8, +13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

BU beat Northeastern earlier in the week for the Beanpot title, but fell to the Huskies on Friday. Clay Witt stopped 19 of 24 shots for Northeastern. Evan Rodrigues (undrafted free agent) had a hat trick for BU.

St. Cloud State Huskies 2 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 10-5-15, +8, 27 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota skated out to a 3-0 lead, then held on to defeat SCSU, 3-2. O’Donnell had UND’s second goal, and was a tap-in away from another late in the game on the power play. He missed on a quick centering pass that ended up in his skates and out of harm’s way. He skated to the bench shaking his head.

No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats 5 @ No. 16 Harvard Crimson 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 5-27-32, +1, 25 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-5-11, -2, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Quinnipiac had a 5-1 lead before Brian Hart assisted on Harvard’s second goal. Matt Peca had two more assists to give him 27 for the season. His career high is 30, set in his freshman season. Hart, meanwhile, notched his first point in about a month.

Michigan State Spartans 4 @ No. 15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 26 saves on 30 shots
Season totals: 31 GP, 17-10-3, 2.55 GAA, .906 sv%, 4 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Wilcox missed Thursday’s game with an injury, but was back in the nets on Friday against Michigan State. The junior, who was named a Mike Richter Award nominee for the second-straight year, allowed four goals in the loss. Wilcox was a finalist last year for the award, which is given to the nation’s top goaltender.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-21-15

No. 14 Harvard Crimson 3 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 2

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 6-5-11, -1, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard bounced back from a big loss on Friday to win on Saturday. Hart continues to struggle to produce points. He's 0-for-February so far.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-6-8, +10, 42 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

The Irish took the weekend series with the Terriers, winning Saturday to go with a Friday tie. Cal Peterson (Sabres) stopped 42 shots for the Irish.

No. 1 North Dakota 3 @ Western Michigan Broncos 2 (OT)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 9-5-14, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

The top-ranked team in the country rebounded from a late regulation collapse to beat WMU in overtime, completing a weekend sweep of the Broncos.

Brown Bears 2 @ No. 11 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 5-25-30, E, 23 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Quinnipiac clinched the ECAC regular season title with a tie Saturday night against Brown. This is the second conference title in three years for the Bobcats, who will have the top seed and a bye in the conference tournament.

No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ Penn State Nittany Lions 4 (OT)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: OTL, 35 saves on 36 shots
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-9-3, 2.50 GAA, .907 sv%, 4 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers scored twice late in the third – including the tying goal with 40 seconds left – to force overtime, but Penn State got the winner on the power play in the extra session.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-20-15

No. 14 Harvard Crimson 1 @ No. 20 St. Lawrence Saints 5

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-5-11, E, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

The Saints took care of business at home against Harvard, easily disposing of the higher-ranked Crimson, 5-1.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-6-8, +10, 42 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

The Irish scored in the last four minutes of regulation to force overtime. The game ended in an old fashioned 2-2 tie.

No. 1 North Dakota 3 @ Western Michigan Broncos 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 9-5-14, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota got a big road win in Kalamazoo, defeating Luke Witkowski’s alma mater, 3-1. UND improved to 21-6-3.

No. 13 Yale Bulldogs 2 @ No. 11 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 5-25-30, +1, 23 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Yale and Quinnipiac entered the third period tied at two, but the teams couldn’t break the tie in the final period or overtime.

No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 @ Penn State Nittany Lions 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 35 saves on 36 shots
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-8-3, 2.45 GAA, .908 sv%, 4 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers won their fifth in a row, defeating Penn State in State College. Wilcox has come out of his mid-season rut with five solid games in a row. Minnesota is back in the top-20 after an extended absence. They were No. 1 earlier in the season before falling down and out.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-14-15

Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 3

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-5-11, +1, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Cornell fought back to earn a tie with Harvard Saturday. The Crimson outshot the Big Red, 38-29.

No. 3 Boston University Terriers 3 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 4

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-6-8, +12, 42 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

John MacLeod had two assists Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to keep UNH from earning a weekend split with the Terriers. The Wildcats had a 4-0 lead Saturday before BU started their comeback.

No. 9 Denver Pioneers 3 @ No. 2 North Dakota 3 (OT)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 9-5-14, +7, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

UND blew the 3-1 lead they entered the third period with and settled for an overtime tie with visiting Denver. The Pioneers won the just-for-show shootout.

Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ No. 13 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 5-25-30, +1, 23 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Quinnipiac won its 20th game of the year (20-8-2), defeating Clarkson on Saturday.

No. 12 Michigan Wolverines 0 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 26 saves on 26 shots, shutout, *Second Star*
Season totals: 29 GP, 16-8-3, 2.50 GAA, .905 sv%, 4 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers won their fourth in a row while completing a sweep of No. 12 Michigan. Wilcox matched last year’s career-high shutout total with his fourth of the season.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-13-15

Colgate Raiders 1 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 4

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 6-5-11, +3, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Hart continues to struggle to find the scoresheet, though he’s on a similar production pace to last year.

New Hampshire Wildcats 3 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 6

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-4-6, +10, 40 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

BU scored twice in the third period to pull away from UNH.

No. 9 Denver Pioneers 2 @ No. 2 North Dakota 4

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 9-5-14, +8, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

This game was tied until the 12-minute mark of the third period when North Dakota scored the eventual game-winner.

No. 20 St. Lawrence Saints 1 @ No. 13 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 5-24-29, +1, 23 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

The Bobcats snapped St. Lawrence’s seven-game win streak with a 2-1 win Friday night. Peca had primary assists on both goals.

No. 12 Michigan Wolverines 2 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 6

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 19 saves on 21 shots
Season totals: 28 GP, 15-8-3, 2.59 GAA, .902 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers are starting to heat up, winning three in a row. Panthers third rounder Kyle Rau had a hat trick for Minnesota.

*USCHO poll used

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