NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 3-15-15

No. 18 Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 12 Yale Bulldogs 2 (2OT)
ECAC Quarterfinals
Harvard wins best-of-3 series, 2-1

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 7-9-16, +4, 19 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey scored his 27th goal of the season at 16:46 of the second overtime to propel Harvard into the ECAC semifinals. Harvard had a 5-minute power play at the end of the first overtime, but couldn’t capitalize. Brian Hart had the primary assist on Harvard’s game-opening goal. Yale would later take a 2-1 lead before Harvard forced overtime with a goal with 3 ½ minutes left in regulation.

Union Dutchmen 1 @ No. 11 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3
ECAC Quarterfinals
Quinnipiac wins best-of-3 series, 2-1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 36 GP, 7-27-34, +3, 25 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Peca scored for the second consecutive game – a shorthanded goal into an empty net to seal a Bobcat win and advance them to the ECAC semifinals. QU had to play the majority of the game without leading scorer Sam Anas (undrafted), who was injured.

Juniors Game Night: 3-15-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 5

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 8/18 FO, 3 Hits, *First Star*
With Sherbrooke: 35 GP, 20-25-45, -7, 34 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 21-38-59, -12, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Darcy was named first star for his 1+2 effort against the visiting Huskies. The Phoenix sits in a 3-way tie for sixth on the league table.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Niagara IceDogs 8

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, +2, 5 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 21-23-44, -9, 100 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto hit the 100-PIM mark for the second year in a row with a fight against Aaron Haydon.

Western Hockey League

Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 4

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 7-24-31, +15, 26 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Calgary returned home after their 11-game road trip and picked up a win over Lethbridge.

Note: Dominik Masin (OHL Peterborough) is out for the season after undergoing surgery for facial fractures.

NCAA Game Night: 3-7-15

Brown Bears 3 @ No. 19 Harvard Crimson 4
ECAC First Round
Harvard wins best-of-3 series, 2-0

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, +3, 19 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard eliminated the Bears from the ECAC tournament with a 4-3 win Saturday. Harvard had a 4-2 lead entering the third period and held on. Hart’s seventh goal of the season in his 30th game matches his totals from last year identically. On Saturday he had the puck behind the Brown net and passed the puck off the back of the net back to himself though no one was around him. The Brown goalie thought he was reversing direction and moved to his right so Hart swung around to the goalie's left and slid the puck into an open net. Harvard will play rival Yale in the ECAC quarterfinals.

No. 1 North Dakota 3 @ No. 5 Miami Redhawks 6

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 10-6-16, +9, 29 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota clinched the conference championship Friday so Saturday’s game may not have had the same intensity. Former Lightning camper and upcoming free agent Austin Czarnik had a hat trick and four points for Miami.

No. 15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 5

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 22 saves on 27 shots
Season totals: 33 GP, 18-11-3, 2.54 GAA, .906 sv%, 4 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers had a 2-1 lead in the second period, but gave up the game’s next four goals to take the road loss. Minnesota was bypassed by Michigan State for first in the Big 10 by one point. There are two conference games remaining.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-28-15

Princeton Tigers 0 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 5

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-7-13, E, 19 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Hart now has points in consecutive games after going nearly a month without hitting the scoresheet. Harvard will need his production heading into the postseason.

No. 4 Boston University Terriers 6 @ Northeastern Huskies 1

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-6-8, +13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod was not in the lineup Saturday, though he did play Friday. Clay Witt made 29 saves for Northeastern while taking the loss.

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

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG*
Season totals: 29 GP, 10-6-16, +10, 29 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota completed a two-game weekend sweep of SCSU with a 3-1 win Saturday. O’Donnell had a goal and an assist in the series.

No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 5-27-32, E, 25 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Quinnipiac took the loss, but will still be the top seed when the conference playoffs begin soon.

*USCHO poll used

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

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