NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 2-17-13

No. 12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 vs No. 3 Miami RedHawks 1 (Hockey City Classic)

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-7-11, E, 12 PIM

Notre Dame defeated Miami in Game 1 of the Hockey City Classic outdoors at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The Irish had a 2-0 lead and held on late for the victory. The ice was in relatively poor condition, which proved challenging for both teams.

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 vs No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers 3 (Hockey City Classic)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 16 saves on 19 shots
Season totals: 29 GP, 19-5-4, 1.85 GAA, .919 sv%, 3 SO

Wisconsin scored the game’s first three goals, then withstood a furious Minnesota comeback to claim the win in Game 2 of the Hockey City Classic outdoors at Soldier Field. All three of the Badgers’ goals were generated from point shots that were deflected (2) or resulted in a rebound goal (1). Wilcox was also bailed out by two posts. He has started all but one of Minnesota’s games this year.

NCAA Game Night: 2-16-13

Cornell Big Red 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 10 PIM

Harvard extended their unbeaten streak to four games with a tie against the Big Red.

Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 9-10-19, +7, 30 PIM

Quinnipiac returned to their winning ways, hanging on to beat Clarkson, 2-1. The Bobcats had their 21-game unbeaten streak snapped on Friday against St. Lawrence. With the win, the Bobcats clinched the Cleary Cup as ECAC regular season champions for the first time in school history. According to a USCHO recap, no Bobcat player touched the trophy at the presentation. Matt Peca had an assist, but nearly had a goal as he was stopped on a breakaway after leaving the penalty box.

No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 6

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 2-5-7, -7, 40 PIM

A very atypical night for WMU, who allowed four second period goals en route to a 6-3 loss in Columbus. The Broncos, under former NHL coach Andy Murray and with one of the best defensive corps in the country, are known for limiting shots and rarely giving up more than two goals. This was the seventh time in 26 games they’ve allowed more than two goals.

Undrafted junior Alex Szczechura, brother of former Bolt Paul Szczechura (pictured), had a hat trick and four points for OSU. Paul is currently in the KHL with Dynamo Riga. He has eight goals and 25 points in 40 games so far this season. Ironically, Paul went to Western Michigan.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-15-13

Cornell Big Red 4 @ No. 17 Dartmouth Big Green 2

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

Cornell snapped their seven-game losing streak, defeating Dartmouth, 4-2. Gotovets did not make the trip to New Hampshire.

Colgate Raiders 1 @ Harvard Crimson 4

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM

Coming off an upset win over Boston University, Harvard won their second in a row, 4-1 over visiting Colgate. The Crimson are now undefeated in three games after what has been a disastrous season. Brian Hart (pictured) had his second straight two-assist game for Harvard.

No. 12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-7-1, +1, 12 PIM

Miami got a home win before they play in the inaugural Hockey City Classic on Sunday outside at Chicago’s Soldier Field against the Irish. Minnesota will play Wisconsin in the other match.

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

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 9-9-18, +6, 28 PIM

It’s over. The unranked Saints ended No. 1 Quinnipiac’s 21-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win in the Bobcats’ barn. Matt Peca’s personal eight-game point streak also came to an end.

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 28 saves on 30 shots
Season totals: 28 GP, 19-4-4, 1.81 GAA, .922 sv%, 3 SO

Minnesota won this edition of the Border Battle, defeating the Badgers 3-2 on their home ice. The two will play again on Sunday outdoors at Chicago’s Soldier Field. On Friday, Minnesota got a late goal to go up 3-1 before the Badgers cut the lead to one goal with 1:02 left. They were never able to get the equalizer by Adam Wilcox, who won his 19th game.

No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 1 (OT)

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 2-5-7, -4, 40 PIM

Western Michigan won the shootout, 2-1, though the game will go down as a tie. WMU limited OSU to 18 shots on goal.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-11-13

No. 13 Boston University Terriers 4 vs Harvard Crimson 7 (Beanpot)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 8 PIM

Harvard earned their biggest win of the year on Monday, upsetting No. 13 Boston University 7-4 to finish third in the annual Beanpot tournament. Undrafted senior Luke Greiner had a hat trick for Harvard. Boston College won the tourney with a 6-3 win over Northeastern. The Crimson won for the first time in nine games (0-8-1). Their last win was a 6-5 win over the Terriers on January 9. The Crimson tied Dartmouth on Sunday, 1-1.

NCAA Game Night: 2-9-13

Princeton Tigers 1 @ Cornell Big Red 0

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

Cornell limited Princeton to just 12 shots, but they scored on one of them and despite peppering Tigers goalie Mike Condon with 39 shots, they were not able to beat the undrafted senior.

No. 3 Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 0

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 4-8-12, E, 12 PIM

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-5-7, -3, 38 PIM

After being shut out by the Broncos on Friday, Miami returned the favor on Saturday, winning 4-0 in Kalamazoo. Ryan McKay (undrafted) had the shutout for the RedHawks.

No. 7 North Dakota 5 @ No. 14 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell remains out of the North Dakota lineup. On Saturday, UND beat UNO outdoors at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers AAA baseball club.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ Colgate Raiders 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +1, 10 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 9-9-18, +6, 28 PIM

Matt Peca had a point for the eighth straight game, helping Quinnipiac extend their unbeaten streak to 21 games. He was assessed a 10-minute misconduct as the game ended. Peca is second in team scoring behind senior Jeremy Langlois (undrafted) at 26. With Minnesota’s loss to St. Cloud State, Quinnipiac could move into the No. 1 slot in next week’s USCHO poll.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ No. 8 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 17 saves on 21 shots
Season totals: 27 GP, 18-4-4, 1.80 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

St. Cloud State padded their lead over Minnesota in the WCHA standings with a 4-3 loss over Adam Wilcox and the No. 1 Gophers on Saturday night. Wilcox suffered his fourth loss of the season. The Huskies lead the WCHA by three points over North Dakota and five points over the Gophers and Nebraska-Omaha.

*USCHO poll used

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