NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 3-16-13

Cornell Big Red 0 @ No. 1 Quinnipac Bobcats 10
Best-of-3 ECAC quarterfinals tied, 1-1

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 10-12-22, +11, 32 PIM

Matt Peca had three points and he and his linemates, twins Conner and Kellen Jones, combined for 10 points, as Quinnipiac rebounded from a Friday night loss with a crushing win on Saturday, 10-0. The game got ugly at the end of the second period and again in the late third with several roughing and misconduct calls. Fighting is not allowed in NCAA hockey.

Michigan State Spartans 1 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 4
Best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals tied, 1-1

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Mullin (pictured) scored his sixth goal of the year and former Lightning prospect camper Austin Czarnik scored twice to lead the RedHawks to a big win on Saturday to even their CCHA quarterfinal series with MSU. The teams will play again on Sunday.

Michigan Tech Huskies 2 @ No. 4 North Dakota 1
Best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals tied, 1-1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 1-7-8, -3, 18 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell had his two-game point streak snapped as Michigan Tech scored late and forced a deciding Game 3 on Sunday. Habs prospect Danny Kristo scored his 24th goal of the year for UND.

Bemidji State Beavers 3 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4
Minnesota wins best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 2-0

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 19 saves on 22 shots
Season totals: 37 GP, 25-6-5, 1.84 GAA, .923 sv%, 3 SO

Minnesota overcame two two-goal deficits and scored with less than a minute left in regulation to advance to the WCHA Final 5. Wilcox allowed three goals, two of which were scored on rebounds and one on a deflection.

Michigan Wolverines 5 @ No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 1
Michigan wins best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 2-0

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 2-8-10, E, 46 PIM

The unseeded Wolverines swept out third-seeded WMU with a 5-1 win on Saturday. Witkowski and the Broncos will have to wait until next weekend to see if they earned an at large bid to the national tournament. WMU beat Michigan last year in the CCHA championship game.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 3-15-13

Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 1 Quinnipac Bobcats 2
Cornell leads beat-of-3 ECAC quarterfinals, 1-0

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 10-12-22, +11, 32 PIM

Streaking No. 9 seed Cornell, without the services of Kirill Gotovets, upset No. 1 Quinnipiac in Game 1 of their ECAC quarterfinal series. Matt Peca had two helpers for the Bobcats.

Michigan State Spartans 3 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 0
MSU leads best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 5-8-13, -2, 14 PIM

Undrafted Jake Hildebrand stopped 34 shots for the upstart, unseeded Spartans, knocking off top-seeded Miami 3-0 in Game 1 of their CCHA quarterfinal series.

Michigan Tech Huskies 3 @ No. 4 North Dakota 5
UND leads best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-7-8, -2, 16 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell (pictured) was on the top line and had an assist for the second straight game as third-seeded UND took a one game to zero lead on the 10th-seeded Huskies in the WCHA quarterfinals.

Bemidji State Beavers 1 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 (OT)
Minnesota leads best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 17 saves on 18 shots
Season totals: 36 GP, 24-6-5, 1.85 GAA, .924 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox stopped all but one shot through three periods and overtime, helping the second-seeded Gophers to a Game 1 win over the 11th-seeded Beavers in their quarterfinal series. The Beavers scored the tying goal with 38 seconds left in regulation. Game 2 is Saturday.

Michigan Wolverines 4 @ No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 3
Michigan leads best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 2-8-10, E, 44 PIM

The unseeded Wolverines struck first in this CCHA quarterfinal match-up, beating the third-seeded Broncos on their home ice. Michigan outshot WMU 30-18. Jets first round pick Jacob Trouba had two goals for Michigan. Game 2 is Saturday.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 3-10-13

Harvard Crimson 3 @ Dartmouth Big Green 6
(ECAC Tournament: Dartmouth wins best-of-3 series, 2-1)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Harvard’s season came to an end on Sunday when they lost to the Big Green in the deciding game of their ECAC series. Harvard won game one of the series thanks to a Brian Hart goal late in the third period. Hart finishes his first collegiate season with an admirable 17 points in 29 games.

NCAA Game Night: 3-9-13

Cornell Big Red 4 @ Princeton Tigers 2
(ECAC Tournament: Cornell wins best-of-3 series, 2-0)

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

Gotovets was in the lineup on Friday night, but sat on Saturday as Cornell eliminated Princeton.

Harvard Crimson 1 @ Dartmouth Big Green 4
(ECAC Tournament: Best-of-3 series tied, 1-1)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-13-17, +2, 10 PIM

Hart was scoreless a game after scoring the winning goal on Friday. The teams play a series-deciding game on Sunday afternoon.

No. 5 North Dakota 1 @ No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks 2 (OT)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, E, 0 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-6-7, -3, 16 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell was back in the UND lineup and had an assist, but his team lost in overtime to the Mavericks, 2-1. UND will fall one point shy of a shared conference regular season title (SCSU, Minnesota).

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5 @ Bemidji State Beavers 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 23 saves on 24 shots
Season totals: 35 GP, 23-6-5, 1.85 GAA, .924 sv%, 3 SO

Just a freshman, Wilcox backstopped the Gophers to a share of the WCHA regular season title as Minnesota beat Bemidji State, 5-1, on Saturday. The Gophers’ win, combined with a St. Cloud State loss in Wisconsin, made Minnesota co-champions.

NCAA Game Night: 3-8-13

Cornell Big Red 4 @ Princeton Tigers 0 (ECAC Tournament)

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

Gotovets was back in the Big Red lineup, helping Ninth-seeded Cornell to a win over eighth-seeded Princeton in the ECAC Tournament. The two teams will meet again on Saturday.

Harvard Crimson 2 @ Dartmouth Big Green 1 (ECAC Tournament)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 4-13-17, +2, 10 PIM

Hart (pictured, Eric Dubose photo) scored with less than three minutes to go in regulation, propelling 12th-seeded Harvard to a 2-1 win over fifth-seeded Dartmouth in the ECAC tournament. The two teams will face off again on Saturday at Dartmouth.

No. 5 North Dakota 4 @ No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 16 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell was a healthy scratch. With No. 8 St. Cloud State’s win in Wisconsin, the Huskies clinched a share of the WCHA title. North Dakota would need a win on Saturday against Minnesota State as well as an SDSU loss to get a share of the title.

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ Bemidji State Beavers 3

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 27 shots
Season totals: 34 GP, 22-6-5, 1.87 GAA, .923 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox won his 22nd game of the year, getting help from Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad, who had two goals for Minnesota in their 4-3 win over the Beavers on Friday. With St. Cloud State’s win in Wisconsin, the Huskies clinched a share of the WCHA title. The Gophers need a win on Saturday against Bemidji State as well as an SDSU loss to get a share of the title.

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