NCAA/USHS

Prospect of the Week (1.30.12)

This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques, but we are considering paying for a Super Bowl commercial to highlight the winner(s). It’s how much? Never mind. Just assume that when Danica and the GoDaddy.com commercials tell you to go to the Web to “see more” that you’re going to a highlight package of our Prospect of the Week.

We just wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospect’s achievement on the ice.

This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Adam Wilcox (Tri-City, USHL) and Alex Killorn (Harvard, NCAA).

Our first co-winners.

NCAA Game Night: 1-28-12

No. 9 Cornell Big Red 5 @ Colgate Raiders 3

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-2-3, Even, 8 PIM

Cornell earned a weekend split with Colgate by beating the Raiders 5-3 on Saturday. Gotovets was scratched again.

Brown Bears 1 @ Harvard Crimson 3

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 14-12-26, +3, 31 PIMs

For the second night in a row Killorn scored the game-winning goal for Harvard in the third period. On Friday his late goal beat rival Yale. Hurricanes draft pick Alex Biega added an empty net goal for the Crimson on Saturday.

Northeastern Huskies 4 @ Vermont Catamounts 2

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. Vermont fell to 5-19-1 on the year.

Northern Michigan Wildcats 0 @ No. 20 Miami RedHawks 6

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 8-7-15, +9, 8 PIM

A night after losing to the Wildcats the Redhawks blew out Northern Michigan 6-0. Mullin didn’t figure in on the scoring but was on the ice for Miami’s second power play goal of the game.

Wisconsin Badgers 2 @ No. 17 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Did not play (injured – shoulder)
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 0 PIM

O’Donnell is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury.

No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ Bowling Green Falcons 2

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, E, 15 PIM (check to head, 10 minute misconduct, game misconduct), 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 1-5-6, +4, 54 PIM

Witkowski was kicked out in the first period after a major penalty for a check to the head.

NCAA Game Night: 1-27-12

Colgate Raiders 2 @ No. 9 Cornell Big Red 1

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-2-3, Even, 8 PIM

Colgate jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead and hung on to upset the Big Red at Lynah Rink. The loss broke Cornell’s seven-game unbeaten streak. Gotovets appears to have been a healthy scratch.

Yale Bulldogs 3 @ Harvard Crimson 4

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 10 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 13-12-25, +2, 31 PIM

In front of a national audience on NBC Sports Network, Killorn (pictured) was named First Star after scoring twice, including the game winning goal over rival Yale. Killorn had a team-leading 10 shots on goal in the game, which gave him 18 shots in his last two games. The senior appears to be ready for the next level and can join the AHL Norfolk Admirals after his season is over – if/when signed.

Northeastern Huskies 8 @ Vermont Catamounts 3
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.

No. 19 Northern Michigan Wildcats 2 @ No. 17 Miami RedHawks 1

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-7-15, +9, 8 PIM

For the first time in 10 games, the line of Jimmy Mullin-Austin Czarnik-Reilly Smith was held without a point.

Wisconsin Badgers 3 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 5

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Did not play (injured – shoulder)
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 0 PIM

Islanders first rounder Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist to lead UND to a solid home win over Bucky.

Bowling Green Falcons 1 @ No. 13 Western Michigan Broncos 4

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 1-5-6, +4, 39 PIM

Witkowski found his way onto the scoresheet again as UWM topped Bowling Green 4-1 on Friday. Dane Walters (undrafted) had two goals for the Broncos.

*USCHO.com poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-21-12

No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 0 @ No. 20 Miami RedHawks 4

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 39 PIM

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 8-7-15, +9, 8 PIM

In their second meeting Mullin and the RedHawks got the better of Witkowski and the Broncos. Mullin scored his eighth of the year and was named third star for the game. RedHawk goalie Connor Knapp (Buffalo) recorded his second shutout of the season.

Harvard Crimson 2 @ No. 9 Cornell Big Red 2 (OT)

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 11-12-23, Even, 31 PIM

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-2-3, Even, 8 PIM

Killorn scored again to give him a three game point streak as Harvard tied ECAC leading Cornell. The Big Red hold a two point lead in the conference standings over Union.

No. 17 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 @ St. Cloud State Huskies 2

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Out - Shoulder
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 0 PIM

Sioux forward Corban Knight (Florida) had two goals and an assist as the Sioux split the weekend series with St. Cloud.

NCAA Game Night: 1-20-12

No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ No. 20 Miami RedHawks 3

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-4-5, +4, 39 PIM

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 7-7-14, +7, 8 PIM

In their first meeting against each other both Lightning prospects had good games as Witkowski scored his first goal of the season for Western and Mullin picked up two helpers for Miami. The two assists gave Mullin five points in his last three games.

Harvard Crimson 2 @ No. 18 Colgate Raiders 2 (OT)

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-2-2, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 10-12-22, -1, 31 PIM

Killorn now has four points in his last two games. He leads the Crimson in scoring.

Dartmouth Big Green 3 @ No. 9 Cornell Big Red 4 (OT)

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-2-3, Even, 8 PIM

Forward Cole Bardreau scored in overtime to give ECAC leading Cornell the win.

No. 17 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 1 @ St. Cloud State Huskies 3

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Did not play, Out Indefinitely - Shoulder
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 0 PIM

Ryan Malone's Alma Mater upset the Sioux as Huskie goalie Ryan Faragher made 41 saves in the win. O'Donnell was listed on North Dakota's pre-game injury report as out indefinitely with a shoulder injury.

NCAA Game Night: 1-14-12

Miami RedHawks 3 @ No. 19 Lake Superior State Lakers 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 7-5-12, +1, 6 PIM

Miami's three game winning streak was snapped as they split the weekend series with LSS. Mullin was named third star.

No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1 @ No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 3

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 0-4-4, +5, 39 PIM

Defensemen Dennis Brown had three assists for the Broncos as they swept the weekend series with Notre Dame.

No. 9 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Princeton Tigers 3 (OT)

F Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, even, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-2-3, even, 8 PIM

Cornell is now unbeaten in five games after the tie.

No. 12 Colgate Raiders 1 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 7

F Matthew Peca, QUI: 1-1-2, +3, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-12-18, +3, 10 PIM

Peca and the Bobcats had a huge game against conference opponent Colgate. Connor Jones had four assists for the Bobcats in the win.

No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6 @ No. 17 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 0 PIM

Nick Bjugstad (Florida) had two goals for the Gophers as the teams split the weekend series.

Boston University Terriers 4 @ Harvard Crimson 3 (OT)

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 10-10-20, -1, 31 PIM

Killorn hit double digits in both goals and assists for the season as the Crimson came up short against their Boston rivals. Chris Connolly had two goals and an assist for the Terriers.

NCAA Game Night: 1-13-12

Miami RedHawks 2 @ No. 19 Lake Superior State Lakers 1

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, even, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 5-5-10, +4, 6 PIM

Mullin assisted on Reilly Smith's GWG for the RedHawks third straight win.

No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-4-4, +5, 39 PIM

The Broncos bounced back after being swept last weekend by No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth and took game one of the weekend series with Notre Dame.

No. 14 Union Dutchmen 2 vs. Harvard Crimson 0
Fenway Park

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-9-18, even, 31 PIM

The Crimson are now winless in five after the loss to Union. They play Saturday night against No. 6 BU.

No. 9 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-2-3, even, 6 PIM

F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 5-11-16, even, 8 PIM

Cornell is now unbeaten in four straight. They play at Princeton Saturday night. Quinnipiac is home against No. 12 Colgate.

No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ No. 17 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-1-6, +3, 0 PIM

Forward Brock Nelson (Islanders) scored with just under four minutes left in the third to give the Sioux their third straight win.

NCAA Game Night: 1-7-12

Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 15 Michigan State Spartans 0

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 6 PIM

Goalie Conner Knapp (Buffalo) made 20 saves for his first shutout.

Harvard Crimson 2 @ Rensselaer Engineers 2 (OT)

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 9-9-18, +1, 31 PIM

Killorn's eight game point streak came to an end as Harvard tied RPI.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Brown Bears 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QUI: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 5-11-16, +2, 8 PIM

The tie gave the Bobcats three points in conference play for the weekend. (Peca pictured with Pembroke last season)

No 1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 5 @ No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 2

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, 4 PIM 4 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-4-4, 37 PIM

The reigning NCAA champs completed the weekend sweep over Western Michigan.

No. 13 Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 6 Colorado College Tigers 3 (OT)

F Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, O SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-2-3, even, 6 PIM

In his second game at wing, Gotovets picked up a helper as the Big Red pulled three points on the road from CC.

Clarkson Golden Knights 1 vs No. 19 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3
Winnipeg, MB

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 5-1-6, +3, 0 PIM

The Sioux went north of the border to knock off Clarkson.

NCAA Game Night: 1-6-12

Miami RedHawks 2 @ No. 15 Michigan State Spartans 1 (OT)

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, Even, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 6 PIM

In their first game in almost a month the Redhawks won in overtime on Jimmy Mullin's fifth goal of the season. Mullin now has a three game point streak and was awared first star of the game.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ No. 20 Yale Bulldogs 1

F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM

The win put the Bobcats into third place in the ECAC behind Colgate and Cornell.

Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 14 Union Dutchmen 3 (OT)

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-1-2, Even, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 9-9-18, +3, 29 PIM

Killorn's point streak now moves to eight games and has a goal streak of three games.

No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 @ No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 1

D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, Even, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-4-4, +7, 33 PIM

The Broncos jumped out to a one goal lead early in the first period but gave up three third period goals to the top ranked Bulldogs. Undrafted center Jack Connolly, who is tied for the NCAA lead in points, had three assists in the game for UMD.

No. 13 Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 6 Colorado College Tigers 1

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 6 PIM

Cornell picked up a huge non-conference win over a higher ranked opponent on the road. Big Red goalie Andy Iles made 38 saves in the win.

USCHO Rankings used

NCAA Game Night: 12-31-11

Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 7

F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 0 PIM

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, even, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 8-8-16, +3, 27 PIM

Killorn scored the first goal of the game to run his point streak to seven games. O'Donnell scored in his second consecutive game.

Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4

F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM

The Bobcats six game unbeaten streak came to an end with the non-conference loss to UNO.

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