NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 2-8-13

No. 3 Miami RedHawks 0 @ No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 2

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 4-7-11, -1, 10 PIM

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 36 PIM

The Broncos held the Red Hawks off the scoresheet in a match-up of two of the country’s top teams. WMU captain Luke Witkowski did not record a point in the win. Frank Slubowski (undrafted) had 29 saves for the shutout. With the win, WMU moved into first place in the CCHA, two points ahead of Miami.

No. 7 North Dakota 2 @ No. 14 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1

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 Friday, Danny Kristo (Flames) had a goal and an assist to lead UND to a big road win. UND is in a three-way tie for second in the WCHA with UNO and Minnesota.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ Cornell Big Red 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-8-17, +9, 18 PIM

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

Matt Peca (pictured) had a goal to help Quinnipiac to their 20th straight game without a loss. His nine goals are one more than he scored as a freshman last season in 39 games. The Bobcats have a nine point lead on Yale for the ECAC title. Cornell finally fell out of the USCHO top 20, and did not receive a vote this past week. The Big Red are 11th out of 12 teams in the ECAC standings.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ No. 8 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 18-3-4, 1.71 GAA, .925 sv%, 3 SO

Minnesota overcame two disallowed goals and an early third period tie to defeat WCHA-leading SCSU, 4-2. Eric Haula (Wild) had two goals for the Gophers. Wilcox was excellent in the third period, making athletic stops and turning back a late breakaway chance. He came into the game second in the country in wins. Minnesota is tied with North Dakota and Nebraska-Omaha for second place in the conference, three points back of the Huskies. The Gophers have two games in hand on the other three teams mentioned here.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-4-13

No. 5 Boston College Eagles 4 vs Harvard Crimson 1 (Beanpot)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 4-7-11, -3, 8 PIM

BC had little trouble with Harvard in their Beanpot semi-final game, outshooting the Crimson 46-20 en route to a 4-1 win. Harvard dropped 10 games under .500 at 5-15-1.

NCAA Game Night: 2-2-13

Cornell Big Red 3 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 6

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

After being outscored 3-0 in the third period by St. Lawrence on Friday night, Cornell was outscored 2-0 by Clarkson on Saturday night in yet another loss. Cornell is now 8-11-2 and is in front of only Harvard in the ECAC standings.

No. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 2 @ No. 4 Miami RedHawks 6

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 4-7-11, -1, 10 PIM

Kevin Morris (undrafted) and Riley Barber (Capitals) each had two goals for the Red Hawks, who swept their two-game set with visiting Alaska this weekend.

No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers 1 @ No. 7 North Dakota 4

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.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 6 @ No. 8 Yale Bulldogs 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 8-8-16, +7, 18 PIM

Quinnipiac responded to a 2-0 deficit with six unanswered goals, defeating the Bulldogs, 6-2. Peca’s goal turned out to be the game-winner for the Bobcats, who lead second place Yale by seven points in the ECAC.

No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Ferris State Bulldogs 2

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 34 PIM

Western Michigan won the shootout, 2-1, though the game will go down as a tie. WMU defeated the Bulldogs on Friday night. They are one point behind Miami for first in the CCHA.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-1-13

Cornell Big Red 2 @ St. Lawrence Saints 4

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

Cornell allowed three third period goals to turn a lead into a deficit and eventually a loss.

Harvard Crimson 1 @ RPI Red Hawks 3

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 4-7-11, -2, 8 PIM

Harvard is now 5-14-1 overall and 3-12 in the ECAC.

No. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 1 @ No. 4 Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 4-6-10, -2, 10 PIM

Miami got two empty net goals from 2012 Lightning prospect camper Austin Czarnik to seal a home win over Alaska. Mullin was interviewed by STO after the first period. He said he started the season slow, but he and his linemates have started to gel. "Can't look back; gotta keep going," he said.

No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers 1 @ No. 7 North Dakota 1

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

Brendan O’Donnell continues to be out of the North Dakota lineup.

No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Brown Bears 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-8-15, +7, 18 PIM

Peca had a power play assist in QU’s 1-1 tie against Brown on Friday.

No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Ferris State Bulldogs 1

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG,
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-5-7, E, 28 PIM

Western Michigan improved to 17-6-4 with a 3-1 win on the road over FSU.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-26-13

Brown Bears 3 @ No. 18 Cornell Big Red 0

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 12 PIM

Cornell dropped under .500 (8-9-2) after being shut out by unranked Brown at home.

St. Lawrence Saints 4 @ Harvard Crimson 3 (OT)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 4-7-11, -2, 8 PIM

Harvard came close to getting an elusive win, but fell in overtime to the visiting Saints. Brian Hart had two helpers for Harvard.

Bowling Green State Falcons 1 @ No. 6 Miami RedHawks 3

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 23 GP, 4-6-10, -3, 10 PIM

Jimmy Mullin (pictured) doubled his season goal totals with a two-goal night on Saturday as Miami swept their weekend series with BGSU.

No. 16 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 @ No. 5 North Dakota 2

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

North Dakota tied WCHA-leading SCSU, 2-2, Saturday at home.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ No. 14 Minnesota State Mavericks 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 26 saves on 27 shots
Season totals: 25 GP, 17-3-4, 1.70 GAA, .926 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox was seven minutes away from his fourth shutout when he was beat by Zach Lehrke on a rebound. Wilcox had made the initial save off the rush with his right pad, but the rebound went into the slot where Lehrke was standing alone. Wilcox was beaten just seconds later, but the goal was rightly waived off as it was deflected in with a glove.

Michigan Wolverines 1 @ No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 5

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG,
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 26 PIM

WMU completed their weekend sweep of Michigan with a 5-1 win on Saturday. All of the Broncos’ goals were scored in the second and third periods. WMU improved to 16-6-4 overall, and 12-4-2 in the CCHA.

*USCHO poll used

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