NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 2-6-15

No. 6 Harvard Crimson 0 @ No. 15 Yale Bulldogs 3

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-5-11, +3, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Former Minnesota high schooler Alex Lyon (undrafted) stopped all 24 shots he faced to shut out rival Harvard, 3-0.

No. 3 Boston University Terriers 5 @ No. 12 UMass-Lowell Redhawks 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-4-6, +10, 38 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod (Daily Free Press photo) had the only assist on Evan Rodrigues’s first of three goals on the night in BU’s 5-2 win Friday over UMass-Lowell. BU is now 18-4-4.

No. 16 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Cornell Big Red 0 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 5-21-26, +1, 23 PIM

2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Travis St. Denis (undrafted) scored in overtime to break a scoreless tie and lift Quinnipiac to victory.

Ohio State Buckeyes 2 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 4

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 21 saves on 23 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 13-8-3, 2.64 GAA, .902 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Minnesota skated out to leads of 2-0 and 4-1 before giving up a late goal to give the game its final score.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-31-15

No. 1 North Dakota 4 @ No. 5 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 3 (SO)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-5-15, +9, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota was looking to avenge an overtime loss the previous night and got it Saturday night after O'Donnell delivered some overtime heroics, notching his 10th goal of the season in the process.

No. 18 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Brown Bears 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 5-21-26, +1, 21 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Peca followed his very productive Friday night with a helper on a third period tally that gave Quinnipiac the lead but Brown was able to respond soon after to force a stalemate.

Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 vs Wisconsin Badgers 4 (OT)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 21 saves on 25 shots
Season totals: 24 GP, 12-8-3, 2.68 GAA, .901 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Seth Ambroz (2011 5th rounder - CBJ) scored in the final seconds of regulation to cap a wild third period that saw both teams combine for five goals. After a scoreless overtime period, Wisconsin technically won the ensuing shootout.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-30-15

Union Dutchmen 5 @ No. 4 Harvard Crimson 4

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 6-5-11, +4, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard fell upset to the defending champs, 5-4.

UMass Minutemen 5 @ No. 2 Boston University Terriers 9

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 2-3-5, +10, 36 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod couldn’t get in on the scoring party, though contributed to BU’s 9-5 shellacking of UMass Friday. Jack Eichel had two goals and two assists for BU. Senior Evan Rodrigues (undrafted) had six assists. UMass actually held a 5-4 lead at one point.

No. 1 North Dakota 2 @ No. 5 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-5-14, +8, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

In a match-up of two top-5 teams, O’Donnell earned an assist when his shot missed an open net but UND was able to capitalize seconds later. North Dakota scored twice in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit before Andrej Sustr’s alma mater scored in overtime.

No. 18 Quinnipiac Bobcats 5 @ Brown Bears 3

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +4, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 5-20-25, E, 21 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Peca had another big night, leading the Bobcats to a 5-3 win at Brown. His goal was scored into an empty net to secure the win.

Minnesota Golden Gophers 7 vs Wisconsin Badgers 5

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 22 saves on 27 shots
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-8-2, 2.62 GAA, .904 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Wilcox gets the win despite allowing five goals, putting him within one win of fourth all time on the Gopher goalie wins list. He has 63 wins in 100 games, per the University of Minnesota. The Gophers fell out of the USCHO top-20 poll last week for the first time in seemingly forever.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-24-15

No. 4 Harvard Crimson 6 @ No. 15 Colgate Raiders 1

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-4-10, -1, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Hart scored at the 9-minute mark of the second period to tie the game at one, then Harvard scored five more unanswered goals en route to a 6-1 win. It was a good response to Friday’s loss to Cornell.

No. 3 Boston University Terriers 2 @ No. 12 Vermont Catamounts 1

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-3-5, +9, 36 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

BU completed the weekend sweep of Martin St. Louis’ alma mater with a 2-1 win Saturday. The Terriers won 4-2 Friday.

Colorado College Tigers 3 @ No. 2 North Dakota 5

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-4-13, +8, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

UND beat the Tigers for the second straight night, winning 5-3 Saturday. O’Donnell led the team in shots with five.

No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 vs No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 22 saves on 24 shots
Season totals: 22 GP, 11-8-2, 2.51 GAA, .907 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The slumping Gophers lost the Third Place Game of the North Star College Cup, falling 2-1 to No. 7 UMD. Wilcox lost his eighth game of the season, which ties his career “high,” set when he was a freshman (25-8-5).

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-17-15

St. Lawrence Saints 5 @ No. 4 Harvard Crimson 1

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 15 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-4-9, E, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Hart was ejected from the game for a check to the head early in the third period.

Niagara Purple Eagles 0 @ No. 3 North Dakota 5

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-4-13, +7, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota crushed the Purple Eagles for the second straight night, winning 5-0 on Saturday. They won 7-1 on Friday. After having three points in each of his last two games, O'Donnell was scoreless on Saturday.

No. 20 Merrimack Warriors 3 @ No. 12 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 4-18-22, -4, 21 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Merrimack completed a home-and-home weekend sweep over the higher ranked Bobcats, winning 3-1 on Saturday. Peca had an assist in each game. QU fell to 15-8-1 with the two losses. Merrimack is 13-6-2.

Wisconsin Badgers 2 @ No. 16 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 26 shots
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-6-2, 2.45 GAA, .910 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers put 50 shots on Badger goaltender Joel Rumpel (undrafted), beating him with five to earn a 5-2 win. Adam Wilcox continues to lead the Big 10 in goals against average.
*USCHO poll used

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