NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 12-12-14

No. 1 North Dakota 1 @ No. 11 Denver Pioneers 4

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-2-7, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell’s brief two-game goal streak came to an end as Denver upset No. 1 UND, 4-1. Defenseman Joey LaLeggia had a goal for Denver. The senior was a teammate of O’Donnell’s in Penticton of the BCHL before they left for school.

NCAA Game Night: 12-6-14

No. 9 Harvard Crimson 5 @ No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-11-12, -6, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Hart’s late goal put Harvard up 5-1. It was Hart’s fifth goal of the season. Peca was a team-worst minus-4 for QU.

No. 18 Merrimack Warriors 2 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 4

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, +5, 32 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod had his first multi-point game for BU and Jack Eichel had four assists to lead the Terriers to a win over Merrimack. First star of the game was Eichel’s right winger, Danny O’Regan (Sharks), who had a hat trick and four points.

Lake Superior State Lakers 1 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 15 GP, 5-2-7, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell scored for the second consecutive game after returning from injury, helping No. 1 UND to a weekend sweep of the Lakers.

No. 6 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ Michigan State Spartans 3 (OT)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 42 saves on 45 shots
Season totals: 14 GP, 9-4-1, 2.13 GAA, .926 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

One night after shutting out MSU, Wilcox and the Gophers battled back from two one-goal deficits to force a tie. Wilcox stopped 42 shots in regulation and overtime. MSU won a just-for-show shootout, 2-1, in six rounds. Wilcox made one save in the shootout as three Spartan players missed the net.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 12-5-14

No. 9 Harvard Crimson 4 @ Princeton Tigers 3

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-4-8, +3, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard improved to 8-1-2 overall with a win over rival Princeton. The Crimson jumped from 18 to 9 in the latest USCHO poll.

No. 3 Boston University Terriers 1 @ No. 18 Merrimack Warriors 1 (OT)

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 14 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, +5, 32 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod received a minor penalty for boarding with a 10-minute misconduct tacked on. The boarding call came after he had just left the box for a tripping penalty. The freshman leads the Terriers in penalty minutes.

Lake Superior State Lakers 4 @ No. 1 North Dakota 7

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 4-2-6, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell returned from missing a week due to injury and scored a goal and added an assist, helping new No. 1 UND to a blowout win over LSSU.

Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-11-12, -2, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

QU scored 1:48 into overtime to claim a home win over Dartmouth. Matt Peca didn’t figure into the game’s scoring, though he was on the ice for both regulation goals.

No. 6 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5 @ Michigan State Spartans 0

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 24 shots, shutout, *Second Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 9-4-0, 2.08 GAA, .925 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers opened Big 10 play with a road shutout over Sparty. Wilcox registered his third shutout of the season and 10th of his collegiate career. He leads all conference goaltenders in overall winning percentage, save percentage, and goals against average.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 11-29-14

No. 18 Harvard Crimson 4 @ No. 4 UMass-Lowell Riverhawks 2

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard continued its strong start to the season with a road upset win over the Riverhawks. Hart is playing a key role for the Crimson, producing on the second line.

No. 9 Colgate Raiders 2 @ No. 1 Boston University Terriers 5

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-1-2, +5, 18 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod got a penalty for hitting after the whistle. Likely 2015 top-2 pick Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist and was second star for BU.

No. 11 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ No. 2 North Dakota 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-1-4, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell is out indefinitely with an injury. He took a big hit in last game but returned to finish the contest. The team shut him down upon further evaluation.

No. 14 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ UMass Minutemen 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-11-12, -2, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

The Bobcats got some revenge on UMass for Friday night’s loss to the Minutemen at home.

No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 @ Northeastern Huskies 3

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 37 saves on 40 shots
Season totals: 12 GP, 8-4-0, 2.25 GAA, .919 sv%, 2 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Northeastern scored the game-winner with a little more than two minutes left in regulation. Clay Witt, a Lightning prospect camper and Brandon, Florida, native, got the win for the Huskies. He stopped 23 of 25 shots.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 11-28-14

No. 11 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ No. 2 North Dakota 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-1-4, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell is out indefinitely with an injury. He took a big hit last game but returned to finish the contest. The team shut him down after further evaluation.

UMass Minutemen 3 @ No. 14 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-11-12, -2, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Peca assisted on QU’s second goal, coming at 18:26 of the third period, but the Bobcats couldn’t complete the comeback. Henry Dill (undrafted) made 37 saves for UMass.

No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6 @ No. 12 Boston College Eagles 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 26 shots
Season totals: 11 GP, 8-3-0, 2.18 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Wilcox won a match-up against Canucks second rounder Thatcher Demko and Boston College, 6-2. The Gophers had a 3-0 lead entering the third period before the Eagles cut the lead to 3-2 six minutes in. Minnesota responded with two 5-on-5 goals and an empty-netter.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 11-25-14

No. 18 Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 1 Boston University 2 (OT)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, E, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, +4, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

Boston University’s first game as the country’s top-ranked team ended up an overtime loss to Harvard, 3-2. Kyle Criscuolo (undrafted) had the game-winning goal for the Crimson. Neither Lightning prospect figured in the game’s scoring.

NCAA Game Night: 11-22-14

No. 3 Boston University Terriers 5 @ Connecticut Huskies 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, +4, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod had three minor penalties in a convincing win over UConn. BU is now 8-1-1.

No. 2 North Dakota 3 @ No. 16 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-1-4, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell (pictured) scored his third of the year when he skated into the Huskies’ zone on a 2 on 1, veered to the middle and roofed a wrist shot into the top right corner of the net.

No. 14 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ St. Lawrence Saints 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-10-11, -1, 17 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Peca was on the ice for the overtime winner, scored by linemate Sam Anas (undrafted). Peca set up Anas for the game-tying goal in the third period.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 11-21-14

Bentley Falcons 1 @ Harvard Crimson 5

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-2-6, E, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard improved to 5-1-2 overall, defeating Bentley, 5-1, on Friday. Harvard had five different scorers.

Maine Black Bears 2 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 3 (OT)

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-0-1, +3, 6 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

Jack Eichel (2015) had a goal and an assist for BU against Maine, including the game-winner in overtime.

No. 2 North Dakota 1 @ No. 16 St. Cloud State 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-1-3, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

SCSU scored twice in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and upset UND, 3-1.

No. 14 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-9-11, -3, 7 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

The Bobcats and Golden Knights engaged in a defensive battle, with neither team reaching the 20-shot mark. Clarkson scored the game-winning goal late in the second period. QU only managed five shots in the third period.

USA National Development Program 5 @ No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 (OT) (Exhibition)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Did not play
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-3-0, 2.20 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Wilcox got a night off – his first of the season – in an exhibition game vs. the USNTP.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 11-18-14

Harvard Crimson 2 @ Dartmouth Big Green 0

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-2-6, E, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard improved to 4-1-2 overall, 3-1-2 in ECAC, and 2-1-1 in Ivy League play by shutting out Dartmouth, 2-0, on Tuesday. Steve Michalek (Wild draft pick) made 29 saves for the goose egg. Harvard was just outside the USCHO top-20 this week at No. 24.

NCAA Game Night: 11-15-14

Yale Bulldogs 2 @ Harvard Crimson 1

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-2-6, E, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard lost its first conference game of the year, and to rival Yale at home, no less. Hart had an assist on Harvard’s only goal, which came in the final minute after Yale had scored an empty-net insurance goal. At least they broke the shutout.

No. 7 Miami-Ohio Redhawks 1 @ No. 2 North Dakota 4

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 2-1-3, E, 21 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

Former Lightning prospect camper Austin Czarnik had two minor penalties on Saturday for Miami. Czarnik, who is 5-9, has 10 assists in 12 games this year with no goals. He had 47 points (13 goals) in 27 games last year as a junior. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin is sitting out the year for the Redhawks rehabilitating a knee injury. Thanks to two losses by Minnesota, North Dakota may be the new No. 1 when the rankings come out this week.

No. 20 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ RPI Engineers 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-9-11, -2, 7 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Peca (pictured) had two apples and Travis St. Denis (undrafted) had a hat trick for Quinnipiac in their road win at RPI.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 33 saves on 34 shots
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-3-0, 2.20 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Bulldogs completed the two-game weekend sweep of No. 1 Minnesota with a 2-1 win on Saturday. Now the Gophers wait to see how far they’ll fall in the polls.

*USCHO poll used

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