NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 2-28-2014

Harvard Crimson 2 @ No. 16 Colgate Raiders 1

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-7-13, -4, 18 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Harvard improved to 6-11-4 in conference by upsetting Colgate, who came into the game 12-5-3 in the ECAC.

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 5 @ Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Mullin was a scratch.

No. 10 North Dakota 5 @ No. 5 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 24 GP, 5-8-13, +3, 8 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

O’Donnell set a new career high for points in a season with 13, topping the 10 he accumulated last year as a sophomore. UND is surging, winning five games in a row. Their win on Friday put UND one win away from winning the Penrose Cup as the first National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season champions. O’Donnell’s team leapfrogged SCSU into first place. They can clinch the title with a win on Saturday night.

No. 8 Quinnipiac Bobcats 8 @ St. Lawrence Saints 0

F Matthew Peca, QU: 2-4-6, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 35 GP, 12-21-33, +5, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

Woah. Matt Peca had six points – four more than anyone else on the Bobcats – as QU put a snowman on the scoreboard at St. Lawrence. The Saints tied the Bobcats, 2-2, just a couple weeks ago. Peca surpassed last season’s point total of 30, and is approaching his career high of 39 set in his freshman season. Peca’s six points are the most by a Lightning prospect in a game this season, topping Jonathan Drouin’s five-point game in November. Drouin has never had a six-point game (two five-pointers). No game stars were listed in the recap, but we’re going to give first star to Peca.

Penn State Nittany Lions 1 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 30 saves on 31 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 30 GP, 21-4-5, 1.94 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox stopped 30 of 31 shots as Minnesota improved to 22-4-5 this season with a win over Penn State. Wilcox, who is a Hobey Baker Award candidate for the NCAA’s top player, was named a candidate this week for the first Mike Richter Award, given to the country’s top goaltender.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-22-2014

Brown Bears 2 @ Harvard Crimson 0

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 6-7-13, -4, 18 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Hart had his four-game point and three-game goal streaks snapped in a shutout loss to Brown.

No. 4 St. Cloud State Huskies 3 @ Miami RedHawks 0

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Mullin was a scratch.

No. 11 North Dakota 6 @ No. 20 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 5-5-10, E, 8 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

UND completed a two-game sweep of UMD, winning 6-2 on Saturday night.

No. 19 Colgate Raiders 3 @ No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 10-17-27, +2, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

Peca (pictured) assisted on QU’s game-tying goal in the second period, but Colgate got a go-ahead goal with half a period to play and added a late empty netter to seal the win. The Bobcats have lost three straight games.
*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-21-2014

No. 14 Yale Bulldogs 5 @ Harvard Crimson 2

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-7-13, -3, 18 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Hart, our reigning Bolt Prospect of the Week, now has three goals and an assist in his last four games.

No. 4 St. Cloud State Huskies 3 @ Miami RedHawks 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Mullin was a scratch on Friday night. Former Lightning camper Austin Czarnik had a goal and an assist as Miami scored a big upset win.

No. 11 North Dakota 3 @ No. 20 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 0

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 5-5-10, E, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

UND continues to play well after a rough start, beating JT Brown’s alma mater, 3-0, on Friday night.

No. 13 Cornell Big Red 2 @ No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 10-16-26, +4, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

The Bobcats lost their second game in a row despite outshooting Cornell, 41-14. Goaltender Andy Iles (undrafted, 5’9”) stopped all but one shot for the Big Red. Former Bolt prospect Kirill Gotovets was scoreless for Cornell. He is now Chicago property (Paradise trade).
*USCHO poll used

Prospect of the Week: February 17, 2014

We continue our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Prospect of the Week for February 17, 2014 is … Brian Hart, W, Harvard Crimson (NCAA – USA).

For the third consecutive week a collegiate player is our Prospect of the Week. This week the honor goes to Harvard’s Brian Hart, a second round pick (53rd overall) of the Lightning in 2012.

Hart, a 6-3 212-pound forward out of Phillips-Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, had two goals and an assist this week to raise his season point total to 12 (four goals) in 25 games. The Maine native had a goal in Monday’s 6-2 Beanpot Consolation Game win over Boston University and followed that up with an assist in a 1-0 upset win over Clarkson on Friday. He finished his weekend with a goal in a 2-2 tie against St. Lawrence on Saturday.

NCAA Game Night: 2-15-2014

Harvard Crimson 2 @ St. Lawrence Saints 2

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 5-7-12, -2, 16 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Hart set a new career high with five goals this season. The sophomore is starting to heat up with two goals and an assist in his last three games. Hart’s goal in the last minute of the second period gave the Crimson a 2-1 lead.

Miami RedHawks 2 @ No. 17 North Dakota 9

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-1-2, +1, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 5-5-10, -1, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

UND got out to a 4-0 lead and piled on Miami’s miserable season. O’Donnell got some late power play time and scored his fifth goal of the year. The RedHawks fell to 4-10-1 in conference play.

No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Brown Bears 4

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 10-16-26, +5, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

The Bobcats lost just their fourth conference game of the season, 4-2 at Brown, who improved to 7-10-1 in conference play.

No. 10 Michigan Wolverines 1 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 28 saves on 29 shots, *First Star*
Season totals: 29 GP, 20-4-5, 1.97 GAA, .931 sv%, 3 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox was named first star, winning his 20th game of the season – one off the national lead. The Gophers completed a 2-game weekend sweep of the Wolverines.

*USCHO poll used

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