Witkowski's vast improvement for WMU hockey team no fish story

The fact that Luke Witkowski finds time during hockey season for some regular ice fishing says something about his passion for the outdoors.

But Matt Tennyson says the more telling sign is the live bass his Western Michigan University hockey teammate keeps in his room.

“He has a fish tank in his room with a bass in it,” said Tennyson, who paused and shook his head with a smile. “I guess that’s pretty hardcore. I don’t know of anyone else who has that. He’s pretty outdoorsy.”

NCAA Game Night: 2/14/11

The Beanpot
Consolation Game

Harvard Crimson 5 vs. #15 Boston Terriers 4

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-0-2, +2, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-11-21, +4, 32 PIM

Killorn scored two second period goals to help Harvard upset BU in the consolation game of the Beanpot tournament. It was the first win for Harvard over BU in the Beanpot since 1994. The two teams will face each other in the semi-finals next year in the 60th Beanpot tournament.

Killorn now has a career high in goals and points scored, passing last year's total of nine goals and 20 points.

#1 Boston College needed overtime to beat Northeastern 7-6 in this years Beanpot final. It was BC's 16th Beanpot title and third in last four years.

NCAA Game Night: 2/12/11

#15 Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ #12 Miami RedHawks 3
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 1-7-8, +14, 46 PIM

Western Michigan's 14 game unbeaten streak has come to an end at the hands of Miami. The Broncos went two months and a day without a regulation or overtime loss before Saturday night's defeat. Western is sitting in 4th in the CCHA, nine points behind first place Notre Dame. The Broncos are at #13 Michigan next weekend for two games.

Cornell Big Red 3 @ #8 Rensselaer Engineers 2 (OT)
D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 1-5-6, +9, 24 PIM

After a rough start, the Big Red have just two losses in their last 12 games and have moved into 4th in the ECAC, just seven points behind first place Union. Cornell should creep back into the top 20 after this win over a top 10 team.

Vermont Catamounts 2 @ #18 Maine Black Bears 4
F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-0-2, -4, 2 PIM

Vermont split the weekend series with the Black Bears. The Catamounts are at home against #6 New Hampshire next weekend.

NCAA Game Night: 2/11/11

#15 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ #12 Miami RedHawks 3 (OT)
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 1-7-8, +15 44 PIM

Witkowski was credited with the game-tying goal, netting his first of the season for the Broncos. Western is now unbeaten in 14 games, dating back to December 11, 2010.

#20 Princeton Tigers 4 @ Harvard Crimson 4 (OT)
F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-2-3, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 8-11-19, +2, 28 PIM

Killorn scored the game-tying goal to help Harvard pick up a tie with newly-ranked Princeton. The three points for Killorn are a season high for the leading scorer of the Crimson.

Cornell Big Red 0 @ #9 Union Dutchmen 4

D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-5-6, +10, 22 PIM

Cornell managed just nine shots on goal against Union goalie Keith Kinkaid. The Big Red are at Rensselaer Saturday night.

Vermont Catamounts 7 @ #18 Maine Black Bears 2
F Matt Marshall, VRM: Did not play
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-0-2, -4, 4 PIM

Marshall sat out again due to injury while Vermont scored seven goals for the second straight game as they took down Mike Lundin's alma mater, the Maine Black Bears. The two meet again Saturday night.

NCAA Game Night: 2/7/11

The Beanpot

Boston, Massachusetts

Harvard Crimson 0 vs. Northeastern Huskies 4

F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-9-16, +2, 28 PIM

The Crimson were blanked in the semi-final game of the 59th Beanpot Tournament played between the four Boston area schools. Northeastern netminder Chris Rawlings recorded 41 saves for the shutout and move the Huskies into next Mondays final.

Harvard has 10 Beanpot titles but none since 1993. The last time the Crimson played in the final was 2008 where they lost in a 6-5 thriller in overtime to eventual National Champion, Boston College.

The Crimson will face the loser of tonight's Boston College vs. Boston University semi-final next Monday in the consolation game.

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