NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 2-6-2014

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 17 saves on 19 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 18-3-5, 1.97 GAA, .930 sv%, 3 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Sorry, Adam. Our reigning Prospect of the Week, who we lauded for not having lost in regulation since before Thanksgiving, dropped a close match in Madison on Thursday night. The Badgers only managed three shots in the third period, but one beat Wilcox for the game-winner. Minnesota had 40 of 50 first place votes in the last USCHO poll. Boston College is No. 2.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 2-2-2014

No. 11 Northeastern Huskies 6 @ Harvard Crimson 0 (Beanpot)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 2-7-9, -6, 16 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Hart picked up a hitting-after-the-whistle penalty in the third period when the game was out of hand. Harvard will play their next Beanpot game next Monday.

Prospect of the Week: February 3, 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 3, 2014 is … Adam Wilcox, G, Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA – USA).

They call Adam Wilcox “the Iron Man.” The Gophers goalie and Tampa Bay Lightning sixth round draft pick (2011) has the Marvel Comics character on his mask and has played in nearly every game since starting his collegiate career with the University of Minnesota.

NCAA Game Night: 2-1-2014

Michigan State Spartans 0 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 19 saves on 19 shots, shutout, *Second Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 18-2-5, 1.96 GAA, .931 sv%, 3 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox got his third shutout of the year and kept pace behind national leader Michael Garteig of Quinnipiac for the wins lead as Minnesota blanked visiting Michigan State, 1-0. Wilcox matched last year’s shutout total and got his save percentage back over .930. Wilcox hasn’t suffered a loss since Thanksgiving.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-31-2014

Princeton Tigers 2 @ Harvard Crimson 3

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-7-9, -5, 14 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Predators pick Jimmy Vesey scored his 11th of the season for Harvard in the Crimson’s 3-2 win over Princeton.

No. 3 Quinnipiac Bobcats 8 @ Dartmouth Big Green 1

F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 7-14-21, +4, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

Matt Peca had three points as the Bobcats put a snowman on the Dartmouth scoreboard, 8-1. QU has climbed up to No. 3 in the nation in the USCHO poll.

Michigan State Spartans 2 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 26 saves on 28 shots
Season totals: 24 GP, 17-2-5, 2.04 GAA, .929 sv%, 2 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

The Gophers got a third period goal from Justin Kloos (undrafted) and Adam Wilcox stopped 26 shots through three periods and overtime in a 2-2 tie with Sparty. MSU won the just-for-show shootout in six rounds, 2-1. Minnesota remains undefeated in Big 10(ish) play, 7-0-2.

*USCHO poll used

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