NCAA/USHS

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

NCAA Game Night: 1-25-2014

Miami RedHawks 6 @ Colorado College Tigers 1

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-6-7, +4, 21 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Jimmy Mullin was a scratch after playing Friday night’s 4-1 loss at CC.

No. 18 North Dakota 0 @ No. 16 Denver Pioneers 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 3-4-7, -1, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

Denver won Saturday to earn a weekend split with UND. O’Donnell’s line combined for six points on Friday night, but failed to register a point on Saturday.

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 vs No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 38 saves on 42 shots
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-2-4, 2.05 GAA, .929 sv%, 2 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox and the Gophers won the inaugural North Star College Cup with a 5-4 shootout win over the Bulldogs. UMD scored with two minutes left in the third period on a lethal wrist shot that snuck under the crossbar by Wilcox. Overtime was scoreless and Wilcox stopped both shooters he faced in the shootout, including a big glove save on the second opportunity. Both Gopher shooters converted their opportunities to claim the championship.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 1-24-2014

Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 3 Union Dutchmen 4

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-7-9, -4, 14 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Hart’s second goal of the season cut Union’s lead to 3-2 mid-way through the third period, but the Dutchmen scored about a minute later to regain the 2-goal advantage and defeat the Crimson.

Miami RedHawks 1 @ Colorado College Tigers 4

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-6-7, +4, 21 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

Miami continues to struggle, this time losing to Colorado College on the road. Miami cut a 3-0 lead to 3-1 at 19:14 of the third period, but the Tigers scored an empty netter to eliminate any hope of a comeback.

No. 18 North Dakota 4 @ No. 16 Denver Pioneers 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-2-2, +1, 3 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 3-4-7, E, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

O’Donnell had two points and his linemate, Michael Parks (Flyers), had a goal and an assist to lead UND to a road win in Denver.

No 5 St. Cloud State Huskies 1 vs No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 38 saves on 39 shots, *First Star*
Season totals: 21 GP, 17-2-3, 1.97 GAA, .931 sv%, 2 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

The top-ranked Gophers secured a berth in the North Star College Cup Finals with a 4-1 win over No. 5 SCSU on Friday night. The tournament is being held in St. Paul. The Gophers will play Minnesota-Duluth in the championship. Adam Wilcox was First Star, stopping 38/39 shots. Wilcox is in the top-10 in the nation in wins, GAA, and save percentage. (M. Christians photo via CHN)

*USCHO poll used

NA Juniors Game Night: 1-19-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 9 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-3-4, +2, 5 SOG, 0 Hits, 10/17 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 26 GP, 18-42-60, +24, 28 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin finished his 2-game weekend with eight points (1-7-8) and two First Stars. Yeah, he’s good. Halifax outscored their two opponents 17-2. The Titan fired their coach, too.

Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ North Bay Battalion 5

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-12-15, -1, 38 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus is plus-13 in the last six games.

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Guelph Storm 6

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 13-32-45, +11, 31 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Kingston went up against one of the best teams in the league and didn’t come out very well, losing 6-1.

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 3

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 11-26-37, +33, 30 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Koekkoek had his first plus game in three contests, finishing plus-2 in a strong home win over the East’s second place team.

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