NCAA Game Night: 1-26-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 1 @ North Dakota Fighting Hawks 5

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 1-10-11, +15, 6 PIM

UND bounced back Saturday night at home, splitting the weekend series with the top-ranked Huskies after a dominating 5-1 win behind a pair of goals each from Flyers prospect Gavin Hain (PHI, 2018 6th round pick) and Dixon Bowen (undrafted). North Dakota goalie Adam Scheel (undrafted) made 22 saves for the win, handing St. Cloud just their 2nd conference loss on the season. Bolt prospect Nick Perbix has 10 assists on the season, good for 9th among Division I freshmen defensemen and only 5 assists off Mike Lundin’s 16 assists in his freshman season at Maine as Tampa Bay’s best collegiate freshman blueliner.

St. Cloud State drops to 18-4-2 (10-2-2 NCHC) and return home to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center next weekend for a pair of NCHC conference games against Miami University.

#4 Denver Pioneers 1 @ #13 Western Michigan Broncos 5

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4/11 FO
Season Totals: 23 GP, 10-9-19, +16, 10 PIM

Lightning prospect Cole Guttman setup up Denver’s lone goal Saturday night, a Emilio Pettersen (CGY, 2018 6th round pick) power-play marker early in the 3rd down 5-0 to the Broncos. Just a few weeks ago, WMU swept a high ranked Minnesota-Duluth team at home, and this weekend the Bronco do the same to the #4 Pioneers. Cam Lee (undrafted) and Dawson DiPietro (undrafted) each tallied a goal and an assist to lead Western Michigan, and goalie Gorsuch (undrafted) made 36-saves, including 19 in the 3rd period for the win.

Denver drops to 14-6-3 (6-6-1-1 NCHC) on the season and returns home next weekend for a pair of conference games against North Dakota.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1 @ #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-9-11, +8, 8 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Koepke set up Koby Bender (undrafted) on what would be the eventual game-winner Saturday night, as UMD swept the weekend series against UNO. A night after firing 56 shots on goal, the Bulldogs launched another 52 shots on goalie Evan Weninger (undrafted).

Minnesota-Duluth improves to 16-6-2 (9-4-1 NCHC), gaining ground against both St. Cloud State and Denver University, and looks ahead next weekend to a road series against Colorado College.

Colgate Raiders 3 @ #12 Cornell Big Red 2 OT

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

John Snodgrass (undrafted) scored the OT game-winner, his 2nd goal of the game, Saturday to lift the Raiders over the Big Red, ending Cornell’s 5-game winning streak. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 16th game on the season due to injury.

Cornell drops to 12-6-1 (8-3-1 ECAC) and the Big Red hit the road next weekend for games against #16 Union and against RPI.

Boston College Eagles 4 @ #19 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4 OT

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 20 GP, 9-12-21, +3, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Ryan Dmowski (undrafted) scored a power play goal for the River Hawks late in the game Saturday night to force overtime and the eventual tie. Dmowski scored two goals and added an assist to lead UML. Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin had his five-game points streak snapped, failing to hit the scoresheet for just the 3rd time in his last 16 games.

UMass-Lowell’s record now stands at 14-8-2 (8-4-2 HEAST) and takes on Northeastern next Friday night in Boston.

Wisconsin Badgers 4 @ Minnesota Gophers 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 21 GP, 0-4-4, -4, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: did not play
Season Totals: 24 GP, 8-10-18, +3, 12 PIM

Predators prospect Rem Pitlick scored twice and Tyler Sheehy notched three assists for the Gophers, but it was enough as the Badgers rallied from a 3-2 deficit for the win against the Walker-less Minnesota squad. It’s not immediately clear while Bolt prospect Sammy Walker did not dress for the 2nd match of this weekend home series against Wisconsin the night after his best collegiate game.

The Golden Gophers drop to 10-11-4 (7-6-3 B1G) and continue their home stand next weekend against the University of Michigan.

UConn Huskies 0 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 6

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

Sharks prospect Mike Robinson pitched a 36-save shutout Saturday night as UNH scores six against UConn. New Hampshire improves to 9-8-8 (5-5-5 HEAST) and welcomes Maine to the Whittemore Center next weekend for a pair of conference Hockey East games.

*USCHO poll used for rankings