NCAA Game Night: 2-22-13
RPI Engineers 1 @ Cornell Big Red 4
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM
Gotovets remains out of the Cornell lineup.
Harvard Crimson 2 @ St. Lawrence Saints 4
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 4-11-15, E, 10 PIM
The Crimson had their three-game undefeated steak end by St. Lawrence, who ended Quinnipiac’s 21-game undefeated streak earlier this month. Brian Hart was scoreless for Harvard.
No. 3 Miami RedHawks 5 @ Lake Superior State Lakers 4
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 5-7-12, -1, 12 PIM
Miami got a goal from Jimmy Mullin and overcame allowing four goals for just the second time this season in a 5-4 win over LSSU. Miami had 51 shots on net, helped by outshooting LSSU 22-3 in the second period. The RedHawks are three-points ahead of Western Michigan for first in the CCHA.
No. 6 North Dakota 4 @ No. 10 Denver Pioneers 5
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 12 PIM
Brendan O’Donnell remains out of the North Dakota lineup as a healthy scratch.
No. 13 Yale Bulldogs 1 @ No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4
F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 10-10-20, +11, 30 PIM
Peca (pictured) scored the game-opening goal, pacing the Bobcats to a 4-1 win over in-state rival Yale on national television (NBC Sports). Peca was in position to score Quinnipiac’s third goal, but his teammate beat him to the puck that was lying in the crease. Peca was flying all night and exhibited the skill and physicality that earned him the captain’s C with Pembroke two years ago. He finished his checks all night and showed above-average speed. He could be in consideration for the Hobey Baker award by the time his collegiate career is done. Peca is just sophomore.
Minnesota -Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 31 saves on 34 shots
Season totals: 30 GP, 20-5-4, 1.89 GAA, .918 sv%, 3 SO
The Gophers got a late goal from Kyle Rau (Panthers) to gain the lead for the final time and defeat the visiting Bulldogs. Wilcox made some key saves throughout the game to keep the game close or tied, but was victimized by three unfortunate bounces off of skates – one on each goal against. Wilcox won his 20th game of his freshman season. The Gophers pulled within one point of St. Cloud State for first in the WCHA as the Huskies lost to Colorado College on Friday.
No.11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3 @ No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 3
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 2-6-8, -7, 40 PIM
The Broncos won the shootout, 2-1, though the game will go down as a tie.
*USCHO poll used