NCAA Game Night: 3-1-13
Cornell Big Red 4 @ Brown Bears 1
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.
Ohio State Buckeyes 3 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 0
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 5-8-13, -1, 14 PIM
Miami failed to clinch the regular season CCHA title, losing at home to Ohio State. Alex Szczechura, brother of former Lightning player Paul Szczechura, had a goal and a helper for OSU. The teams play again on Saturday. Miami limited OSU to 16 shots on Friday.
Bemidji State Beavers 1 @ No. 6 North Dakota 5
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 16 PIM
Brendan O’Donnell was a healthy scratch on Friday for UND’s 4-1 win over the Beavers.
No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Harvard Crimson 2 (OT)
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 10-10-20, +9, 32 PIM
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 4-13-17, +2, 8 PIM
Harvard won their biggest game of the year, upsetting No.1 Quinnipiac in overtime. Brian Hart was on the ice for Harvard’s game-tying goal in the third period. Matt Peca was scoreless for the Bobcats.
No. 10 Denver Pioneers 2 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 0
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 35 saves on 36 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 32 GP, 20-6-5, 1.86 GAA, .922 sv%, 3 SO
The Pioneers broke a 0-0 tie 18 seconds into the third period, then added an empty net goal late to defeat No.2 Minnesota, 2-0. Adam Wilcox was named third star for Minnesota despite taking the loss.
No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 5 @ Michigan State Spartans 2
D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 2-8-10, +1, 44 PIM
Witkowski hit 10 points for the season for the second time in his collegiate career, helping the Broncos to a 5-2 win in East Lansing. The two teams play again on Saturday in the last game of the regular season. With Miami’s loss at Ohio State on Friday, the Broncos pulled within two points of the RedHawks for the regular season CCHA title.
*USCHO poll used