NCAA Game Night: 3-17-17

No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1 vs No. 4 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 38 GP, 10-16-26, +9, 14 PIM

Lohin was first star with three points as UML advanced to the Hockey East Finals Saturday vs Boston College.

No. 14 Boston College Eagles 3 vs No. 7 Boston University Terriers 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 34 GP, 2-5-7, +9, 28 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

BU was upended by rival BC Friday in the Hockey East Semifinals. BC advanced to play Ryan Lohin and UMass-Lowell. BU, who trailed 3-0 entering the third period, will wait for their at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.

No. 15 Penn State Nittany Lions 4 vs No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 (2OT)

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 36 GP, 2-3-5, +11, 35 PIM

Penn State won on a power play goal moments after a shorthanded chance by the Gophers to move the Lions to the Big 10 Finals against Wisconsin. Minnesota will play in the NCAA tournament. Zuhlsdorf was on shorthanded during the game-winner. He stopped the rush along the boards before a second player picked up the loose puck and found the scorer on the weak side.
*USCHO poll used for rankings