NCAA Game Night: 3-8-13
Cornell Big Red 4 @ Princeton Tigers 0 (ECAC Tournament)
D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM
Gotovets was back in the Big Red lineup, helping Ninth-seeded Cornell to a win over eighth-seeded Princeton in the ECAC Tournament. The two teams will meet again on Saturday.
Harvard Crimson 2 @ Dartmouth Big Green 1 (ECAC Tournament)
F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 4-13-17, +2, 10 PIM
Hart (pictured, Eric Dubose photo) scored with less than three minutes to go in regulation, propelling 12th-seeded Harvard to a 2-1 win over fifth-seeded Dartmouth in the ECAC tournament. The two teams will face off again on Saturday at Dartmouth.
No. 5 North Dakota 4 @ No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks 3
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. With No. 8 St. Cloud State’s win in Wisconsin, the Huskies clinched a share of the WCHA title. North Dakota would need a win on Saturday against Minnesota State as well as an SDSU loss to get a share of the title.
No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ Bemidji State Beavers 3
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 27 shots
Season totals: 34 GP, 22-6-5, 1.87 GAA, .923 sv%, 3 SO
Wilcox won his 22nd game of the year, getting help from Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad, who had two goals for Minnesota in their 4-3 win over the Beavers on Friday. With St. Cloud State’s win in Wisconsin, the Huskies clinched a share of the WCHA title. The Gophers need a win on Saturday against Bemidji State as well as an SDSU loss to get a share of the title.