NCAA Game Night: November 30, 2019

Saturday NCAA highlights features Max Crozier 1A and 3-game point streak in #13 Providence clinch of the Mayor's Cup with win over Brown; Cole Koepke 1A in UMD lone goal loss to #1 Minnesota State; Alex Green's six-game point streak ends in #2 Cornell win at Madison Square Garden over BU.

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Boston University Terriers 0 vs #2 Cornell Big Red 2

D Alex Green, COR, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 3-6-9, +9, 6 PIM
’18-’19 Totals: 20 GP, 1-3-4, -6, 8 PIM

Cornell goalie Matthew Galaja pitched a 28-save shutout Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to the annual Red Hot Hockey match against rival Boston University. Bolt prospect Alex Green saw his six-game point streak end, but the Big Red’s undefeated record extends to nine games. Cornell improves to 9-0 (6-0 ECAC) and hits the road next weekend for a pair of Ivy League bouts against #8 Harvard and Dartmouth..

#1 Minnesota State Mavericks 3 @ #8 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 1

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 14 GP, 3-5-8, +1, 10 PIM
’18-’19 Totals: 42 GP, 7-12-19, +14, 14 PIM

Dryden McKay made 37 saves and Jake Jaremko scored twice to propel the top-ranked Mavericks to a Saturday night road win against the Bulldogs. Bolt prospect Cole Koepke helped set up a Justin Richards power play goal early in the 3rd to equalize the score at 1-1, but UMD allowed a pair of Minnesota State power play goals that sealed the sweep for the top-ranked Mavericks. The Bulldogs drop to 7-6-1 (4-1-1 NCHC) and hit the road next week for a NCHC conference tilt against University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Brown Bears 2 @ #13 Providence Friars 4

D Max Crozier, PRO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 BLK
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-8-10, +10, 12 PIM

Bolt prospect Max Crozier notched his 10th point of the season, helping set up Tyce Thompson’s (NJD, 2019 4th round pick) Division-I leading 12th goal Saturday night as part of a three-goal Providence 2nd period. After the Bears opened the scoring early in the 1st, the Friars reeled off four in a row led by two points each from Thompson, Parker Ford, and Jack Dugan (VGK, 2017 5th round pick). While Thompson leads the nation in scoring, Dugan leads Division-I in both assists (25) and points (31). Crozier now sports a three-game streak and is tied for 1st among Hockey East freshmen defenders for most assists (8). The victory earns Providence the 34th annual Mayor’s Cup and improves their record to 8-4-3 (5-3-2 HEAST) with a weekend home-and-home conference series against #15 UMass-Lowell on tap for next weekend.

*USCHO poll used for rankings