NCAA Playoffs Game Night: 3-26-10
No.15 Vermont Catamounts 2 vs. No.5 Wisconsin Badgers 3
NCAA West Regional Semifinal (St. Paul, MN)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 33 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 14 PIM
Vermont actually led this game 2-1 after the first period, but were then outshot 30-15 over the final two periods, being outscored 2-0. The Catamounts' season and impressive playoff run is now over. Marshall (pictured) was a healthy scratch for the fifth straight game after the sophomore only missed one regular season contest. His speed and defensive ability are assets to the Catamounts, and heâ€™ll likely be a fixture on at least their third line next season.
C/W Alexander Killorn, Harvard: Season complete.
Season Totals: 32 GP, 9-11-20, E, 26 PIM
Killorn, a sophomore, was one of the top prospects at the Lightningâ€™s 2009 summer camp and could be a signing target of the Lightning this offseason. Speculation from Harvard followers is heâ€™ll return to the Crimson next season, however. Stay tuned.
D Luke Witkowski , Western Mich. Univ.: Season complete.
Season Totals: 32 GP, 2-4-6, -13, 67 PIM
Witkowski gained valuable ice time as a freshman defenseman for the Broncos this season, though he went through his ups and downs in his rookie year. He is expected to be a big part of WMUâ€™s future on the blueline.
D Kirill Gotovets, Shattuck-St. Maryâ€™s
Season Totals: 44 GP, 8-19-27, 73 PIM
Gotovets, a Cornell commit, had five points after 14 games, but has 22 points in his last 30. Shattuck is 42-11-4 entering the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Tournament in Chicago on April 7. Shattuckâ€™s playoffs start following the Chicago tourney.