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Angelidis Leads Crunch Past Senators, 5-3


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Mike Angelidis didn't pause to think over his answer.

The Crunch captain netted the eventual game-winning power play goal, chipped in a pair of assists, and dropped the gloves in a brawl in the final minute. But Angelidis was most proud of the two points in the standings after a 5-3 win over the Binghamton Senators at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

"I'm proud the team got two points," Angelidis said. "We've lost a couple games there ... We got two in a row here. So it's key for us to keep going here. I think we've got to get our swagger back. The chemistry is starting to click here, especially offensively, hopefully we can just keep riding it."

NCAA Game Night: 2-21-15

No. 14 Harvard Crimson 3 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 2

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 6-5-11, -1, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard bounced back from a big loss on Friday to win on Saturday. Hart continues to struggle to produce points. He's 0-for-February so far.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-6-8, +10, 42 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

The Irish took the weekend series with the Terriers, winning Saturday to go with a Friday tie. Cal Peterson (Sabres) stopped 42 shots for the Irish.

No. 1 North Dakota 3 @ Western Michigan Broncos 2 (OT)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 9-5-14, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

The top-ranked team in the country rebounded from a late regulation collapse to beat WMU in overtime, completing a weekend sweep of the Broncos.

Brown Bears 2 @ No. 11 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 5-25-30, E, 23 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Quinnipiac clinched the ECAC regular season title with a tie Saturday night against Brown. This is the second conference title in three years for the Bobcats, who will have the top seed and a bye in the conference tournament.

No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ Penn State Nittany Lions 4 (OT)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: OTL, 35 saves on 36 shots
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-9-3, 2.50 GAA, .907 sv%, 4 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers scored twice late in the third – including the tying goal with 40 seconds left – to force overtime, but Penn State got the winner on the power play in the extra session.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 2-21-15

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-3-3, +3, 2 PIM
With SSM: 17 GP, 5-25-30, +17, 30 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 15-53-68, +18, 95 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo extended his point streak to 15 games with assists on three of the Soo’s seven goals. He is quickly approaching last year’s career high for points in a season. DeAngelo is now seven points up on the next highest point producing defenseman, even though he’s played six fewer games.

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 16-19-35, -10, 91 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto had a secondary assist on Slater Doggett’s goal late in the third period, helping the Spits to a 2-1 in over Plymouth. Goalies Alex Fotinos (Windsor, undrafted) and Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth, Carolina) combined for 83 saves on 86 shots.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Niagara IceDogs 2 (SO)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 7-18-25, -10, 68 PIM
2013-14 totals (Czech U20): 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

The IceDogs won the shootout, 2-1, to take the game, 2-1. Masin did not participate in the skills competition.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 3-0-3, +2, 2 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 47 GP, 26-37-63, +8, 40 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point had his third hat trick of the season by the second intermission on Friday night. The Warriors held the lead through the final horn for a 4-2 win.

Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Spokane Chiefs 3

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 5-22-27, +12, 20 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Thomas has 11 points in his last 14 games after another assist Friday night in the house that was formerly home of Tyler Johnson.

NCAA Game Night: 2-20-15

No. 14 Harvard Crimson 1 @ No. 20 St. Lawrence Saints 5

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-5-11, E, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

The Saints took care of business at home against Harvard, easily disposing of the higher-ranked Crimson, 5-1.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-6-8, +10, 42 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

The Irish scored in the last four minutes of regulation to force overtime. The game ended in an old fashioned 2-2 tie.

No. 1 North Dakota 3 @ Western Michigan Broncos 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 9-5-14, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota got a big road win in Kalamazoo, defeating Luke Witkowski’s alma mater, 3-1. UND improved to 21-6-3.

No. 13 Yale Bulldogs 2 @ No. 11 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 (OT)

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 5-25-30, +1, 23 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Yale and Quinnipiac entered the third period tied at two, but the teams couldn’t break the tie in the final period or overtime.

No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 @ Penn State Nittany Lions 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 35 saves on 36 shots
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-8-3, 2.45 GAA, .908 sv%, 4 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers won their fifth in a row, defeating Penn State in State College. Wilcox has come out of his mid-season rut with five solid games in a row. Minnesota is back in the top-20 after an extended absence. They were No. 1 earlier in the season before falling down and out.

*USCHO poll used

Crunch Snap Skid With Win Over Devils


By Jeremy Houghtaling

After totaling just three goals in the last five games, the Syracuse Crunch offense appeared to turn the corner.

Yanni Gourde gave the Crunch the lead midway through the first period, Jonathan Marchessault added a goal early in the second, and after the Devils cut their deficit to one, Vladislav Namestnikov sealed the win with a breakaway goal in the third, as Syracuse topped Albany, 3-1, to snap a five game losing streak at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

"I thought we started a little bit slow -- for six or seven minutes our execution wasn't there -- but we started rolling," said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. "I thought we competed hard. I thought the only time we were in trouble was the second period when we took three penalties in a row. It felt like they gained some momentum from it, they obviously scored on one of them, but we got back to our five on five game and controlled the play a little bit."

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