Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 (ot)
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 4-11-15, +2, 6 PIM
With the tie the Bobcats are now unbeaten in six straight.
Harvard Crimson 4 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4 (ot)
F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 7-8-15, +3, 23 PIM
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-1-5, +3, 0 PIM
Killorn's point streak is now at six games. O'Donnell's points were his first in three games.
No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ St. Cloud State Huskies 1 (ot)
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 0-4-4, +7, 31 PIM
The Broncos finished the month of December with a 4-1-1 record. They take on No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth next weekend.
Clarkson Golden Knights 3 vs No. 13 Cornell Big Red 5
Florida College Classic
D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, even, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-1-2, even, 6 PIM
Gotovets played the game as the third line winger for the Big Red. They take on No. 6 Colorado College next weekend.
No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes 3 @ Miami RedHawks 2 (OT)
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 4-4-8, +4, 6 PIM
Mullin assisted on a PPG in the third to give the RedHawks a 2-1 lead but were unable to hold off the OSU comeback. Miami is off until January 6th when they start a weekend series at Michigan State. The RedHawks went just 1-3-0 in four games in December.
Bowling Green Falcons 1 @ No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 6
D Luke Witkowski, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-4-4, +6, 29 PIM
Broncos forward Dane Walters had three goals and an assist in the win. Western is now 3-0-2 in their last five games. They play next on the 29th against St. Cloud State.
Harvard Crimson 4 @ Princeton Tigers 3
F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 6-6-12, +1, 23 PIM
Killorn picked up a helper in the win to run his point streak to five games. He has a point in eight of ten games this season.
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 @ No. 19 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 1
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 3-0-3, +1, 0 PIM
UND forward Danny Kristo (Montreal) scored 44 seconds into the third for the only goal of the game. Sioux goalie Aaron Dell recorded his first shutout of the season.
Bolt Prospects would now like to talk turkey about the prospects who rose to the top in the month of November. We took our time to make sure this month's Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Month had spent the proper amount of time in the oven before serving him to you. We thought about giving the award to Riku Helenius of JYP, but there was not much thanks being given in the SM-liiga by his opponents after he posted a 3-1-0 record with 2 shutouts, a 0.99 GAA, and a .949 sv%. How could we give the award to a man who clearly was in no mood to share with the rest of Finland's top league. We also might've considered Cory Conacher, who had 8 goals and 13 points in 12 games, but Conacher's still a pilgrim on his way to the land where NHL entry level contracts are found.
So, we looked high and low and then decided to honor a prospect who plays his hockey in the old Massachusetts colony, not terribly far from Plymouth Rock. Novemeber's Prospect of the Month honors belong to...
St. Lawrence Saints 0 @ No.17 Cornell Big Red 1
D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-1-2, Even, 4 PIM
Cornell has won five of its last six games.
Harvard Crimson 3 @ UMass Minutemen 3 (OT)
F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 11 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-5-11, +2, 23 PIM
Killorn scored his sixth goal of the year and had a team-leading 11 shots on goal Friday as the Crimson tied UMass, 3-3.
Maine Black Bears 6 @ Vermont Catamounts 4
F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM
Vermont is now winless in nine games. Marshall remains out with an injury.
No.18 Miami RedHawks 1 @ Northern Michigan Wildcats 2
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 3-2-5, +4, 4 PIM
Miami had their eight-game unbeaten streak snapped with a road loss Friday.
North Dakota Fighting Sioux 5 @ Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves 2
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 3-0-3, +2, 0 PIM
Oâ€™Donnell, a freshman, has three goals in his last two games. He scored both his goals Friday in the opening 10 minutes of the game. He played on an all-freshman line with Mark MacMillan (Canadiens) and Michael Parks (Flyers).
No.9 Union Dutchmen 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 2
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 3-9-12, -1, 4 PIM
The Bobcats allowed a third period goal and ended up tying the Dutchmen 2-2 on home ice.
No.12 Western Michigan Broncos 4 @ Ferris State Bulldogs 2
D Luke Witkowski, UWM:0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-3-3, +4 29 PIM
The Broncos broke a five-game winless streak with a victory over Pat Nagleâ€™s alma mater.
USCHL poll used
This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions. There are no trophies or plaques, but weâ€™re pretty sure this carries more weight than an Ivy League degree in some circles (maybe the Google+ circles?).
Quite simply, we wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospectâ€™s achievement on the ice.
This weekâ€™s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to â€¦ Alex Killorn, Right Wing, Harvard Crimson (NCAA â€“ USA)