Miami RedHawks 2 @ No. 15 Michigan State Spartans 1 (OT)
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, Even, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 6 PIM
In their first game in almost a month the Redhawks won in overtime on Jimmy Mullin's fifth goal of the season. Mullin now has a three game point streak and was awared first star of the game.
Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ No. 20 Yale Bulldogs 1
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM
The win put the Bobcats into third place in the ECAC behind Colgate and Cornell.
Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 14 Union Dutchmen 3 (OT)
F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-1-2, Even, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 9-9-18, +3, 29 PIM
Killorn's point streak now moves to eight games and has a goal streak of three games.
No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 @ No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 1
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, Even, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-4-4, +7, 33 PIM
The Broncos jumped out to a one goal lead early in the first period but gave up three third period goals to the top ranked Bulldogs. Undrafted center Jack Connolly, who is tied for the NCAA lead in points, had three assists in the game for UMD.
No. 13 Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 6 Colorado College Tigers 1
D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 6 PIM
Cornell picked up a huge non-conference win over a higher ranked opponent on the road. Big Red goalie Andy Iles made 38 saves in the win.
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Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 7
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 0 PIM
F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, even, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 8-8-16, +3, 27 PIM
Killorn scored the first goal of the game to run his point streak to seven games. O'Donnell scored in his second consecutive game.
Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM
The Bobcats six game unbeaten streak came to an end with the non-conference loss to UNO.
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
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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...