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NCAA Game Night: 3/9

UMass 3 - Maine 2
Game 1, HEast Tournament - Round 1

John Wessbecker's first goal of his collegiate career, scored when the sophomore jumped into the rush and finished off a 2 on 1, proved to be a huge one as he was credited with the game-winning goal in the first game of the best of three series with Maine. He finished a plus-1.

Black Bear's defenseman Mike Lundin recorded an assist in the game and finished even. Game two is tonight in Amherst.

Michigan 4 - Northern Michigan 1
Game 1, CCHA Tournament - Round 2

Dusty Collins was scoreless and a minus-1 in the opening game of the best of three series with the Wolverines. Game two is tonight in Ann Arbor.

Thursday's Superleague Scores

In the final round of the Russian Superleague's regular season...

Evgeny Artyukhin did not play in Yaroslavl's 4-4 tie with Nizhnekamsk.

Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Dynamo's 5-3 win over Novosibirsk.

Anton But was scoreless in SKA's 2-0 loss to Salavat Yulayev.

Dimitri Kazionov did not play in Kazan's 3-1 loss to Amur.

Alexei Glukhov and Denis Kazionov each scored goals for their respective clubs in Cherepovets' 4-3 win over Tver.

Vasily Koshechkin made 22 saves in Togliatti's 2-1 overtime win against CSKA. Koshechkin finishes the regular season at the unofficial Bolt Prospects talley of 19-14-5.

AHL Game Night 3/9: Pirates at Falcons

Gerald Coleman gets some small measure of revenge.

POR-4
SPR-2

Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 34 shots in the loss. Daniel Corso and PJ Atherton had the Falcons goals. Individual assists belonged to Matt Smaby, Norm Milley, Dan Cavanaugh and Justin Keller. Tonight's game turned on a 5 minute high sticking penalty in the second period on Marek Kvapil which Portland cashed in on twice to assume a lead they never relenquished the rest of the way.

First Period
SPR Corso, (15) (Smaby, Milley), 6:53 (PP)

Second Period
POR Carter, (11) (Salcido, Wilson), 7:06 (PP)
POR Salcido, (6) (Carter, Wilson), 8:52 (PP)
POR Keith, (10) (Hartigan, Weinrich), 9:45 (PP)

Third Period
SPR Atherton, (2) (Cavanaugh, Keller), 7:37
POR Hartigan, (25) , 13:16

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

Femenella's College Career Ends on the Injured List

According to the University of Vermont Athletic Department, defenseman Art Femenella will be out for the remainder of his senior season as he was placed on the extended injury list. Vermont Head Athletic Trainer Allison Shepherd told the Burlington Free Press Femenella sustained a wrist injury that will require surgery.

Femenella, a 6',7" 255-pound native of Annandale, New Jersey, played in just 13 games this season, registering a goal and two assists to go along with 42 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating. He missed all but eight games of his junior season injured and he battled injuries in both his freshman (27 games) and sophomore (21 games) years when he played both wing and defense.

A beast for Sioux City of the USHL known for his fighting skills, it was Femenella's hope to use hockey to gain a college education and he did just that. A public communication major, Femenella finishes his collegiate career at Vermont with two goals and two assists for four points in 69 regular season games. He also had 172 penalty minutes.

#19 Vermont won game one of their first round series in the Hockey East Tournament against #8 Boston University last night 3-2.

Linkopings/Lulea Game Two

In game two of their opening round playoff series, Linkopings captured a 2-0 lead defeating Lulea 3-2. Andreas Holmqvist remained white hot scoring a goal and adding 2 penalty minutes in the game. Game Three is set for Saturday.

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