COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State defeated No. 2-ranked Notre Dame, 4-3 on Saturday night to earn a series split with the Irish. The Buckeyes led 2-0 after the first period and 4-0 after the second. Notre Dame added three goals in the third period, drawing within one with 1:25 remaining, but Ohio State was able to shut the door and post the conference win. Ohio State and Notre Dame both are 2-2 overall this year and 1-1 in CCHA play.
Freshman Max McCormick led the way with a power-play goal and two helpers, while classmate Ryan Dzingel had a tally and an assist. Freshman Matt Johnson also scored for the Buckeyes and junior Devon Krogh had a power-play goal of his own. The Irish scored an early goal in the third for a 4-1 Buckeye advantage. Notre Dame then scored at 17:16 to draw within two and added an extra-attacker tally for a one-goal contest with 1:25 remaining. Ohio State was able to hold off the Irish for the final 85 seconds.
Johnson put Ohio State in the lead at 6:30 of the first period, scoring on an assist from McCormick. With the Buckeyes on the power play, McCormick then found Krogh for a one-timer at 12:02. Dzingel had the second assist on the goal that gave the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead. Senior goalie Cal Heeter stopped all six shots he faced in the period, as Ohio State outshot the Irish 9-6.
McCormick scored a goal of his own at 5:06, converting on a backhand off assists from senior Danny Dries and sophomore Chris Crane with Ohio State on a 5×3 power play. Dzingel extended the Buckeye lead to four with an unassisted goal following a forced turnover. Heeter had eight saves in the period, with the Buckeyes leading in shots, 9-8, in the stanza.
In the third, the Irish got on the board at 4:38 on a 5-on-3 power-play goal from Riley Sheahan. Notre Dame scored twice in the final 2:44 to draw within one. At 17:16, Stephen Johns scored and then at 18:35, Austin Wuthrich tallied with the Irish net empty for a one-goal game with 1:25 remaining. Ohio State was able to hold off the Irish, with six skaters on, and close out the game to notch the victory. Shots were 14-4 in favor of the Irish in the stanza, with Heeter making 11 saves.
Ohio State was outshot 28-22 in the game. Heeter ended the contest with 25 saves in all 60 minutes. For the Irish, Steve Summerhays started and played the first 31:08, allowing all four Buckeye goals and making 11 saves to suffer the loss. Mike Johnson played 27:15 and stopped all 14 shots he faced. Ohio State blocked 25 shots in the game, led by sophomore defenseman Curtis Gedig with five, with senior Sean Duddy and freshman Al McLean blocking four each. Krogh and freshman Chad Niddery each had three blocks. In all, 10 Buckeyes blocked at least one shot in the win.
The contest had 17 power plays, with Ohio State 2-for-8 and Notre Dame 1-for-9 with the man advantage
Boston College 5, New Hampshire 4
DURHAM, N.H. — Four players tallied two-point performances and junior goaltender Parker Milner recorded a career-high 39 saves to lead top-ranked Boston College to a 5-1 win at No. 15 New Hampshire before a capacity crowd of 6,501 fans in the Whittemore Center.
Milner stopped six shots in the opening period, all 20 shots in the second and all 14 in the third period to capture his third win this season and the 16th of his career.
New Hampshire outshot BC 40-25 in the contest, including a 20-9 edge in the second period.
Sophomore Bill Arnold, senior Paul Carey and freshman Johnny Gaudreau registered one goal and one assist each and senior Barry Almeida notched two assists for the victors.
Four of the game’s six goals were scoring in the opening stanza.
Junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin, who finished the contest with a game-high plus-four rating, opened the scoring on his first goal of the season just 1:30 into the contest.
New Hampshire forward Nick Sorkin notched the host Wildcats only goal of the contest — a power-play tally — just 56 seconds later.
Carey scored the decisive goal at 6:26 and Arnold concluded the four-goal first period with a man-advantage tally at 16:10.
Junior forward Chris Kreider scored the only goal of the middle period — at 14:23 — and Gaudreau tallied the only goal of the third period — at 9:20 — for the 5-1 final.
Colgate 3, No. 5 Miami (Ohio) 2
HAMILTON, N.Y. — For the first time all year, the No. 5 Miami went to overtime but came up on the short end as Colgate scored the game-winner with 2:03 remaining in the extra session to earn a 3-2 victory and gain a series split with the RedHawks Saturday night at Starr Rink. Miami (2-2-0, 0-0-0 CCHA) won Friday night’s contest 4-3. The all-time series with Colgate (3-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC) is again even at 2-2.
Senior Patrick Tiesling put Miami on top, 1-0, in the first period and junior Reilly Smith gave the ‘Hawks a 2-1 lead in the third period, but Colgate rallied to tie it and got the overtime winner.
No. 6 North Dakota 3, No. 17 Maine 3 (OT)
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Junior forward Danny Kristo scored a pair of power-play goals and set up freshman Nick Mattson’s first career goal to lead No. 6 North Dakota to a 3-3 tie with No. 17 Maine tonight.
The Sioux scored all three of their goals with the man advantage in the second period, erasing a 2-0 deficit.’
UND led 3-2 after two periods but was forced to settle for the tie after Ryan Hegarty’s game-tying goal on the power play with 7:42 left in regulation.
Junior forward Carter Rowney had a pair of assists, while junior goalie Aaron Dell stopped 25 of 28 shots.
No. 7 Colorado College 6, Bemidji State 4
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rylan Schwartz completed his first hat trick as a Tiger midway through the third period, snapping a 4-4 deadlock and fueling No. 7 Colorado College to a come-from-behind 6-4 victory against Bemidji State in front of a homecoming crowd of 7,595 at the World Arena.
The Beavers had seized the lead four different times before the junior center from Wilcox, Saskatchewan, took away their bid for a series split.
The 2-0 Tigers, who also won by a 3-1 count on Friday, remain tied for first place with Michigan Tech and Minnesota in the early WCHA standings after all three teams recorded two-game sweeps on opening weekend of league play
Colorado College battled back each time the Beavers went ahead, pulling even on a pair of Schwartz red lighters sandwiched between tallies by sophomore winger Jeff Collett and senior center Nick Dineen.
Dineen’s tap-in of a Joe Marciano pass from the right boards tied the contest for the last time at 5:45 of the third frame before Schwartz beat Beavers goaltender Matheiu Dugas high on the stick side with a wrist shot from the slot at the 10:19 mark.
Junior Joe Howe, who replaced Thorimbert between the pipes for the final 20 minutes, stopped all 11 Bemidji State shots he faced to preserve the victory. Thorimbert finished with 14 saves, while Dugas steered away 33 of the 38 CC attempts that reached him..
No. 8 Boston University 4, No. 3 Denver 3
BOSTON — No. 8 Boston University held off a third-period Denver rally to post a 4-3 victory against the third-ranked Pioneers on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena.
Four different Terriers found the back of the net to help the home team build a 4-0 lead through two periods before the Pioneers scored a trio of goals and threatened to tie in the closing minutes.
Senior Kieran Millan recorded 35 saves and earned his 63rd career victory to become the winningest goaltender in BU history.
Minnesota 5, No. 9 Minnesota-Duluth 4
Minnesota rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit to defeat Minnesota Duluth 5-4 on Saturday. The Gophers swept the Bulldogs this weekend and improved to 4-0-0 on the season.
Kent Patterson made 46 saves and Nate Condon scored twice on Saturday. Kyle Rau and Nick Bjugstad also scored for the Gophers.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites