No. 2 Irish drop Hockey East opener by 2-1 margin at Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Notre Dame's first Hockey East game didn't quite have the ending that the Irish were hoping for on Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse in front of a sellout crowd of 4,007.
Freshman Mario Puskarich got the game-winning goal on the power play at 18:16 of the third period to snap a 1-1 tie to give the Catamounts the 2-1 win.
Vermont's Chris McCarthy and Irish senior Bryan Rust scored in the first and second period respectively to make it a 1-1 game.
Notre Dame out shot the Cats by a 21-19 margin. Steven Summerhays took the loss, making 17 saves while freshman Mike Santaguida had 20 saves for the victory.
The loss, the second in a row for Notre Dame, drops the second-ranked Irish to 5-2-0 on the year and 0-1-0 in Hockey East. Vermont is now 2-1-1 overall and 1-0-0 in conference play.
"I give Vermont a lot of credit tonight. They played well, they played hard and I thought they played a real smart game," said Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson.
No. 3 Providence 3, No. 18 Boston University 1
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Junior Ross Mauermann's goal at 3:28 of the third period proved enough for a 3-1 win against No. 18 Boston University by No. 3 Providence on Saturday night at a sold out Schneider Arena. With the win, the Friars posted their first Hockey East victory of the season, split the season series with the Terriers and remain unbeaten at home.
Providence (5-1-1, 1-1-0 HEA) and Boston University (4-4-0, 2-1-0 HEA) remained scoreless through the first half of the game. Ahti Oksanen and senior Derek Army each tallied a power play goal in the late stages of the second period for a 1-1 tie heading into the third period. Mauermann was the only player to break through in the final period, scoring both the game winner as well as an empty net goal to clinch the win at 19:13.
Sophomore goalie Jon Gillies earned his fourth win of the season, making 28 saves over the course of the game for the Friars. Sean Maguire stopped 33 shots in the game for the Terriers.
No. 4 Michigan 2, Michigan Tech 1
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In the second game of the two-game homestand against Michigan Tech, No. 4 Michigan completed the sweep of the Huskies with a 2-1 victory on Saturday Night at Yost Ice Arena.
Justin Selman scored the decisive goal, his first of the season, at 3:28 of the third period to put U-M up 2-0. After Dennis Rix's goal at 7:55, Michigan Tech could not solve Zach Nagelvoort the rest of the way, as the freshman earned his fourth win of the season in net.
Nagelvoort, who was named first star of the game, stopped 22 of 23 shots faced.
No. 9 St. Cloud State 3, No. 5 North Dakota 1
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Visiting St. Cloud State, for the second game in a row, erased a 1-0 North Dakota lead, coming back from the early deficit to win 3-1 and sweeping the weekend series.
UND, suffering its first home sweep in three years, saw a 1-0 lead in the third period disappear Friday night and turn into a 3-2 loss. UND mustered just 17 shots on goal tonight, 10 less than any other game this season.
With a sellout of 11,882 looking on, UND dropped to 1-3 in the NCHC and 2-3-1 overall. Unbeaten St. Cloud moved to 2-0 in league play and 5-0-1 overall.
UND never had more than eight shots on goal in any period. The low mark came in the third period when the Huskies held UND to three shots and clinched the sweep on Kalle Kossila's third goal of the season at 9:35 to wrap up the win.
UND's lone goal came on a scoring power play at 18:40 of the first period by freshman defenseman Troy Stecher. His first college goal came when Stecher, sliding to his left at center point, blasted a one-timer on a pass from fellow defenseman Nick Mattson through the legs of SCSU goalie Ryan Faragher.
No. 6 Miami (Ohio) 5, Canisius 2
OXFORD, Ohio -- A fast start and a lethal power play paced Miami to a 5-2 win against Canisius at Steve Cady Arena on Saturday.
A sellout crowd of 3,031 witnessed the RedHawks (5-2-1) put the finishing touches on a weekend sweep of the Golden Griffins (1-3). Austin Czarnik (2g, 1a) and Blake Coleman (3a) finished with three points apiece in the win.
The RedHawks outshot the Golden Griffins 45-25 with Coleman and Czarnik firing seven apiece. MU also finished 3-for-7 on the power play and killed 5-of-7 CC chances with the man advantage.
Williams contributed at both ends of the rink as he assisted on Louis’ game-winning goal while also stopping 23 of 25 shots for his second win of the season.
No. 7 Quinnipiac, No. 14 Cornell
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Michael Garteig recorded his first career shutout to lead No. 7 Quinnipiac to a 3-0 win against No. 14 Cornell at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y.
Quinnipiac improves to 2-0-0 in ECAC Hockey, pushing the Bobcats record to 8-1-0 on the year. The Bobcats hand Cornell its first loss as the Big Red drops to 3-1-0 overall and 1-1-0 in league play.
Connor Jones, Travis St. Denis and Matthew Peca scored for the Bobcats. Jones and St. Denis scored on the power play while Peca's was his first goal of the season. Quinnipiac was 2-for-5 with a man-advantage for the night, giving them two power play goals in four consecutive games. Quinnipiac was 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.
No. 8 Boston College 4, No. 19 Northeastern 3
BOSTON -- First-year forward Adam Gilmour's first-career goal will be a memorable one as his overtime tally helped No. 8 Boston College capture its first road win of the season against No. 19 Northeastern on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.
The Eagles managed another short-handed goal, their second in as many nights, along with another unthinkable Johnny Gaudreau tally to rally back from a 3-1 deficit in the third period.
Senior captain Patrick Brown accounted for BC's short-handed strike, his second of the season. Rookie Ryan Fitzgerald netted his second goal in as many games while junior Quinn Smith worked hard all night and turned in a pair of assists.
Third-year backstopper Brian Billett posted his second win of the season with 31 stops while NU's goalie Clay Witt surrendered four goals on 40 shots.
No. 10 Rensselaer, Dartmouth
HANOVER, N.H. -- Senior Brock Higgs recorded a hat-trick to lead Rensselaer to a 7-1 victory against Dartmouth in ECAC Hockey play from Thompson Arena. With the win, the Engineers improve to 5-2-1 overall (1-1-1 ECAC Hockey), while the Big Green drop to 0-4-0 (0-2-0 ECAC Hockey).
Junior Scott Diebold stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced, including all 14 that came his way in the first period. Morris made 16 saves at the other end of the ice.