Freshmen score five goals as No. 1 Minnesota tops No. 4 Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Minnesota topped No. 4 Notre Dame 5-4 on Saturday night in South Bend behind five goals from freshmen. Hudson Fasching tallied twice in the win along with Justin Kloos, Taylor Cammarata and Jake Bischoff.
Cammarata finished the night with three points after adding a pair of assists while Bischoff – a defenseman – now has two goals and an assist in four career games for the Gophers.
“It was a game of runs and a little bit of a roller coaster tonight,” Gophers coach Don Lucia said. “I thought our guys came out and played extremely hard.”
Minnesota (6-1-1 overall) salvaged a split with the Irish for the weekend and snapped Notre Dame’s 11-game winning streak at Compton Family Ice Arena.
No. 3 St. Cloud State 2, No. 7 Miami (Ohio) 1
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- St. Cloud State (6-1-1, 3-1-0 NCHC) jumped back into the win column on Saturday with a big 2-1 victory against No. 7 Miami (Ohio) (6-3-1, 2-2-0 NCHC).
SCSU was able to hang on to the 2-1 lead as junior goalie Ryan Faragher issued another sterling effort with 29 saves and a victory to his credit. In the game, SCSU outshot the RedHawks 35-30 as MU goalie Ryan McKay had 33 saves in the loss. On the power play, SCSU was 0-of-5 and Miami was 0-of-3.
This marked the first time that SCSU has gained a victory against Miami in the history of the series that dates back to 1987-88. Miami is now 4-1-1 in games played in St. Cloud. Of note, SCSU is now 3-1-1 in the last five outings against Miami.
No. 5 Quinnipiac 3, No. 9 Yale 3
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Quinnipiac extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1) with a 3-3 tie against No. 9 Yale. Quinnipiac goes to 9-1-1 overall and 3-0-1 in ECAC hockey play while Yale moves to 3-1-2 overall and 2-0-2 in league play.
Quinnipiac freshmen Sam Anas scored his team-leading eighth goal of the year with less than a minute to play in the first period. Kellen Jones fed the first-year Bobcats for his team-leading 10th assist and his 99th career point.
No. 6 Providence 4, Merrimack 2
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Friars completed a come-from-behind win on Saturday night at a sold out Schneider Arena, posting a 4-2 victory against the Merrimack Warriors to sweep the season Hockey East series. After trailing 2-1 after two periods of play, the Friars (7-1-1, 3-1-0 HEA) secured the win with a three-goal third period to remain unbeaten at home on the season.
Freshman Conor MacPhee, junior Shane Luke and sophomore Mark Jankowski each contributed a goal in the last twenty minutes of play to clinch the Friars' second win in as many nights. Luke's goal at 12:49 of the third proved to be the game winner.
Sophomore goaltender Jon Gillies earned his sixth win of the season for the Friars making 31 saves in the game. Rasmus Tirronen stopped 30 shots for Merrimack (3-5-0, 0-2-0 HEA).
No. 10 Rensselaer 6, Colgate 2
TROY, N.Y. -- Junior Ryan Haggerty scored twice, including his nation-leading 13th of the year, to help the 10th-ranked Rensselaer to a 6-2 win against Colgate in ECAC hockey action at Houston Field House. With the win, the Engineers improve to 6-2-2 overall (2-1-2 ECAC hockey), while the Raiders drop to 4-6-1 (2-2-0 ECAC hockey).
Colgate outshot the Engineers, 17-14, and held a 24-23 advantage in face-offs. Rensselaer junior goaltender Scott Diebold finished with 15 saves between the pipes for the Engineers. Colgate used three goalkeepers in the game. Starter Charlie Finn took the loss, allowing three goals and making four saves. Rensselaer was assessed eight penalties for 41 minutes, including three majors and two game misconducts.