Ninth-ranked Yale's unbeaten streak ends at seven at the hands of Cornell
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Yale's unbeaten streak came to an end at seven games despite a 27-save outing by freshman goalie Alex Lyon in a 2-1 loss to No. 18 Cornell before a packed house at Lynah Rink.
The Bulldogs opened the season with a loss in the Liberty Invitational and then went four weeks without finishing behind.
Cornell had a 10-7 edge in shots in the first along with the only goal before having an 11-10 advantage in the second with both sides finding the net once.
There were just three power plays in the game, and the only man-advantage goal was the result of a face-off win by the Red. Yale did not convert its only power-play chance.
The Elis, trailing 2-0, cut the lead in half at 7:50 of the second on an even-strength goal by Cody Learned. He smacked in a rebound off a Carson Cooper shot for his first collegiate tally. Cooper, who took a pass from Trent Ruffolo, made a move around a defender and flicked a shot on Big Red goalie Andy Iles to create the opportunity for his linemate.
The No. 9 Bulldogs (5-2-2, 2-1-2), who outshot Cornell 31-29, came with the pressure in the final frame and created numerous grade-A chances that could have tied the score. Iles came up with the big saves when he needed them most. He needed to stop all 14 Yale shots on target to preserve the victory.
No. 3 Providence 4, No. 20 New Hampshire 2
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence scored three goals in the second period to propel it to a 4-2 win against 20th-ranked New Hampshire on Saturday night at Schneider Arena. With the win, Providence (10-2-1, 6-2-0 HEA) splits the regular-season series with the Wildcats (7-6-1, 5-3-0 HEA).
Trailing at the end of the first period, the Friars added three goals in the second period to lead them to the victory. Senior Seven Shamanski tied the game just 1:40 into the second period. Then red-shirt sophomore Noel Acciari and junior Shane Luke each notched a goal to give the Friars a 3-1 lead after two periods of action. A late push from UNH in the final minutes to even the score ended when junior Ross Mauermann scored an empty-net goal.
Providence goaltender Jon Gillies made 32 saves in the win while Casey DeSmith stopped 22 shots for the Wildcats.
Princeton 4, No. 4 Quinnipiac 3
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Princeton scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to skate to a 4-3 win against No. 4 Quinnipiac on Saturday at TD Bank Sports Center.
Princeton (3-8, 2-6) hand Quinnipiac (11-2-1, 6-1-1) its first loss in 13 games thanks to a goal by senior Andrew Ammon with 2:24 left in regulation. Ammon intercepted a pass at the top of the right circle and buried the puck glovside.
Princeton’s last win against a team ranked in the top five was Nov. 9, 2012, a 5-3 win against Cornell. The win also snapped the Tigers' five-game unbeaten streak in the series with their travel partner.
Senior captain Jack Berger started the rally with a goal at 10:38 when he scored off a face off deep in the zone, which was won by Aaron Kesselman. Sophomore Mike Ambrosia tallied his second goal of the season at 16:32 on one knee after a pass between three defenders from Ammon left the right side open for the goal. Freshman Marlon Sabo was credited with his second assist in his third career game.
Maine 5, No. 7 Boston College 1
ORONO, Maine -- Despite outshooting Maine 34-29 the Black Bears managed to find the back of the net a more times as Boston College suffered a 5-1 setback in front of a sold out Alfond Arena crowd.
Rookie blueliner Scott Savage scored his second goal of the season while junior forward Johnny Gaudreau kept his point streak intact with the primary assist. Gaudreau has accounted for 16 points (9-7-16) throughout the eight-game scoring stretch. First-year blue liner Ian McCoshen logged his fourth helper on the year.
Junior goaltender Brian Billett started the first two periods, turning aside 17-of-21 shots. Classmate Brad Barone came in relief for the third frame, stopping seven shots on eight Black Bear attempts.