Jesse Root dishes out five assists to help No. 10 Yale claim win vs. Brown
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Tenth-ranked Yale scored a season-high four power-play goals on the way to a 6-0 win against Brown.
Tommy Fallen and Kenny Agostino had two goals each, Jesse Root had five assists and Alex Lyon got his first collegiate shutout with 28 saves. Root’s total is the most by a Bulldog skater since John Sather tied the school record by dishing out six helpers in a 1990 game.
Lyon, who notched Yale’s first shutout of the year, had a dozen of his stops in the second and 11 more in the third.
“He’s been outstanding,” said Root, Yale’s captain. “It was great to see [Lyon] get that first shutout. He battles hard for us every night and keeps us in every game. It was good to reward him, and he earned it himself.”
Yale scored on three of four power-play chances during the game’s first 5:03, and chased Brown’s starting goalie from the net and did not allow a Bear shot on target until there was 9:51 left.
Fallen got two of them, the first and third, from the top of the right circle on low lasers through traffic that went past Tyler Steel. His first was the end of a pretty, low-to-high-crossing pass that started with Root, who had a career-high points night.
No. 1 Minnesota 4 (2), Minnesota-Duluth 4 (0)
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota won its first shootout in four tries this year to claim the inaugural North Star College Cup against Minnesota-Duluth in front of 14,518 fans at Xcel Energy Center.
The Gophers got shootout goals from Kyle Rau and Seth Ambroz to secure the tournament win in a back-and-forth game, which officially ended as a 4-4 tie.
Goaltender Adam Wilcox turned aside both shootout attempts he saw en route to being named tournament most outstanding player. Wilcox made a career-high 38 saves in wins against St. Cloud State on Friday and against the Bulldogs on Saturday.
The Gophers are now unbeaten in their past 12 games, with nine wins and three ties. Minnesota is 18-2-4 on the year and hosts Michigan State this weekend.
No. 2 Boston College 3, Penn State 2
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Boston College extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a gritty 3-2 triumph against Penn State on Saturday night in front of a boisterous, sold-out Pegula Ice Arena. The Eagles' trio of Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold and Kevin Hayes combined for seven points in the win.
Hayes dialed up the game-winning goal on the power play at 4:28 of the third period as one of his two markers on the evening while Bill Arnold recorded his second playmaker (three assist) of the season. Junior Johnny Gaudreau kept his point streak intact and stretched it out to 20 games with a goal and an assist in the victory.
Rookie goaltender Thomas Demko stopped 33 shots in his third consecutive victory, including a pivotal stop on a penalty shot in the third, proving to be a big catalyst in BC's triumph. Demko's counterpart, Eamon McAdam, steered away 27 of 30 Eagles' attempts in the setback.
Boston College has now scored a power-play goal in each of its past six games.
Rensselaer 2, No. 3 Union (N.Y.) 1
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Junior goaltender Scott Diebold made 28 saves to lead Rensselaer to a 2-1 victory against third-ranked Union (N.Y.) in the second annual Mayor's Cup game at the Times Union Center. With the win, the Engineers improve to 10-10-4 overall, while the Dutchmen drop to 16-5-3.
Sophomore Mike Zalewski broke a 1-1 tie at 16:22 of the third period, taking a feed from senior Brock Higgs and sticking the puck past Union junior netminder Colin Stevens. The tally, which was Zalewski's fifth of the season, was also assisted by junior Ryan Haggerty.
Diebold made a number big stops down the stretch, including a glove save on a wrist shot by junior Max Novak with under a minute to play.
Union opened the scoring at 8:04 of the first period, when junior Shane Gostisbehere picked up a loose puck in the RPI zone and whipped home a wrap-around goal. The short-handed marker, which was his seventh of the year, was unassisted.
Rensselaer pulled even at 5:17 of the second stanza, on a goal by Milos Bubela's, with assists to juniors Jacob Laliberte and Curtis Leonard. Bubela flipped a backhand shot off the bottom of the crossbar and in, for his fourth of the season.
No. 5 St. Cloud State 6, Minnesota State-Mankato 4
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- St. Cloud State (13-5-4, 7-3-2-0 NCHC) completed its run at the North Star College Cup with a 6-4 victory against Minnesota State-Manakto (14-12-0, 12-6-0 WCHA) in the consolation game of the tournament on Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Huskies relied on a four-goal breakout in the second period to bring home the victory, which snapped a four-game winless streak for St. Cloud State.
Jimmy Brodzinski finished the game with two goals and one assist to boost his team-leading totals to 14 goals and 25 points.
SCSU's goalie of record in the contest was Ryan Faragher who charted 37 saves on the way to his 12th win of the season.
No. 6 Ferris State 3, Michigan Tech 0
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Ferris State got back on track and received a shutout from sophomore reserve goaltender Charles Williams in recording a 3-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) road win against Michigan Tech on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs earned the weekend split against the Huskies while extending their league lead to four points with the triumph at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on the MTU campus. The victory snapped a three-game Bulldog losing skid and was FSU's third win against Michigan Tech in four matchups this campaign.
Ferris State, which suffered a close 3-2 setback to the host Huskies in Friday night's matchup, rebounded nicely with the three-goal win on Saturday evening. The previous three matchups between the two teams this year had all been decided by a single goal.
The Bulldogs got a goal in each period, coming from Andy Huff, Dakota Klecha and Jared VanWormer.
No. 8 Massachusetts-Lowell 6, No. 7 Providence 1
LOWELL, Mass. -- Senior forward Joseph Pendenza scored three points (two goals,one assist) to lead Massachusetts-Lowell to a 6-1 victory against Providence on Saturday night at the Tsongas Center in front of 6,051.
Pendenza scored a short-handed goal for his second tally of the game with 15:15 remaining in the game on a breakaway roofing the puck past Jon Gillies for his 100th career marker. He becomes the 42nd player in school history to accomplish the feat and the first River Hawk player since Riley Wetmore. Pendenza scored his 99th career point to open the scoring in the game at 5:24 of the first period, as he came down the right half wall and skated through the slot to beat Gillies low on his blocker side.
Sophomore defenseman Christian Folin scored a career-high two goals in the game with the second coming on a slapshot from the right point at 11:32 of the final period. Sophomore forward Adam Chapie fed him the puck from low in the right corner and Pendenza was credited with a secondary assist on the play. Folin finished the night tying a career-high with three points.
Senior goaltender Doug Carr made his 11th start of the season for UMass-Lowell, finishing the game with 27 saves, including 11 in the third period. Gillies was pulled from the game for the first time in his Friars career, making 14 saves in 51:32 of action. Nick Ellis came on in relief with two saves in 8:28 of play.
Ohio State 3, No. 9 Wisconsin 1
MADISON, Wis. -- Ohio Stateposted a 3-1 win against Wisconsin on Saturday in the Kohl Center.
Ohio State trailed by one in the second period but goals from freshman Nick Schilkey and junior Nick Oddo less than four minutes apart later in the stanza led the team to the win, with freshman goalie Christian Frey making 36 saves in the Ohio State net.
Ohio State is now 12-9-1 on the year (2-5-1-0 Big Ten), with the Badgers 14-7-1 (5-3-0-0).
Wisconsin outshot the Buckeyes 37-22 in the game. Frey made a career-high 36 saves in all 60 minutes to move to 3-1 on the year. Wisconsin goalie Joel Rumpel made 19 saves in 58:49.
Neither team converted on the power play. Ohio State was 0-for-5 and Wisconsin was 0-for-4.