CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – For the first time in program history, Holy Cross defeated No. 7 Boston College 5-4 at the Kelley Rink at Conte Forum on Friday afternoon in non-conference action.
With the win, the Crusaders advance to 4-9-0 overall, while the Eagles fall to 8-4-2 overall. This victory was Holy Cross' fifth win against a nationally-ranked team in program history and the third versus a top-10 team. This is the first win by an Atlantic Hockey team versus Boston College. The last time Boston College lost to a non-conference opponent at home was on Oct. 14, 2011 when it fell to Denver 4-2.
Freshman Mike Barrett posted two goals and one assist for the Crusaders and sophomore Matt Vidal tallied two assists and scored the goal that proved to be the difference 16:53 into the second period.
Holy Cross brought a 5-1 lead into the third period, and was able to hang on despite Boston College's three-goal barrage.
No. 1 Minnesota 4, No. 12 Wisconsin 1
MINNEAPOLIS – Behind a pair of goals from Seth Ambroz and a 24-save performance from Adam Wilcox, Minnesota topped No. Wisconsin 4-1 on Friday night to win the first Big Ten conference game in program history.
The Gophers (10-2-1 overall, 1-0-0-0 Big Ten) also picked up goals from Mike and Connor Reilly – the second time this season that the brothers have scored goals in the same game.
After Wisconsin (4-4-1, 0-1-0-0 Big Ten) took an early lead with Joseph LaBate’s fourth goal of the year in the first period, Minnesota’s offense took control with two goals in the first and another pair of tallies in the third period as Minnesota outshot the visiting Badgers 45-25 on the night.
Mike Reilly scored his sixth goal of the season – most among Big Ten defensemen – at 9:23 of the first period on the power play with an assist from Kyle Rau before Ambroz tallied the eventual game winner – his first of two goals on the night – at 13:14 with assists from Tom Serratore and Justin Holl.
Wilcox improved to 9-2-1 on the season while Landon Peterson fell to 2-4-1 after making 41 saves for the Badgers.
No. 3 Michigan 4, Ohio State 3 (OT)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Nine different Wolverines registered a point as Michigan defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 4-3 in overtime on Friday behind sophomore forward Andrew Copp's breakaway game-winner in the Wolverines' first Big Ten Conference matchup in program history.
Freshman goaltender Zach Nagelvoort made 32 saves in the contest to earn his sixth win of the season, while freshman forward JT Compher and junior forward Alex Guptill registered their third and fourth multi-point games of the season, respectively, tallying one goal and one assist each. Both players extended their team-best point streaks to four games.
Late in the five-minute overtime period, Copp won a faceoff in the neutral zone back to freshman defenseman Nolan De Jong, who slid the puck to his senior partner Mac Bennett. Bennett found Copp in stride at the far blue line as he split the OSU defense and walked in on Davis, netting the game winner on a snapshot that beat the Buckeye goalie at 3:38, once again on the glove side. The goal was Copp's eighth of the season and his 13th point, both team highs. He has now registered a point in three consecutive games.
No. 6 Ferris State 4, Northern Michigan 1
MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Ferris State took its nation-leading unbeaten streak on the road and stretched it to 10 consecutive contests with a 4-1 triumph against the Northern Michigan Wilcats on Friday evening in Marquette, Mich.
The Bulldogs, who maintained a four-point lead in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) standings, seized control with two first-period goals en route to the convincing win in the weekend series' opener at the Berry Events Center.
Ferris State remained unbeaten in its debut season in the WCHA as the Bulldogs improved to 11-2-1 overall and 8-0-1 in league action. FSU is unbeaten during its past 10 contests with a 9-0-1 mark.
The contest marked the first of eight consecutive games away from home for Ferris State.
Ferris State came away with the victory in an intense and competitive game as the Bulldogs scored twice in the first frame and held a 4-0 lead until NMU scored its lone goal of the night in the final seconds.