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Garteig picks up NCAA-leading fifth shutout as Quinnipiac wins

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Behind a 33-save shutout from sophomore goalie Michael Garteig, Quinnipiacdefeated No. 14 Yale 4-0 in front of a capacity crowd at Yale's Ingalls Rink. Garteig's NCAA-leading fifth shutout of the season ties the Quinnipiac single-season shutout record set by Eric Hartzell in 2012-13. 

With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 21-5-5 overall and 11-3-3 in ECAC Hockey play while Yale drops to 12-8-4 overall and 7-7-3 in league action. Quinnipiac also improves to 6-1-2 in nine games against ranked opponents this season.

Senior captain Cory Hibbeler had a goal and two assists to lead Quinnipiac while freshmen Sam Anas, Connor Clifton and Tommy Schutt also scored for the Bobcats. Travis St. Denis and Connor Jones had assists in the win. 

No. 1 Boston College 4, No. 14 Vermont 3

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Another two-goal performance from senior captain Patrick Brown and a sturdy penalty-killing effort propelled Boston College past a frisky Vermont club 4-3 in front of a capacity crowd at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

The Eagles took advantage of Vermont both early on and late in the second stanza as junior forward Johnny Gaudreau extended his point streak to 25 consecutive outings with at least one point 30 seconds in. Gaudreau capitalized in the early goings of the second period following a late Catamounts’ infraction to close out the first frame.

BC not only staved off a length five-on-three for Vermont, but kept UVM off the board on all five power-play chances.

First-year backstopper Thatcher Demko surrendered three goals on 29 UVM shots to pick up his seventh consecutive victory. Boston College was limited to just 23 shots on newcomer Mike Santaguida.

Freshmen linemates Austin Cangelosi and Ryan Fitzgerald finished up big nights, each chipping in a pair of points. Cangelosi scored his ninth goal of the season and assisted on Brown’s game-winning goal while Fitzgerald doled out a pair of helpers.

No. 2 Minnesota 5, No. 10 Michigan 3

MINNEAPOLIS -- On a night that started with the Golden Gophers honoring the legendary John Mayasich, Minnesota turned on the offense in honor of the program’s all-time leading scorer in a 5-3 win against Michigan at Mariucci Arena.

After being held to just three goals during the past three games, 12 Gophers tallied points in Friday’s win including five different goal scorers. The freshmen class contributed four of the goals, moving their season total to 41 -- the most among all freshmen classes in the NCAA this season.

Minnesota (20-4-5 overall, 9-2-2-0 Big Ten) dominated the first half of the game before holding off a spirited comeback from the Wolverines. After Seth Ambroz tallied the eventual game winner with his team-high 13th goal of the season, Gabe Guertler scored his first collegiate goal 15:21 into the third period to seal the Gophers 20th win of the season. The victory extends the Gophers’ lead at the top of the Big Ten standings to seven points.

No. 3 Union (N.Y.) 4, No. 11 Cornell 1

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Union (N.Y.) extended its win streak to four games with a 4-1 victory against Cornell before a sellout crowd of 4,267 at Lynah Rink. In the process, Union (20-6-3) reached the 20-win milestone for the fifth consecutive season and retained its hold of first place in the ECAC Hockey standings, improving to 14-3-0.

Rick Bennett's squad also ran its record against Ivy League schools to 10-0 while improving to 10-1-1 against ranked opponents.

Union built a 2-1 lead in the first period, as all three goals were scored within a three-minute time span. Kevin Sullivan started the scoring for Union, knocking in his own rebound at 11:48. Cornell answered on Jake Weidner's breakaway goal at 13:32, which was followed by Matt Wilkins' wrister from the left circle at 14:25. Wilkins extended his points streak to four games.

Union increased its lead to 3-1 in the second period. After killing off back-to-back penalties, which included being two-men down for 45 seconds, Sam Coatta deflected David Roy's shot from the blueline past goaltender Andy Iles. Union counterpart Colin Stevens stopped Weidner on the doorstop twice in the closing seconds and finished with 23 saves on the night.

Daniel Ciampini scored an empty-net goal with 26 seconds left in regulation to seal Union's 11th road win in 15 outings.

The Dutchmen lost the services of leading scorer Daniel Carr in the first period after he took a hard check along the boards.

No. T4 Ferris State 4, Bemidji State 1

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Ferris State picked up its fourth consecutive victory and opened up a key Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) weekend road series with a 4-1 triumph against Bemidji State on Friday.

FSU improved to 21-6-3 overall this season and now owns a 16-3-2 mark in league action to date to stay in first.

Ferris State, which traveled 14 hours by bus during a two-day span to reach Bemidji, opened the scoring at 8:34 of the opening period when junior defenseman Travis White tallied his second goal of the season at even strength. Assists were credited to sophomore forwards Matt Robertson and Kenny Babinski, who picked up their fifth and eighth helpers of the year, respectively. Babinski found Robertson, who made a nice pass to White for the shot near the net.

The 1-0 Bulldog lead stood up until early in the third frame when FSU pushed the lead to two goals on senior forward Cory Kane's eighth goal of the year. It marked Kane's third consecutive contest with a goal and came off a feed from sophomore defenseman Brandon Anselmini, who earned his ninth assist of the campaign.

No. 6 St. Cloud State 5, No. 16 Minnesota-Duluth 5

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- St. Cloud State (16-6-5, 10-4-3-0 NCHC) maintained its hold on first place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference with a 5-3 victory against Minnesota-Duluth (13-10-4, 8-7-2-2 NCHC) on Friday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

The Huskies relied on a big four-goal outburst in the first period to take a commanding 4-0 goal, which helped offset UMD's 40-31 lead in shots on goal in the contest.

St. Cloud State opend the game's scoring at 2:03 of the first period when senior captain Nic Dowd took advantage of a power-play situation to score with assists from Kalle Kossila and Ethan Prow. This was Dowd's team-leading 16 goal of the season.

Sophomore forward Joey Benik pushed SCSU's lead to 2-0 with his eighth goal of the season at 12:05 of the first period with assists from Daniel Tedesco and Joe Rehkamp. The assist was Tedesco's sixth of the year and it was Rehkamp's third assist of 2013-14.

Defender Kevin Gravel made it 3-0 for the Huskies with a goal just 33 seconds later at 12:38 of the first period. Ryan Papa and Kossila marked assists on the play, which was Gravel's fourth goal of the season.

To end the first period scoring blizzard, SCSU sophomore forward Jimmy Murray scored at 17:15 of the first on the power play. Cory Thorson and Andrew Prochno posted assists on the play for the Huskies.

No. 7 Massachusetts-Lowell 3, Massachusetts 2

LOWELL, Mass. -- Senior defenseman Joe Houk scored with 0.1 seconds on the clock to propel Massachusetts-Lowell to a 3-2 victory against Massachusetts on Friday night at the Tsongas Center in front of a crowd of 4,640 fans.

The win improved UMass Lowell to 20-7-3 overall and 10-4-2 in Hockey East contests. It marks the first time in the school's Division I history that the team has registered three consecutive 20-win seasons. Overall, it's the 16th 20-win season in school history and the 11th 20-win season in the school's Div. I history. The Minutemen fall to 8-18-4 overall (4-10-3 HEA) in the losing effort.

UMass scored both of its goals in the third period on the power play with Adam Phillips and Conor Sheary getting goals at 6:51 and 10:12, respectively. Sheary's goal was the 100th point of his collegiate career for the Minutemen.

Freshman forward Evan Campbell scored a career-high two goals on the night, including his second tally at 17:25 of the second period, as he beat UMass goalie Steve Mastalerz high glove side on a wrist shot. Sophomore forward Michael Fallon and junior defenseman Jake Suter assisted on Campbell's sixth goal of the year. Campbell now has five goals in his past six games, after starting the season with one goal in his first 17 games as a River Hawk.

Ohio State 2, No. 8 Wisconsin 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-1 victory against Wisconsin on Friday in Value City Arena.

Ohio State used first-period goals from Tyler Lundey and Darik Angeli, along with two assists from Nick Oddo and 29 saves from goalie Christian Frey, en route to the win.

Wisconsin made it a 2-1 game at 3:42 of the third period when Michael Mersch scored soon after a Badger faceoff win in the Buckeye zone. UW pulled Rumpel late for the extra attacker but Ohio State held the Badgers off the scoreboard to close out the win. Frey stopped 12 shots in the third period and Ohio State had seven shots on the UW net. Each team had one power-play chance.

No. 9 Providence 2, No. 20 Notre Dame 2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In the first Hockey East meeting between Providence and Notre Dame, the teams skated to a 2-2 tie on Friday night at Schneider Arena (2,978). Sophomore Nick Saracino responded to a third period go-ahead goal by the Fighting Irish when he scored his sixth goal of the season at 13:49 of the third to even the score at 2-2.

Heading into the third period, the game was tied at 1-1 due to a Providence goal from sophomore John Gilmour in the first period and a TJ Tynan Notre Dame goal in the second period.

Back-to-back third-period goals forced the game into overtime but neither team could find the back of the net for the conference win.

Sophomore goaltender Jon Gillies stopped 26 shots for Providence (15-8-6, 7-6-2 HEA), while Steven Summerhays made a career-high 47 saves for Notre Dame (16-12-2, 5-9-2 HEA).

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