By Matt Noonan
Another evening of men’s college hockey is in the books and below are the summaries.
Boston College 4, Vermont 4 (OT) – Steven Whitney‘s second goal of the evening in the third helped the Eagles secure a point on the road. Johnny Gaudreau and Destry Straight each netted a goal, while Parker Milner deflected 17 shots between the pipes.
Boston University 4, Northeastern University 2 – Ryan Santana assisted on two of the Terriers goals, Danny O’Regan deposited his 13th strike of the season as BU defeated Northeastern at Matthews Arena. Wade Megan and Adam Reid lit the lamp for the Huskies, while goaltender Chris Rawlings turned away 33 of 37 shots between the pipes.
Providence College 3, UMass Lowell 0 - The Friars received goals from three different skaters that helped them defeat the Red Hawks in Lowell. The hosts, though, outshot the visitors, 31-26, but finished 0 for 5 on the power play. Both squads will tangle tomorrow evening in Providence.
Merrimack College 4, UMass 3 (OT) – Connor Toomey‘s extra session strike lifted the Warriors past the Minutemen in North Andover. UMass rallied to tie the game in the third with goals from Conor Sheary and Rocco Carzo before Toomey secured the win for the hosts at 1:45 in overtime.
Canisius College 4, Bentley University 0 - Preston Shupe netted back-to-back goals during the final frame as the Golden Griffins defeated the Falcons and earned their first win in their Atlantic Hockey Association best-of-three series.
RIT 2, AIC 1 - Despite a tally from Jon Puskar that evened the score, the Tigers responded with the eventual game-winner from Josh Mitchell roughly 16 minutes later as RIT defeated American International and earned their first win their Atlantic Hockey Association best-of-three series.
Harvard 2, Dartmouth 1 - Brian Hart‘s third period goal lifted the Crimson past the Big Green and provided the visitors with their first ECAC first round victory.