By Matt Noonan
There were some important games that occurred on Saturday and below are their summaries.
Men’s Ice Hockey:
UMass 3, Merrimack College 0 - Conor Allen assisted on two of his team’s three goals, while Adam Phillips, Conor Sheary and Colin Shea each recorded one goal for the Minutemen.
UMass Lowell 4, Providence College 1 - Scott Wilson and Josh Holmstrom each recorded two points (one goal, one assist) as the River Hawks defeated the Friars and claimed their first Hockey East regular season crown.
Boston University 5, Northeastern University 0 - Danny O’Regan finished the contest with three points (one goal, two assists), Sahir Gill added two points (two goals) as the Terriers dominated the Huskies in Boston.
Boston College 7, Vermont 2 - Johnny Gaudreau recorded a season-best six points (two goals, four assists), Bill Arnold registered four points (two goals, two assists) as the Eagles soared past the Catamounts in Vermont.
RIT 7, American International 1 - Chris Porter was the only player to light the lamp for AIC as his shot in the third brought the Yellow Jackets within three. The Tigers responded with three additional tallies, which helped the hosts dislodge the Yellow Jackets from the first round of the Atlantic Hockey Association.
Dartmouth 4, Harvard 1 - The Big Green forced a rubber match on Sunday as the hosts one second period strike and two third period goals to beat the Crimson. Harvard’s Alex Fallstrom sliced his opponent’s lead with a goal at 8:43 in the second, but that’d be the closest the Crimson would get.
Norwich University 4, Babson College 0 - The Beavers season came to a halt as the Cadets tallied four strikes — two in the first and two in the third, which helped them defeat Babson in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals.
Women’s Ice Hockey:
Boston University 4, Providence College 0 - Louise Warren netted the Terriers third and fourth goals in the second, which secured the Terriers a spot in tomorrow’s Hockey East championship. Sarah Lefort and Marie-Philip Poulin each netted a goal in the victory.
Northeastern University 4, Boston College 1 - Kendall Coyne recorded her 36th goal of the season, Casey Pickett registered her 21st as the Huskies topped the Eagles in the Hockey East semifinals.
Harvard 4, Clarkson 2 - Mary Parker recorded three points (two goals, one assist), Jillian Dempsey finished with two points (one goal, one assist) as the Crimson defeated the Golden Knights in the ECAC semifinals in Ithaca College. Harvard will face-off against Cornell University tomorrow in the conference championship at 1:00 p.m.