Mass. College Hockey: Saturday Afternoon/Evening Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Another day of college hockey in the Bay State is in the books and below are some highlights.

Men’s Ice Hockey

UMass Lowell 3, Boston University 1 – Joseph Pendenza repeated his performance from last night with one goal and one assist as the River Hawks defeated the Terriers in Lowell.

Providence College 3, Northeastern University 2 – Josh Manson‘s power play goal at 9:30 in the third couldn’t spark the Huskies, as the Friars earned a weekend sweep.

UMass 5, Maine 2 – Branden Gracel and Conor Sheary each recorded two points (one goal, one assist) as the Minutemen defeated the Black Bears in Amherst. UMass and Maine were tied at 2 entering the third, but the Minutemen exploded for three strikes during the final frame.

UMass Boston 5, University of New England 2 – Travis Daniel netted one goal and recorded two assists as the Beacons skated past the Nor’easter’s in the first round of the ECAC East tournament. UMass Boston will face-off against Babson College in the semifinals next Friday evening, which will be held in Northfield, Vermont.

Babson College 7, Skidmore 1 Three Beavers finished the contest with three points as Babson beat Skidmore in the ECAC East quarterfinals. Troy Starrett led the Green and White with two tallies, while Pt Donato ended the contest with three assists.

Salve Regina 8, Western New England 4 – The Gulls potted three goals in the second and third periods, which lifted them past the Golden Bears in Springfield College in the first-round of the ECAC Northeast tournament. Alan Martin netted two goals in the setback.

Middlebury College 4, Amherst College 3  Louis Belisle‘s third period strike helped the Panthers sneak past the Lord Jeffs in Amherst in the first round of the NESCAC tournament.

Williams College 2, Colby College 1 – Craig Kitto netted a goal and assisted Nick Anderson as the Ephs defeated the Mules in the first-round of the NESCAC tournament.

Johnson & Wales 6, Curry College 4 – Ian DePasquale registered a hat trick as the Wildcats defeated the Colonels in the ECAC Northeast quarterfinals in Milton.

Women’s Ice Hockey

Boston University 7,  Connecticut 5 – Five Terriers finished  with three points, which secured an important win at home for BU. The Huskies netted four first period goals before the Terriers answered with four strikes in the second, which tied the game at 5, but Kayla Tutino and Jenelle Kohanchuk netted the go-ahead strikes in the third to seal the victory.

Northeastern University 5, Providence College 1 – Casey Pickett recorded two goals and two assists as the Huskies skated past the Friars in Providence.

Clarkson 3, Harvard 1 – Miye D’Oench‘s second period goal couldn’t ignite the Crimson as the Golden Knights defeated Harvard in Cambridge.

UMass Boston 5, Castleton 3 – Emily Larosa finished with three points (two goals, one assist) as the Beacons stunned the Spartans in the first-round of the ECAC East tournament.

Amherst College 5, Hamilton College 1 – Courtney Baranek and Megan Doyen each found the back of the net twice as the Lord Jeffs topped the Continentals in the first-round of the NESCAC tournament.

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