Mass. College Hockey: Saturday Evening Roundup


Here are the scores and results from this evening’s contests.

QUICK NOTE: All games below were men’s ice hockey tilts. No local women’s games were played today. 

UMass 2, Colgate 0: Troy Power and Conor Sheary each netted one goal, while Steve Mastalerz deflected 18 shots as the Minutemen defeated Colgate in non-conference action. Both teams will return to the ice tomorrow, face-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Bentley 4, Boston University 1: Brett Switzer recorded one goal and one assist, while Steve Weinstein registered two helpers as the Falcons shocked the Terriers in their first-ever meeting. BU’s Matt Lane lit the lamp for the fourth time this season in the third period, which trimmed the deficit to 3-1.

Maine 5, AIC 1: Chris Porter provided the Yellow Jackets with an early lead before the Black Bears netted five straight goals to secure a weekend sweep. AIC’s Ryan Kerpan finished the contest with 39 saves.

Mass. College Hockey: Saturday Roundup

Johnny Gaudreau recorded six points against the Catamounts, which helped the Eagles conclude the regular season with a win! (Photo Credit: ESPN)

Johnny Gaudreau recorded six points against the Catamounts, which helped the Eagles conclude the regular season with a win! (Photo Credit: ESPN)

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 PhillipsConor 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.

Mass. College Hockey: Friday Evening Roundup

Connor Toomey's overtime goal lifted the Warriors past the Minutemen! (Photo Credit: Hockey East)

Connor Toomey’s overtime goal lifted the Warriors past the Minutemen! (Photo Credit: Hockey East)

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.

Mass. College Hockey: Saturday Afternoon/Evening Roundup


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.

Mass. College Hockey: Friday Evening Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

There were some exciting outcomes in the college hockey world this evening and here are a few highlights.

Men’s Ice Hockey:

* Boston University 3, Providence 2 – Sahir Gill netted his fifth strike of the season at 7:14 in the third, which provided the Terriers with their 13th win of the season. Sean Maguire deflected 32 shots between the pipes, while Providence outshot the home team, 34-25.

* Maine 4, Boston College 1 – The Black Bears potted three of their four goals in the first two periods, while netminder Martin Ouellette turned away 34 shots.

* Northeastern University 4, UMass Lowell 4 OT – The Huskies surrendered a two-goal lead in the third, as Daniel Furlong and Derek Arnold evened the score, which forced an extra session at Matthews Arena.

* UMass 3, Vermont 2 – The Minutemen earned their ninth win of the season, as Conor Sheary potted a power play goal at 5:32 in the third.

* Merrimack 3, New Hampshire 2 – Brian Christie’s goal seven seconds into the final stanza lifted the Warriors to an important win against the Wildcats. Merrimack finished the game outshooting their opponent, 35-31.

* Clarkson 5, Harvard 1 – Despite entering the first intermission with a one-goal advantage, Clarkson responded with two tallies in the second and three in the third to earn their fifth win of the season in Cambridge.

* Bentley University 4, Holy Cross 1 Brett Switzer netted two third period goals, which lifted the Falcons past the Crusaders in their first of two tilts this weekend in Worcester.

* UMass Boston 7, Babson College 5 – Steve Weston, Cam Harvey and Mark Grinhaus each netted one goal for the Beacons in the third period, as UMass Boston skated past the Beavers in an important ECAC East showdown.

* Amherst College 3, Wesleyan University 1

* Williams College 5, Tufts University 3 

Women’s Ice Hockey:

* Boston University 5, Vermont 2 – Three different Terriers netted a goal in the second, while Jordan Juron registered her second tally of the contest at 6:28 in the third, as BU defeated the Catamounts and earned their 16th win of the season.

* Clarkson 3, Harvard 1 – Despite a first period goal from Kalley Armstrong, Clarkson responded with two third period strikes, which halted Harvard’s winning streak, as well as provided them with their first ECAC setback of the season.

* Bowdoin College 1, Williams College 1

* Nichols College 2, UMass Boston 2 OT

* Holy Cross 5, Plymouth State 0