College hockey scores: Top 5 upheavals; Quinnipiac stops n ° 1 UMass
N ° 8 Quinnipiac blanks N ° 1 UMass, splits series
Not even a full minute had passed in Friday night’s game against Massachusetts before Quinnipiac found the back of the net. The Bobcats extended a 7-game winning streak by scoring three more times in the 4-0 win. The victory also marked head coach Rand Pecknold’s 499th career victory, as he seeks to become Division I’s third active head coach with 500 career victories.
– Quinnipiac Men’s Ice Hockey (@QU_MIH) December 8, 2018
Junior goaltender Andrew Shortridge made 32 saves the night in his third shutout of the season and second in a row. Odeen Tufto added to the board with just 42 seconds left, followed in the second period by Zach Metsa. Craig Martin scored two goals in four minutes to cap off the third period while Shortridge made 15 saves to secure the victory. Friday’s win marked Quinnipiac’s first victory against a top team.
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Quinnipiac retired from Saturday’s game against Massachusetts, falling to 14-3 this season. The Bobcats host Colgate on December 29 and UMass host Yale on December 11.
Unranked Western Michigan remains unbeaten against No.4 Minnesota Duluth
Western Michigan clinched a last-second victory over number 4 Minnesota Duluth on Friday night. Senior Colt Conrad scored the game-winning goal with 9.9 seconds left in the final period to put the Broncos ahead and win. UMD had the 2-1 advantage heading into the final quarter, when Bronco’s Hugh McGing hit a rebound on a left circle shot to tie the game. Western Michigan fought for the remainder of the game, attempting 12 shots in the final. Conrad scored the game-winning goal from the left post and the Broncos killed the remaining seconds to secure the victory.
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Saturday’s game ended in a stalemate, tied 1-1 after two extra time. Hugh McGing of the Broncos scored his second point of the weekend, hopping off the scoreboard after 46 seconds of the game. UMD responded with a power-play goal midway through the second period to tie the game. The Bulldogs fought back, racking up 39 shots for the night – plus 29 more blocked shots – and held Western Michigan 0-for-5 for the men’s advantage. Bronco goalkeeper Trevor Gorsuch had a career-high 38 saves.
Broncos take 5 points from defending national champions Minnesota Duluth!
– Hockey WMU (@WMUHockey) December 9, 2018
Western Michigan kicks off their semi-annual hiatus, then returns to action Jan. 4 against UConn. Minnesota Duluth will face Minnesota State-Mankato in the Desert Hockey Classic on December 28.
Yale won the weekend and upsets Union No.11
The Bulldogs faced Rensselaer on Friday night, then moved forward to topple the No.11-ranked Union in ECAC action to move to 7-2-2 on aggregate and expand to a five-game winning streak. Senior forward Joe Snively scored two goals and an assist in the game, leading all players with seven shots on goal. Snively’s second total scored his 50th career goal, and he now has 119 career points, placing 14th on Yale’s all-time roster.
Snively SHG v Union pic.twitter.com/L00a3ADXbd
– Yale Hockey (@Yale_Hockey) December 9, 2018
Yale goalie Sam Tucker rose on his head to stop all 26 shots faced, leading his side to win the shutout and take their second career shutout.
Yale competes in Massachusetts on December 11, and Union takes on Canisius on December 28.
North Dakota’s No.14 splits streak with No.6 Denver
The No.14 North Dakota Fighting Hawks split their streak with the No.6 Denver this weekend, beating the Pioneers 4-1 on Friday, then losing 2-1 in a hotly contested overtime battle the next day. .
🚨 JBD … BD MEANS BARDOWN. ??
– UND Insider (@undinsider) December 9, 2018
Friday’s victory marked the Fighting Hawks’ second straight top 10 win in a row for the Fighting Hawks and provided them with the momentum needed to take the Pioneers to overtime the following night. North Dakota first-year goaltender Adam Scheel blocked 21 of 22 shots against the Pioneers on Friday, including a late third-period penalty shot from Denver’s Brett Stapley. He also got an assist on a goal from junior defensemen Colton Poolman at the end of the third period. Gavin Hain, Mark Senden and Matt Kiersted also scored goals for the Fighting Hawks on Friday.
Jayson Hajdu, director of media relations for North Dakota, will play his last game tonight for UND. He did a huge publicity job not only for the UND, but for all #NCAAHockey. After 23 years in Grand Forks, he’s moving on Thanks for everything! #UNDfier pic.twitter.com/pErkns0DSq
– NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) December 8, 2018
In game two of the weekend, Denver took the lead just over a minute into the game, but a third-period goal from North Dakota’s Jacob-Bernard-Docker evened the game, forcing a prolongation. Denver goaltender Mark Senden held on in overtime, knocking out the Fighting Hawks in the 4 minutes and 37 seconds it took for teammate Jared Lukosevicius to send the puck into the North Dakota net. (edited)
In other games …
Penn State won a major victory over Big Ten nemesis Notre Dame. Find out the crazy numbers and statistics. Minnesota battled Michigan’s No.15, battling for a double overtime tie on Friday and a 4-3 victory on Saturday. Boston University finally found some relief, ending a four-game winning streak by beating rival and Hockey East opponent UMass-Lowell. Wisconsin continues their recent rebound with a weekend sweep and shutout in Michigan. Oh, and this northern Michigan goaltender made history.
Here are the highlights from tonight’s win. #GoBU https://t.co/nPWy53jE9W
– BU male hockey (@TerrierHockey) December 9, 2018