UMass-Lowell men’s hockey trumps Northeastern in OT, 5-4

UMass-Lowell was on the brink of defeat on Saturday night against Northeastern.

Steve Morra scored less than a minute into the third period to give the Huskies a 4-1 lead. From that point on, however, the game belonged to the 15th-ranked River Hawks.

UMass-Lowell scored three times in the period, including the tying goal from Riley Wetmore with less than a minute left, and once more in overtime to steal a 5-4 victory at Tsongas Center.

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UMass-Lowell (14-7-2, 8-6-2 Hockey East) is unbeaten in its last 11 games (10-0-1), with the tie coming at the hands of Northeastern Friday night.

Christian Folin scored the winner with two minutes left in the extra session.

Braden Pimm had a goal and an assist for Northeastern (7-12-3, 4-10-3), but the Huskies could only muster 16 shots on goal for the game.

New Hampshire 6, Merrimack 2 — Six players scored for the No. 4 Wildcats in their drubbing of the Warriors (10-10-5 Hockey East) in Manchester, N.H.

Grayson Downing had a goal and two assists, and Casey DeSmith made 35 saves for UNH (15-6-2, 10-5-1).

BU 3, Providence 3 — At Agganis Arena, the No. 11 Terriers (13-9-1, 10-6-1 Hockey East) and Friars played to a tie after BU’s Danny O’Regan knotted the score with 6:39 left in regulation. Jon Gillies made 28 saves for Providence (10-10-4, 8-6-3).

Vermont 3, UMass 2 — In Burlington, Vt., Kyle Reynolds netted two goals and Brody Hoffman made 36 saves in the Catamounts’ win over the Minutemen (9-12-2, 6-9-1 Hockey East).

Vermont (7-13-4, 4-9-4) killed off all six UMass power plays.

Colgate 4, Yale 1 — The host Raiders scored three goals in the third period to upend the No. 8 Bulldogs (12-5-3, 8-4-1 ECAC). Spencer Finney made 35 saves for Colgate (13-9-2, 5-6-1).

Dartmouth 5, Clarkson 1 — The 12th-ranked Big Green threw 49 shots on goal in their win over the visiting Golden Knights (5-13-6, 4-6-2 ECAC). Dustin Walsh led Dartmouth (11-7-2, 7-5-1) with a goal and an assist.

Brown 3, Cornell 0 — In Ithaca, N.Y., the Bears (7-9-4, 3-6-4 ECAC) beat the No. 18 Big Red behind goals from Jeff Ryan, Matt Lorito, and Nick Lappin. Cornell (8-9-2, 4-6-2) suffered its first shutout loss of the season.

St. Lawrence 4, Harvard 3 — George Hughes scored in overtime to lift the Saints (11-10-3, 4-5-3 ECAC) over the Crimson at Bright Hockey Center. Jimmy Vesey scored two goals for Harvard (5-13-1, 3-11-0).

Holy Cross 2, Bentley 1 — The Crusaders scored twice in the third period to pull out a victory over the host Falcons (11-11-1, 9-7-1 Atlantic Hockey).

 Jake Youso tied the game 5:30 into the final frame, and Evan Zych won it on the power play two minutes later for Holy Cross (13-9-2, 9-6-2).

Connecticut 1, AIC 1 — Cody Sharib scored the tying goal 11:35 into the third period for the Huskies (10-11-3, 7-8-2 Atlantic Hockey) as they skated to a tie with the host Yellow Jackets (5-14-4, 2-11-4).


Harvard 3, St. Lawrence 2 — Kalley Armstrong scored 2:10 into overtime to propel the No. 2 Crimson past the host Saints.

Jillian Dempsey scored her 22d goal of the season for Harvard (17-2-1, 14-1-0 ECAC). Carmen MacDonald stood on her head for St. Lawrence (14-10-2), making 43 saves.

BC 4, Providence 3 — Melissa Bizzari potted her ninth goal of the season with 3:21 left in the third period to lift the third-ranked Eagles past the Friars in Providence.

Alex Carpenter (two assists) extended her point streak to 22 games for BC (18-4-2, 11-2-1 Hockey East).

Corinne Buie scored two goals for Providence (11-11-4, 5-6-2).