BC gets back on track, tops Black Bears
Matt Price scored twice and Tommy Cross assisted on three goals as Boston College got past Maine, 6-3, last night at Conte Forum to end a six-game winless streak.
The 14th-ranked Eagles (10-8-3, 6-7-3 Hockey East), who entered 0-4-2 in their last six, with three straight losses, got a much-needed victory by jumping out to a 3-0 lead on the Black Bears.
Brian Flynn, Lem Randall, and Mike Banwell scored for Maine (10-10-3, 5-7-2), which closed to 3-2 and 4-3 before BC put it away.
Maine pulled goalie Scott Darling late in the second period after he'd allowed five goals on 21 shots, the last by freshman Barry Almeida that put BC up, 5-3, at 10:22. Dave Wilson finished up, allowing Matt Lombardi's score at 2:11 of the final period.
UMass 1, Vermont 1 - Casey Wellman scored a power-play goal at 12:00 of the third period and Paul Dainton made 27 saves, giving the visiting Minutemen (10-11-3, 5-7-3 Hockey East) a surprising tie with the seventh-ranked Catamounts (14-5-4, 9-4-3).
Viktor Stalberg had put Vermont on top just two minutes before Wellman's goal with his 14th tally of the season. The Catamounts were 0 for 5 with the man advantage, the first time in eight games they didn't score a power-play goal.
UMass-Lowell 3, Merrimack 2 - Mark Roebothan scored a pair of goals, including the winner with 7:30 left, giving the visiting River Hawks (10-12-0, 8-8-0 Hockey East) a sweep of the weekend series with the Warriors.
Cornell 5, Brown 1 - Joe Devin scored twice and Michael Kennedy, Scott Gallagher, and Sean Collins each had a goal and an assist as the third-ranked Big Red (14-2-3, 9-1-2 ECAC) overpowered the Bears in Ithaca, N.Y.
Yale 5, Colgate 4 - Kevin Limbert scored one minute into overtime and the visiting Bulldogs (13-5-1, 8-3-1 ECAC) scored five unanswered goals to stun the Raiders (6-13-5, 1-8-3).
Bentley 4, Sacred Heart 3 - Dain Prewitt scored on a 5-on-3 power play at 12:01 of the third period, and the Falcons (11-12-1, 9-8-1 Atlantic) edged the host Pioneers (6-15-3, 6-10-2) after blowing a 3-0 first-period lead.
Robert Morris 8, Quinnipiac 5 - Chris Margot had three goals and two assists and the visiting Colonials (5-12-4) scored four times in a span of 1 minute 54 seconds early in the third period to get past the Bobcats (13-9-2).
Mercyhurst 6, UConn 0 - Matt Pierce scored twice and assisted on another goal as the Lakers (11-12-2, 9-6-2 Atlantic) swamped the visiting Huskies (5-18-1, 4-11-1).
Middlebury 4, N.E. College 2 - Jamie McKenna had two of the three second-period goals by the host Panthers (12-2-1), ranked fifth in Division 3.
Norwich 6, Wesleyan 1 - The No. 12 Cadets (9-5-2) got four goals from Nikita Kashirsky in Middletown, Conn.
Amherst 3, Skidmore 0 - The host Lord Jeffs (10-4-1) received two second-period goals from Brendan Powers.
UMass-Dartmouth 2, Southern N.H. 1 - Aaron Blades scored the winner late in the second period to pick up the Corsairs (11-5-1) in Hooksett, N.H.
Salem St. 3, Babson 1 - Ryan Hatch recorded 33 saves as the Vikings (10-5-1, 6-5-0 ECAC East) prevailed in Wellesley.
Southern Maine 5, UMass-Boston 4 - Dan Gordon's second goal came 25 seconds into overtime, lifting the Huskies (8-9-0, 5-6-0 ECAC East) over the host Beacons (6-9-2, 2-8-1).
Fitchburg St. 2, WNEC 1 - Matt Arsenault and Chris Riggs tallied for the Falcons (7-6-4, 4-3-2 ECAC Northeast) in Fitchburg.
Tufts 5, Bowdoin 3 - Tom DeRosa's two third-period scores helped guide the Jumbos (7-7-1, 4-6-1 NESCAC) to a home win over the Polar Bears (7-7-1, 4-6-1).
UNH 5, Maine 1 - After spotting Maine an early lead, seventh-ranked UNH (13-5-5, 7-2-4 Hockey East) responded with five straight goals, including three in the third to suppress the upset bid by the Black Bears (4-19-2, 1-11-1) in Durham, N.H.
Providence 2, BU 0 - Genevieve Lacasse had 34 saves for the Friars (13-10-2, 8-3-1 Hockey East) and Katy Beach broke a scoreless tie 2:49 into the third period in a win over the visiting Terriers (11-8-5, 6-5-0).
UConn 1, Northeastern 0 - Dominique Thibault scored with 2:31 left in regulation to boost No. 8 Connecticut (17-7-2, 8-4-1 Hockey East) over host Northeastern (10-12-2, 5-8-0).
Colgate 3, Yale 0 - Kimberly Sass made 16 of her 28 saves in the final period to help the Raiders (14-9-2, 8-4-2 ECAC) repel the host Bulldogs (8-12-0, 4-9-0).
Cornell 6, Brown 0 - Nicole Stock recorded 43 saves, but she couldn't prevent the Bears (3-16-1, 2-11-0 ECAC) from being pummeled by the Big Red (10-9-2, 6-6-2) in Providence.
Amherst 7, Colby 1 - Lindsey Harrington had a pair of unassisted goals for the visiting Lord Jeffs (10-3-0, 10-0-0 NESCAC), ranked fifth in Division 3. Amherst is undefeated in 42 conference games (35-0-7).
During Friday night's 4-0 victory by Adrian (Mich.), Daniel McIntosh, the goalie for Northland (Wis.), made a Division 3-record 95 saves.
McIntosh, a sophomore, made 39 saves in the first and 29 in the second - giving up only a single goal in each period - and 27 in the third. The previous record was 77 by Nichols's John Herud, against Maine in 1973.