BU rolls past Harvard in OT
Strike by Noonan wins it for Terriers
Sophomore Garrett Noonan scored the overtime winner as sixth-ranked Boston University recorded its fifth straight come-from-behind victory, beating Harvard, 4-3, last night at the Bright Center.
Chris Connolly scored twice and Ben Rosen sent the game into overtime with 3:21 left with his first goal of the season. Kieran Millan stopped 23 shots for BU (13-6-1).
Harvard (4-6-6) got 30 saves from Steve Michalek.
Noonan’s winning strike came at 2:08 of the extra period off a neutral-zone turnover created by Connolly, a senior captain.
The Terriers got three assists each from junior Alex Chiasson and sophomore Adam Clendening.
Millan allowed three goals in the opening period, two to Alex Fallstrom, before settling in the rest of the way.
Maine 2, Merrimack 2 - Brian Flynn and Joey Diamond scored for the Black Bears, Elliot Sheen and Jesse Todd struck for the seventh-ranked Warriors, and the Hockey East foes tied in North Andover.
Merrimack (12-4-5, 8-3-3) got 39 saves from Joe Cannata, and Dan Sullivan stopped 32 shots for Maine (10-8-3, 7-7-2).
Quinnipiac 7, Colgate 1 - Seven Bobcats scored, Connor Jones had four assists, and host Quinnipiac (13-8-5, 5-5-4 ECAC) blew out the Raiders (12-8-2, 6-4-0).
Yale 3, St. Lawrence 3 - Clinton Bourbonais scored in the third to salvage a tie for the visiting Bulldogs (8-6-2, 5-3-1 ECAC) against the Saints (8-11-3, 4-5-1).
Brown 2, Clarkson 2 - The host Golden Knights (9-10-5, 3-4-3, ECAC) outshot the Bears, 41-17, but Marco DeFilippo made 39 saves to preserve the tie.
Brown (6-7-3, 3-4-2) got goals from Matt Lorito and Jeff Buvinow.
UConn 6, Canisius 2 - Garret Bartus made 24 saves and the Huskies (9-10-2, 8-6-1 Atlantic Hockey) used a balanced attack to drop the Golden Griffins (6-12-3, 6-6-2) in Buffalo, N.Y.
UNH 4, Dartmouth 1 - Stevie Moses potted all four goals for the Wildcats (8-11-2) in blasting the Big Green (7-7-2) at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.
Casey DeSmith stopped 21 shots for UNH.
UMass-Boston 2, Norwich 1 - The Beacons scored twice in the opening period and held on to defeat Division 3’s top-ranked team at Clark Athletic Center.
Norwich, which had not lost to UMass-Boston since the 1990-91 season, was unable to get much of anything past Kevin Bendel, who made 39 saves.
Mike DeGrazia and Travis Daniel scored for the Beacons (7-6-2, 3-5-0 ECAC East). It is the first time they have beaten a top-5 team in program history.
Norwich (11-1-1, 7-1-0) got its tally from Olivier Cotnoir.
The Cadets outshot UMass-Boston, 33-8, over the final two periods.
Amherst 3, Conn. College 2 - Nathan Corey made 32 saves and the Lord Jeffs (11-1-2) got goals from three players in a road victory for Division 3’s seventh-ranked team. The Camels fell to 4-9-1.
BC 3, Vermont 0 - Junior Corinne Boyles recorded her fourth shutout with 25 saves, and the fourth-ranked Eagles (16-6-1, 9-2-1 Hockey East) beat the host Catamounts (3-13-6, 2-7-2).
Maine 3, BU 2 - Brittany Ott stopped 22 shots for the Black Bears (11-8-5, 5-6-1 Hockey East) and the Terriers (11-10-1, 6-5-0) lost at home, despite two goals by Marie-Philip Poulin.
Holy Cross 6, Salve Regina 2 - Freshman Rebecca Fleming netted a hat trick and the Crusaders (10-1-2, 7-1-0 ECAC East) skated past the Seahawks (6-5-2, 3-4-1) in Worcester.
Harvard 5, Rensselaer 3 - A hat trick from sophomore Gina McDonald helped the 10th-ranked Crimson erase a three-goal deficit and top the the Engineers (5-15-4, 2-8-2 ECAC) in Cambridge. Laura Bellamy stopped 15 shots for Harvard (11-5-1, 8-3-1).