Last-minute men trip BC
Hockey East's glamour teams are finding Amherst an unattractive place. Eight days after then-No. 1 Boston University suffered a humbling 5-1 loss to UMass-Amherst, the 16th-ranked Minutemen pulled off another upset at Mullins Center, edging No. 4 Boston College, 4-3, in overtime last night.
Freshman forward Casey Wellman scored with 41 seconds to play in the extra session as the Minutemen (6-4-1, 4-3-1) split a home-and-home set with the Eagles (7-4-1, 5-3-1).
James Marcou scored twice as UMass took a 3-2 lead after one period. Benn Ferriero tied the game for BC in the second.
Paul Dainton stopped 39 shots for UMass. John Muse had 37 saves for BC.
NU 4, UMass-Lowell 3 - The sixth-ranked Huskies (9-2-2, 7-2-1 Hockey East) rode Greg Costa's hat trick and Brad Thiessen's 36 saves to a victory over the River Hawks (6-5-0, 4-3-0) at Tsongas Arena.
UNH 4, Providence 3 - Danny Dries's two goals powered the 13th-ranked Wildcats (5-5-3, 3-3-2 Hockey East) past the visiting Friars (2-9-1, 0-8-1).
Maine 1, Merrimack 1 - Keif Orsini's goal helped the host Black Bears (7-3-1, 4-2-1 Hockey East) split the points with the Warriors (3-6-3, 1-5-2).
Harvard 2, Colgate 2 - Alex Killorn's goal capped a two-goal rally and the visiting Crimson (4-3-2 overall and ECAC) tied the Raiders (4-4-2, 1-3-2).
Cornell 3, Dartmouth 1 - Joe Scali set up two goals for the 14th-ranked Big Red (4-0-2 overall and ECAC) in a win over the visiting Big Green (5-3-0, 5-2-0).
Bentley 4, Canisius 2 - In Watertown, Dain Prewitt's two goals helped the Falcons (5-4-1, 4-2-1 Atlantic Hockey) extend their unbeaten run to four games (3-0-1).
WomenBU 4, BC 1 - "K Line" mates Jenelle Kohanchuk, Gina Kearns, and Jillian Kirchner scored as the fifth-ranked Terriers (8-2-3, 3-0-2-2 Hockey East) beat the eighth-ranked Eagles (8-3-2, 5-2-1-0) at Conte Forum.
Wisconsin 2, UNH 0 - Erika Lawler's goal and assist helped cap a great couple of days for hockey for the top-ranked Badgers (14-0-2), who completed a weekend sweep of the third-ranked Wildcats (7-3-3) in Fort Myers, Fla.
Harvard 5, Cornell 1 - Sarah Vaillancourt's two goals and two assists helped the ninth-ranked Crimson (4-2-2 overall and ECAC) roll past the Big Red (4-4-1, 2-3-1) at Bright Arena.