Overdue Gaudet scores in overtime, lifts BU past Cornell
Boston University junior forward Ross Gaudet hasn’t done much scoring since his 10-goal campaign as a redshirt freshman.
He picked a good time to regain his scoring touch.
Gaudet redirected a shot from Max Nicastro past Andy Iles at 2:48 of overtime, and the 15th-ranked Terriers knocked off No. 17 Cornell, 2-1, before a sellout crowd of 18,200 who came out for Red Hot Hockey last night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Since his impressive debut season, Gaudet has struggled. He had two goals last season and had yet to light the lamp in 11 games this season before allowing BU (7-4-1) to escape with a win in its third meeting with Cornell at Madison Square Garden. BU has two wins and a tie in the series.
Sophomore defenseman Adam Clendening also notched his first goal of the season, putting BU ahead, 1-0, at 11:07 of the first period.
Kieran Millan made that stand up until Locke Jillson scored for Cornell (6-3-0) with 8:54 left in the game. Millan finished with 23 saves, including a big one in overtime.
BC 3, Yale 2 - Coming off a shocking loss to Sacred Heart, the eighth-ranked Bulldogs looked to have righted the ship when they took a two-goal lead into the final minute of the second period against the fifth-ranked Eagles in New Haven.
But Paul Carey broke through with a goal with 22 seconds left in the period, and Boston College (10-4-0) struck for two more in the final 2:19 of the game to stun Yale.
Barry Almeida beat Jeff Malcolm (36 saves) for a shorthanded tally to tie it at 17:41 and Chris Kreider converted a pass from Steven Whitney with 39 seconds left to help the Eagles snap a two-game losing streak and beat the Bulldogs for the fourth straight time. BC is 6-1 against Yale during coach Jerry York’s tenure.
Both teams fizzled on the power play, BC going 0 for 7 and Yale 0 for 5.
Jesse Root scored in the first period and Kenny Agostino gave Yale a 2-0 lead at 10:02 of the second period, but the Bulldogs couldn’t get anything else past freshman Brian Billett, who made 31 saves in his collegiate debut.
Yale (5-3-1) was a coming off a 7-6 loss to then-winless Sacred Heart Tuesday, allowing three third-period goals.
New Hampshire 9, Alabama-Huntsville 1 - Stevie Moses scored four goals and Nick Sorkin had four assists as the Wildcats (6-6-2) had no trouble with the Chargers (0-14-1) in Durham.
Greg Burke, Damon Kipp, Connor Hardowa, Austin Block, and Grayson Downing also scored for UNH, which is 6-2-1 after opening the season with four losses and a tie.
The four goals and four points were career highs for Moses.
Quinnipiac 4, UMass 2 - Zach Currie and Connor Jones each had a goal and an assist and the host Bobcats (8-6-2) raced out to a 4-0 lead and held off the Minutemen to end a six-game winless streak.
Steven Guzzo and Michael Marcou scored in the third period for UMass (4-7-3), which has lost three straight.
Princeton 3, Providence 1 - Stefan Demopoulos scored just 3:05 into the game, but Sean Bonar turned aside 37 shots to lift the Tigers (3-7-1) past the Friars (6-6-1) in the consolation of the Denver Cup.
Holy Cross 2, Brown 0 - Erik Vos and Jeffrey Repucci scored and Thomas Tysowsky made 21 saves as the Crusaders (5-6-0) blanked the Bears (3-5-1) in Worcester.
Niagara 3, Sacred Heart 2 - Marc Zanette scored at 11:02 of the third period to help the Purple Eagles (3-5-2, 2-2-2 Atlantic) turn back the host Pioneers (1-12, 0-8), spoiling a 50-save effort by Steven Legatto.
Cornell 7, BU 1 - Jillian Saulnier had two goals and two assists and the third-ranked Big Red (9-1-0) dominated from start to finish to complete a weekend sweep of the fifth-ranked Terriers (9-6-1) in Ithaca, N.Y.
Minnesota 2, Harvard 1 - Marissa Gedman scored for the 10th-ranked Crimson (5-3-0) but the No. 2 Gophers (13-2-0) held on in Cambridge.
Dartmouth 4, Northeastern 3 - Sally Komarek scored her second goal of the game 53 seconds into overtime, lifting the host Big Green (5-4-1) past the No. 10 Huskies (10-4-0), who got two goals from Kendall Coyne in the third period to force the extra session.