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    • November 26, 2014 12:18 AM EST
    • From: "Leann Parker"
      Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:11:01 PM
      Subject: MHKY: Buckeye Matt Tomkins Tabbed B1G Second Star of the Week 

      November 25, 2014

       

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Ohio State men’s hockey contact:

      Leann Parker / parker.387@osu.edu  / 614-266-4309

       

      MHKY: Buckeye Matt Tomkins Tabbed B1G Second Star of the Week

      Sophomore posted first career shutout in B1G win over Michigan State

       

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      COLUMBUS, Ohio – Matt Tomkins, a sophomore goaltender on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. The Sherwood Park, Alberta, native had a 1.54 goals-against average and .939 save percentage in a conference series split with Michigan State last week. In game two, Tomkins stopped all 29 shots he faced for his first career shutout.

       

      In the Buckeyes’ 3-0 win over the Spartans Friday, Tomkins made 11 saves in both the first and third periods and had seven stops in the second period en route to a 3-0 victory. He had 17 saves vs. the Spartans Thursday in a 3-1 loss.

       

      This is the second weekly award for Tomkins this season, who was also recognized Nov. 4. He has played in eight games (starting seven) and has a Big Ten-best 2.11 goals-against average, along with a .917 save percentage.

       

      Tomkins and the Buckeyes (4-7-1, 1-1-0 B1G) head to South Bend, Ind., this weekend for the Shillelagh Tournament hosted by Notre Dame. In the first round Friday, Ohio State will face Western Michigan at 4:05 p.m., followed by a game between the Irish and Union at 7:35 p.m. The first-round winners and losers will meet Saturday in consolation and championship games, with Union playing the Buckeyes or Broncos at 4:05 p.m. and the Irish hosting the other team at 7:35 p.m.

       

      LEANN PARKER

      Athletics Communications Director | Ohio State Athletics

      Fawcett Center 6th floor | 2400 Olentangy River Rd. | Columbus, OH 43210

       

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    • November 22, 2014 2:09 AM EST
    • From: "Leann Parker"
      Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 11:18:01 PM
      Subject: MHKY: Ohio State Blanks Michigan State, 3-0

      Nov. 21, 2014

       

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Ohio State men’s hockey contact:

      Leann Parker / parker.387@osu.edu  / 614-266-4309

       

      MHKY: Ohio State Blanks Michigan State, 3-0

      Tomkins makes 29 saves for first career shutout, Johnson, Schilkey and Angeli tally

       

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      COLUMBUS, Ohio –
       Behind 29 saves from sophomore goaltender Matt Tomkins, the Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 3-0 shutout win over Michigan State in a Big Ten game Friday in Value City Arena. Ohio State had goals from seniors Matt Johnson and Darik Angeli, along with a goal and an assist from sophomore Nick Schilkey, in the victory. After a scoreless first period, the Buckeyes scored twice in the second and then added a goal early in the third for the victory.

       

      The Buckeyes (4-7-1, 1-1-0-0 B1G) head to South Bend, Ind., next week for the Shillelagh Tournament. Friday (Nov. 28), Ohio State will face Western Michigan in the first round, with host Notre Dame taking on defending NCAA champion Union. Championship and consolation games will be held Nov. 29.

       

      Ohio State and Michigan State (4-7-0, 1-1-0-0 B1G) combined for 25 shots in the first period, with Ohio State, which had the only power play chance, putting 14 on the Spartan net. Tomkins stopped all 11 shots he faced in the stanza.

       

      In the second period, Ohio State took a 1-0 lead on Johnson’s third goal of the year. The goal was not called on the ice during play. At the next break, more than a minute later, the officials went to video replay and it showed the puck had crossed the line, giving Ohio State the lead at 2:16. A pass from senior Chad Niddery, who was led into the zone by freshman Christian Lampasso, went off Johnson and over the line with the MSU goaltender deep in the net. At 7:54 Schilkey, standing just outside the crease, had a perfect redirection of a shot from classmate Drew Brevig with the Buckeyes on the power play, giving Ohio State a 2-0 lead. A third sophomore, David Gust, had the second assist on the goal. Shots were 7-6 in favor of the Spartans in the period. Ohio State had two power play chances and stopped the Spartans on one opportunity, which came at 5:01 and was shortened after a MSU penalty.

       

      At 3:14 of the third period, Angeli completed a rush up the ice, scoring off a pass from Schilkey, with junior Sam Jardine on the second assist. Jardine is tied for first on the team with six assists this year and has a helper in four of his last five games. Tomkins stopped all 11 Michigan State attempts in the period and helped the Ohio State penalty kill stop two Spartan chances. The Spartans pulled Hildebrand with more than three minutes left for the extra attacker, but could not convert and a MSU penalty at 18:11 ended the threat.

       

      The Spartans ended the game outshooting the Buckeyes, 29-28. Tomkins played all 60 minutes in his first career shutout, making 29 saves. He now has a 2.11 goals-against average and .917 save percentage on the year, playing in eight games. Hildebrand played 58:22 for the Spartans and made 25 saves. Ohio State blocked 16 Spartan shots, with Schilkey and junior Craig Dalrymple blocking three each to lead the way.

       

      The Buckeyes were 1-for-4 on the power play, marking their first power play goal in four games. The squad was 3-for-3 on the penalty kill after giving up a goal in each of the last two games.

       

      The shutout was the Buckeyes’ first since Logan Davis blanked Canisius Nov. 15, 2013. It was the program’s fourth shutout of the Spartans in 125 games between the schools and the first since a 1-0 win Nov. 30, 2012.

       

      LEANN PARKER

      Athletics Communications Director | Ohio State Athletics

      Fawcett Center 6th floor | 2400 Olentangy River Rd. | Columbus, OH 43210

       

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    • November 22, 2014 2:07 AM EST
    • From: "Christian Blatner"
      Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:33:02 AM
      Subject: MHKY: Badgers bested, 5-2, by Colorado College

      Contact: Paul Capobianco – (608) 219-6278

      Nov. 21, 2014

      Badgers bested, 5-2, by Colorado College

      Wisconsin loses first of two games this weekend against Colorado opponents

      http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-hockey/recaps/112214aaa.html

      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Wisconsin men’s hockey team fell Friday, 5-2, as Colorado College killed four penalties and assembled a three-goal second period to fend off the Badgers at the Broadmoor World Arena.

      “We did some good things,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “The power play gave us energy and we had some chances. Our face offs were good tonight. Wags (Ryan Wagner) was really good (with face offs) on the penalty kill.

      We still haven’t got over that hump. We’ve talked about in practice getting that confidence back. We feel good there, but we haven’t transposed that into the games yet.” 

      After killing a Cameron Hughes elbowing penalty early in the first period, the Badgers (0-7-0) were not as successful the second time around.

      Gliding from the left point toward the middle of the ice, Stevens Point, Wisconsin native Aaron Harstad fed the puck to his defensive partner Ian Young along the right boards. Harstad then received a pass back and loaded a wrist shot that missed multiple players in front of the net and snuck behind Wisconsin goaltender Landon Peterson.

      The goal marked the sixth time in seven games, UW’s opponent scored first.

      A close first 20 minutes was no indication of the second frame, as CC (3-7-0) exploded for three goals.

      Wisconsin controlled the puck in the Tigers’ zone for the opening 30 seconds of the period, but was quickly silenced.

      A blocked slap shot off the stick of a Colorado College player landed in the slot and was tipped back to Hunter Fejes on the blue line. The Anchorage, Alaska product directed the puck toward the net, which was tipped up and over the shoulder of Peterson by Luc Gerdes.

      A Wisconsin goal by Morgan Zulinick—his first of the season—broke up the three-goal ambush.

      CC rung a breakout pass around the boards that Adam Rockwood collected and eventually guided to the top of the left face off circle. Zulinick controlled the pass and fired a slap shot past Tigers net minder Chase Perry. Joseph LaBate was also credited with an assist on the play.

      UW kept the score within one for just over eight minutes before Scott Wamsganz extended Colorado College’s lead.

      Leading a 2-on-2, Wamsganz skated across the Badgers’ blue line and moved toward the middle of the ice. He put a shot on Peterson and trailed his teammates as they crashed the net. The 6-4 senior tracked the bouncing puck and backhanded it top shelf. 

      The final goal of the period came on a Jared Hanson one-timer.

      Wisconsin and Colorado College split the scoring in the third period, as Cody Bradley netted a goal for the Tigers to make it 5-1.

      Jason Ford registered his first tally of 2014-15 on a shot in the low slot. After protecting the puck along the boards, Ford banked a pass off those same boards to Tim Davison at the point. Ford headed straight for the slot, and after Davison fed Grant Besse along the side boards, the Plymouth, Minnesota native spotted Ford in front for the one-time finish.

      Peterson faced 29 shots in the game, while Perry was forced to make 24 saves.

      Wisconsin failed to score on four attempts with the man advantage, while CC succeeded once on its four chances.

      UW’s loss snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Tigers and put the all-time series record at 111-67-9 in UW’s favor.

      Tim Davison led all skaters with four shots on goal, as he finished the night at even in the plus/minus column.

      “We have this quote on our t-shirts that we work out in that says, “Earned, Never Given,” Eaves said. “We have to earn this. It’s not going to happen magically.”

      The Badgers head to Denver to play DU Saturday at 8 p.m. CT. ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain airs the game live on television.

    • November 22, 2014 2:06 AM EST
    • From: "Jill C Weigel"
      To: "Jill C Weigel"
      Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 11:03:31 PM
      Subject: COLLEGE MEN'S ICE HOCKEY: Neumann 4, Utica 1

       

      Neumann University

      11/21/14

       

      Men's Ice Hockey

      Neumann 4, Utica 1

       

      UTICA, N.Y. – The Neumann University won by a 4-1 decision at Utica College on Friday evening in ECAC West action.

       

      Jon Low (jr. Haddonfield, N.J. / Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (AtJHL) / Haddon Twp.) and Shayne Morrissey (so. Richmond Hill, Ontario / Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) each lit the lamp twice for the Knights. Ryan Luiten (so. Anchorage, Alaska / Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) and Shane Topf (so. Eagle River, Alaska / Gloucester Rangers (CCHL) handed out two assists each. Ben Curley (sr. Dunrobin, Ontario / Gloucester Rangers (CCHL) was outstanding in net, making 42 saves en route to his fourth win of the season.

       

      J. Low opened the scoring 4:38 into the game. Luiten and Topf drew the helpers on the only goal of the first period.

       

      Morrissey found the back of the net five minutes into the second period on the power play. Luiten and Nick Perruccio (so. Richmond Hill, Ontario / Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) tallied the assists. J. Low scored his second goal a minute and a half later for a 3-0 Neumann lead. Steve Low (jr. Haddonfield, N.J. / Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (AtJHL) / Haddon Twp.) and Topf had the assists. The Pioneers would score their lone goal of the game at the 12:22 mark of the second on the man-advantage. After 40 minutes of play, Neumann held a 3-1 game.

       

      Morrissey capped the scoring midway through the third period off a pass from Liam Board (fr. Burlington, Ontario / Georgetown Raiders (OJHL).

       

      Each team notched on power play tally. Utica out shot Neumann 43-21, but the Knights were ahead where it counted, coming away with the 4-1 win.

       

      Neumann (4-1-1, 4-1 ECAC West) travels to Nazareth tomorrow to wrap up conference action for the fall semester. The puck is slated to drop at 4:00 PM.

       

       

       

    • November 15, 2014 10:53 PM EST
    • From: "Jeffrey Weinstein"
      To: "Jeffrey Weinstein"
      Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:47:24 PM
      Subject: Michigan Hockey Completes Series Sweep With 6-3 Win Over AIC

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

       

      Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Yost Ice Arena)
      Score: Michigan 6, American International 3

      Records: U-M: 4-5-0, AIC 2-7-1
      Attendance: 5,206
      Next U-M Event: Friday, Nov. 21 -- vs. Penn State (Yost Ice Arena), 7:35 p.m.

       

      ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Five different players scored for the University of Michigan men's ice hockey team in its 6-3 victory over American International on Saturday night (Nov. 15) inside Yost Ice Arena on Military Appreciation Night. The Wolverines finished off a weekend series sweep against AIC, and improved to 3-1 at Yost Ice Arena this season.

       

      Senior Travis Lynch notched his first career two-goal game, Zach Hyman and Alex Kile each had a goal and an assist, and freshman Zach Werenski added two assists to lead the Wolverines, who scored two power play goals to snap an 0-for-18 skid on the man advantage. Michigan outshot AIC 46-24 on the night, and Zach Nagelvoort made 21 saves to pick up his second straight win in net.

       

      AIC struck first on a power play when Carson Grolla beat Nagelvoort with a wrist shot at 17:44, but Michigan would bounce back and go on to dictate the pace for the remainder of the first period. At the 10:55 mark, Hyman pounced on a loose puck during a scramble in front of the net to tie the score at 1-1. The Wolverines scored again just a minute later, when Lynch deflected in a slap shot from sophomore Kevin Lohan to give U-M the lead midway through the first frame.

       

      Michigan didn't take long to score another goal, as Kile put home a rebound during a man-up opportunity to bring the score to 3-1 with 7:21 to go in the first. The Wolverines outshot AIC 19-6 in the first 20 minutes.

       

      At the 12:41 mark of the second period, sophomore JT Compher found junior Boo Nieves open in the slot, and Nieves beat AIC goaltender Hunter Leisner (40 saves) over the shoulder for his first goal of the season.  

       

      AIC's Austin Orszulek scored over the right shoulder of Nagelvoort at 8:31 and again at 15:56 to cut the Michigan lead to 4-3, and it would stay that way heading into the second intermission.

       

      Sophomore Tyler Motte came inches from scoring midway through the third, but Leisner made a great save to deny the goal. Then with 9:34 left, Lynch whipped one past the goalie from the left faceoff circle for his second goal of the night. Less than two minutes later, junior captain Andrew Copp's wrister from the goal line during a power play, putting U-M up 6-3.

       

      Freshman Sam Piazza earned his first career point on the night, an assist on Copp's highlight reel goal.

       

      Senior Andrew Sinelli almost scored Michigan's seventh goal late in the final period, but his shot rang off the post.

       

      The Maize and Blue are back in action on Friday night (Nov. 21) to open a two-game series against Penn State inside Yost Ice Arena. The puck is set to drop at 7:35 p.m. and will be available on Fox Sports Detroit Plus.

       

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      Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
      2014-15 Michigan Hockey
      AIC vs Michigan (Nov 15, 2014 at Ann Arbor, Michigan)

      AIC (2-7-1) vs. Michigan (4-5-0) Date: Nov 15, 2014 Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan Arena: Yost Ice Arena Attendance:5206 Start time:7:35 pm End time:9:44 Total time:2:09 Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ---------------------------------- AIC................. 1 2 0 - 3 Michigan............ 3 1 2 - 6 1st period - 1, AIC, GROLLA, carson/1 (MAY, Johno/5, SLIWINSKI,Nathan/1) 2:16 (pp). 2, MICH, Zach Hyman/4 (Alex Kile/5, Dylan Larkin/6) 9:05. 3, MICH, Travis Lynch/2 (Kevin Lohan/2, Tony Calderone/1) 10:41. 4, MICH, Alex Kile/4 (Zach Hyman/6, Zach Werenski/5) 12:39 (pp). Penalties - Max Shuart, MICH (slashing) 1:21; DEBRINCAT, Andrew, AIC (tripping) 11:52; Dexter Dancs, MICH (hooking) 13:28; Dexter Dancs, MICH (boarding) 18:52. 2nd period - 5, MICH, Cristoval Nieves/1 (JT Compher/6, Zach Werenski/6) 7:19. 6, AIC, ORSZULAK, Austin/5 (MAY, Johno/6, DEBRINCAT, Andrew/4) 8:31. 7, AIC, ORSZULAK, Austin/6 (MAY, Johno/7, NORRIS, David/7) 15:56. Penalties - CHRISTIAN, Bryant, AIC (tripping) 9:52. 3rd period - 8, MICH, Travis Lynch/3 (Dexter Dancs/2) 10:26. 9, MICH, Andrew Copp/4 (Tyler Motte/2, Sam Piazza/1) 12:20 (pp). Penalties - LUBIN,Brandon, AIC (elbowing) 11:42; Dexter Dancs, MICH (tripping) 16:50; Alex Kile, MICH (charging) 19:05. Shots on goal - AIC 6-12-6 24; MICH 19-9-18 46. Power plays - AIC 1 of 5; MICH 2 of 3. Penalties - AIC 3 (6 min); MICH 5 (10 min). Goalies - AIC, LEISNER, Hunter 0-4-0 (59:50 minutes, 46 shots-40 saves) , EMPTY NET (00:10, 0-0); MICH, Zach Nagelvoort 2-4-0 (60:00, 24-21). Penalty shots - None. A-5206 T-2:09 Three stars: 1. Travis Lynch 2. ORSZULAK, Austin 3. Alex Kile Ref: Brian Aaron; Colin Kronforst Line: Dan Cohen; Joseph Hutek Win-Zach Nagelvoort (2-4-0). Loss-LEISNER, Hunter (0-4-0).

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        Jeffrey Weinstein
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      University of Michigan Athletic Department | Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus
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    • November 15, 2014 12:24 AM EST
    • From: "Leann Parker"
      Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 11:38:17 PM
      Subject: MHKY: Ohio State Scores Late for 3-2 Win at No. 19 Bowling Green

      Nov. 14, 2014

       

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      Ohio State men’s hockey contact:

      Leann Parker / parker.387@osu.edu  / 614-266-4309

       

      MHKY: Ohio State Scores Late for 3-2 Win at No. 19 Bowling Green

      Buckeyes score three times in final 4:32, including gamewinner with 34 seconds remaining

       

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      COLUMBUS, Ohio –
       The Ohio State men’s hockey team scored three late goals to down No. 19 Bowling Green, 3-2, Friday in BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Buckeyes tied the game at one at 15:28 of the third on freshman Matthew Weis’ goal and went ahead 2-1 at 18:26 on a tally from junior Tyler Lundey. The Falcons tied the game just 18 seconds later (18:44), but junior Anthony Greco scored the gamewinner at 19:26, following a Weis faceoff win, to lift the Buckeyes to the victory.

       

      The Buckeyes (3-5-1, 0-0-0 B1G) and Falcons (7-3-1, 5-1-0 WCHA) will close the weekend series at 7 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena in Columbus. A canned food drive for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank is being held at the game. Fans who bring a can to donate will receive a buy one, get one free ticket voucher for that game. And, for each can donated, fans will receive a $1 off coupon to use that night at the concession stands (up to $5). Following the first period, Script Ohio on Ice will be performed. Postgame, fans are welcome to skate on the Value City Arena ice. Fans must bring their own skates. Ohio State players will join the fans for a portion of the skate.

       

      Friday in Bowling Green, the Falcons scored the only goal of the first period, as Brent Tate tallied at 8:41. The Buckeyes, who had two power play chances in the period, outshot Bowling Green in the stanza, 8-6. The Falcons’ only power play chance of the game came in the first.

       

      Bowling Green carried play in the second, outshooting the Buckeyes, 11-4, but Buckeye sophomore goalie Matt Tomkins stopped all 11 Falcon attempts on net. Ohio State had two opportunities with the man advantage in the period.

       

      Ohio State continued to trail 1-0 until less than five minutes remained in regulation. Weis tied the game at 1 at 15:28 with his first collegiate goal, driving the net after taking a pass from junior Sam Jardine. At 18:26 Lundey netted his first goal of the season, as he put in the rebound of a shot by classmate Craig Dalrymple, who was playing his first game of the season. Freshman Christian Lampasso had the second assist on the goal. Just 18 seconds later, the Falcons’ Tate converted a 3-on-2, tying the game at two all. Less than a minute after that, Weis won a faceoff and Greco converted, putting Ohio State ahead at 19:26. The goal, Greco’s team-best fifth goal of the season, stood as his second gamewinner this year and the fifth of his career (out of 17 goals). Ohio State outshot Bowling Green, 12-10, in the period.

       

      For the game, the Buckeyes were outshot, 27-24. Tomkins had 25 saves in 59:29 for the Buckeyes, while Bowling Green’s Tommy Burke made 21 stops in 59:35. Ohio State blocked 15 shots, led by defensemen senior Justin DaSilva and sophomore Drew Brevig with three each.

       

      Ohio State was scoreless on four power play chances in the game, with BGSU unable to convert its one chance.

       

       

       

      LEANN PARKER

      Athletics Communications Director | Ohio State Athletics

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    • November 15, 2014 12:23 AM EST
    • From: "Brian Deutsch"
      Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 11:33:53 PM
      Subject: Gopher Hockey: Gophers Fall to UMD in Series Opener

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Nov. 14, 2014

      Gopher Hockey

      Contact: Brian Deutsch (612-269-5654)

            

      Gophers Fall to UMD in Series Opener

      Minnesota suffered its first shutout loss at Mariucci Arena in more than 20 months

       

      MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – The University of Minnesota’s 17-game home unbeaten streak –the longest active streak in the nation – came to an end on Friday night in the form of a 3-0 loss to No. 13/15 Minnesota Duluth at Mariucci Arena. 

      No. 1 Minnesota (7-2-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) suffered its first shutout since falling 2-0 to Colorado College on March 22, 2013 in the WCHA Final Five and its first shutout loss at Mariucci Arena since falling 2-0 to Denver on March 1, 2013 – a span of more than 20 months.

       

      Adam Wilcox was the one positive for the Gophers on Friday night, making a season-high 35 saves on 38 shots against to move to 7-2-0 on the year. Kasimir Kaskisuo picked up the win for Minnesota Duluth with 17 saves to move to 6-3-0.

       

      The Bulldogs (7-4-0, 4-2-0 NCHC) jumped out to an early lead in a penalty filled first period when Austin Farley scored a power-play goal just 2:07 into the game off assists from Andy Welinski and Cal Decowski. Minnesota Duluth added to the lead midway through the second period when Dan Molenaar found the net at 9:55 after being set up by Karson Kuhlman and Tony Cameranesi. Dominic Toninato closed out the scoring in the third period with a power-play goal at 11:42, set up by Farley and Decowski.

       

      The Gophers and the Bulldogs return to action on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. The series finale is on FOX Sports North PLUS with radio broadcast on 1500 ESPN.

       

      -Pride On Ice-


      Brian DeutschAssistant Director of Athletic Communications • Golden Gopher Athletics612.626.4011 (office) • 612.269.5654 (mobile)

    • November 15, 2014 12:23 AM EST
    • From: "Jill C Weigel"
      To: "Jill C Weigel"
      Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 10:47:20 PM
      Subject: COLLEGE HOCKEY: MIH: Neumann 3, Manhattanville 0; WIH: Buffalo State 6, Neumann 2

       

      Neumann University

      11/14/14

       

      Men's Ice Hockey

      Neumann 3, Manhattanville 0

       

      ASTON, Pa. – The Neumann University men's ice hockey team blanked Manhattanville College 3-0 in ECAC West action on Friday evening.

       

      Matt Zendejas (so. Upland, Calif. / Hampton Road Whalers (USPHL) opened the scoring early, 2:55 into the first period as the Knights killed off an early penalty. Doug Rose (fr. Sewell, N.J. / Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL) tallied his first collegiate assist.  With 3:01 left in the first, Shane Topf (so. Eagle River, Alaska / Gloucester Rangers (CCHL) scored his first goal of the season, unassisted.

       

      Steve Low (jr. Haddonfield, N.J. / Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (AtJHL) put Neumann up 3-0 with a shot from the top of the circle. Zac Lazzaro (so. Aston, Pa. / Utica College (ECAC West) drew the assist at the 8:14 mark of the second period to cap the scoring for the game.

       

      Ben Curley made the 20 saves needed for the shutout as the Knights improve to 2-1-1 overall and 2-1 in conference action. The two teams will face-off again tomorrow evening beginning at 7:00 PM.

       

      Women's Ice Hockey

      Buffalo State 6, Neumann 2

       

      BUFFALO, N.Y – The Neumann University women's ice hockey team fell 6-2 at Buffalo State College on Friday evening in ECAC West action.

       

      Amanda Simpson (sr. Anaheim, Calif. / Anaheim Lady Ducks) got the Knights off on the right foot, scoring the first goal of the game 6:22 into the game. Shanelle Doucette (jr. Bownanville, Ontario / Oakville Jr. Hornets) drew the assist. The Bengals tied the game at the 13:20 mark and the teams went into the first intermission knotted at one.

       

      Buffalo State exploded in the second period for four games, two coming on the power play.

       

      Jessica Langdon (jr. Waterdown, Ontario / Hamilton Hawks MAA) scored the second goal for Neumann 3:38 into the third period. Melissa Johnson (fr. Winnipeg, Manitoba / North East Predators Midget AA) and Danica Delry (jr. Hamilton, Ontario / Hamilton Hawks MAA) tallied the assists. Buffalo State got the goal back midway through the period for the 6-2 final.

       

      Neumann (0-5, 0-3 ECAC West) will face-off against Buffalo State again tomorrow afternoon. The puck is slated to drop at 3:00 PM.

       

    • November 9, 2014 2:21 AM EST
    • From: "Jill C Weigel"
      To: "Jill C Weigel"
      Sent: Sunday, November 9, 2014 12:27:05 AM
      Subject: COLLEGE HOCKEY: M: Hobart 6, Neumann 3; W: No. 1 Plattsburgh 3, Neumann 1

       

      Neumann University

      11/8/14

       
      Men's Ice Hockey
      Hobart 6, Neumann 3

       

      ASTON, Pa. – The Neumann University men's ice hockey team fell to Hobart College 6-3 in ECAC West action on Saturday evening.

       

      After a relatively quiet first period, the Knights then scored twice in the 18th minute to jump to a 2-0 lead before the first intermission. Matt Zendejas (so. Upland, Calif. / Hampton Road Whalers (USPHL) scored first off a pass from Shayne Morrissey (so. St. John's, Newfoundland / Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL). Dan McDougall (sr. Clinton Township, Mich. / Amarillo Bulls (NAHL) scored three seconds into a power play for a 2-0 lead. Mike Davis (fr. Newark, Del. / Amarillo Bulls (NAHL) tallied the assist.

       

      The Statesmen scored quickly in the second period, at the 1:29 and 2:40 marks, to tie the game at two. Hobart then ended up on a 5-on-3 extended man advantage as Neumann found itself in the penalty box. The Statesmen took a 3-2 lead with a 5-on-3 goal at the 13:33 mark. A minute later, Hobart scored again, this time on a 5-on-4 goal, for a 4-2 advantage.

       

      Thirty-four seconds into the third period, Hobart scored again for a 5-2 lead. Morrissey scored his first goal of the season six seconds into a power play, to cut the deficit to two, 5-3. Brandon Gagne (jr. Pembroke, Ontario / Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) had the assist.

       

      The Statesmen scored an empty net goal with a minute left in regulation to seal the win.

       

      Both teams netted two power play goals. Ben Curley (sr. Dunrobin, Ontario / Gloucester Rangers (CCHL) made 33 saves in net.

       

      Neumann (1-1-1, 1-1 ECAC West) will host Manhattanville next weekend for a pair of conference match-ups. The puck drops on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM.

       
      Women's Ice Hockey
      No. 1 Plattsburgh 3, Neumann 1

       

      ASTON, Pa. – The Neumann University women's ice hockey team dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 1 Plattsburgh State in ECAC West in action on Saturday evening.

       

      The Cardinals scored a goal in each period in the win. Bek Lucas (fr. Feasterville, Pa. / New Jersey Colonials ) scored her first collegiate goal 38 seconds into the second period. This tied the game at one.

       

      Plattsburgh went back up 2-1 at the 12:16 mark of the second. The Cardinals scored an insurance goal 4:11 into the third period.

       

      Justina Mayr (jr. New Westminster, British Columbia / Pacific Steelers) was again busy in net, making 42 saves in net.

       

      Neumann (0-3, 0-1 ECAC West) and Plattsburgh (2-0-1, 1-0 ECAC West) will meet again tomorrow afternoon. The puck is slated to drop at 2:00 PM.

       

    • November 9, 2014 2:15 AM EST
    • From: "Leann Parker"
      Sent: Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:56:48 PM
      Subject: MHKY: Ohio State Downed by No. 19 Omaha, 4-3

      Nov. 8, 2014

       

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Ohio State men’s hockey contact:

      Leann Parker / parker.387@osu.edu  / 614-266-4309

       

      MHKY: Ohio State Downed by No. 19 Omaha, 4-3

      Fritz and Schilkey post two points each

       

      RELATED INFO

                                                    
      COLUMBUS, Ohio – 
      The Ohio State men’s hockey team fell to No. 19 Omaha, 4-3, Saturday in Value City Arena. The win gave the Mavericks (6-2-1, 2-0-0 NCHC), who scored the game’s final three goals to come back from a two-goal deficit, a sweep of the series with the Buckeyes (2-5-1, 0-0-0 B1G).

       

      Next up, Ohio State will face Bowling Green in a home-and-home series. The teams will meet at 8:07 p.m. Friday in Bowling Green and at 7 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena in Columbus. Ohio State will then open Big Ten play with a home series against Michigan State Nov. 20-21.

       

      For the second night, the Buckeyes wore camouflage jerseys, with the names of the military branches on the nameplates. The jerseys are being auctioned, with the money raised going to Defending the Blue Line. The auction can be accessed HERE.

       

      Saturday in Value City Arena, the teams scored three goals in less than two minutes in the first period, as Buckeyes Tanner Fritz and Chad Niddery had goals at 4:05 and 6:02 sandwiched around a score at 5:02 from UNO’s Avery Peterson. Darik Angeli then put the Buckeyes up by two (3-1) at 16:11, but Peterson answered again quickly for UNO to cut the Buckeye lead to one (3-2) after the first period. UNO scored the only goal of the second to tie the game and then took the lead early in the third, skating to the 4-3 road win.

       

      The teams combined for five first-period goals, with Ohio State ahead 3-2 after the first 20 minutes.  Fritz opened the scoring at 4:05, taking a pass from sophomore Nick Schilkey and scoring from the faceoff circle. Freshman Christian Lampasso had the second assist to pick up his first collegiate point. Just 57 seconds later the Mavs tied the game on a goal by Peterson, but senior Niddery worked to get to the front of the net and scored on a backhand for a 2-1 Buckeye lead 60 seconds later (6:02). At 16:11 Angeli gave the Buckeyes a two-goal cushion, getting to a loose puck in front with the goalie out of position after a save on Schilkey. Fritz had the second assist on the goal, his team-best sixth helper of the year. Less than two minutes later Peterson scored his second of the game, converting a breakaway at 17:57 after a blocked shot in the UNO zone by Brian O’Rourke, to make it a one-goal game heading into intermission. Ohio State was outshot, 9-8, in the period. Each team had two power play chances.

       

      Omaha’s David Pope scored the only goal of the second period, tallying from just outside the crease at 11:07 to tie the game at three. Ohio State outshot Omaha, 11-8, in the period. Each team had one power play in the stanza and the teams had two minutes of 4-on-4 play.

       

      Just 1:53 into the third period Justin Parizek was able to score off a loose puck in front, giving the Mavericks their first lead of the game (4-3). The Buckeyes skated with the net empty for the final 1:39, and had a two-man advantage (6-on-4) for the last 1:21 after a holding call on Omaha, but were unable to get the equalizer. Shots were 13-11 in favor of Omaha in the period and the Buckeyes had the lone power play.

       

      Each team had 30 shots in the contest. Buckeye sophomore Christian Frey made 26 saves in 58:21, while Omaha’s Kirk Thompson made 27 stops.

       

      The Buckeyes converted 1-of-4 power play chances, their first power play goal in four games. Ohio State held UNO scoreless on three power play opportunities.

       

      Fritz now leads the Buckeyes with six assists and nine points this season and is second with three goals. The senior captain has 92 points in 114 career games.

       

      LEANN PARKER

      Athletics Communications Director | Ohio State Athletics

      Fawcett Center 6th floor | 2400 Olentangy River Rd. | Columbus, OH 43210

       

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    • November 9, 2014 1:28 AM EST
    • From: "Christian Blatner"
      Sent: Sunday, November 9, 2014 12:35:17 AM
      Subject: MHKY: Badgers lose series finale to No. 2 North Dakota

       

      Contact: Paul Capobianco – (608) 219-6278

       

      Nov. 8, 2014

       

      Badgers lose series finale to No. 2 North Dakota

      Wisconsin falls, 5-1, at the Kohl Center

       

      http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-hockey/recaps/110814aah.html

       

      MADISON, Wis. – For the second-straight game, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (0-6-0) skated with the No. 2-ranked team in the country for two periods, but were unable to put together 20 complete minutes in the final frame. The result – the Badgers were swept Saturday, dropping the series finale, 5-1, to North Dakota (7-1-1) at the Kohl Center.

       

      “Walking out of the locker room, our penalty killing was better, our power play gave us energy,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “We created more offense and were closer to earning a victory than last night, so that’s the building block we leave with tonight.”

       

      Trailing 2-1 late in the second period, UW strung together multiple solid shifts to build up momentum heading into the locker room.

       

      The Badgers’ earned their best chance to tie the score when the second line, which included Morgan Zulinick, Cameron Hughes and Grant Besse, forced a turnover at the UND blue line. Besse received the puck to the right of North Dakota’s cage and blasted a slap shot that goaltender Zane McIntyre narrowly padded away, as he slid across the goal mount.

       

      “We had good chances,” Besse said. “I believe we outplayed them in the second period—outshot them, didn’t give up too many shots. It’s frustrating because we knew we gave ourselves a chance in the third, but we weren’t able to follow through with that.”

       

      Wisconsin moved the puck well on a power play early in the last period, working a cycle one the right side of the ice, but could not muster enough quality shots to tally a goal.

       

      The Badgers finished 0-for-2 with the man advantage after registering their first power-play goal of the season Friday night. North Dakota did not record a goal on two five-on-four chances, including a five-minute major power play.

       

      UND got out to a lead halfway through the first when Brendan O’Donnell received the puck as it rung around the left boards and slapped a bullet top shelf.

       

      While Wisconsin failed to net a goal in the first 20 minutes of the game, Besse and Adam Rockwood set up good scoring chances with feeds to the front of the net.

       

      “It could’ve been a turning point in the game if we converted on some of the chances we made,” Eaves said. “We had some dandies and their goalies came up with big saves. We put the puck on net, but we needed to elevate them (shots) a little bit more.”

       

      UW performed one of its best penalty kills to date following a five-minute interference major on Jack Dougherty. The Badgers killed 56 seconds before the first intermission but were left with 4:04 down a man to begin the second period.

       

      Kevin Schulze anchored the Wisconsin kill, keeping the opponent to the outside and icing the puck multiple times.

       

      “(Strength and conditioning coach) Jim Snider had our guys do a Max VO2 test on the treadmill and I think he (Schulze) was in the low 70’s which is a long-distance runner or a cross country skier,” Eaves said, “so he has the capacity to work for long periods of time and recover. He’s playing really well. He’s a leader on the defense and he has to be.”

       

      The impressive penalty kill inspired a Ryan Wagner breakaway attempt that hit the post, which was followed seconds later by UW’s lone goal of the contest.

       

      Besse stepped over the blue line and snuck a wrist shot between two North Dakota defenseman and behind McIntyre. The goal marked the Plymouth, Minnesota, native’s first score of 2014-15.

       

      UND finished the game with four unanswered goals, including three in a 6:02 span of the third period.

       

      Joel Rumpel had 28 saves, while McIntyre denied 23 shots.

       

      “Goalies like that (McIntyre) are frustrating,” Chase Drake said. “You have to be able to take their eyes away when they’re playing so good. Most of our goals came on screen shots, so you’ve got to be able to take their eyes away and get rebounds on them.”

       

      Wisconsin takes a nearly two-week break before heading west to face Colorado College and Denver, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, respectively.

    • November 8, 2014 1:55 AM EST
    • From: "Jill C Weigel"
      To: "Jill C Weigel"
      Sent: Friday, November 7, 2014 11:06:04 PM
      Subject: COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY: Neumann 3, Elmira 2 - ot

      Neumann University

      11/7/14

       

      Men’s Ice Hockey

      Neumann 3, Elmira 2 – ot

       

      ASTON, Pa. – The Neumann University men’s ice hockey team opened ECAC West action with an exciting 3-2 overtime against Elmira College on Friday evening.

       

      Chris Bournazos (sr. Naperville, Ill. / Owatonna Express (NAHL) netted two goals for the Knights. Ben Curley (sr. Dunrobin, Ontario / Gloucester Rangers (CCHL) made 26 saves in net, 14 of which came in the third period. Some of the shots were point blank while others Curley made while on his back.

       

      Liam Board (fr. Burlington, Ontario / Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) put Neumann on the board just 1:44 into the game. Nick Perruccio (so. Richmond Hill, Ontario / Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) and Shayne Morrissey (so. St. John's, Newfoundland  / Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) assisted on the goal.

       

      The game would remain 1-0 until Bournazos scored his first goal with 1:52 left in the second period. Sam House (so. Calgary, Alberta / Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) tallied the assist. The Knights held a 2-0 lead after two and a 34-12 advantage in shots.

       

      Elmira began to fire towards Curley in the third period and outshot Neumann 16-5. The Soaring Eagles netted a power play goal at the 7:19 mark of the third on a laser from the point. Just 36 seconds later, Elmira knotted the game at two, again with a shot from the point that found its way into the net.

       

      Bournazos lit the lamp on a man-advantage 2:14 into the extra session. Ryan Luiten (so. Anchorage, Alaska / Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) and Jon Low (jr. Haddonfield, N.J. / Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (AtJHL) had the assists to give the Knights the 3-2 overtime win.

       

      Neumann (1-0-1, 1-0 ECAC West) will host Hobart tomorrow evening for more conference action. The puck is set to drop at 7:00 PM.

       

    • November 8, 2014 1:51 AM EST
    • From: "Brian Deutsch"
      Sent: Friday, November 7, 2014 11:24:15 PM
      Subject: Gopher Hockey: Wilcox Blanks Notre Dame in 5-0 Win

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Nov. 7, 2014

      Gopher Hockey

      Contact: Brian Deutsch (612-269-5654)

            

      Wilcox Blanks Notre Dame in 5-0 Win

      Twelve different Gophers tallied points in the series-opening win

       

      MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) –  Twelve different Gophers tallied points including Leon Bristedt’s first collegiate goal while Adam Wilcox backstopped a 20-save shutout on Friday night as the top-ranked Gopher Hockey program blanked No. 14/15 Notre Dame 5-0 in the series opener.

       

      Wilcox now owns sole possession of second place on Minnesota’s all-time shutout list with nine career clean sheets (Kellen Briggs holds the school record with 13)and also has sole possession of fifth on the school’s all-time wins list with 57 after Friday’s victory. The South St. Paul, Minn., native moved to 6-1-0 on the year and picked up his second shutout of the season with Friday’s win being highlighted by several key saves during odd-man rushes for the Irish.

       

      Minnesota (6-1-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) tallied a season-high 44 shots in the victory and found goals from five different skaters in the win while the nation’s top power-play unit went 1-for-4 on the night. The Gopher’ penalty kill went 3-for-3 in the win as well.

       

      Justin Kloos put Minnesota up early with his team-leading sixth goal of the year just 2:09 into the contest on Friday on the power play for his fourth goal in two games and his second game winner in as many contests.

       

      The Gophers would add another goal in the second – this one coming off the stick of Swedish import Leon Bristedt for the rookie’s first goal as a Gopher at 12:04 of the second stanza.

       

      After pocketing a pair of goals over the first 40 minutes of action, the Gophers blew up for three goals in the third period as Mike Reilly tallied his first of the year at 1:49 followed just 53 seconds later by Sam Warning at 2:42. Ben Marshall buried his first goal of the season to seal the victory for good at 17:51 of the third.

       

      While five different Gophers scored goals, three different Gophers picked up two assists each in the victory with Kyle Rau, Taylor Cammarata and Michael Brodzinski each setting up multiple goals on Friday night.

       

      Notre Dame (5-3-1, 1-0-1 Hockey East) got a 39-save performance from Cal Peterson in net, but the Fighting Irish couldn’t find a way past Wilcox all night.

       

      The Maroon & Gold are now unbeaten at home in their last 16 games – the nation’s longest active streak. Minnesota and Notre Dame close out this weekend’s nonconference series on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 4:03 p.m. at Mariucci Arena. ESPNU will televise the game (also available on WatchESPN) while 1500 ESPN will call the action.

       

      -Pride On Ice-


      Brian DeutschAssistant Director of Athletic Communications • Golden Gopher Athletics612.626.4011 (office) • 612.269.5654 (mobile)

    • November 8, 2014 1:45 AM EST
    • From: "Leann Parker"
      Sent: Friday, November 7, 2014 11:16:20 PM
      Subject: MHKY: Ohio State Falls to No. 19 Omaha, 4-1

      Nov. 7, 2014

       

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Ohio State men’s hockey contact:

      Leann Parker / parker.387@osu.edu  / 614-266-4309

       

      MHKY: Ohio State Falls to No. 19 Omaha, 4-1

      Buckeyes hold Military Appreciation Night

       

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      COLUMBUS, Ohio – 
      The Ohio State men’s hockey team lost to No. 19 Omaha, 4-1, Friday in Value City Arena in the opening game of a non-conference series. The Buckeyes (2-4-1, 0-0-0 B1G) and Mavericks (5-2-1, 2-0-0 NCHC) will close the series at 7 p.m. Saturday in VCA.

       

      Friday was Military Appreciation Day for Ohio State. Master Sergeant James Finfrock from Ohio State’s ROTC program rappelled from the arena rafters to deliver the game puck and Private First Class Taren Davis of the Ohio National Guard dropped the ceremonial puck. Marine veteran and current Ohio State student Zach Cooper was the Buckeyes’ honorary captain and addressed the team Thursday. Video of his talk is available HERE. The Buckeyes wore camouflage jerseys, with the names of the military branches on the nameplates. The jerseys are being auctioned, with the money raised going to Defending the Blue Line. The auction can be accessed HERE.

       

      In the game between the Buckeyes and Mavericks, UNO led 1-0 after the first period and 2-0 after the second. Ohio State cut the lead to 2-1 at 6:32 of the third but the Mavericks scored on the power play less than three minutes later to regain the two-goal advantage and sealed the win with an empty net goal. The Mavericks won the special teams battle, going 2-for-4 on the power play and stopping Ohio State on five power play chances.

       

      Omaha scored the lone goal of the first period at 15:05, when Justin Parizek scored on a one-timer of a pass from Tyler Vessel. Shots were 11-5 in favor of Ohio State in the period. The Mavericks had one power play chance, with Ohio State 0-for-2.

       

      UNO added to the lead at 18:15 of the second when Brian Cooper’s shot from the point got through a screen with the Mavericks on the power play. The goal came just two minutes after a UNO goal was disallowed because it was knocked in with a hand. UNO had nine shots in the period, with Ohio State getting eight on net. UNO converted one of its two chances with the man advantage and held Ohio State scoreless on one chance.

       

      At 6:32 of the third period, Buckeye senior Matt Johnson knocked in the rebound of a shot by freshman Luke Stork out of midair, making it a one-goal game.  It was Johnson’s second goal of the season and the first collegiate assist for Stork. Senior Justin DaSilva had the second assist on the goal. Just two minutes later Ohio State went on the penalty kill and Omaha converted, as Avery Peterson scored at 9:04 to give UNO a two-goal advantage. Ohio State pulled its goalie for an extra attacker with a little more than three minutes remaining, and generated chances, including a shot that went off the pipe, but UNO sealed the win at 18:11 when Ian Brady scored on a long shot from the Omaha zone. Ohio State outshot UNO, 7-5, in the period. UNO had one power play chance in the period and Ohio State was 0-for-2.

       

      For the game, Ohio State outshot Omaha, 26-19, a Buckeye opponent season low. Buckeye sophomore Matt Tomkins made 15 saves in 58:32 and UNO goalie Ryan Massa had 25 saves in 59:53.

       

      Ohio State was scoreless on the power play for the third game in the row, going 0-for-5. UNO converted 2-of-4 chances.

       

      LEANN PARKER

      Athletics Communications Director | Ohio State Athletics

      Fawcett Center 6th floor | 2400 Olentangy River Rd. | Columbus, OH 43210

       

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      THE PEOPLE. THE TRADITION. THE EXCELLENCE

       

    • November 8, 2014 1:43 AM EST
    • From: "Christian Blatner"
      Sent: Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:37:04 AM
      Subject: MHKY: Wisconsin narrowly falls to No. 2 North Dakota

       

      Contact: Paul Capobianco – 608-219-6278

      Nov. 7, 2014

      Wisconsin narrowly falls to No. 2 North Dakota

      Badgers drop home opener, 4-3, to UND

      http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-hockey/recaps/110714aac.html

      MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin men’s hockey team fought a back-and-forth battle with the No. 2-ranked team in the country, but a short-handed goal late in the game proved to be the difference, as North Dakota won, 4-3, at the Kohl Center.

      “The emotion that was in the locker room was disappointment,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “We’ll be judged on the wins and losses, but on the inside there were some things that we did well that we will build on. We need to be better and we will be better. We play good teams like North Dakota, it draws us up to a higher level, and we’ll be playing at a higher level because of the way we played tonight.”

      With three weeks of practice since their last action, the Badgers grabbed hold of their first lead of the season with a Chase Drake (Mosinee, Wisconsin) power-play tally 3:36 into the second period.

      The Badgers did not hold onto the lead long, though.

      Connor Gaarder evened the score less than three minutes later, shoving a rebound behind Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel.

      Unlike the first period, UW would finish the second with an advantage.

      Skating down the right side of the ice, Jedd Soleway pulled the puck into his body, quickly wristing a shot off the left post and across the goal line. Despite trailing, 29-17, in shots after the two periods of play, the Badgers were in position to win the game with just 20 minutes to play.

      “We had a 2-1 lead going into the third period against the No. 2 team in the country,” Eaves said, “we would have taken that if somebody had told us that would’ve been it." 

      Three-straight goals in the third frame, including a short-handed top-shelf tally on a breakaway by Michael Parks, turned the momentum in UND’s favor and sent UND to its 27th win in Madison all-time.

      With time winding down in the contest and the Badgers trailing by two goals, it looked as if UND would take the game with ease. But a shot from the right point by Chase Drake that snuck by North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre at the 19:41 mark made the game interesting. 

      Although UW pressured for the final 18.1 seconds, North Dakota held on to earn its sixth victory of the season and third-straight against the Badgers. 

      Rumpel made 39 saves in the loss—just two shy of his career-high. Following the game, Eaves could only describe his net minder’s play in one word: brilliant.

      “Rumps is going to have to play well, steady the ship, let us get some experience and then we can start figuring out how to win some games,” Eaves said.

      Kevin Schulze led all players with seven blocked shots, as the Badgers denied a total of 17 in the game.

      Wisconsin will complete its series with North Dakota with a 7 p.m. Saturday tilt at the Kohl Center. The game will air live on the Wisconsin Channel.

    • November 8, 2014 1:42 AM EST
    • From: "Todd Merriett"
      Sent: Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:18:14 AM
      Subject: No. 9 Fordham 30, Bucknell 27 (Football Recap)

       

      http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=32100&ATCLID=209755619

       

       

       

      COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 9 Fordham 30, Bucknell 27 (OT)

      Lewisburg, Pa.

      Nov. 7, 2014

      Contact: Todd Merriett

       

      FOOTBALL DROPS OVERTIME THRILLER TO NO. 9 FORDHAM, 30-27

      Bison Hold Rams to Second-Lowest Yardage of Season

       

      LEWISBURG, Pa.  – The Bucknell football team is in the midst of its best season in nearly 20 years and on Friday night at a chilly Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium the Bison nearly added a win over a ranked opponent to their list of accomplishments. Playing a second consecutive overtime contest for the first time in program history, Bucknell took a late seven-point lead on No. 9-ranked Fordham, but the Rams quickly tied it up and then scored a touchdown in the extra session for a 30-27 victory.

       

      Fordham (9-1, 5-0 PL) clinched at least a share of the Patriot League title and earned the conference’s automatic NCAA berth with the victory. However, the Rams had one of their toughest days of the season as their 363 yards marked their second-fewest of the year and this was their first game decided by fewer than 20 points.

       

      Playing in front of a spirited crowd, Bucknell’s defense totaled six sacks, including three by Evan Byers and two by Demetrius Baldwin-Youngblood, and forced three turnovers, including one that led to the go-ahead touchdown in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter.

       

      Fordham came into the game ranked third in the nation in scoring offense (43.7), second in passing offense (329.2) and fifth in total offense (527.4) and was held well below those marks. The Rams managed only 30 points, 285 passing yards and 363 total yards against the stout Bison defense.

       

      Bison backup quarterback Trey Lauletta, who last week engineered a game-tying drive late in regulation in an eventual win over Lafayette, got his second start of the year in place of injured starter R.J. Nitti and was 13-for-26 for 191 yards and three touchdowns. Bucknell (7-2, 3-1 PL) also used backup running back Matt DelMauro for a career-high-tying 28 carries (for 77 yards) after starter C.J. Williams was helped off the field in the first half.

       

      The game was a close one that featured four ties and the largest lead by either team was just seven points.

       

      The Bison took their first lead of the game late in the fourth quarter after Byers sacked Fordham QB Peter Maetzold, who was filling in for injured starter Mike Nebrich for a second straight week. On the way down, Byers knocked the ball out of Maetzold’s hand and freshman DE Doug Whitlock corralled the loose ball after it squirted through the hands of numerous players on both teams.

       

      With the ball at Fordham’s 17-yard line, it took Bucknell just three plays to find the end zone as Lauletta found Will Carter down the left sideline from 28 yards away to stake the Bison to a 24-17 lead with 3:15 on the clock in regulation. The pinpoint pass by Lauletta negated a 15-yard personal foul penalty that had pushed Bucknell back to the edge of field goal range.

       

      The Rams started their next possession at their own 25-yard line and took just 65 seconds to advance down the field and even the score. Tebucky Jones had a 16-yard reception, Chase Edmonds followed with a 28-yard run that put him over 100 yards on the day and Sam Ajala had a 27-yard reception. Edmonds followed with the game-tying score from four yards out.

       

      Bucknell had one more chance in regulation, but Lauletta was sacked on a 3rd-and-10 near midfield and the Bison punted the ball away, sending the game to overtime.

       

      Fordham won the coin toss in overtime and elected for possession second. The Bison scored on a 44-yard field goal by Derek Maurer on their possession, meaning the Rams needed a field goal to force another overtime period or a touchdown to win.

       

      Bucknell’s defense stopped Edmonds for a loss of three yards on the first play, but Maetzold avoided a strong rush on second down and completed a pass to Ajala, moving the ball to the 10-yard line. The next play was a pass to the goaline to Ajala that Nick O’Brien batted away. However, Maetzold then connected with Jones in the left corner of the end zone for the winning score.

       

      Despite the loss, Bucknell’s defense was strong from the beginning. Louis Taglianetti recorded the first of his two interceptions in the game to end Fordham’s first drive, and the Bison pushed the Rams backwards nine yards on their next one.

       

      A one-yard touchdown run by Edmonds late in the first quarter started the scoring, but Bucknell quickly answered back with a nine-play, 67-yard drive that concluded with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Lauletta to Jake Hartman, who now has four touchdown receptions in the last two games. A big 17-yard completion on 4th-and-12 by Lauletta to Carter kept the drive alive.

       

      The teams exchanged field goals on their next two drives. Another interception by Taglianetti gave Bucknell the ball at the Fordham 34-yard line with 4:30 to play in the half. It looked as though the Bison – who were slated to receive the opening kickoff of the second half – would have a chance to go into halftime with the lead. However, the Bison were held to a three-and-out and Fordham ended up scoring on a Maetzold-to-Dan Light 20-yard pass with 35 seconds left in the first half.

       

      The Bison tied the score again late in the third quarter when they took 7:33 off the clock on a 13-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a two-yard touchdown pass from Lauletta to Patrick Kelly across the middle. It was one of four drives of at least nine plays for Bucknell in the game.

       

      Fordham entered Friday’s game outscoring its opponents 103-31 in the third quarter, but Bucknell ended up with the edge in the stanza. The Bison held the Rams scoreless in the third quarter for the first time this season and ended up with an 89-19 edge in total yards in the stanza.

       

      The score was tied 17-17 entering the fourth quarter, marking the first time this season the Rams entered the fourth quarter with the score closer than a 16-point spread.

       

      Maetzold finished 24-for-34 for 285 yards and two touchdowns for the Rams. Edmonds rushed 21 times for 103 yards and two scores.

       

      Carter, who now ranks seventh on the program’s single-season receiving yards list with 832, posted his third 100-yard receiving game of the season with seven catches for a game-high 120 yards and his ninth touchdown of the season.

       

      A number of Bison defenders had strong days as Nick O’Brien posted a team-high 11 tackles and two pass breakups to go along with 127 kickoff return yards. Byers had nine tackles to go along with his three sacks and forced fumble, while Whitlock totaled six tackles and one sack in addition to his fumble recovery. Baldwin Youngblood’s two sacks moved him up to sixth on the school’s career list with 18.

       

      Friday’s game aired live to a national audience on CBS Sports Network. It was Bucknell’s first non-Saturday game in more than a decade, and the Bison were looking for their first win over a ranked opponent since defeating No. 15 Lehigh last October.

       

      Bucknell and Fordham have seen their last three contests decided by a total of eight points.

       

      The Bison will hit the road for the final time in 2014 next Saturday, Nov. 15, when they travel to Holy Cross for a 12:30 p.m. game in Worcester.

       

      www.BucknellBison.com



      -- 
      Todd Merriett
      Bucknell Assoc. Dir. Athletic Communications
      Office: 570-577-3488
      Cell: 570-428-5393

    • November 8, 2014 1:22 AM EST
    • From: "Christian Blatner" <cblatner@athletics.wisc.edu>
      Sent: Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:37:04 AM
      Subject: MHKY: Wisconsin narrowly falls to No. 2 North Dakota
       

      Contact: Paul Capobianco – 608-219-6278

      Nov. 7, 2014

      Wisconsin narrowly falls to No. 2 North Dakota

      Badgers drop home opener, 4-3, to UND

      http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-hockey/recaps/110714aac.html

      MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin men’s hockey team fought a back-and-forth battle with the No. 2-ranked team in the country, but a short-handed goal late in the game proved to be the difference, as North Dakota won, 4-3, at the Kohl Center.

      “The emotion that was in the locker room was disappointment,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “We’ll be judged on the wins and losses, but on the inside there were some things that we did well that we will build on. We need to be better and we will be better. We play good teams like North Dakota, it draws us up to a higher level, and we’ll be playing at a higher level because of the way we played tonight.”

      With three weeks of practice since their last action, the Badgers grabbed hold of their first lead of the season with a Chase Drake (Mosinee, Wisconsin) power-play tally 3:36 into the second period.

      The Badgers did not hold onto the lead long, though.

      Connor Gaarder evened the score less than three minutes later, shoving a rebound behind Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel.

      Unlike the first period, UW would finish the second with an advantage.

      Skating down the right side of the ice, Jedd Soleway pulled the puck into his body, quickly wristing a shot off the left post and across the goal line. Despite trailing, 29-17, in shots after the two periods of play, the Badgers were in position to win the game with just 20 minutes to play.

      “We had a 2-1 lead going into the third period against the No. 2 team in the country,” Eaves said, “we would have taken that if somebody had told us that would’ve been it." 

      Three-straight goals in the third frame, including a short-handed top-shelf tally on a breakaway by Michael Parks, turned the momentum in UND’s favor and sent UND to its 27th win in Madison all-time.

      With time winding down in the contest and the Badgers trailing by two goals, it looked as if UND would take the game with ease. But a shot from the right point by Chase Drake that snuck by North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre at the 19:41 mark made the game interesting. 

      Although UW pressured for the final 18.1 seconds, North Dakota held on to earn its sixth victory of the season and third-straight against the Badgers. 

      Rumpel made 39 saves in the loss—just two shy of his career-high. Following the game, Eaves could only describe his net minder’s play in one word: brilliant.

      “Rumps is going to have to play well, steady the ship, let us get some experience and then we can start figuring out how to win some games,” Eaves said.

      Kevin Schulze led all players with seven blocked shots, as the Badgers denied a total of 17 in the game.

      Wisconsin will complete its series with North Dakota with a 7 p.m. Saturday tilt at the Kohl Center. The game will air live on the Wisconsin Channel.

       

    • November 2, 2014 11:29 PM EST
    • From: "Jill C Weigel"
      To: "Jill C Weigel"
      Sent: Sunday, November 2, 2014 8:18:23 PM
      Subject: COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY: St.. Anselm 5, Neumann 0

       

      Neumann University
      11/2/14

       

      Women's Ice Hockey
      St. Anselm 5, Neumann 0

       

      MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Neumann University women's ice hockey team fell 5-0 to St. Anselm on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action.

       

      The Hawks scored once in the first and twice each in the second and third periods.

       

      Once again, Justina Mayr (jr. New Westminster, British Columbia / Pacific Steelers) was busy in net, making 60 saves.

       

      "St. Anselm is a very good, well coached team," says head coach Gina Kearns. "Mayr had an incredible weekend in net for us. We need to compete for a full 60 minutes to give ourselves the best chance of winning."

       

      Neumann (0-2) opens conference action next weekend at home when it hosts Plattsburgh State. The puck drops on Saturday at 7 PM and 2 PM on Sunday.

       

    • November 2, 2014 12:53 AM EDT
    • From: "Brian Deutsch"
      Sent: Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:22:02 PM
      Subject: Gopher Hockey: Kloos Nets OT Winner for Hat Trick

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Nov. 1, 2014

      Gopher Hockey

      Contact: Brian Deutsch (612-269-5654)

            

      Kloos Nets OT Winner for Hat Trick

      Minnesota boasts the nation’s longest unbeaten streak at home at 15-straight games

       

      MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – Justin Kloos picked up his first career hat trick including the overtime winner for the No. 1 Gopher Hockey program as Minnesota topped No. 7 St. Cloud State 4-3 on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena.

       

      The win extends the Maroon & Gold’s unbeaten streak at home to 15 games – the longest active streak in the nation – while Kloos’ three-goal showing bests his previous career best of two, set last year against St. Cloud State in the NCAA West Regional final.

       

      “Tonight was Kloos’ night,” Minnesota head coach Don Lucia said. “Our effort was better tonight, our knees were bent, we went after some pucks. Even if we wouldn’t have won the game tonight, I was much happier with how we played.”

       

      After a scoreless first period, Kloos book-ended a four-goal second period by scoring 12 seconds into the period and adding his second of the night with 12 seconds left in the stanza.

       

      Minnesota (5-1-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) entered the night with the nation’s top power play and didn’t disappoint on Saturday as Kloos converted on the team’s second chance of the game – just 12 seconds into the second period. The sophomore, who led Minnesota with 16 goals last season as a freshman, made a sliding attempt on a Kyle Rau centering pass to put the Gophers up 1-0 in the second stanza. Mike Reilly earned the second assist on the goal for his eighth helper of the season – moving the junior All-American into a tie for first in the nation.

       

      However, the Huskies answered just over six minutes later when Andrew Prochno found the equalizer at 6:27 of the season with an assist to Judd Peterson and took a 2-1 lead at 12:13 with a power-play goal from Ethan Prow – set up by Jimmy Murray and Kalle Kossila.

       

      St. Cloud State looked to be taking a lead into the third period for the second night in a row until Kloos found the equalizer at 19:48 of the second period when Taylor Cammarata and Ben Marshall set up the sophomore forward for his second of the night.

       

      The late sway in momentum carried over in to the third period as Connor Reilly slammed home his third of the year at 2:09 to re-claim the lead for the Maroon & Gold. Ryan Collins and Seth Ambroz picked up assists on the goal although the lead would only hold until 14:34 of the third when Joey Benik found the net after being set up by David Morley.

       

      Regulation came to pass and the Gophers moved into overtime for the first time this season, however Cammarata would once again set up his long-time teammate at 1:19 for the game-winning goal as Kloos took over the team goal-scoring lead with five on the season.

       

      Adam Wilcox backstopped another strong performance by the Minnesota defense as the team gave up just 14 shots to the Huskies – the fewest allowed by the Gophers since allowing 13 to Alaska Anchorage in 13 in a 7-1 win on Jan. 12, 2013. The junior netminder made 11 saves to move to 5-1-0 on the season while Charlie Lindgren made 31 saves to move to 3-3-0 on the year.

       

      The Gophers, who tallied 35 shots on the night, ended the game 1-for-4 on the power-play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.

       

      Minnesota returns to action at home next weekend with a nonconference series against Notre Dame.

       

      -Pride On Ice-

       

       



      Brian DeutschAssistant Director of Athletic Communications • Golden Gopher Athletics612.626.4011 (office) • 612.269.5654 (mobile)

    • November 2, 2014 12:51 AM EDT
    • From: "Jill C Weigel"
      To: "Jill C Weigel"
      Sent: Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:11:02 PM
      Subject: COLLEGE MEN'S ICE HOCKEY: Neumann 2, Salve Regina 2 - ot

      Neumann University

      11/1/14

       

      Men’s Ice Hockey

      Neumann 2, Salve Regina 2

       

      NEWPORT, R.I. – The Neumann University men’s ice hockey team played to a 2-2 draw in the season opener at Salve Regina University on Saturday afternoon.

       

      The Seahawks opened the scoring in the first period with a power play goal. Dan McDougall (sr. Clinton Township, Mich. / Amarillo Bulls (NAHL) tied the game at one 33 seconds into the second period. Save Regina would take back the lead at the 7:49 mark and would hold the 2-1 lead after two periods.

       

      With 5:02 left in the third period, Liam Board (fr. Dunrobin, Ontario / Gloucester Rangers (CCHL) scored his first collegiate goal to knot the score at two. Steve Low (jr. Haddonfield, N.J. / Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (AtJHL) drew the assist. Neither team could score in the extra time and the teams came away with the tie.

       

      Ben Curley (sr. Dunrobin, Ontario / Gloucester Rangers (CCHL) started in net and made 23 saves in the 65 minutes.

       

      Neumann (0-0-1) comes home for four games to begin ECAC West action. The Knights will host Elmira  on Friday beginning at 7:00 PM.

    • November 2, 2014 12:50 AM EDT
    • From: "Jeffrey Weinstein"
      To: "Jeffrey Weinstein"
      Sent: Sunday, November 2, 2014 12:12:05 AM
      Subject: Michigan Hockey Falls 6-2 At Michigan Tech

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

       

      Site: Houghton, Mich. (John J. MacInnes Ice Arena)
      Score: No. 17/RV Michigan Tech 6, No. 15/13 Michigan 2
      Records: U-M (2-5-0), MTU (6-0-0)
      Attendance: 4,466
      Next U-M Event: Friday, Nov. 14 -- vs. AIC (Ann Arbor, Mich.), 7:35 p.m.

       

      HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Sophomore Max Shuart scored his first goal as a Wolverine, but the University of Michigan ice hockey team fell 6-2 to Michigan Tech, as the Huskies swept the Wolverines in front of 4,466 fans at John J. MacInnes Ice Arena.

       

      Andrew Copp scored his first of the year for Michigan, but the Wolverines went 0-for-7 on the power play, including two 5-on-3 opportunities while allowing four power play goals in a game for the first time since Dec. 30, 2010. There were seven power play chances for both teams and 62 combined penalty minutes.

       

      The Huskies got off to a quick start, scoring on their fourth shot on the night after a missed pass led to a Michigan Tech breakaway. Tanner Kero corralled the puck at the red line and skated in alone, beating Steve Racine, who got a piece of the puck with his blocker, at 4:15.

       

      Just over three minutes later, the Huskies made it 2-0 on the man advantage, as the Wolverines allowed their first power play goal in five games. On a scramble in front of the net, Tyler Heinonen found the loose puck and scored at 7:19.

       

      Copp answered with his first goal of the season. A drop pass by Tyler Motte set up Copp alone with the puck in the high slot. Copp hit the top corner at 9:29 to cut the Michigan Tech lead to 2-1.

       

      But the Huskies responded with their second power play goal of the period to regain a two goal lead heading in to the break. Blake Pietila hit David Johnstone with a diagonal pass, and Johnstone fired a one-timer past Racine at 14:28.

       

      Michigan Tech scored two more power play goals in the second period to push its lead to 5-1, while the Wolverines couldn't convert on its several chances on the man advantage.

       

      On their first power play chance of the second period, Blake Pietila, finishing off a series of crisp passes for a tap-in goal at 7:50.  The Huskies scored another on the power play on Alex Petan's blast from the point at 14:54, chasing Racine (11 saves) from the game as Zach Nagelvoort came on in relief (10 saves).

       

      Shuart finished off a 2-on-1 down low in the opening minute of the first period, taking a pass from Nolan De Jong and flipping the puck over an outstretched Jamie Phillips (26 saves).

       

      Brent Baltus closed out the scoring for the Huskies, capitalizing on a defensive zone turnover as Blake Hietala found him all alone in front for a goal at 9:59.

       

      For the game, the Wolverines outshot the Huskies 28-27.

       

      The Wolverines will be off next weekend before returning home to Yost Ice Arena to face American International on Fri., Nov. 14  in a 7:35 p.m. contest.

       

      ### 

       

      Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
      2014-15 Michigan Hockey
      #15 Michigan vs #17 Michigan Tech (Nov 01, 2014 at Houghton, Mich.)

      Michigan (2-5-0, 0-0-0) vs. Michigan Tech (6-0-0, 4-0-0) Date: Nov 01, 2014 Location: Houghton, Mich. Arena: MacInnes Ice Arena Attendance:4466 Start time:7:07 pm End time:9:28 pm Total time:2:21 Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ---------------------------------- Michigan............ 1 0 1 - 2 Michigan Tech....... 3 2 1 - 6 1st period - 1, MTU, Tanner Kero/3 4:15. 2, MTU, Tyler Heinonen/1 (Blake Hietala/1, Alex Gillies/3) 7:19 (pp). 3, MICH, Andrew Copp/1 (Tyler Motte/1, Dexter Dancs/1) 9:29. 4, MTU, David Johnstone/3 (Blake Pietila/2, Alex Petan/4) 14:28 (pp). Penalties - Tony Calderone, MICH (hooking) 5:43; Riley Sweeney, MTU (tripping) 10:35; Chris Leibinger, MTU (slashing) 11:34; Dylan Larkin, MICH (tripping) 13:21; Mike Neville, MTU (cth elbowing) 16:51. 2nd period - 5, MTU, Blake Pietila/4 (Alex Petan/5, David Johnstone/5) 7:50 (pp). 6, MTU, Alex Petan/2 (Blake Pietila/3, Shane Hanna/2) 14:54 (pp). Penalties - Tony Calderone, MICH (interference) 7:36; Alex Gillies, MTU (interference) 8:16; Dexter Dancs, MICH (interference) 14:27; Tanner Kero, MTU (hooking) 15:07; Blake Hietala, MTU (tripping) 15:51; Cutler Martin, MICH (roughing) 18:17. 3rd period - 7, MICH, Max Shuart/1 (Nolan De Jong/2, Cristoval Nieves/3) :41. 8, MTU, Brent Baltus/1 (Blake Hietala/2) 9:59. Penalties - Cristoval Nieves, MICH (boarding) 4:28; JT Compher, MICH (10-minute misconduct) 4:28; JT Compher, MICH (game misconduct) 4:28; Tyler Heinonen, MTU (hooking) 5:41; Andrew Copp, MICH (roughing) 13:58; Mike Neville, MTU (holding) 16:11; Michael Downing, MICH (holding) 16:11; Michael Downing, MICH (game misconduct) 16:11. Shots on goal - MICH 10-6-12 28; MTU 10-9-8 27. Power plays - MICH 0 of 7; MTU 4 of 7. Penalties - MICH 11 (46 min); MTU 8 (16 min). Goalies - MICH, Steve Racine 2-1-0 (34:44 minutes, 16 shots-11 saves) , Zach Nagelvoort (25:06, 11-10) , EMPTY NET (00:10, 0-0); MTU, Jamie Phillips 6-0-0 (59:56, 28-26) , EMPTY NET (00:04, 0-0). Penalty shots - None. A-4466 T-2:21 Three stars: 1. None 2. None 3. None Ref: Chris Perrault; Brad Shepherd Line: Ryan Gordon; Dan Juopperi Win-Jamie Phillips (6-0-0). Loss-Steve Racine (2-1-0).

      -- 

        Jeffrey Weinstein
      ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Athletic Communications
      University of Michigan Athletic Department | Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus
      1000 South State Street | Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2201
      MGoBlue.com | Office Phone: (734) 647-8170 
      | Cell Phone: (914) 907-8159




    • November 1, 2014 12:52 AM EDT
    • From: "Jeffrey Weinstein"
      To: "Jeffrey Weinstein"
      Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 10:29:15 PM
      Subject: Michigan Hockey Falls Behind Early, Drops Series Opener 4-1 At Michigan Tech

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

       

      Site: Houghton, Mich. (John J. MacInnes Ice Arena)
      Score: No. 17/RV Michigan Tech 4, No. 15/13 Michigan 1
      Records: U-M (2-4-0), MTU (5-0-0)
      Attendance: 4,466
      Next U-M Event: Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at Michigan Tech (Houghton, Mich.), 7:00 p.m.

       

      HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Freshman forward Dylan Larkin scored a third period goal, but Michigan fell behind 2-0 after two periods of play, and dropped a 4-1 decision at Michigan Tech in front of 4,466 fans at MacInnes Ice Arena.

       

      The Wolverines finished the night 0-for-6 on the man advantage, including an 0-for-4 mark in the second period. Michigan Tech's Walker Hyland scored at 7:36 of the third period, as his dump in off the end boards deflected off Nolan De Jong's stick and into the net to give the Huskies a 3-0 lead.

       

      Larkin scored just over two minutes later, as senior forward Zach Hyman setup the play with great puck control. Hyman drew two players on the right wing, then fed Larkin in stride as he crossed the blue line. Larkin beat Michigan Tech goaltender Jamie Phillips over the shoulder at 10:16 to make it 3-1.

       

      With five minutes to play, Dexter Dancs nearly made it a one-goal game, but his deflection in front of the net went just wide.

       

      The Wolverines pulled goaltender Zach Nagelvoort (30 saves) for an extra attacker with 2:40 to play, and Michigan Tech's Malcolm Gould sealed the win with an empty-net goal at 19:16.

       

      The Huskies outshout Michigan 34-29 for the game, as Phillips made 28 stops to earn the win in net.

       

      The Wolverines penalty kill unit finished a perfect 6-for-6 on the night and kept the Wolverines in the game.

       

      In a first period that featured quality scoring chances for both teams, it was the home Huskies that got on the scoreboard first, just over midway through the frame. Michigan Tech gained the zone on a 4-on-3 rush, and David Johnstone fed Reid Sturos for a tap-in backdoor goal at 12:32.

       

      Michigan's penalty kill was sharp early, as the Wolverines killed off two penalties at 1:10 and 13:01 of the opening period before three straight power play chances. The Wolverines had their best chance to score on the second man advantage of the frame, as Larkin cut in front of the net and wired a shot just wide with 10.2 seconds to go.

       

      Larkin was tripped up on the play, giving the Wolverines another man advantage, but they could not convert, with the majority of the man advantage in the opening minutes of the second period.

       

      After Michigan failed to register a shot on its fourth power play chance of the night, Michigan Tech capitalized on a delayed penalty to make it 2-0 at 7:23 of the middle frame. Cliff Watson hit Tanner Kero with a great diagonal pass, and Kero fired a shot into the top corner.

       

      At 10:04, Michigan's Michael Downing was issued a major penalty and game misconduct for checking from behind, but the Wolverines killed off the penalty, and were down by two goals heading into the final period of play.

       

      The Wolverines will close out the weekend series against Michigan Tech on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.

       

      ###

       

      Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
      2014-15 Michigan Hockey
      #15 Michigan vs #17 Michigan Tech (Oct 31, 2014 at Houghton, Mich.)

      Michigan (2-4-0,0-0-0) vs. Michigan Tech (5-0-0,4-0-0) Date: Oct 31, 2014 Location: Houghton, Mich. Arena: MacInnes Ice Arena Attendance:4466 Start time:7:07 pm End time:9:28 Total time:2:21 Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ---------------------------------- Michigan............ 0 0 1 - 1 Michigan Tech....... 1 1 2 - 4 1st period - 1, MTU, Reid Sturos/2 (David Johnstone/3, Walker Hyland/1) 12:32. Penalties - Team, MICH (too many players on ice) 1:10; Sam Piazza, MICH (tripping) 13:01; Cliff Watson, MTU (interference) 15:29; David Johnstone, MTU (tripping) 18:08; C.J. Eick, MTU (hooking) 19:50. 2nd period - 2, MTU, Tanner Kero/2 (Cliff Watson/3, David Johnstone/4) 7:23. Penalties - Alex Petan, MTU (cross-checking) 3:45; Mike Chiasson, MICH (holding) 7:23; Michael Downing, MICH (checking from behind) 10:04; Michael Downing, MICH (game misconduct) 10:04; Alex Gillies, MTU (interference) 12:35; Malcolm Gould, MTU (hooking) 17:50. 3rd period - 3, MTU, Walker Hyland/1 (Tanner Kero/4, Chris Leibinger/3) 7:36. 4, MICH, Dylan Larkin/2 (Zach Hyman/5, Nolan De Jong/1) 10:16. 5, MTU, Malcolm Gould/2 (Mike Neville/2, Riley Sweeney/3) 19:16 (empty net). Penalties - Tyler Motte, MICH (slashing) 3:12; Blake Pietila, MTU (delay of game) 6:53; Dylan Larkin, MICH (slashing) 7:21. Shots on goal - MICH 14-7-8 29; MTU 15-8-11 34. Power plays - MICH 0 of 6; MTU 0 of 6. Penalties - MICH 7 (25 min); MTU 7 (14 min). Goalies - MICH, Zach Nagelvoort 0-4-0 (57:56 minutes, 33 shots-30 saves) , EMPTY NET (02:04, 0-0); MTU, Jamie Phillips 5-0-0 (59:40, 29-28) , EMPTY NET (00:20, 0-0). Penalty shots - None. A-4466 T-2:21 Three stars: 1. None 2. None 3. None Ref: Chris Perrault; Brad Shepherd Line: Ryan Gordon; Dan Juopperi Win-Jamie Phillips (5-0-0). Loss-Zach Nagelvoort (0-4-0).


      -- 

        Jeffrey Weinstein
      ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Athletic Communications
      University of Michigan Athletic Department | Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus
      1000 South State Street | Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2201
      MGoBlue.com | Office Phone: (734) 647-8170 
      | Cell Phone: (914) 907-8159




    • November 1, 2014 12:51 AM EDT
    • From: "Leann Parker"
      Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 11:02:35 PM
      Subject: MHKY: Ohio State and Canisius Skate to 3-3 OT Tie

      Oct. 31, 2014

       

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Ohio State men’s hockey contact:

      Leann Parker / parker.387@osu.edu  / 614-266-4309

       

      MHKY: Ohio State and Canisius Skate to 3-3 OT Tie

      Gust ties game with 4:01 remaining in the third, Tomkins makes 26 saves

       

      RELATED INFO

                                                    
      COLUMBUS, Ohio – 
      The Ohio State men’s hockey team rallied for a 3-3 overtime tie against Canisius Friday in the inaugural game in HarborCenter in Buffalo. The Buckeyes (1-3-1, 0-0-0 B1G) and Golden Griffins (4-2-1, 3-1-0 AHA) will close the series at 7:35 p.m. Saturday in Buffalo.

       

      The Buckeyes trailed 2-0 on two early first period goals but Matt Johnson and Luke Stork scored in the second period for a 2-2 game after 40 minutes. Canisius went ahead 3-2 at 13:23 of the third, but sophomore David Gust tallied at 15:59 to deadlock the score at three. Neither team was able to score in overtime.

       

      Just 22 seconds into the game, the Golden Griffins’ Shane Conacher scored on the rush and Doug Beck followed with a goal at 1:49 for an early 2-0 Canisius lead. Shots were 11-9 in favor of the Golden Griffins in the period. Buckeye sophomore goalie Matt Tomkins came on in relief and stopped all nine shots he faced.

       

      The Buckeyes tied the game in the second period. At 7:36, Johnson stole the puck and his shot went in and out quickly. It was not called a goal on the ice, but after review, the goal was ruled good, giving the senior his first goal of the year. At 13:18 Stork, a freshman, scored the second goal of his collegiate career, tallying off assists from seniors Darik Angeli and Justin DaSilva. Canisius outshot the Buckeyes, 12-11, in the stanza.

       

      At 13:23 of the third period the Golden Griffins went ahead, 3-2, on Jack Stander’s 4-on-4 goal. The Buckeyes thought they had tied the game right after on a shot by senior Tanner Fritz, but the goal was waived off after video review. Gust then got to the puck in a scramble outside the crease and scored his first goal of the season. at 15:59. Fritz picked up the assist on the goal, his team-best fifth assist and seventh point of the year. Ohio State outshot Canisius, 12-4, in the period.

       

      The teams headed to overtime tied at three. Each squad put two shots on goal, and Ohio State had a late chance hit the pipe, but neither team was able to get the win.

       

      After it was outshot early, the Buckeyes ended the game ahead in shots, 34-29. Tomkins made 26 saves on 27 shots faced in 63:07 between the pipes. Christian Frey, who started for the Buckeyes, allowed the team’s first two goals. Keegan Asmundson had 31 stops in the game for Canisius.

       

      The Buckeye power play, which entered the game converting at 33 percent, was held scoreless on six chances. Ohio State did not allow a goal on four Golden Griffin opportunities.

       

      The game was the Buckeyes’ third overtime contest (in five games) this season. The squad is now 1-1-1 in overtime this year.

       

       

       

      LEANN PARKER

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    • November 1, 2014 12:50 AM EDT
    • From: "Brian Deutsch"
      Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 11:38:27 PM
      Subject: Gopher Hockey: Gophers Dealt First Loss of Year

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      Oct. 31, 2014

      Gopher Hockey

      Contact: Brian Deutsch (612-269-5654)

            

      Gophers Dealt First Loss of Year

      Minnesota’s 14-game home unbeaten streak is on the line in Saturday’s series finale

       

      ST. CLOUD, Minn. (GopherSports.com) – Hudson Fasching scored his team-high fourth goal of the year and Mike Reilly added his seventh assist of the season as the top-ranked Gopher Hockey team fell for the first time in the 2014-15 season – 4-1 at the hands of No. 7 St. Cloud State.

       

      The Huskies (3-2-0 overall, 0-0-0 NCHC) picked up goals from four different skaters including a power-play goal from Jonny Brodzinski in the second and a 5-on-3 goal from Joey Benik in the third. Kalle Kossila and David Morley scored in the first period for St. Cloud State to make it a two-goal game with Morley’s goal coming with just three seconds left in the stanza.

       

      Minnesota (4-1-0, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) found the net at 4:18 of the third period when Fasching threw a shot past Charlie Lindgren in net for SCSU. Reilly added the lone assist on the goal – his fourth in the last two games.

       

      Lindgren made 31 saves to pick up the win for the Huskies while Adam Wilcox took his first loss of the season, making 33 saves.

       

      The Maroon & Gold return to Mariucci Arena on Saturday afternoon for the series finale at 4:05 p.m. (FOX Sports North, BTN2Go.com, 1500 ESPN). Minnesota’s nation-leading 14-game home unbeaten streak will be on the line.

       

      -Pride On Ice-


      Brian DeutschAssistant Director of Athletic Communications • Golden Gopher Athletics612.626.4011 (office) • 612.269.5654 (mobile)

    • October 26, 2014 1:28 AM EDT
    • From: "Brian Deutsch"
      Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:10:47 PM
      Subject: Gopher Hockey: Gophers Sweep Beavers in Home Opener

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Oct. 25, 2014

      Gopher Hockey

      Contact: Brian Deutsch (612-269-5654)

            

      Gophers Sweep Beavers in Home Opener

      Kyle Rau picked up his 50th career goal in the win for Minnesota

       

      MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – Kyle Rau scored his 50th career goal as the Gopher Hockey program picked up the first official sweep of the season on Saturday night in a 5-3 win over Bemidji State at Mariucci Arena.

       

      Rau was one of four Gophers to tally multiple points in the win, adding an assist while Travis Boyd and Justin Kloos each pocketed a goal and an assist and Mike Reilly picked up two assists.

       

      Minnesota (4-0-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) remains undefeated on the season while Adam Wilcox moved to 4-0-0 on the year with a 19-save performance tonight.

       

      Bemidji State jumped out to the early 1-0 lead at 2:16 of the first when Markus Gerbrandt caught a lucky bounce off the boards and found the back of the net to put the Gophers down for the first time this season.

       

      But Minnesota would respond – twice – in the second half of the period. Connor Reilly scored his second goal of the year during a 5-on-3 power-play at 12:31 of the stanza thanks to assists from Travis Boyd and Justin Kloos while Rau found the net at 15:07 for his third of the year after being set up by Mike Reilly.

       

      After the Gophers outshot BSU 15-6 in the first, the visitors responded with an 11-3 advantage in the second period. The Beavers also flipped the scoring with a pair of goals from Matt Prapavessis and Gerbrandt’s second of the night. Down a goal, Kloos made it all square heading into the third period with his second of the year at 16:40 when Mike Reilly and Sam Warning set up the equalizer.

       

      And in the third it came down to Travis Boyd power-play goal for the game winner. The senior, who tallied his first multi-goal game as a Gopher on Friday night, slammed home a loose puck for his third of the year and third of the weekend while Rau and Taylor Cammarata picked up assists.

       

      Brad Skjei added an empty-net goal with 18 seconds left in the third to seal the deal for his first goal of the season. Minnesota ended the night 2-for-4 on the power play, 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and outshot the Beavers 30-22.

       

      Minnesota returns to nonconference action next weekend with a home-and-home series against St. Cloud State. The series opener is set for Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Cloud (FOX Sports North PLUS, 1500 ESPN) while the Maroon & Gold return to Mariucci Arena on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. (FOX Sports North, BTN2Go.com, 1500 ESPN).

       

      -Pride On Ice-

       

       

      Brian DeutschAssistant Director of Athletic Communications • Golden Gopher Athletics612.626.4011 (office) • 612.269.5654 (mobile)