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Roundup: Colgate Wins Mariucci, Snaps FSU Streak

Harvard Rolls Over BU

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Colgate got another strong effort from freshman goalie Charlie Finn, and won the Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis by defeating Ferris State, 3-0.

“We had this weekend circled on the calendar for a long time,” Colgate coach Don Vaughan said. “It can help define a team a little bit and we are a young team that is still trying to figure out who were are and a weekend like this can go a long way in giving our guys confidence.”

It was Finn's first collegiate shutout.

“Charlie made some key stops and he made it look a little easy at times,” Vaughan said. “He made a great blocker save in the third period when we were up by two and if that went in, the momentum could have changed. He was very solid in net.”

Darcy Murphy added his 10th goal of the season, while Spiro Goulakos and Mike McCann also scored for the Raiders.

It was the second shutout of the season against the Bulldogs and the win ended Ferris State’s 16-game unbeaten streak, which was the longest in the nation.

“I was really proud of our effort this weekend,” Vaughan said. “I thought defensively tonight we played a sound game. Our energy was good again and we didn’t give up a lot of second and third opportunities and that is what we wanted to accomplish.”

Ferris State (15-2-2) saw C.J. Motte make 26 saves between the pipes, including 12 in the second period. The Bulldogs struggled on the power play, going 0-for-5 with the extra skater.

The Raiders came alive in the second period with a pair of goals with one coming on the power play. Goulakos put the Raiders on top 1-0 with his second goal of the season and first on the power play. He ripped a shot from the point that Motte couldn’t get a glove on and the Raiders led 1-0. Tyson Spink made the pass to the captain and Mike Borkowski added a helper as well for his team-leading 13th of the year.

The team got the lift it needed and it came from the captain.

“(Goulakos) is our leader and the guys were really happy to see him score and today is six months to the day he had his last chemotherapy treatment,” Vaughan said.  “We know that it’s out of system now and we are seeing him get back to the way we know he can play.”

In the consolation game, actually played after the Colgate win, Minnesota defeated Rensselaer, 6-2. The Gophers had coach Don Lucia back behind the bench, after he returned from the World Junior Championships, where he was coaching Team USA.

The Gophers had 44 shots and used a three-goal second period to propel them to the win. Junior Travis Boyd led the way for Minnesota with three points and fellow third-year forward Kyle Rau potted two goals, including the game-winner.

Elsewhere

Harvard held off Boston University to win 7-4 on Saturday.

BU got within 5-4 and had a major power play in the closing minutes. But Harvard's Sean Malone broke the Terrier's backs with a shorthanded breakaway goal. Malone added another, on an empty net.

“It was just a lucky bounce. It goes right off our defenseman’s skate, comes bopping out to the neutral zone … and goes right to their guy on the breakaway,” BU coach David Quinn told the Daily Free Press of Malone's breakway.

“Before that, I thought we had some zone time, a lot of zone time for the first two and a half minutes of that power play. [The team was] too slow and methodical. I was going to call a timeout, but the play never stopped. That was the unfortunate part of it.”

Matt O'Connor was pulled in favor of Sean Maguire, who was playing his first game since mid-November after battling a back injury.

Cason Hohmann and Sam Kurker also returned to the lineup for BU, each out with injuries since November as well. Hohmann even scored in the game's first minute. And Danny O'Regan and Matt Grzelcyk were both back in the lineup, having just returned from Sweden where they were playing for Team USA in the World Junior Championships.

But a series of minor penalties started to catch up to BU, resulting in a pair of power-play goals for the usually-anemic Harvard man advantage.

“We really have to do a better job in our own end,” Quinn told the Free Press. “You give up chances, you spend time in your own end for one of two reasons: You’re not defending hard enough or you turn pucks over. I think there was a little bit of both of that tonight.

David Valek, Phil Zielonka and Victor Newell all scored their first goals of the season for Harvard. Zielonka added another on the power play later in the game.

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Sophomores Nick Lappin and Mark Naclerio scored two points apiece as Brown finished a successful road trip to Colorado with a 4-2 win over Colorado College. Friday night, Brown tied Denver.

Brown improved to 6-6-2 on the season and 3-0-1 over the last four games, while the Tigers dropped to 2-13-3 overall.

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Freshman goaltender Chris Truehl, in his first career start, made 18 saves as Air Force shutout AIC, 2-0, avenging Friday's loss.

“I am really proud of our effort and consistency tonight,” Air Force coach Frank Serratore said. “Our intensity level was extremely high from the very beginning of the game. We were the better team tonight, but just couldn’t get that second goal until late in the game. We didn’t give them much, they had to earn it. But when they did have a chance, our freshman goalie was there for us. For his first career start, in a tight game on the road, I thought he was very cool and composed. This was a great team effort. Our energy was great, we outshot them in every period and finally played well in the third.”

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