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College hockey: Lakers knock off Union, 4-1

College hockey: Lakers knock off Union, 4-1

Lake Superior State’s penalty killing was too much for Union’s power play to handle Friday night. Th

Lake Superior State’s penalty killing was too much for Union’s power play to handle Friday night.

The Lakers stopped the nation’s leading power-play unit, going 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and crusing to a 4-1 upset of the 13th-ranked Dutchmen in a non-conference game.

The Dutchmen (9-5-4) came into the game leading the nation with a 28.6 percent success rate (22-for-77) on the power play. But they couldn’t solve the Lakers’ hot penalty-killing unit. Lake Superior State (11-10), which came into the game 29th in the nation in penalty kills, has now killed off 29 straight opposition power plays.

Even though Lake Superior only had two power plays, Union’s fifth-ranked penalty-killing unit was tested on the second power play. The Dutchmen had to kill of a five-minute major assessed to freshman defenseman Tim Boyle with nine minutes left in the second period. Boyle was also given a game misconduct.

The Lakers grabbed a 1-0 lead 2:17 into the game when Zach Sternberg beat goalie Troy Grosenick with his third goal of the season. The Dutchmen tied it 1:19 later when freshman forward Matt Wilkins scored his first collegiate goal. Wilkins was the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s top scorer with the Brooks Bandits last season, but had just four assists in his first 14 games with Union.

Dominic Monardo, who assisted on Sternberg’s goal, gave the Lakers a 2-1 lead with 7:52 left in the first. Buddy Robinson made it a two-goal Lakers lead midway through the second.

Nick McParland sealed the win on an empty-net goal with 1:28 left.

Union senior right winger Wayne Simpson didn’t record a point. He is two points away from 100 for his career.

The two teams play again tonight at 7:05.

Union 1 0 0 — 1

Lake Superior State 2 1 1 — 4

First Period — 1, Lake Superior State, Sternberg 3 (Monardo, Radke), 2:17. 2, Union, Wilkins 1 (M. Bodie), 3:36. 3, Lake Superior State, Monardo 7 (Lain), 12:08. Penalties — K. Bodie, Uni (interference), 8:02; Ciotti, LSSU (hooking), 15:18; McParland, LSSU (hooking), 19:03.

Second Period — 4, Lake Superior State, Robinson 5 (McParland, Perrault), 8:58. Penalties — Lain, LSSU (hooking), 2:28; Boyle, Uni, major-game misconduct (checking from behind), 11:00.

Third Period — 5, Lake Superior State, McParland 6 (Robinson), 18:32 (en). Penalties — Ciotti, LSSU (tripping), 6:02; Ciotti, LSSU (cross-checking), 16:10.

Shots on Goal — Union 8-5-10 — 23. Lake Superior State 10-9-8 — 27.

Power-play opportunities — Union 0 of 5; Lake Superior State 0 of 2.

Goalies — Union, Grosenick 5-4-4 (26 shots-23 saves). Lake Superior State, Kapalka 5-4-0 (23-22).

A — 1,440. T — 2:12.

Referees — Kevin Langseth, Matthew Miller. Linesmen — Paul Tunison, Michael Poliski.

Boston U. 3, RPI 2 (OT)

BOSTON — Cason Hohmann scored his fifth goal of the season at 2:56 of overtime as the Terriers held off the Engineers in a non-conference game at Agganis Arena.

RPI (6-8-4) had leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but each time, the Terriers (11-6-0) battled back to tie the game.

Ryan Haggerty and CJ Lee had the goals for the Engineers, who play at New Hampshire tonight.

RPI 1 1 0 0 — 2

Boston U. 1 0 1 1 — 3

First period — 1, RPI, Haggerty 7 (Lee, Laliberte), 10:00. 2, BU, Santana 1 (Moran), 15:07. Penalties — Dolan, RPI (high-sticking), 15:07.

Second period — 3, RPI, Lee 2 (McGowan, Curadi), 14:23. Penalties — Leonard, RPI (interference), 3:05; Kurker, BU (tripping), 10:20; Lee, RPI (interference), 19:16.

Third period — 4, BU, Gill 3 (Noonan, Hohmann), 5:30. Penalties — Dolan, RPi (boarding), 6:54; Haggerty, RPi (cross-checking), 10:10.

Overtime — 5, BU, Hohmann 5 (Gill, MacGregor), 2:56. Penalties — none.

Shots on goal — RPI 13-10-4-2 — 29, Boston U. 9-14-15-3 — 41.

Power-play opportunities — RPI 0 of 1, BU 0 of 5.

Goalies — RPI, Merriam 2-4-1 (41 shots-38 saves); Boston U., Maguire 4-2-0, (29-27).

T — 2:08. A — 4,581.

Plattsburgh 7, Skidmore 1

GLENS FALLS — Jake Docking scored two power-play goals in the first 8:32 to get Plattsburgh rolling, and the ninth-ranked Cardinals dominated the Thoroughbreds in a non-conference game at the Glens Falls Civic Center,

Tom Colvin scored his first goal of the season at 8:31 of the second period to allow the Thorughbreds (5-6-2) to avoid a shutout.

Plattsburgh 3 2 2 — 7

Skidmore 0 1 0 — 1

First period — 1, Pla, Docking 6 (Jensen), 3:05 (pp). 2, Pla, Docking 7 (Baleshta, Emmerling), 8:32 (pp). 3, Pla, Constantine 6 (Gorman, Baleshta), 13:39.

Second period — 4, Pla, Smith 2 (Docking, Roytman), 3:52. 4, Sk, Colvin 1 (Nilsson, Buonocore), 8:31. 6, Pla, Mooney 1 (Popp, Calabrese), 17:51.

Third period — 7, Pla, Fox 2 (Smith), 11:29. 8, Pla, Popp1, 12:54.

Shots on goal — Plattsburgh 17-6-15 — 38, Skidmore 14-7-7 — 28.

Power-play opportunities — Plattsburgh 2 of 3, Skidmore 0 of 4.

Goalies — Plattsburgh, Cadieux 6-4-1, (28 shots-27 saves); Skidmore, Freiberg 2-1-0, (38-31).

T — 2:00. A — 547.

Women

Harvard 9, Union 0

SCHENECTADY — Lyndsey Fry and Jillian Dempsey each scored two goals as the Crimson improved to 8-0 in the ECAC by routing the Dutchwomen at Messa Rink.

After taking a 2-0 lead after the first period, Harvard (10-1-1 overall) scored five goals in the first 5:56 of the second period to chase Union starting goalie Shenae Lundberg.

Union (5-10-3, 0-6-3 ECAC), which hosts Dartmouth today at 4 p.m.

Harvard 2 5 2 — 9

Union 0 0 0 — 0

First period — 1, Har, D’Oench 5 (M. Parker, Crowe), 8:02. 2, Har, Reber 3, 16:41. Penalties — none.

Second period — 3, Har, Picard 1 (Crowe), 2:27. 4, Har, Dempsey 15, 3:13. 5, Har, Fry 8 (Dempsey, Romatolski), 5:51. 6, Har, Dempsey 16 (Fry), 5:56. 7, Har, Fry 9 (Dempsey), 15:33. Penalties — Crowe, Har (tripping), 16:28.

Third period — 8, Har, Harris 1 (E. Parker, Armstrong), 11:22. 9, Har, Romatolski 4 (Dempsey), 14:30. Penalties — none.

Shots on goal — Harvard 12-18-12 — 42, Union 3-6-4 — 13.

Power-play opportunities — Harvard 0 of 0, Union 0 of 1.

Goalies — Harvard, Bellamy 6-1-0, (13 shots-13 saves). Union, Lundberg 4-7-3, (20-16); Madeleine Dehl (5:56 of second, 19-17); Alana Marcinko (11:54 of third, 3-2).

RPI 2, Dartmouth 1

TROY — Lauren Wash scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 14:43 of the second period, and Kelly O’Brien made 26 saves as the Engineers upset the Big Green at Houston Field House.

Wash jammed in a rebound of an Alexa Gruschow shot to give RPI a 2-0 lead.

O’Brien made 13 of her saves in the third period, when the Big Green outshot the Engineers, 14-4.

The Engineers (6-11-2, 4-5-0 ECAC) killed off all seven Dartmouth power plays to keep the Big Green (7-5-2, 3-4-1 ECAC) at bay.

Dartmouth 0 0 1 — 1

RPI 0 2 0 — 2

First period — None. Penalties — Smelker, RPI (tripping), 6:12; Marzario, RPI (cross-checking), 17:07.

Second period — 1, RPI, Horton 7, 7:19 (sh). 2, RPI, Wash 5 (Gruschow, Schilter), 14:43 (pp). Penalties — Illikainan, Dar (cross-checking), 1:08; Godin, RPI (hooking), 4:37; Svoboda, RPI (tripping), 7:09; Allen, Dar (roughing), 13:45; horton, RPI (roughing), 17:37.

Third period — 3, Dar, Hobeika 4 (Berhuis, Illikainen), 6:39. Penalties — Horton, RPI (slashing), :10; Schilter, RPI (checking), 3:38; Whitford, Dar (tripping), 12:47.

Shots on goal — Dartmouth 3-10-14 — 27, RPI 8-10-4 — 22.

Power-play opportunities — Dartmouth 0 of 7, RPI 1 of 3.

Goalies — Dartmouth, Holdcroft 6-4-2, (22 shots-20 saves); RPI, O’Brien 5-10-1, (27-26).

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