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College hockey: Union knocks off St. Cloud

College hockey: Union knocks off St. Cloud

After a tough, come-from-behind 3-2 win over ECAC Hockey-foe Dartmouth on Wednesday and a weekend tr

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - After a tough, come-from-behind 3-2 win over ECAC Hockey-foe Dartmouth on Wednesday and a weekend trip to top-ranked St. Cloud State staring the team in the face, Union hockey captain Mat Bodie talked about trying to keep things simple.

With Bodie leading the way, the 10th-ranked Dutchmen did just that.

Bodie had a goal and two assists Friday, powering the Dutchmen to a 4-1 non-conference victory over the Huskies at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

The Dutchmen (12-3-2) won their ninth straight, tying the Div-ision I-era team record first set in 2010-11.

Bodie assisted on first-period power-play goals by Max Novak and Eli Lichtenwald. He scored his second goal of the season 43 seconds into the third period to give the Dutchmen a 3-1 lead.

“We did have a lot of energy,” Bodie said. “Obviously, it was a big game playing the No. 1 team in the country. I thought we did a great job of executing our game plan of chipping pucks in deep, and playing a smart hockey game and conserving our legs.”

Nick Cruice scored Union’s last goal with 8:20 left in the game.

Union coach Rick Bennett gave junior goalie and Niskayuna nat-ive Colin Stevens a rest, opting to start freshman netminder Alex Sakellaropoulos instead. The move paid off as Sakellaropoulos, making his first start since Oct. 25 against UConn, stopped 34 shots.

“He played great,” Bennett said. “He gave us a sense of calm back there. He’s a big guy, and he came with some nice saves when we needed it. I thought our whole team fed off of it.”

Union 2 0 2 — 4

St. Cloud State 0 1 0 — 1

First Period — 1, Union, Novak 3 (Bodie, Carr), 15:01 (pp). 2, Union, Lichtenwald 6 (Bodie, Wilkins), 16:15 (pp). Penalties — Tedesco, StC (cross-checking), 2:42; Prow, StC (interference), 14:35; Rehkamp, StC (roughing), 15:59; Cruice, Uni (slashing), 17:04; Dowd, StC (cross-checking), 18:50.

Second Period — 3, St. Cloud State, Benik 4 (Nevalainen, Kossila), 10:29 (pp). Penalties — Vasaturo, Uni (cross-checking), 9:18; Nevalainen, StC (high-sticking), 12:37.

Third Period — 4, Union, Bodie 2, :43. 5, Union, Cruice 5 (Ciampini), 11:40. Penalties — Dowd, StC (cross-checking), 8:02; Hatch, Uni (slashing), 16:47.

Shots on Goal — Union 12-9-14 — 35. St. Cloud State 9-15-11 – 35.

Power-play opportunities — Union 2 of 6; St. Cloud State 1 of 3.

Goalies — Union, Sakellaropoulos 3-2-2 (35 shots-34 saves). St. Cloud State, Faragher 10-2-1 (28-25), Lindgren (7:50 third, 7-6).

A — 4,265. T — 2:17.

Referees — Derek Shepherd, Timm Walsh. Linesmen — Sterling Egan, Johnathan Morrison.

No. 20 Denver 2,

No. 18 RPI 1 (OT)

TROY — Emil Romig scored with 1:58 left in sudden-death overtime to give the Pioneers a non-conference win over the Engineers at Houston Field House.

The game was the reunion of RPI head coach Seth Appert and Denver head coach Jim Montgomery, who was an assistant coach for Appert from 2006-10. Montgomery left RPI to become head coach of the U.S. Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints. He was hired as Denver’s coach in June.

Brock Higgs gave RPI (8-6-3) a quick 1-0 lead 2:30 into the game. Denver (9-6-2), which had a 38-23 shot advantage, tied it on a David Makowski goal with 5:19 left in the second period.

Denver 0 1 0 1 — 2

Union 1 0 0 0 — 1

First Period — 1, RPI, Higgs 12 (Haggerty), 2:30. Penalties — Didier, Den (interference), 6:31; DeVito, RPI (charging), 18:08.

Second Period — 2, Denver, Makowski 6 (Levin, Marcinew), 14:41. Penalty — Larraza, Den (tripping), 5:24.

Third Period — None. Penalty — McGowan, RPI (interference), 2:02.

Overtime — 3, Denver, Romig 2 (Larraza, Levin), 3:02. Penalties — None.

Shots on Goal — Denver 13-13-10-2 — 38. RPI 8-6-8-1 — 23.

Power-play opportunities — Denver 0 of 2; RPI 0 of 2.

Goalies — Denver, Brittain 9-5-2 (23 shots-22 saves). RPI, Diebold 7-5-3 (38-36).

A — 2,818. T — 2:10.

Referees — Robert St. Lawrence, Andy O’Brien. Linesmen — Jim Briggs, Jason Shattie.

Women

Union 2, Maine 0

SCHENECTADY — Goalie Shenae Lundberg made 21 saves to earn her second shutout of the season as the Dutchwomen beat the Black Bears in a non-conference game at Messa Rink.

Union (6-11) scored its goals in the second period, both coming on the power play. Stefanie Thomson got the first one at 4:34, and Courtney Turner scored the other with 1:39 left.

Maine 0 0 0 — 0

Union 0 2 0 — 2

First Period — None. Penalty — McGrath, Uni (hooking), 16:31.

Second Period — 1, Union, Thomson 3 (Tancrell-Fontaine, Norton), 4:34 (pp). 2, Union, Turner 5 (Bruestle, Davis), 18:21 (pp). Penalties — Gilmour, Maine (boarding), 4:05; Purvis, Uni (tripping), 5:31; Davis, Uni (roughing), 14:14; Browne, Maine (holding), 16:24; McGrath, Uni (hooking), 19:22.

Third Period — None. Penalties — Kaluzny, Maine (tripping), 10:06; MacSorley, Maine (holding), 10:59; Turner, Uni (embellishment), 10:59.

Shots on Goal — Maine 4-12-5 — 21. Union 2-12-12 — 26.

Power-play opportunities — Maine 0 of 4; Union 2 of 3.

Goalies — Maine, Treacy 0-11-4 (26 shots-24 saves). Union, Lundberg 6-11-0 (21-21).

A — 125. T — 1:54.

Referees — Brian Hicks, Matt Brady. Linesmen — Jason Cleck, Tyler Loftus.

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