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College hockey: Union ties top team

College hockey: Union ties top team

Playing its third game in four nights and fifth contest in nine days overall caught up to the Union

Playing its third game in four nights and fifth contest in nine days overall caught up to the Union hockey team Saturday night — but not enough for it to lose.

The 10th-ranked Dutchmen squandered a 3-1 third-period lead to top-ranked St. Cloud State before settling for a 3-3 non-conference tie at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

The Dutchmen (12-3-3) went 1-0-1 against the Huskies (11-2-3). In the five games in nine days, Union was 4-0-1.

It heads into the Christmas break on a 10-game unbeaten streak (9-0-1). The Dutchmen are off until Jan. 10, when they play at Quinnipiac.

“It was a good road trip,” Union coach Rick Bennett said. “If you had told the coaching staff before the trip that we would come away with a win and a tie against the top team in the nation, we would have been pleased. But we are far from satisfied.”

Joe Holka gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead with 7:34 left in the first period.

The Dutchmen scored their goals during a 4:01 stretch of the second period. Daniel Ciampini tied it at 6:06. Daniel Carr gave Union a 2-1 lead at 9:03. Eli Lichtenwald made it a 3-1 advantage at 10:07.

The Huskies rallied in the third period with a pair of power-play goals. Joey Benik got the first one at 3:32. Jonny Brodzinski tied it with 20 seconds left and goalie Ryan Faragher out for an extra attacker.

Union goalie Colin Stevens made 35 saves.

A shootout was conducted after the five-minute overtime. Union won that, 2-1, but the NCAA doesn’t recognize a shootout as a way to determine a game’s outcome.

Union 0 3 0 0 — 3

St. Cloud State 1 0 2 0 — 3

First Period — 1, St. Cloud State, Holka 1 (Dowd, Murray), 12:26. Penalty — Taylor, Uni (hooking), 12:26.

Second Period — 2, Union, Ciampini 9 (Gostisbehere, Vecchione), 6:06 (pp). 3, Union, Carr 9 (Taylor, Wilkins), 9:03. 4, Union, Lichtenwald 7 (Carr), 10:07. Penalties — Wilkins, Uni (high-sticking), 1:05; Dowd, StC (holding), 5:16.

Third Period — 5, St. Cloud State, Benik 5 (Brodzinski, Kossila), 3:32 (pp). 6, St. Cloud State, Brodzinski 8 (Benik, Dowd), 19:40 (pp). Penalties — Gostisbehere, Uni (holding), 2:42; Bodie, Uni (hooking), 5:07; Murray, StC (slashing), 15:53; Wilkins, Uni (hooking), 18:08.

Overtime — None. Penalties — None.

Shots on Goal — Union 7-13-4-2 — 26. St. Cloud State 14-7-13-4 — 38.

Power-play opportunities — Union 1 of 2; St. Cloud State 2 of 5.

Goalies — Union, Stevens 9-1-1 (38 shots-35 saves). St. Cloud State, Faragher 10-2-2 (24-21).

A — 4,327. T — 2:32.

Referees — Derek Shepherd, Timm Walsh. Linesmen — Sterling Egan, John-athan Morrison.

No. 20 Denver 1, No. 18 RPI 1

TROY — Matt Neal’s power-play goal with four seconds left in the second period helped the Engineers earn a tie against the Pioneers in a non-conference game at Houston Field House.

The Pioneers (9-6-3) took a 1-0 lead on Ty Loney’s goal with 1:12 left in the second.

RPI goalie Scott Diebold made 32 saves. The Engineers (8-6-4) host the U.S. Under-18 team today at 4 p.m. in the second annual Autism Awareness game.

Denver 0 1 0 0 — 1

RPI 0 1 0 0 — 1

First Period — None. Penalties — Neal, RPI (tripping), :15; Tabrum, Den (hooking), 10:31; Makowski, Den (boarding), 15:19;

Leboeuf, RPI (hooking), 19:29.

Second Period — 1, Denver, Loney 3 (Shore), 18:48. 2, RPI, Neal 7 (Haggerty, Dolan), 19:56 (pp). Penalties — Tinordi, RPI (boarding), 8:54; Arnold, Den (roughing), 19:12; Makowski, Den (roughing), 19:12; Zalewski, RPI (roughing), 19:12.

Third Period — None. Penalties — Zalewski, RPI (boarding), 5:43; Doremus, Den (hooking), 9:06.

Overtime — None. Penalties — None.

Shots on Goal — Denver 4-14-10-5 — 33. RPI 7-6-5-1 — 19.

Power-play opportunities — Denver 0 of 4; RPI 1 of 4.

Goalies — Denver, Brittain 9-5-3 (19 shots-18 saves). RPI, Diebold 7-5-4 (33-32).

A — 2,703. T — 2:13.

Referees — Scott Whittemore, Chip McDonald. Linesmen — CJ Hanafin, Marty Hughes.

Women

Maine 6, Union 3

SCHENECTADY — Shawna Lesperance scored twice to help the Black Bears (2-13-5) beat the Dutchmen at Messa Rink to earn a split of the two-game weekend series.

Stefanie Thomson scored twice for Union (6-12). Kathryn Tomaselli also scored for the Dutchwomen.

Maine 2 2 2 — 6

Union 1 1 1 — 3

First Period — 1, Maine, Boissonneault 2 (Kilgour, McDonald), 4:49 (pp). 2, Maine, Gilmour 1, 12:33 (pp). 3, Union, Thomson 4 (Norton, Tancrell-Fontaine), 17:35 (pp). Penalties — Davis, Uni (holding), 3:57; Thomson, Uni (roughing), 12:24; More, Maine (slashing), 17:05.

Second Period — 4, Maine, Brigham 3 (Browne), 3:30. 5, Maine, Lesperance 1 (McDonald, Cook), 11:26 (pp). 6, Union, Thomson 5 (Tancrell-Fontaine), 19:52 (pp). Penalties — Sakundiak, Maine (interference), 7:12; Bruestle, Uni (interference), 9:50; Turner, Uni (cross-checking), 15:48; Huneke, Maine (tripping), 19:34.

Third Period — 7, Maine, Cook 2, 10:24. 8, Union, Tomaselli 8 (Norton, Tancrell-Fontaine), 14:26 (pp). 9, Maine, Lesperance 2, 19:25 (en). Penalties — Sakundiak, Maine (checking), 13:54; Browne, Maine (checking), 19:41.

Shots on Goal — Maine 8-10-18 — 36. Union 5-11-5 — 21.

Power-play opportunities — Maine 3 of 4; Union 3 of 5.

Goalies — Maine, Fujimagari 2-2-1 (21 shots-18 saves). Union, Lundberg 6-12-0 (12-8), Dahl (11:26 second, 23-22).

A — 130. T — 2:00.

Referees — Brian Hicks, Anthony Kenney. Linesmen — Jason Cleck, Tyler Loftus.

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