Lowell tops Albany 3-1. Tyler Weiman made 18 stops in the loss. Dan DaSilva had the secondary assist on the lone River Rats goal. Mitch Love did not play due to illness. Michael Vernace left in the third period with an injury. Johnny Boychuk moved back to defense (note: this may be a temporary move due Albany being short-handed).
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Central Hockey League
Austin trips up Arizona in overtime 3-2. Ryan Steeves had an assist and finished with three shots on goal. David Svagrovsky was minus one. Kris Mayotte made 21 saves; Michael Wall was the backup.
Barrie out lasts Kingston 8-6. Chris Stewart was minus three and was penalized for boarding in the first period.
Prince George hammers Kamloops 8-1. Raymond Macias had a power play assist on the lone Blazers goal, but was minus two for the game. Chris Durand scored a power play goal and added an assist.
Brandon holds on to beat Prince Albert 4-3. Codey Burki scored twice and added an assist. He was named the first star of the game. Burki is currently 6th in WHL scoring with 79 points.
CCHA Tournament Quarterfinals Game 1
Lake Superior trims Miami 2-1. Justin Mercier had one shot on goal and was minus one. The left winger played on a line with Matt Christie and Jarod Palmer.
Michigan thumps Northern Michigan 4-1. TJ Hensick had two assists and finished with two shots on net. Hensick was named the second star of the game. Billy Sauer made 21 saves and even had an assist on the first Michigan goal scored by Matt Hunwick in the first period. The sophomore netminder improves his record to 23-12-1.
ECACHL Tournament Quarterfinals Game 1
Quinnipiac edges Cornell in overtime 1-0. Mark McCutcheon had five shots on goal and finished even. He skated on a line with Evan Barlow and Blake Gallagher.
Dartmouth dumps Princeton 6-2. David Jones scored his 16th goal of the season. He was on a line with Tanner Glass and Nick Johnson.
Hockey East Tournament Game 2
Boston University shuts out Vermont 2-0. Brandon Yip had the primary assist on the game winning goal. Yip recorded one shot on net.
New Hampshire shuts out Providence 6-0. Brett Hemingway scored on his lone shot of the game. It was his 13th goal of the season, a power play tally in the first period. New Hampshire advances to the semifinals of the Hockey East Tournament.
WCHA First Round Game 1
Minnesota throttles Alaska-Anchorage 6-2. Ryan Stoa had one shot on goal and finished even for the game. He played on a line with Kyle Okposo and Evan Kaufmann. Mike Carman did not record a shot on net. He was penalized for hooking in the second period and elbowing in the third. Derek Peltier finished plus two as did his defensive partner Erik Johnson.
Wisconsin trips up Denver 3-2. JD Corbin scored his second goal of the season. Corbin's goal tied the game in the second period before the Badgers scored the game winning goal late in the third period.