Photos from Thursday’s quarterfinals at the Big Ten tournament, where Penn State beat Wisconsin and Ohio State beat Michigan State in overtime:
The Eagles made it 39-0-0 with their 5-1 victory over Northeastern in their NCAA Quarterfinal game. Alex Carpenter and Tori Sullivan had two goals each while Kendall Coyne scored her 50th goal of the year to get Northeastern on the board.
Here are photos from Minnesota’s 4-1 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday night. The win gave Minnesota it’s fifth consecutive regular season championship, and third since the Gophers moved to the B1G Conference in 2013.
Images from BC’s 5-0 shutout of BU in the Hockey East tournament final at Merrimack College on Sunday, March 6. The Eagles are 38-0-0 on the season. They will host Northeastern as the number one seed in the NCAA tournament.
Here are scenes from Wisconsin’s 1-0 victory over Minnesota in Sunday’s WCHA Final Face-Off title game at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.
Jenna Dingeldein scored her second goal of the game in overtime to give Mercyhurst the CHA playoff title with a 4-3 victory over Syracuse in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday.
Miami defeated Colorado College 4-0 on Saturday in Oxford, Ohio, completing a weekend sweep of an NCHC series in which the RedHawks didn’t allow a goal. Here are the photos:
Mercyhurst defeated Rochester Institute of Technology 4-3 on Friday in Rochester, N.Y. Here are the photos:
Regular seasons ending means senior night ceremonies. I am super sentimental at these games, even when I’ve rarely covered the home teams which was not the case last weekend. On Friday afternoon, I covered the Providence College Friars at Boston College. The Friars have five seniors – Sarah Bryant, Courtney Kukowski, Allie Morse, Lexi Romanchuk and Brittney Thunstrom – who were acknowledged by the BC PA and in a nice move skated over to shake hands with the BC seniors following their ceremony.
The Eagles have six seniors – Lexi Bender, Alex Carpenter, Meghan Grieves, Kaliya Johnson, Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno – and they were honored with family members prior to the game and with their numbers on the boards in front of their bench. This photographer admits to being slightly obsessed with catching players by their numbers. It’s a bit easier these days than when the Eagles had their numbers painted on the ice instead of board advertising.
On Saturday, it was senior night for the Harvard men playing Colgate. The Raiders have five seniors Mike Borkowski, Kevin Lough, Darcy Murphy, Tylor Spink and Tyson Spink. They will be honored this Saturday as Colgate hosts its final game at Starr Rink.
The Crimson honored their seven seniors – Desmond Bergin, Colin Blackwell, Kyle Criscuolo, Greg Gozzo, Brayden Jaw, Peter Traber and Jimmy Vesey – following the game. To make it extra sweet, the game-winning goal was scored by senior co-captain Criscuolo with three minutes remaining in the third.
There will be plenty of senior nights this weekend. I hope all college hockey fans will try to make a local game and get to their seats prior to the game start if a ceremony is held first or stay a few extra minutes if it is held after. The senior classes across NCAA hockey have put in plenty of hard work for four years on AND off the ice and should feel recognized by the fans.
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North Dakota’s Austin Poganski scored on a penalty shot in overtime to give No. 4 North Dakota a 2-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth on Friday in Grand Forks, N.D. Here’s a sequence of photos from the tripping penalty to the Bulldogs’ Carson Soucy and the penalty shot:
And here’s the full gallery: