The Monday 10: Abundance of overtime games, UMass keeps winning, Gaudet reaches milestone at Dartmouth

Air Force players celebrate a goal by Evan Feno (18 - Air Force) (2018 Omar Phillips)
Air Force players celebrate one of Evan Feno’s three goals this weekend in the Falcons’ road sweep over RIT (photo: Omar Phillips).

Each week, picks the top 10 moments from the past weekend in our Monday 10 feature.

1. You get a point, you get point, everybody gets a point

The biggest takeaway in college hockey this weekend is the amount of games that went into overtime. On Friday, there were six ties while Maine and Alaska each won in overtime. On Saturday, another seven games finished in a draw while Robert Morris defeated Sacred Heart in the extra session.

Some key draws Friday include Ohio State-Minnesota finishing at a 2-2 deadlock while Penn State-Wisconsin scored three apiece. No. 1 St. Cloud State came away with a 4-4 draw with Miami Again on Saturday, Ohio State-Minnesota finished as the same scoreline as Friday and Michigan State and Michigan each had a goal apiece. For the second straight night in Oxford, St. Cloud-Miami finished in a tie, this time 2-2. In the Battle of Commonwealth Avenue, Boston College-Boston University went scoreless in Chestnut Hill.

2. North Dakota, Minnesota Duluth split

The biggest series in the NCHC this weekend saw the Fighting Hawks and the Bulldogs each pick up a victory at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. On Friday night, the Bulldogs sent the home fans home happy with a 5-0 victory as Kobe Roth had two goals while Hunter Shepard made 22 saves for his ninth shutout in his career.

All three goals were scored in the first period Saturday as the Fighting Hawks came away with 2-1 victory. Jordan Kawaguchi had a goal and an assist and Grant Mismash also scored. Adam Scheel made 28 saves in the victory.

3. UMass extends winning streak to nine

The Minutemen have been the talk of the college hockey world to start the season. UConn visited Amherst on Friday night where the Minutemen came away with a 7-4 victory. Mitchell Chaffee had two goals and two helpers. He now has 10 goals to lead the team and his 18 points also leads the team. Bobby Trivigno bagged a pair of goals. Cale Makar and Mario Ferraro each had two assists.

4. Quinnipiac sweeps Princeton

Two of the highest scoring teams in the ECAC met for a home-and-home series and it was the Bobcats who came out on top. In Friday’s game, Quinnipiac shut out Princeton 3-0 in Hamden, Conn., behind Andrew Shortridge’s 20 saves.

Chase Priskie had three goals on the weekend, one Friday night and two in Princeton. His 11 goals lead all defensemen and one off the pace overall behind Johnny Walker (Arizona State) and Evan Barrett (Penn State), who each have 12. Odeen Tufto finished the weekend with a goal and five assists in the two games.

Quinnipiac meets UMass this weekend for a home-and-home set.

Princeton, meanwhile, has lost its past five games.

5. Miller dominates the Nittany Lions on Saturday

Wisconsin freshman defenseman and New York Rangers first-round pick K’Andre Miller had a game to remember on Saturday as he had a goal and three assists in the 8-5 victory over Penn State.

Miller leads the Badgers with 15 points on three goals and 12 assists. He’s tied for second among freshmen in points in the nation — just one behind Providence’s Jack Dugan.

6. Air Force sweeps RIT

The Atlantic Hockey-leading Falcons made the trek to Rochester, N.Y., this weekend and defeated the Tigers 3-1 on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday.

All three forwards who started Friday night — Matt Pulver, Evan Feno and Kieran Durgan — each scored while defenseman Zack Mirageas had two assists.

Feno added to his totals Saturday night as he added another two goals and an assist. He leads Air Force with eight goals and 11 points. Evan Giesler also scored Saturday and Billy Christopoulos made 31 saves.

7. Minnesota State bounces back

The Mavericks, who split a weekend ago against Bemidji State, took care of business this weekend against Lake Superior State. On Friday, Walker Duehr had two goals in the 4-2 victory as Jared Spooner had two assists.

The team’s leading scorer, Parker Tuomie, had a goal Saturday night in a 3-0 victory. Freshman Dalton McKay earned both victories in goal.

8. Cornell gets payback against Harvard

The two teams met for the second straight Saturday after meeting in New York City after Thanksgiving for a nonconference game at Madison Square Garden where Harvard came with a 4-1 win.

They reconvened this past Saturday in Cambridge, Mass., where the Big Red came away with a 2-1 victory. Tristan Mullin had a goal and an assist in the second period while Cam Donaldson also scored. Austin McGrath made 23 saves for his first career victory. Adam Fox’s nine-game point streak was snapped and Lewis Zerter-Gossage’s six-game point streak came to an end in the loss.

9. Northeastern puts up a nine spot on Merrimack

The most lopsided scoreline of the weekend came in Boston as Northeastern defeated Merrimack 9-1. Sophomore Zach Solow had his first career hat trick to lead the Huskies while John Picking had two goals and two assists. Brandon Hawkins added two goals and an assist.

The only shot to get by Cayden Primeau and Ryan Ruck was a Patrick Kramer tally in the first period. Primeau 19 saves in the first two periods before Ryan Ruck came in for mop-up duty in the third, stopping all three shots he faced.

10. Gaudet passes Jeremiah as Dartmouth’s all-time winningest coach

Dartmouth coach Bob Gaudet passed Eddie Jeremiah Friday night to become the school’s all-time winningest coach with 309 wins as the Big Green defeated Cornell 3-2 in Hanover, N.H.

Earlier this season, Gaudet passed the 400-win mark. He was Brown’s head coach from 1988 to 1997 (93 wins) before returning to his alma mater for the start of the 1997-98 season where he’s been ever since.