Friday wrap: Northeastern, Colgate advance to Friendship Four final in Belfast

Press Eye - Belfast, Northern Ireland - 29th November 2019 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Northeastern's Craig Pantano with New Hampshire's Anthony Wyse during Friday afternoons Friendship Four game at the SSE Arena, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye (William Cherry/Presseye)
Goaltender Craig Pantano posted a 25-save shutout as Northeastern defeated New Hampshire, 4-0, in the opening game of the Friendship Four in Belfast, N.I. The Huskies will face Colgate in Saturday’s title game. (Photo: William Cherry/Presseye)

Ryan Shea scored a goal and added two assists and Craig Pantano made 25 saves as Northeastern shutout league-rival New Hampshire, 4-0, in the opening game of the Friendship Four in Belfast, N.I.

Northeastern advances to Saturday’s title game for the Belpot Trophy and will face Colgate.


After a scoreless first period, Shea’s first goal of the season opened the scoring at 6:43 of the second. Zach Solow extended the lead before the end of the second on the power play.

Goals by TJ White and John Picking put the game away in the final stanza.

Colgate 3, Princeton 1
Ben Sharf scored his first of two goals early in the second period to break a 1-1 tie as Colgate skated past Princeton, 3-1, in the nightcap of the Friendship Four.

John Snodgrass opened the scoring for the Red Raiders at 19:47 of the first. But Princeton’s Spencer Kersten scored early in the second to even the game at 1.

After Sharf grabbed the lead for Colgate, his goal with 7:33 remaining iced the game and sent Colgate to the title game.

No. 14 Boston College 4, No. 9 Harvard 2
Boston College fell behind early, 2-0, but scored the games final four goals as the No. 14 Eagles upset No. 9 Harvard, 4-2, in front of a sellout crowd at Harvard’s Bright-Landry Arena.

The win extends BC’s winning streak to seven games.

Jack Badini and Jack Drury spotted the Crimson the two-goal lead by the 17:15 mark of the second. But BC responded to Drury’s goal quickly.

Aapeli Rasanen closed the gap to one 20 seconds later. Then Alex Newhook and David Cotton each tallied in a 57-second span before the period ended.

Marc McLaughlin’s shorthanded goal at 8:31 of the third was the insurance tally BC needed.

Spencer Knight earned the win making 27 saves.

No. 18 Bowling Green 5, No. 4 Notre Dame 2
Five different players registered goals as No. 18 Bowling Green went into Compton Family Arena and manhandled No. 4 Notre Dame, 5-2.

After Alex Barber broke a 1-1 tie at 7:32 of the second, the Falcons struck twice more before the end of the period to grab a stronghold on the game.

If there was any doubt, Frederic Letourneau extended the lead to 5-1 early in the third.

Eric Dop made 27 saves to earn the victory.

No. 3 North Dakota 3, Minnesota 2

Though the game was closer than Thursday’s 9-3 victory for North Dakota, the Fighting Hawks still found a way to victory, 3-2.

The host Gophers struck first on a Tyler Nanne tally at 2:41 of the first.

North Dakota then responded with three straight goals. Shane Pinto evened the score at 12:42 of the first. Before second period goals by Jasper Weatherby and Jordan Kawaguchi gave the Fighting Hawks a cushion heading to the third.

Minnesota made it a game on Ben Meyers third goal of the season with 13:33 left. But that was as close as they came as North Dakota’s Adam School stopped 23 shots to earn the victory.

No. 1 Minnesota State 4, No. 8 Minnesota Duluth 1

The nation’s top ranked Mavericks scored three times in the second period leading them to a 4-1 victory over host Minnesota Duluth, 4-1.

Marc Michaelis, Parker Tuomie and Josh French all scored in less than 10 minutes in the middle stanza to give Minnesota State a comfortable lead, 3-0, heading to the third.

Nathan Smith and Duluth’s Kobe Roth exchanged goals in the third.

Dryden McKay made 27 saves in the win.