Lighting The Lamp: Gobble Gobble Gobble


Bemidji State 3, Miami 2: It was a re-match of last year’s national semifinal, but this time the Beavers came out on top. The Beavers scored the first two goals of the game, but Miami’s Carter Camper showed why he is a force to be reckoned with with back to back goals coming just 4 minutes apart. Then with less than 4 minutes to go BSU’s Chris McKelvie scored the game winner. In many ways, this start by Bemidji parallels last year’s start by Air Force – a big run of wins against poor competition, and then a signature win in their first opportunity to do so.

North Dakota 4, Ohio State 1: There was no scoring in the first period, but after that it was all Sioux. Darcy Zajac had the first goal of the game, and Brad Malone, Danny Kristo and Brett Hextall scored the other three. Sophomore goalie Brad Eidsness was very solid in net; the only goal that he let in came off the skate of defenseman Jake Marto. The goal was credited to Zac Dalpe.

Michigan 6, Minnesota 0: Two teams came into this struggling, and Minnesota is going to leave with tons of questions. Carl Hagelin was very impressive for the Wolverines tonight, not only because he had two goals, but he showed great skating ability and some real jump out there last night. At some point, Don Lucia is going to have to think about sitting Alex Kangas down. I don’t understand what is wrong with the Gophers; all 12 forwards they dressed tonight have been drafted by NHL teams.

Notre Dame 2, Bowling Green 1: Notre Dame avoided an embarrassing home shootout with the Falcons when All-American defenseman Ian Cole scored with just 2 seconds left in OT. Nick Eno made 31 saves for BGSU, and Mike Johnson made 20 for the Irish.

Maine 3, UMass-Lowell 1: The Black Bears got 27 saves from Scott Darling and two goals from Tanner House to score a big upset over Lowell.

Wisconsin 7, Michigan State 3: Brendan Smith had two goals and an assist in a very impressive upset win for the Badgers. Corey Tropp, of course, got on the scoresheet with a goal and an assist. Drew Palmisano got yanked in the 2nd period after giving up 4 goals, but his replacement Bobby Jarosz didn’t fare much better, giving up 3 goals and making only 8 saves.