Lighting The Lamp: First Team In The Tournament


Alabama-Huntsville 3, Niagara 2 (OT): While Denver, Wisconsin, etc. already have bids assured, Alabama-Huntsville became the first team to lock up an NCAA tournament bid with a win over Niagara. Keenan Desmet scored the game winner just 1:34 into OT to go into Charger lore. Cameron Talbot had 43 saves in the win. With Alabama-Huntsville not being in a conference next year, this could be their last ever NCAA Tourney appearance. If UAH makes the tourney and Michigan and Michigan State each watch from home, it will be quite the poetic justice for the CCHA.

Union 3, Quinnipiac 1: A day after playing the longest game in NCAA history, Union and Quinnipiac were back at it. And after Adam Presizniuk scored two goals, they get to do it again tomorrow. The winner moves on to Albany.

Ohio State 5, Miami 4 (OT): After leaping out to a 1st period lead that saw Miami go down by 3 goals for the first time all year, the Buckeyes needed an OT winner by Sergio Somma to win it. Cody Reichard had an uncharacteristically bad day. The Buckeyes managed only 21 SOG, but 5 of them went in.

Minnesota 4, North Dakota 2: Although the Sioux outshot the Gophers 43- 25, their effort in the rest of the game was subpar. Seth Helgeson had the GWG on a soft goal given up by Brad Eidsness. Alex Kangas had 41 saves for the Gophers.

Cornell 3, Harvard 0: Blake Gallagher, Sean Collins and Colin Greening scored goals to give Cornell a sweep over Harvard. Ben Scrivens had a 17 save shutout.