Lighting The Lamp: Autobids


North Dakota 5, St. Cloud State 3: The Sioux spotted St. Cloud 2 early goals, but scored 4 in a row to chase Mike Lee from the net. Evan Trupp continued his great weekend, with 2 assists in tonight’s game. Brett Hextall also had 2 assists, and Danny Kristo had a great goal for the Sioux.

Michigan 2, Northern Michigan 1: Louie Caporusso scored 2 goals and Shawn Hunwick had 17 saves as Michigan stole a bid to make the NCAA field for the 20th year in a row.

Boston College 7, Maine 6 (OT): Neither goaltender played awful, but there was a ton of offense. Joey Diamond had 2 goals and an assist for Maine, but he was outdone by BC’s Matt Lombardi, who had a hat trick, including the overtime game winner.

RIT 6, Sacred Heart 1: RIT started the season off slowly, but they have been rolling. Jared DeMichael made 32 saves and Sean Murphy had 2 goals. Denver (I think) is going to have a tough 1st round matchup.

Cornell 3, Union 0: No one scored on Ben Scrivens in Albany as the Senior netminder is saving his best for last. He had 32 saves to get Cornell a likely 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The final Pairwise Rankings are in, and they are as follows:

1. Miami

2. Denver

3. Wisconsin

4. Boston College

5. North Dakota

6. St. Cloud

7. Cornell

8. Bemidji State

9. Yale

10. Northern Michigan

11. New Hampshire

12. Michigan

13. Alaska

14. Vermont

15. RIT

16. Alabama-Huntsville