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College hockey roundup

No. 1 Yale tops Dartmouth

Staff And Wire Services / January 8, 2011

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In their first low-scoring, close contest of the season, the top-ranked Bulldogs got second-period goals from Antoine Laganiere and Josh Balch to defeat Dartmouth, 2-1, last night in Hanover, N.H.

Ryan Rondeau had 32 saves, tying a career high, as the nation’s No. 1 team extended Division 1’s longest win streak to eight games and stayed perfect in conference play. Yale is 13-1, 7-0 in the ECAC. James Mello made 35 saves for the Big Green (7-4-2, 5-2-1) and Rob Smith scored for Dartmouth.

Brown 4, Harvard 3 — Garnet Hathaway and Harry Zolnierczyk scored just 19 seconds apart to help the visiting Bears to victory at Bright Hockey Center. The Bears moved to 5-5-4, and 3-3-1 in the ECAC, and Harvard fell to 3-10-0, 2-8-0.

UNH 5, UMass-Lowell 2 — Paul Thompson had a hat trick, his second of the season (third career), and set up a goal to lift the fourth-ranked Wildcats over the River Hawks in Durham, N.H. UNH (11-3-4, 9-1-2 Hockey East) remained atop the league standings, and Lowell lost its 10th straight to fall to 2-15-2, 2-11-0. Matt DiGirolamo had 29 saves in the win and T.J. Massie stopped 19 shots for Lowell.

Northeastern 5, UMass 3 — The host Minutemen had a first-period two-goal advantage disappear when the Huskies rebounded with four goals in the second period en route to the victory. UMass (3-10-3, 2-5-3 HE) had a 33-28 shot advantage, but the Huskies (4-9-4, 4-6-3) had a three-goal barrage in 38 seconds to take over.

Niagara 5, Holy Cross 2 — With the score tied 2-2, Patrick Divjak, Bryan Haczyk, and David Ross each scored in less than two minutes in the second period as the Crusaders fell to the Purple Eagles in Worcester. Holy Cross is 6-11-2, 5-5-2 in Atlantic Hockey. Niagara is 11-6-2, 8-4-0.

BU junior forward Andrew Glass of Wrentham was dismissed from the hockey team. Glass, who played in 15 games this season and had two goals and three assists, was suspended prior to the Terriers’ trip to the Shillelagh Tournament in Hoffman Estates, Ill., last weekend. Parker said Glass had broken team rules, including being late for and missing meetings.

Nancy Marrapese-Burrell of the Globe staff contributed.