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BU’s late heroics clinch OT win

From Staff And Wire Reports / February 26, 2012
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Alexx Privitera scored 3:02 into overtime, lifting No. 5 Boston University past Vermont, 3-2, last night at Burlington, Vt., clinching home ice for the Hockey East quarterfinals.

Privitera’s winner was made possible by Wade Megan’s equalizer with 1:25 left in regulation.

Senior goalie Kieran Millan made 22 saves for the Terriers (20-11-1, 16-8-1).

Vermont (6-25-1, 3-21-1) dropped its third straight, and was swept by BU for the first time since joining Hockey East in 2005.

The Catamounts led, 2-0, after the first intermission, but sophomore Sahir Gill cut the deficit in half midway through the second.

Megan sent the game into overtime with his team-leading 17th of the season. Privitera’s shot was a blast from the point that deflected off a defenseman.

For Vermont, Connor Brickley and Sebastian Stalberg each scored, and Rob Madore made 34 saves.

Maine 7, Northeastern 1 - Joey Diamond scored two goals and had an assist, Spencer Abbott added a goal and two helpers, and the No. 10 Black Bears blew out the Huskies at Matthews Arena.

Dan Sullivan made 21 saves for Maine (19-11-3, 14-10-2 Hockey East).

Vinny Saponari scored for Northeastern (12-15-5, 8-12-4).

UMass 4, UNH 2 - In Amherst, Conor Sheary scored late to ice the Minutemen’s (12-15-5, 8-13-4 Hockey East) victory over the Wildcats (14-16-3, 11-13-2).

Kevin Goumas had two assists for New Hampshire in defeat.

Holy Cross 6, Bentley 4 - The Crusaders (17-13-4, 15-8-4 Atlantic Hockey) beat the Faclons (13-13-8, 13-7-7) behind Adam Schmidt’s hat trick.

UConn 5, AIC 3 - After not scoring a goal the whole season, senior defenseman Brad Cooper registered a hat trick to give the Huskies (13-17-4, 12-12-3) the result they needed to make the Atlantic Hockey Tournament as the No. 8 seed.

Harvard 3, Clarkson 2 - David Valek scored two goals in the final period, when Raphael Girard made 10 of his 27 saves, and the host Crimson (10-8-11, 8-5-9 ECAC) rallied.

Brown 2, Princeton 2 - Trailing by a pair of goals with less than two minutes to play, Princeton pulled its goalie and salvaged a tie with visiting Brown.

Goals by Tyler Maugeri and Rob Kleebaum tied it for the Tigers (8-14-7, 6-12-4 ECAC).

Chris Zaires and Ryan Jacobson tallied goals for the Bears (8-16-5, 5-13-4), who had their winless streak extended to 10 games.

Quinnipiac 2, Yale 2 - Loren Barron and Connor Jones each scored for the host Bobcats (17-11-6, 9-8-5) and Jesse Root potted two for the Bulldogs (13-13-3, 10-10-2).

St. Lawrence 3, Dartmouth 1 - Matt Weninger made 28 saves, and the Saints (14-7-3, 10-11-1 ECAC) captured home ice in the first round of the ECAC playoffs by beating the Big Green (11-14-4, 8-11-3).

Bowdoin 2, Trinity 1 - Graham Sisson scored the power-play winner with 3:25 remaining in regulation and Steve Messina made 31 saves as the host Polar Bears, ranked 12th in Division 3, advanced to the NESCAC semifinals.

Women

Harvard 4, Princeton 3 - Marissa Gedman scored 2:59 into overtime, Jillian Dempsey had a hat trick, and the Crimson (22-8-1, 17-4-1) advanced to the ECAC semifinals with a win over the Tigers (12-15-4, 10-10-2) at Bright Center.

St. Lawrence 2, Dartmouth 0 - Vanessa Edmond and Mel Desrochers each scored, Carmen MacDonald turned away 32 shots, and the Saints (22-9-4, 14-6-2) beat the host Big Green (18-10-2, 14-6-2) in an ECAC quarterfinal.

Providence 6, Maine 0 - Genevieve Lacasse stopped all 38 shots she faced, six Friars scored, and host Providence (15-16-4) beat the Black Bears (17-11-6) in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

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