Morgan Barron (Cornell Athletics)
Morgan Barron got his fourth-ranked Cornell “Big Red” going scoring his team-leading sixth goal as Cornell spanked St. Lawrence 6-1. Barron converted on a “two-on-one” breakaway to give Cornell a 1-0 first period lead just 3:36 into the contest as Cornell improved to 6-0 on the season.
The junior forward took a feed from teammate Cam Donaldson as he was skating down the slot and blasted it into the net. It was part of a four-shot night that included a +2 with one blocked shot and a minor for roughing.
Barron leads Cornell in goals as well as scoring with a 6-6-12 +8 mark. His 2.00 points per game are tied for second in Division 1 hockey.
Zac Jones (Massachusetts Athletics)
The scoresheet only shows one assist but freshman defenseman Zac Jones might have played his best overall game so far in his short NCAA career. Jones helped his fifth-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen rebound from a Friday night loss to earn a 4-1 win over Boston University and a split in their weekend series.
Jones was credited with five shots on goal but was also credited with attempting a team-high 11 shots with a +1 and one blocked shot. Jones was credited with the primary assist on the Minutemen’s first goal when he fed Mitchell Caffee for the game’s first goal while his team was on a “5-on-3” power play.
The assist was Jones’ eight of the season which is best on the team and overall is 3-8-11 which is good for second in team scoring. For all his offense, Jones has shown that despite being just 5’11 that he is no liability on defense.
His +8 is second-best on the team. Overall Massachusetts improved to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the Hockey East conference.
Despite K’Andre Miller’s fourth goal of the season, a power-play goal that gave his 15th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (at the time) a 4-3, the Badgers fell in overtime 5-4 to third-ranked Notre Dame. Now if you checked out the clip with his goal then you have to ask yourself; how did Miller only attempt two shots?
K’Andre Miller (Wisconsin Badgers)
If I was coaching a guy like Miller with all his offense then I would be looking for him to attempt as many shots as he possibly can. It is mindboggling that Miller is only 4-3-7 after 12 games. Even more, head-scratching is that Miller has only 25 shots on the season.
I would say that it is a given that Miller no matter what will be leaving Wisconsin after this season to sign with the Rangers. In the games that I have watched him play this season, one has to wonder why isn’t Miller doing more offensively?
A more active Miller in my eyes would mean Wisconsin would be better than their current 6-6 record. Miller was 1-2-3 in the two games against one of the best teams in NCAA Division 1 men’s hockey.
Put the Badgers on your back K’Andre and lead them. Do it now so when you sign with the Rangers that it is second nature for you.
Tyler Wall saw his eight-game unbeaten streak end as he gave up two goals on 26 shots as his 12th-ranked UMass-Lowell River Hawks dropped a 2-1 decision to the UConn Huskies. Check out the highlights and judge for yourself how bad were the goals that Wall surrendered were.
On the first goal, you can say Wall by giving up the long rebound set himself up but he never saw the shot as he was screen perfectly on the shot. On the second goal, the original shot never made it to him as it hit his defenseman. The puck wound up on the UConn player’s stick and Wall never had a chance as he was already down.
Despite the loss, Wall is still having a good start to the season. In 13 games (second-most in the NCAA), Wall is 7-2-4 (seventh in wins), with a 1.72 goals against and a 0.944 save percentage (both sixth-best). Wall and teammates are off until November 29th when they will host Simon Kjellberg’s Rensselaer Engineers as part of the Turkey Leg Classic.
Tyler Nanne broke a nine-game scoreless streak with a two-assist night but it wasn’t enough as his Minnesota Golden Gophers were beaten 6-3 by eighth-ranked Penn State. Nanne helped Minnesota jump out to a 2-0 first period lead but Penn State would reel off five unanswered goals to earn the win.
Nanne is 1-3-4 in 12 games this season as Minnesota falls to 4-6-2 on the season.
Defenseman Simon Kjellberg was scoreless on three shots as his Rensselaer Engineers dropped a 3-1 decision to the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Rensselaer falls to 4-5-1 (2-3-1 ECAC) on the season.
Riley Hughes was scoreless as his 14th-ranked Northeastern Huskies defeated Providence College 7-3 to earn a split in their weekend series. Hughes was quiet as the fourth-line right wing.
Eric Ciccolini was scoreless as his Michigan Wolverines were shut out 3-0 by the Michigan State Spartans. The Wolverines are winless in their last seven games (0-6-1) as they fall to 3-7-2 (0-5-1 Big Ten)
Matthew Robertson and his Edmonton Oil Kings were spanked 5-1 by the Medicine Hat Tigers in WHL action. Robertson was scoreless as the Oil Kings dropped their second straight.
Nico Gross was scoreless as his Oshawa Generals lost to the Soo Greyhounds 3-1. The loss was the second straight for the Generals.