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College hockey: Union ties top team

Sunday, December 15, 2013
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— Playing its third game in four nights and fifth contest in nine days overall caught up to the Union hockey team Saturday night — but not enough for it to lose.

The 10th-ranked Dutchmen squandered a 3-1 third-period lead to top-ranked St. Cloud State before settling for a 3-3 non-conference tie at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

The Dutchmen (12-3-3) went 1-0-1 against the Huskies (11-2-3). In the five games in nine days, Union was 4-0-1.

It heads into the Christmas break on a 10-game unbeaten streak (9-0-1). The Dutchmen are off until Jan. 10, when they play at Quinnipiac.

“It was a good road trip,” Union coach Rick Bennett said. “If you had told the coaching staff before the trip that we would come away with a win and a tie against the top team in the nation, we would have been pleased. But we are far from satisfied.”

Joe Holka gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead with 7:34 left in the first period.

The Dutchmen scored their goals during a 4:01 stretch of the second period. Daniel Ciampini tied it at 6:06. Daniel Carr gave Union a 2-1 lead at 9:03. Eli Lichtenwald made it a 3-1 advantage at 10:07.

The Huskies rallied in the third period with a pair of power-play goals. Joey Benik got the first one at 3:32. Jonny Brodzinski tied it with 20 seconds left and goalie Ryan Faragher out for an extra attacker.

Union goalie Colin Stevens made 35 saves.

A shootout was conducted after the five-minute overtime. Union won that, 2-1, but the NCAA doesn’t recognize a shootout as a way to determine a game’s outcome.

Union 0 3 0 0 — 3

St. Cloud State 1 0 2 0 — 3

First Period — 1, St. Cloud State, Holka 1 (Dowd, Murray), 12:26. Penalty — Taylor, Uni (hooking), 12:26.

Second Period — 2, Union, Ciampini 9 (Gostisbehere, Vecchione), 6:06 (pp). 3, Union, Carr 9 (Taylor, Wilkins), 9:03. 4, Union, Lichtenwald 7 (Carr), 10:07. Penalties — Wilkins, Uni (high-sticking), 1:05; Dowd, StC (holding), 5:16.

Third Period — 5, St. Cloud State, Benik 5 (Brodzinski, Kossila), 3:32 (pp). 6, St. Cloud State, Brodzinski 8 (Benik, Dowd), 19:40 (pp). Penalties — Gostisbehere, Uni (holding), 2:42; Bodie, Uni (hooking), 5:07; Murray, StC (slashing), 15:53; Wilkins, Uni (hooking), 18:08.

Overtime — None. Penalties — None.

Shots on Goal — Union 7-13-4-2 — 26. St. Cloud State 14-7-13-4 — 38.

Power-play opportunities — Union 1 of 2; St. Cloud State 2 of 5.

Goalies — Union, Stevens 9-1-1 (38 shots-35 saves). St. Cloud State, Faragher 10-2-2 (24-21).

A — 4,327. T — 2:32.

Referees — Derek Shepherd, Timm Walsh. Linesmen — Sterling Egan, John-athan Morrison.

No. 20 Denver 1, No. 18 RPI 1

TROY — Matt Neal’s power-play goal with four seconds left in the second period helped the Engineers earn a tie against the Pioneers in a non-conference game at Houston Field House.

The Pioneers (9-6-3) took a 1-0 lead on Ty Loney’s goal with 1:12 left in the second.

RPI goalie Scott Diebold made 32 saves. The Engineers (8-6-4) host the U.S. Under-18 team today at 4 p.m. in the second annual Autism Awareness game.

Denver 0 1 0 0 — 1

RPI 0 1 0 0 — 1

First Period — None. Penalties — Neal, RPI (tripping), :15; Tabrum, Den (hooking), 10:31; Makowski, Den (boarding), 15:19;

Leboeuf, RPI (hooking), 19:29.

Second Period — 1, Denver, Loney 3 (Shore), 18:48. 2, RPI, Neal 7 (Haggerty, Dolan), 19:56 (pp). Penalties — Tinordi, RPI (boarding), 8:54; Arnold, Den (roughing), 19:12; Makowski, Den (roughing), 19:12; Zalewski, RPI (roughing), 19:12.

Third Period — None. Penalties — Zalewski, RPI (boarding), 5:43; Doremus, Den (hooking), 9:06.

Overtime — None. Penalties — None.

Shots on Goal — Denver 4-14-10-5 — 33. RPI 7-6-5-1 — 19.

Power-play opportunities — Denver 0 of 4; RPI 1 of 4.

Goalies — Denver, Brittain 9-5-3 (19 shots-18 saves). RPI, Diebold 7-5-4 (33-32).

A — 2,703. T — 2:13.

Referees — Scott Whittemore, Chip McDonald. Linesmen — CJ Hanafin, Marty Hughes.

Women

Maine 6, Union 3

SCHENECTADY — Shawna Lesperance scored twice to help the Black Bears (2-13-5) beat the Dutchmen at Messa Rink to earn a split of the two-game weekend series.

Stefanie Thomson scored twice for Union (6-12). Kathryn Tomaselli also scored for the Dutchwomen.

Maine 2 2 2 — 6

Union 1 1 1 — 3

First Period — 1, Maine, Boissonneault 2 (Kilgour, McDonald), 4:49 (pp). 2, Maine, Gilmour 1, 12:33 (pp). 3, Union, Thomson 4 (Norton, Tancrell-Fontaine), 17:35 (pp). Penalties — Davis, Uni (holding), 3:57; Thomson, Uni (roughing), 12:24; More, Maine (slashing), 17:05.

Second Period — 4, Maine, Brigham 3 (Browne), 3:30. 5, Maine, Lesperance 1 (McDonald, Cook), 11:26 (pp). 6, Union, Thomson 5 (Tancrell-Fontaine), 19:52 (pp). Penalties — Sakundiak, Maine (interference), 7:12; Bruestle, Uni (interference), 9:50; Turner, Uni (cross-checking), 15:48; Huneke, Maine (tripping), 19:34.

Third Period — 7, Maine, Cook 2, 10:24. 8, Union, Tomaselli 8 (Norton, Tancrell-Fontaine), 14:26 (pp). 9, Maine, Lesperance 2, 19:25 (en). Penalties — Sakundiak, Maine (checking), 13:54; Browne, Maine (checking), 19:41.

Shots on Goal — Maine 8-10-18 — 36. Union 5-11-5 — 21.

Power-play opportunities — Maine 3 of 4; Union 3 of 5.

Goalies — Maine, Fujimagari 2-2-1 (21 shots-18 saves). Union, Lundberg 6-12-0 (12-8), Dahl (11:26 second, 23-22).

A — 130. T — 2:00.

Referees — Brian Hicks, Anthony Kenney. Linesmen — Jason Cleck, Tyler Loftus.

 
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