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College hockey roundup: Girard backstops Harvard’s victory

Raphael Girard made 34 saves and Harvard got goals from four players as the No. 17 Crimson beat 10th-ranked Cornell, 4-1, Friday night in Ithaca, N.Y.

Alex Fallstrom got Harvard (4-2-0, 3-2-0 ECAC) started at 14:32 of the first period but the lead lasted only 26 seconds as John Knisley beat Girard for Cornell’s only tally.

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Sophomore Mike Seward quickly answered for Harvard though, beating Andy Iles with a shot through traffic for his second career goal.

Kyle Crisuolo scored at 17:43 of the second period to extend Harvard’s lead and Girard did the rest, turning aside 12 Cornell shots in the final period. Petr Placek’s empty-net goal completed the scoring.

BU 6, Vermont 2 — Six players scored and Sean Maguire made 29 saves to lift the 11th-ranked Terriers (6-3-0, 5-2-0 Hockey East) to an easy win over the Catamounts (1-4-2, 1-4-2) in Burlington, Vt.

Ahti Oksanen, Sahir Gill, and Wade Megan scored in the final 8:14 of the first period to get the rout started for BU.

New Hampshire 3, UMass-Lowell 0 — Casey DeSmith made 23 saves to earn his third straight shutout and Trevor van Riemsdyk scored the first goal and assisted on the second as the fifth-ranked Wildcats (7-1-1, 5-1-1 Hockey East) got past the host River Hawks (2-5-1, 1-4-1).

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Providence 6, Northeastern 2 — Derek Army had a hat trick and the host Friars (5-4-1, 4-3-0 Hockey East) routed the Huskies (4-5-1, 2-5-1).

Maine 2, UMass 2 — Conor Allen scored with 1:08 left to rally the visiting Minutemen (3-4-1, 2-4-1 Hockey East) to a tie with the Black Bears (2-9-1, 1-5-1). Mark Nemec and Jake Rutt scored 1:42 apart in the first period for Maine.

Colgate 5, Dartmouth 4 — The host Raiders erupted for four third-period goals and Robbie Boudon capped his hat trick with the game-winner with three seconds left as Colgate (5-6-1, 1-3-1 ECAC) stunned the 12th-ranked Big Green (5-1-1, 4-1-0). Eric Robinson had a goal and an assist for Dartmouth.

Quinnipiac 5, Clarkson 2 — Jordan Samuels-Thomas scored twice and the visiting Bobcats (6-3-1, 3-0-0 ECAC) rolled past the Golden Knights (1-5-4, 1-1-1).

Bentley 7, AIC 3 — Brett Gensler and Alex Grieve each had a goal and two assists and the visiting Falcons (4-4-0, 3-2-0 Atlantic Hockey) beat the Yellow Jackets (3-5-1, 0-3-1).

Army 3, Sacred Heart 2 — Maurice Alvarez scored 44 seconds into the third period, lifting the host Black Knights (3-4-1, 3-2-1 Atlantic Hockey) past the Pioneers (0-9-1, 0-7-1).

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BC 6, Northeastern 4 — Alex Carpenter scored twice during a four-goal first period and the No. 5 Eagles (5-3-2, 4-2-1 Hockey East) held on to top the No. 9 Huskies (8-2-2, 4-2-1) at Matthews Arena.

BU 7, Providence 1 — Jenelle Kohanchuk had two goals and three assists and Marie-Philip Poulin added two goals and two assists and the seventh-ranked Terriers (8-3-1, 4-2-1 Hockey East) breezed past the visiting Friars (7-5-2, 5-2-1).

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