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College hockey roundup

Roundup: Merrimack, Harvard hockey tie

Harvard spent the entire five-minute overtime shorthanded but Raphael Girard turned aside all three Merrimack shots and the No. 20 Crimson escaped with a 2-2 tie against the Warriors Friday night in a nonconference game at North Andover.

Danny Biega was called for a major penalty for kneeing as the third period expired, giving Merrimack a man advantage for all five minutes of OT, but the Warriors couldn’t dent Girard, who stopped 36 of 38 shots. Merrimack failed on all six of its power plays.

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Harvard (4-3-1) scored twice in a span of 31 seconds in the second period to go ahead. But after Tommy O’Regan (3:13) and Desmond Bergin (3:44) beat Sam Marcotta to put Harvard ahead, Merrimack responded. Rhett Bly got the big one, an unassisted shorthanded tally at 6:27 to turn the momentum back to the Warriors.

Mike Collins got Merrimack (5-7-3) even at 13:58 of the second and the goalies dominated the rest of the way. Marcotta finished with 22 saves.

Colgate 6, UMass 4 — Tyler Spink had two goals and two assists and the Raiders (8-7-2) held on to edge the Minutemen (5-7-2) in a nonconference game in Amherst.

After Spink’s second goal with 1:03 left in the second period put Colgate ahead, 4-1, UMass got power-play goals from Joel Hanley (2:18) and Adam Phillips (5:37) in the third to close within one.

But after going on another power-play a minute later, the Minutemen allowed Jeremy Price to get a shot past Kevin Boyle (19 saves) for the backbreaking shorthanded tally.

Conor Allen got UMass back within one again with a goal at 12:41, but Darcy Murphy answered for Colgate at 15:17.

Rensselaer 6, Yale 1 — The visiting Engineers (4-6-3, 1-5-1- ECAC) erased an early deficit and scored six unanswered goals in a rout of the No. 15 Bulldogs (6-3-1, 3-3-0).

Union 3, Brown 3 — Massimo Lamacchia scored with 1:07 left and the host Bears (3-5-2, 0-3-2) erased a 3-1 deficit to earn a tie against the 12th-ranked Dutchmen (8-2-1, 3-2-1 ECAC).

Holy Cross 5, Penn St. 4 — Matt Vidal and Shayne Stockton scored 2:07 apart late in the third period to force overtime and Erik Vos scored 1:54 in to rally the host Crusaders (8-4-2) to the nonconference win over the Nittany Lions (6-6-0).

Air Force 7, Bentley 4 — Brett Gensler had a goal and an assist for Bentley (6-8-0, 5-5-0 Atlantic Hockey) but Chad Demers and Stephen Carew each scored a pair of goals during a four-goal second period to power visiting Air Force (5-7-3, 4-4-1).

Quinnipiac 3, Princeton 1 — Jeremy Langlois scored twice, including an empty-netter with 39 seconds left, and the 13th-ranked Bobcats (11-3-2, 7-0-0) extended their unbeaten streak to nine by beating the visiting Tigers (3-5-3, 2-2-3).

AIC 7, Mercyhurst 3 — Ben Meisner stopped 43 of 46 shots and the Yellow Jackets (4-7-3, 1-5-3 Atlantic Hockey) got goals from seven players in a rout of the host Lakers (5-6-1, 5-3-0).

Army 2, UConn 2 — Evan Carriere scored midway through the third period and the host Huskies (4-7-2, 3-6-1 Atlantic Hockey) salvaged a tie against the Black Knights (5-6-2, 5-2-2-).

RIT 5, Sacred Heart 3 — Mike Colavecchia scored twice and the host Tigers (3-8-3, 2-5-2 Atlantic Hockey) beat the winless Pioneers (0-13-2, 0-10-2).

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