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Hockey roundup: Vermont rolls over Maine

Sophomore forward Kyle Reynolds scored two goals and freshman Brody Hoffman stopped 19 shots to lead Vermont to a 3-0 Hockey East victory over Maine Saturday night at Gutterson Field House.

Hoffman made 19 saves to earn the shutout as the Catamounts (8-14-4, 5-10-4) used smothering defense in the victory. The Black Bears (8-15-5, 4-10-5) were held to one shot in the second period.

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Reynolds scored the game’s first goal with 48 seconds remaining in the second period, beating Maine goalie Martin Ouellette (26 saves).

He struck again at 3:58 of the third period, with assists going to Caylen Walls and Chris McCarthy.

McCarthy closed out the scoring with an unassisted strike at 8:30.

Quinnipiac 3, Colgate 2 — Kellen Jones scored twice and Eric Hartzell made 17 saves as the No. 2-ranked Bobcats (21-3-4, 14-0-2 ECAC) beat the host Raiders (13-11-3, 5-8-3) to extend their NCAA-leading undefeated streak to 21 games (18-0-3).

Freshman Soren Jonzzon scored his first career goal midway through the second period to give Quinnipiac the lead for good.

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Hartzell improved to 21-2-4, giving him the most wins in a season in program history.

Norwich 4, Skidmore 3 — Freshman Dean Niezgoda scored twice to lead Division 3’s No. 1-ranked Cadets (20-2-0, 15-1-0) past the Thoroughbreds (11-11-2, 8-8-1) at Northfield, Vt., to clinch their 15th straight ECAC East regular-season title.

Niezgoda scored the winner at the 13:06 of the third period to briefly give the Cadets a two-goal lead off assists from Blake Forkey and Kyle Thomas.

Women

Maine 4, Vermont 3 — Brianne Kilgour had two goals and an assist as the Black Bears (5-19-3, 2-12-2 Hockey East) scored four first-period goals to defeat the Catamounts (7-17-3, 5-8-3) at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

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