College hockey roundup: UNH moves into first-place tie

 Austin Block scored twice, Trevor van Riemsdyk had three assists, and the fifth-ranked New Hampshire men’s team survived host Vermont, 4-3, Friday night.

 UNH (17-8-4, 12-7-3) moved into a tie with idle Merrimack for first place in the Hockey East.

 The Wildcats scored three times on eight power-play opportunites; the Catamounts were scoreless on three.


 Casey DeSmith needed only 11 saves to improve to 16-6-4 in net.

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 Brody Hoffman stopped 19 shots in defeat for the Catamounts (10-15-4, 7-11-4).

Providence 6, Northeastern 2 — Stefan Demopoulos scored a pair of goals and had three assists for the host Friars (12-10-7, 10-6-6 Hockey East) in a victory over the Huskies (9-17-3, 5-14-3).

Maine 2, UMass 0 — Martin Oullette stopped 30 shots for his third career shutout, Ben Hutton and Mark Anthoine each scored, and the Black Bears (9-16-6, 5-11-6 Hockey East) beat the Minutemen (10-17-2, 7-14-1) in Amherst.

Quinnipiac 4, Yale 1 — Connor Jones scored and assisted on two goals, Eric Harzell had 30 saves, and the top-ranked Bobcats (23-4-4, 16-1-2 ECAC) overwhelmed the visiting Bulldogs (13-10-3, 9-9-1.)


Brown 4, Princeton 1 — The Bears (10-11-5, 6-8-5 ECAC) rolled past the host Tigers (9-13-4, 7-9-3) on the back of two goals from Jeff Ryan and a goal and two helpers from Garnet Hathaway.

St. Lawrence 4, Harvard 2 — Marshall Everson scored in his fifth straight game, but the visiting Crimson (7-16-3, 4-13-2 ECAC) allowed three third-period goals to fall to the Saints (16-11-4, 9-6-4).

Clarkson 4, Dartmouth 0 — Jarrett Burton scored twice and Greg Lewis made 28 saves as the host Golden Knights (9-15-7, 8-8-3 ECAC) shut out the No. 19 Big Green (12-10-4, 8-8-3).

UConn 4, Army 3 — The second of two Brant Harris goals was the difference for the visiting Huskies (15-13-3, 12-10-2 AHA) against the Black Knights (7-15-5, 7-11-5).

Holy Cross 4, AIC 4 — The visiting Crusaders (15-12-3, 11-9-3 AHA) put up four goals in the first period, but Yellow Jacket goalie Matt Ginn came in to shut them out the rest of the way and salvage a tie for AIC (9-14-6, 6-11-6).


Bentley 6, Sacred Heart 6 — The one-win Pioneers held a 5-1 lead over the host Falcons, but Bentley (12-15-3, 10-11-3 AHA) scored five times in the final period to take an advantage. The Pioneers (1-26-3, 1-19-3) got a late equalizer from Jared Eng to settle for the draw.


Harvard 2, St. Lawrence 2 — Samantha Reber assisted on both Crimson goals, and No. 5 Harvard (20-4-3, 16-2-2) tied the Saints (17-11-5, 12-5-4) in Cambridge. Harvard maintained control of its ECAC destiny.

Princeton 2, Brown 1 — Molly Contini and Olivia Mucha each scored, and the Tigers (11-15-2, 6-13-2 ECAC) edged the host Bears (6-19-1, 5-16-0).

Clarkson 3, Dartmouth 1 — Erica Howe stopped 31 shots, and the No. 7 Golden Knights (25-8-0, 17-4-0 ECAC) beat the Big Green (15-8-5, 10-7-4).

Quinnpiac 4, Yale 0 — Jamie Leonoff managed 48 saves for the host Bulldogs (4-20-3, 3-14-3 ECAC), but it wasn’t enough against the Bobcats (18-10-4, 12-6-3).