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Northeastern holds off pesky Alabama-Huntsville, 3-2

Despite taking a 2-0 lead into the third period, Northeastern found itself in a dog fight with Alabama-Huntsville.

Colton Saucerman’s strike with less than seven minutes left proved to be the winner as the Huskies edged the Chargers, 3-2, at Matthews Arena on Saturday night.

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Chad Brears and Steven Koshey scored power-play goals for Alabama-Huntsville (0-2-0) in the third period, but the Huskies held strong in the end.

Braden Pimm and Cody Ferriero potted power-play goals for Northeastern (2-0-0), which beat the Chargers, 9-1, Friday night.

UMass-Lowell 5, Massachusetts 2 — Joe Houk scored the winner halfway through the final period and Michael Fallon and Chris Maniccia added insurance goals as the top-ranked River Hawks (1-1-0) rebounded from a stunning loss to Sacred Heart on Friday night with a home win over the Minutemen (0-2-0).

Minnesota 3, New Hampshire 2 — In the IceBreaker Tournament championship game in Minneapolis, Vinni Lettieri scored the winner to propel the fifth-ranked Golden Gophers (2-0-0) past the No. 13 Wildcats.

 Eric Knodel and Nick Sorkin scored for UNH (1-1-0).

Vermont 2, North Dakota 2 — Robert Polesello and Chris McCarthy scored in the second to help the visiting Catamounts (0-1-1) earn a tie with No. 7 North Dakota (1-0-1).

Quinnipiac 4, Alaska 1 — Sam Anas had a goal and two assists and the No. 10 Bobcats (1-1-0) scored three power-play goals in a win over the Nanooks (1-1-0) in the Kendall Classic in Anchorage.

Providence 3, Minnesota State 0 — Ross Mauermann, Anthony Florentino, and Conor MacPhee scored in the second period to lift the No. 14 Friars (2-0-0) past the 11th-ranked Mavericks (0-2-0) in Providence.

Rensselaer 6, Sacred Heart 0 — Ryan Haggerty scored two goals as the No. 15 Engineers (1-0-0) blanked the Pioneers (1-1-0) in Bridgeport, Conn.

Denver 4, Merrimack 0 — Sam Marotta and Rasmus Tirronen combined to make 24 saves for the Warriors (0-2-0) but had a tough time stopping the No. 17 Pioneers (2-0-0).

BU 3, Holy Cross 2 — Danny O’Regan, Nick Roberto, and Cason Hohmann scored to lead the 19th-ranked Terriers (2-0-0) past the Crusaders (0-1-0) at Agganis Arena.

St. Lawrence 5, Maine 2 — Greg Carey finished with two goals and two assists as the Saints (2-0-0) upended the visiting Black Bears. Ryan Lomberg and Mark Anthoine scored for Maine (0-2-0).

Nebraska-Omaha 4, Bentley 2 — Alex Grieve and Andrew Gladiuk scored for the visiting Falcons (1-1-0) but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Mavericks (1-1-0).

Women

BC 2, St. Lawrence 1 — Freshman forward Andie Anastos potted the winner 12:47 into the third period to lift the No. 2 Eagles (3-0-0) past the Saints (1-5-0) at Conte Forum.

BU 3, Union 2 — Rebecca Russo netted the winner in overtime to propel the No. 7 Terriers (1-0-1) over the host Dutchwomen (2-3-0).

Northeastern 2, Rensselaer 1 — Paige Savage scored the winner for the visiting Huskies (3-1-0) in the third period just 3:24 after the Engineers (1-2-1) tied the game.

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