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COLLEGE HOCKEY ROUNDUP

Nick Sorkin salvages tie for UNH against Michigan

Nick Sorkin’s goal early in the second period lifted 13th-ranked New Hampshire to a 1-1 draw with fifth-ranked Michigan in Durham, N.H.

The Wildcats’ score came three seconds after a power play had ended. Justin Agosta’s shot was deflected by Steve Racine for one his 19 saves, but Sorkin stuffed it in. Kevin Goumas also got an assist on the score.

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Racine left early in the third period with an injury, and replacement Zach Nagelvoort, the goalie of record, stopped an additional 15 shots for the Wolverines (2-0-1).

UNH (1-1-1), which failed to score on all eight power plays, got 17 saves from Jeff Wyer.

Michigan’s score came off the stick of Tyler Motte during a first-period power play.

Quinnipiac 3, UMass-Lowell 1 — Jordan Samuels-Thomas ignited a three-goal second period for the No. 14 Bobcats, who overwhelmed the ninth-ranked River Hawks at Tsongas Center.

Samuels-Thomas scored at 2:03 of the second, while assisting on Connor Clifton’s (9:34) and Derek Smith’s (13:25) goals.

Michael Garteig stopped 21 shots, including four in an easy first period, for the Bobcats (2-1-0). Connor Jones also assisted on two goals.

The River Hawks (1-2-0) avoided a shutout when Adam Chapie’s effort off a rebound resulted in a goal.

The two teams will conclude their home-and-home series Saturday night in Hamden, Conn.

Rensselaer 3, BU 1 — Ryan Haggerty scored in the first and third periods to propel the 17th-ranked Engineers (2-1-0) past the hosts, handing the No. 15 Terriers their first loss of the season.

Kevin Duane scored BU’s lone goal, the first of the freshman’s career, and the Terriers (2-1-0) got 26 saves from Sean Maguire.

BU hosts No. 2 Wisconsin Saturday evening. Wisconsin was drilled by Boston College, 9-2, Friday night in Chestnut Hill.

Northeastern 3, Holy Cross 1 — Braden Pimm and Kevin Roy each had a goal and an assist to lead the unbeaten Huskies in Worcester.

Torin Snydeman also scored for Northeastern, which got 26 saves from Derick Roy.

Shayne Stockton scored a 5-on-3 goal for the Crusaders (0-2-0).

The Huskies are 3-0-0 for the first time since the 1993-94 season. It was their first win over Holy Cross since Dec. 30, 2006.

UMass 3, Michigan State 1 — Branden Gracel scored two goals, Steve Mastalerz made 31 saves, and the Minutemen got their first win of the season in the home opener.

Shane Walsh scored the winner in the second period for UMass (1-2-0), which took the first of a two-game set.

The Spartans (0-1-0) got a third-period goal from Greg Wolfe.

Mercyhurst 3, Merrimack 2 — The Lakers secured their first victory on Nick Jones’s winner with 34 seconds remaining in the final period, spoiling the winless Warriors’ home opener.

Merrimack outshot Mercyhurst, 35-21, but goals from Justin Hussar and Josh Myers weren’t enough.

Sam Marotta contributed 18 saves for the Warriors (0-3-0), whose shot total was a season high. The power play also extended a season-long scoreless drought, missing on four opportunities (0 for 13 on the year).

UConn 2, Minnesota State 1 — Jordan Sims scored in the third period, but the Huskies opened their season with a road loss to the Mavericks (1-2-0).

UConn got 29 saves from senior Matt Grogan.

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