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College hockey roundup: BU rolls past Wisconsin

It was a rough weekend in Boston for second-ranked Wisconsin.

One night after getting pasted by Boston College, 9-2, the Badgers tried their luck against the 15th-ranked Terriers at Agganis Arena.

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The result: A 7-3 rout by BU that sent the Badgers home with two losses by a combined 16-5.

Seven players scored for the Terriers (3-1), three coming on the power play. Cason Hohmann, Garrett Noonan, and Robbie Baillargeon all had a goal and two assists as the Terriers rebounded from a 3-1 home loss to Rensselaer on Friday night.

Sophomore Matt O’Connor was outstanding in net, making 39 saves in his second start of the season. Wisconsin outshot the Terriers, 42-26.

After the teams traded goals in the first period the Terriers took charge.

Noonan and Baillargeon scored even-strength tallies 18 seconds apart midway through the period to put BU ahead, 3-1. Keegan Meuer got Wisconsin back to within one at 11:07 but Matt Grzelcyk restored the two-goal edge at 18:28.

Quinnipiac 3, UMass-Lowell 1 — Ryan McGrath scored 5:49 into the game to put the River Hawks ahead but it was all Bobcats after that as UMass-Lowell’s early-season struggles continued.

  Kellen Jones had a goal and an assist, with his shorthanded tally at 11:37 of the second putting No. 14 Quinnipiac (3-1) ahead for good.

  Doug Carr made 25 saves for No. 9 UMass-Lowell, which dropped to 1-3.

Northeastern 5, Holy Cross 2 — Kevin Roy, Mike Szmatula, and Josh Manson scored in the first 12:06 of the game and the Huskies held on to beat the visiting Crusaders (0-3) to improve to 4-0. Clay Witt finished with 27 saves for NU.

Michigan 3, UNH 2 — Tyler Mott scored 1:37 into overtime, lifting the fifth-ranked Wolverines (3-0-1) past the No. 13 Wildcats in Durham, N.H.

 Kevin Goumas scored both goals for New Hampshire (1-2-1).

Providence 10, AIC 4 — Ross Mauermann had a goal and three assists and Shane Luke added a pair of goals as the 10th-ranked Friars (3-0) drilled the visiting Yellow Jackets (0-1).

Maine 2, Bentley 1 — Stu Higgins scored twice — including the winner at 6:13 of the second period — and the host Black Bears (1-2) skated past the Falcons (1-3).

Merrimack 5, Mercyhurst 2 — Dan Kolomatis had a goal and an assist and Mike Collins assisted on four goals as the host Warriors (1-3) rolled past the Lakers (1-4).

UMass 5, Michigan State 2 — Steve Iacobellis scored twice and had an assist and Steve Mastalerz made 31 saves, lifting the host Minutemen (2-2-0) to a weekend sweep of the Spartans (0-2-0).

Minnesota State 2, UConn 1 — Jordan Sims scored 3:21 into the final period to get the visiting Huskies on the board but the 18th-ranked Mavericks (1-2-0) hung on for the nonconference win in the debut of UConn coach Mike Cavanaugh.

Rensselaer 7, Sacred Heart 1 — Ryan Haggerty had a hat trick and the No. 17 Engineers (3-1) blew past the Pioneers (2-2).

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