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    Hockey roundup: Northeastern thumps Harvard

    The holiday break gave Northeastern a chance to regroup, and the Huskies came out strong in their first game in three weeks, dropping Harvard, 5-1, Saturday night at Bright Hockey Center. NU (6-9-1), which had lost five of six prior to its hiatus, set a season high for goals.

    Cody Ferriero scored four times for the Huskies, including a natural hat trick in the second period, and Kevin Roy (goal, four assists) had the first five-point game for NU since 2005.

    The Crimson (4-5-1) jumped on top early on Brian Hart’s goal but otherwise couldn’t crack NU goalie Chris Rawlings (34 saves).


    Denver 6, BU 0 — Zac Larraza and Quentin Shore scored nine seconds apart in the first period and the No. 14 Pioneers (10-6-3) blasted the No. 6 Terriers (10-6-0) in the US Hockey Hall of Fame Game in Denver.

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    Quinnipiac 5, Nebraska-Omaha 4 — The No. 9 Bobcats (13-3-2) ran their unbeaten streak to 11 games (10-0-1) by outlasting the No. 12 Mavericks (11-7-1) in Hamden, Conn. Jordan Samuels-Thomas had two goals and an assist for Quinnipiac.

    Merrimack 2, Princeton 2 — The Warriors (6-7-4) rallied to earn a tie with the Tigers (3-6-4) at the Catamount Cup in Burlington, Vt. Justin Mansfield and Shawn Bates scored in the second period for Merrimack.

    Vermont 2, Union 1 — Also in Burlington, Brody Hoffman had 24 saves for Vermont (5-8-4) against the No. 13 Dutchmen (8-4-4).

    UConn 7, AIC 2 — Trevor Gerling and Brant Harris each had two goals for the Huskies (5-7-2) in a romp over the Yellow Jackets (4-9-3) at the UConn Classic. Also in Storrs, Minnesota State beat Brown, 3-1.


    Maine 6, Cornell 4 — The Black Bears (4-11-2) upended the No. 11 Big Red (7-4-2) in the Florida College Classic in Estero, rallying from 3-0 down behind Kyle Beattie’s three-point night.