After getting blown out in its final game of 2012, the Boston University hockey team wanted to start the new year and the second half of its schedule on the right foot.
The ninth-ranked Terriers did just that, topping Rensselaer, 3-2, in overtime, at Agganis Arena Friday night.
Cason Hohmann was the hero for BU (11-6-0) scoring with less than three minutes left in the extra frame.
Ryan Santana and Sahir Gill also scored for the Terriers.
CJ Lee had a goal and an assist for the Engineers (6-8-1), and goalie Bryce Merriam stopped 38 shots.
UMass-Lowell 2, Clarkson 1 — The visiting River Hawks (8-7-1) got goals from Christian Folin and Michael Colantone in the third period to beat the Golden Knights. Greg Lewis made 28 saves for Clarkson (4-9-5).
Maine 2, Mercyhurst 1 — Joey Diamond and Ryan Lomberg scored as the Black Bears beat the Lakers, giving Maine (5-11-2) its third consecutive win. Jordan Tibbett made 35 saves for Mercyhurst (8-7-1).
Minnesota State 4, Providence 3 — Chase Grant scored the winner in overtime and added an assist to propel the No. 14 Mavericks (13-6-2) over the visiting Friars. Goalie Russ Stein made 31 saves for Providence (7-7-3).
Quinnipiac 3, Dartmouth 2 — Jordan Samuels-Thomas scored with 1:30 left in overtime to give the No. 5 Bobcats (15-3-2, 9-0-0 ECAC) a win over the No. 8 Big Green in Hamden, Conn. Dartmouth (8-4-2, 4-2-1) scored twice in the third period, and got 32 saves from Charles Grant.
Princeton 3, Harvard 2 — Andrew Calof recorded a hat trick, with his final goal coming less than a minute into overtime to lift the host Tigers (4-6-1, 3-4-0 ECAC) over the Crimson. Colin Blackwell and Marshall Everson both scored a goal and had an assist for Harvard (4-7-4, 3-3-3).
North Dakota 5, Holy Cross 2 — Corban Knight scored two goals and registered two assists as the No. 7 Sioux topped the 20th-ranked Crusaders in Grand Forks, N.D. North Dakota (11-5-3) outshot Holy Cross (10-5-2), 41-15.
Connecticut 4, Penn State 3 — Patrick Kirkland scored the winner 6:27 into the third period, giving the host Huskies a win over the Nittany Lions (8-10-0). Matt Grogan made 39 saves for UConn (6-8-2).
Northeastern 4, Clarkson 3 — The No. 9 Huskies overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the No. 2 Golden Knights (15-5-0) in Potsdam, N.Y. Paige Savage scored the winning goal with just over six minutes left in the game, and had three assists for Northeastern (11-6-2).
Boston College 4, St. Lawrence 3 — Blake Bolden scored in overtime to lift the fifth-ranked Eagles over the host Saints (11-8-1). Alex Carpenter netted a goal and two assists for BC (13-3-2).
Harvard 9, Union 0 — The No. 4 Crimson routed the Dutchmen (5-10-3, 0-6-3 ECAC) behind two goals each from Lyndsey Fry and Jillian Dempsey. Dempsey also notched three assists for Harvard (10-1-1, 8-0-0).
Yale 61, Holy Cross 54 — Armani Cotton came off the bench to score 20 points and grab 12 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (5-10) past the Crusaders in Worcester. Dave Dudzinski scored 18 points for Holy Cross (7-7).
Rhode Island 59, Brown 47 — Xavier Munford scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Rams (5-8) past the Bears in Kingston, R.I. Rafael Maia netted eight points and hauled in 15 boards for Brown (4-8).
Stanford 57, Colorado 40 — In Boulder, Colo., Chiney Ogwumike poured in 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Cardinal (12-1, 1-0 Pac-12) past the No. 20 Buffaloes (11-1, 0-1).
California 55, Utah 50 — The No. 7 Golden Bears (11-1, 1-0 Pac-12) staved off an upset bid from the host Utes (9-3, 0-1) behind 18 points from Layshia Clarendon. The starting lineup scored all of Utah’s points.