College hockey roundup: Quinnipiac rolls past Harvard

Harvard shouldn’t feel too bad about its 6-2 loss to Quinnipiac Saturday night. The fifth-ranked Bobcats are beating everyone these days.

Six players scored as Quinnipiac routed the Crimson in Hamden, Conn., to extend its NCAA-best unbeaten streak to 14 games (13-0-1).

Alex Fallstrom had a goal and an assist for Harvard (4-7-1, 3-5-0 ECAC), which extended its winless streak to six games (0-5-1).


Bryce Van Brabant got the Bobcats (16-3-2, 10-0-0) started, beating Raphael Girard just 1:51 into the game. After Travis St. Denis made it 2-0 at 7:27, Luke Greiner brought the Crimson back within one with 5:09 left in the first period.

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Quinnipiac got power-play goals from Matthew Peca (3:21) and Loren Barron (5:59) in the second to take command.

UNH 5, Rensselaer 2 — John Henrion and Justin Agosta scored in a span of 2:17 early in the second period to break a 1-1 tie and the fourth-ranked Wildcats (13-3-2) never looked back in a win over the visiting Engineers (6-9-4).

Bentley 6, Northeastern 3 — Brett Hartung scored twice, Alex Grieve had a goal and an assist, and Branden Komm stopped 45 of 48 shots to lift the visiting Falcons (7-9-1) past the Huskies (6-10-1).

North Dakota 3, Holy Cross 2 — Brandon Nunn and Rob Linsmayer scored to give the No. 20 Crusaders (10-6-2) the early 2-0 lead but seventh-ranked North Dakota (12-5-3) scored three unanswered goals, including the winner on the power play with 5:23 left, giving the hosts the weekend sweep in Grand Forks.


UMass-Lowell 6, Clarkson 2 — Chad Ruhwedel scored a shorthanded goal 3:44 into the game and the visiting River Hawks (9-7-1) rolled over the Golden Knights (4-10-5).

Merrimack 4, Vermont 1 — Brian Christie and Brendan Ellis each had a goal and an assist to lead the visiting Warriors (6-8-4, 4-4-1 Hockey East) past the Catamounts (6-8-4, 3-5-4).

Mercyhurst 5, Maine 2 — Daniel O’Donoghue had three goals and two assists to get the visiting Lakers (9-7-1) past the Black Bears (5-12-2).

Minnesota State 4, Providence 0 — Russ Stein made 33 saves for the Friars (7-7-3) but the No. 14 Mavericks (14-6-2) rolled to the home win.

Princeton 2, Dartmouth 1 — Eric Neiley scored in the first period but the Big Green (8-5-2, 4-3-1 ECAC) fell to the host Tigers (5-7-4, 4-3-3) to drop their third straight.



Harvard 2, Rensselaer 1 — The fourth-ranked Crimson (11-1-1, 9-0-0 ECAC) prevailed in Troy, N.Y., on Kelsey Romatoski’s power-play goal 5:56 into the third period.