College hockey roundup: UMass-Lowell beats Michigan

After a tough start to the season, UMass-Lowell is starting to turn it around.

Adam Chapie scored with just over eight minutes remaining off an assist from Josh Holmstrom, sending the 18th-ranked River Hawks past fourth-ranked Michigan, 2-1, in a Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge game on Saturday night in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 38 shots to pick up the victory and help UMass-Lowell improve to 3-3-0. Ryan McGrath also scored for the River Hawks.


Evan Allen netted the Wolverines’ only goal, 24 seconds after McGrath gave UMass-Lowell a 1-0 lead.

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Zach Nagelvoort made 34 saves for Michigan (4-1-1).

Providence 4, Miami 4 — Riley Barber’s goal 4:53 into the third period helped the third-ranked Redhawks earn a tie with the No. 8 Friars in Providence.

Barber also had a shorthanded goal in the first and Austin Czarnik had three assists for Miami (3-2-1).

Steven Shamanski, Noel Acciari, and Ross Mauermann scored in the first period, but Providence (4-0-1) couldn’t hold on. Jon Gillies made 37 saves for the Friars.


Yale 3, Princeton 2 — Nicholas Weberg’s shorthanded goal in the second period proved to be the winner as the seventh-ranked Bulldogs (1-1-0) held off the Tigers (1-1-0) at the Liberty Invitational in Newark, N.J.

Quinnipiac 4, Holy Cross 1 — Sam Anas’s pair of goals led the ninth-ranked Bobcats (6-1-0), who peppered Crusaders goalie Matt Ginn with 45 shots. Mike Barrett scored for visiting Holy Cross (0-5-0).

Rensselaer 4, New Hampshire 2 — The 12th-ranked Engineers (4-1-0) scored the first four goals of the game and held off the No. 14 Wildcats behind spectacular goaltending from Scott Diebold.

 Diebold made 30 saves, including 11 in the third period when UNH (1-3-1) practically lived in the Engineers' zone.

St. Lawrence 6, Northeastern 4 — Matt Carey scored two goals, Justn Baker had a goal and three assists, and the host Saints (4-2-0) handed the Huskies their first loss.


 Freshman Mike Szmatula continued his stellar play, registering an assist for Northeastern (5-1-0).

 Adam Reid, Zach Aston-Reese, Braden Pimm, and John Stevens scored for the Huskies.

Harvard 3, Bentley 0 — In their opening game of the season, the host Crimson topped the Falcons behind two goals from Kyle Criscuolo and 43 saves from Raphael Girard.

 Branden Komm made 36 saves for Bentley (1-5-0).

Merrimack 4, Army 2 — In North Andover, the Warriors netted three goals in the third to earn a comeback victory over the Black Knights (0-2-0).

 Mike Collins scored twice in the decisive period and had an assist in the second. Quinn Gould also scored for Merrimack (2-3-0) and Hampus Gustafsson had a goal and an assist.

Maine 8, UMass 4 — Seven players scored as the Black Bears routed the visiting Minutemen.

 Mark Antoine had two goals and two assists, and Cam Brown and Blaine Byron each had a goal and three assists to power Maine (3-2-0).

 Michael Pereira and Troy Power scored two goals apiece for UMass (2-4-0), and Steven Iacobellis and Joel Hanley each had two assists.

Brown 5, Dartmouth 3 — Behind Mark Naclerio’s goal and two assists, the Bears (2-0-0) beat the Big Green in the Liberty Invitational in Newark, N.J. Brandon McNally had a goal and an assist for Dartmouth (0-2-0).

Vermont 5, Penn State 2 — The Catamounts scored five unanswered goals to upend the Nittany Lions (1-3-1) in a Hockey East/Big Ten Challenge game in Philadelphia.

 Matt White had a goal and an assist to lead Vermont (1-1-1).

American International 4, Sacred Heart 1 — The host Yellow Jackets pumped in three goals in the second period to earn their first win of the season.

 Chris Porter scored a goal and assisted on the first goal for AIC (1-1-0m 1-0-0 Atlantic Hockey).

 Brian Sheehan had a shorthanded marker for the Pioneers (2-3-0, 1-1-0).


Harvard 4, Princeton 0 — Hillary Crowe scored two goals and had an assist, Emerance Maschmeyer made 44 saves, and the No. 7 Crimson (2-0-0, 2-0-0 ECAC) blanked the visiting Tigers (1-1-0, 1-1-0).

Quinnipiac 4, Dartmouth 2 — Kelly Babstock had two goals and an assist as the No. 9 Bobcats (6-1-1, 1-1-0 ECAC) beat the host Big Green (0-3-0, 0-2-0).

Northeastern 4, Providence 1 — Kelly Wallace potted two goals, including the winner, and the Huskies (4-4-0, 1-1-0 Hockey East) topped the host Friars (4-4-0, 1-1-0).

BU 2, Yale 1 — Sarah Lefort scored the winning goal 6:08 into the third and had an assist to propel the Terriers (3-1-1) past the Bulldogs (0-2-0) at Walter Brown Arena.