First star Tim Gettinger recorded his fourth three-point game of the season as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds edged the Barrie Colts 4-3. Gettinger was 1-2-3 as the Greyhounds became the first OHL team to clinch a playoff spot this season.
Gettinger got the Greyhounds going with his 27th goal of the season at 6:49 of the first period. It was a power play goal (his sixth) giving the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead.
His second point was a primary assist as he set up Jordan Sambrook’s goal at 1:40 of the second period which put the Greyhounds up 2-1. Gettinger’s third point was a secondary assist on the Greyhounds third goal at 11:44 still in the second period giving the Greyhounds a 3-1 lead.
Gettinger improves to 27-22-49 as he has a five-game goal scoring streak going (6-3-9). The Greyhounds needed just 47 games to clinch a playoff spot as they have an OHL best 39-5-2-1 record.
Sean Day set up the game winner as his Kingston Frontenacs defeated the Ottawa 67’s 5-4 in overtime. Sean Day found Jason Robertson at the right side of the Ottawa goal at 4:27 of overtime.
It was Day’s second assist of the game as Kingston blew a two-goal lead before the overtime winner.
The first assist was a secondary assist on Kingston’s first goal just 1:18 into the contest. It was a power-play goal as Day recorded two assists for the fourth time in his last five games.
The points improve Day to 5-29-34 on the season.
Morgan Barron was scoreless as his fourth-ranked Cornell Red knocked off Dartmouth 3-1. The win gives Cornell a 10 game unbeaten streak (9-0-1) improving their record to 18-2-1. Cornell also takes sole possession of first place in the ECAC with the win.
Barron was scoreless for his sixth straight game took one shot and was called for holding in the second period. Congrats to Cornell on clinching their 22nd Ivy League title with the win
Goalie Tyler Wall saw his win streak snapped at three after his UMass-Lowell lost to Boston College 5-2. Wall was yanked after surrendering four goals at the 7:52 mark of the second period. Wall was absolved of blame by his coach who did not think his play was bad, calling the pull a “mercy pull”.
Wall surrendered a power-play goal in the first period while facing 12 shots. In the second, Wall gave up three goals, a power play and two at even strength 16 seconds apart.
Wall stopped 17 out of 21 shots as his record fell to 3-7 with a 4.22 goals against and a 0.860 save percentage.
Defenseman Tyler Nanne was scoreless as his 14th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers lost to top-ranked Notre Dame 4-1. Nanne was “even” on two shots with one blocked shot as the teams split the weekend series.
Goalie Adam Huska was not in the UConn Huskie lineup on Saturday as they played New Hampshire. Huska has missed four games with a sprained wrist.