Soaring at will

Compiled by D3hockey.com staff --

While weather may have wreaked havoc on Tuesday travel plans in parts of the East Region, it did little to slow down the Plattsburgh women as the top-ranked Cardinals rolled out to a 5-0 lead after two periods en route to a 6-0 win over No. 10 Norwich.

The win kept Plattsburgh (16-0-0) perfect on the season and marked the 27th consecutive win for the defending national champions. The win was the Cardinals' fifth of the season over a ranked opponent.

Bowdoin's Jay Kourkoulis posted a goal and an assist in the Polar Bears' 4-3(ot) win over the University of New England.
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Plattsburgh rolled up 21 shots in the opening period, two of which found their way past Norwich netminder Céleste Robert. Melissa Ames opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 4:00 mark of the period, while Julia Duquette extended the lead to 2-0 at 10:17.

Karen Hudson, Mackenzie Millen and Kayla Meneghin all rang up second period goals to extend the Cardinals' lead to an insurmountable 5-0, and Melissa Sheeran tacked on a third period power play tally to round out the scoring.

Plattsburgh held a 44-25 shot advantage on the night and a 25-save performance by Cardinals' goaltender Camille Leonard marked her fifth shutout of the season. Robert made 39 saves for the Cadets, who fell to 9-6-0 on the year.

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Heading West where the only weather issue was the biting cold, Tuesday night featured a non-conference affair between nine-win men's team as UW-Stout played host to St. Scholastica.

The home Blue Devils rolled up hefty 42-21 shot advantage in the game and a Dylan Zins goal with 5:46 to play gave them a 3-2 lead, but St. Scholastica's Brandon Millin evened things up with a power play tally at the 16:34 mark. Stout outshot St. Scholastica 5-0 in the overtime period but failed to score and the two settled for a 3-3 draw.

Stout's Justin Moody opened the scoring 29 seconds into the second period, but St. Scholastica's Keegan Bruce and Justin Krabben also tallied in the period to put the Saints up 2-1 after 40 minutes. Early in the third period, Joe Kleven's third goal of the season drew the Blue Devils even.

Tyler Bruggeman turned in a strong 39 save performance for St. Scholastica (9-4-2), while Spencer Viele made 18 stops for Stout (9-4-4).

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The Bowdoin men scored a solid non-conference win on behalf of the NESCAC as, despite falling behind 2-0 in the opening period, an Austin Ricci power play goal at 2:56 of overtime lifted the Polar Bears to a 4-3 win over the University of New England.

UNE's Danny Antonoff and and Blaise Healey scored at 3:56 and 12:31 of the first to stake the Nor'easters the 2-0 lead, but Bowdoin's Matt Rubinoff and Jay Kourkoulis both tallied later in the frame to draw it even, 2-2.

Bowdoin's Chris Wallace struck at 17:02 of the second period to give the Polar Bears their first lead of the night, but UNE's Tucker Ross answered just over to minutes later to re-tie the game at three.

Bowdoin (5-7-2) was outshot 32-25 in the contest, but netminder Peter Cronin made 29 saves to get the win. Connor Maloney finished with 21 saves for UNE (10-5-2).

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In other women's Tuesday shorts from around the nation...

Williams rolled up 46 shots but needed third period goals from Alex Lovaas and Kearan Burke to score a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Manhattanville...Bowdoin and Endicott played to a 2-2(ot) non-conference tie. Maddy Hall and Melissa Fischer scored for the Polar Bears, while Caroline Hughes and Maggie Layo posted markers for the Gulls...Oswego State downed Morrisville, 4-1. Andrea Noss posted a goal and an assist to lead the Lakers...Anna-Rose Bertin scored twice and Jordan Ott added a goal and two assists as SUNY Potsdam topped SUNY Canton, 4-1.

 

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No contests today.
No contests today.
No contests today.