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RANGERS NCAA UPDATE - March 12, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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PHOTO: Darin Olver and the Northern Michigan Wildcats skated to a 4-2 win over Western Michigan on Saturday, forcing a deciding Game Three on Sunday.

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Notre Dame (Walsh) 0, Michigan (Montoya) 1 (OT)
The fourth-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team outlasted Notre Dame in a 1-0 overtime affair to earn a CCHA first-round series sweep on Saturday at Yost Ice Arena. The victory secures a place for U-M in the CCHA semifinals for the 16th consecutive season. Scoreless in regulation, the teams were forced into sudden-death overtime, and Eric Werner ended the game by flipping a rebound into the Fighting Irish net 2:05 into the extra period. Al Montoya was dominant between the pipes, denying Notre Dame on 19 shots to earn his third career playoff shutout and third star of the game honors. He now has 13 career shutouts, two shy of Marty Turco's Michigan record of 15. Michigan will advance to the CCHA Super Six next Thursday through Saturday (March 17-19) at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Wolverines will face the lowest remaining seed at 4:35 p.m. on Friday (March 18) in the first semifinal.
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Ferris State 1, Ohio State (Guenin) 0 (OT)
Ferris State's Zac Pearson scored 1:09 into overtime to break a scoreless tie and lift the Bulldogs to a 1-0 win over No. 7 Ohio State in game two of the CCHA firstround series Saturday in Value City Arena. The FSU win ties the best-of-three series at one game each after OSU posted a 4-2 victory in the opener Friday. OSU defenseman Nate Guenin collected four penalty minutes in the loss. The teams will meet at 7:05 p.m. Sunday in VCA in Game Three.
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Western Michigan 2, Northern Michigan (Olver) 1
What looked like elimination staring the Northern Michigan University hockey team in the face on Saturday night turned around and gave the 'Cats another life. Trailing 2-0 after 40 minutes of play NMU scored three third period goals within the first six-and-a-half minutes of the period to take the 3-2 lead and the 'Cats added an empty-net goal for the 4-2 win on Saturday night. NMU forward Darin Olver collected an assist in the comeback victory. With the win the 'Cats tied the series with the Western Michigan University Broncos at 1-1 with the third and deciding game set for Sunday night at 7:35 p.m. at the Berry Event Center.
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Lake Superior State 3, Nebraska-Omaha (Holt) 4 (OT)
First team all-CCHA forward Scott Parse scored 5:24 into overtime, lifting the University of Nebraska-Omaha to a 4-3 victory over Lake Superior State on Saturday at the Qwest Center. With the victory, the Mavericks swept the best of three series and earned a berth in the CCHA Super 6 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit next weekend. UNO goaltender Chris Holt turned aside 27 of 30 shots on the night.
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Miami-Ohio 4, Michigan State (Potter) 5 (OT)
On his 23rd birthday, junior Colton Fretter scored the game-tying and game-winning goals, as the Michigan State hockey team won a thrilling, 5-4 overtime game to sweep its CCHA first-round playoff series against Miami, Saturday night at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans advance to the CCHA Super Six Tournament next weekend, March 17-19, on a season-high five-game winning streak. During this stretch, the Spartans have won four-consecutive one-goal games and fought back from three two-goal deficits Saturday night to clinch the two-game sweep over the RedHawks. MSU blueliner Corey Potter collected an assist and four penalty minutes on the night.
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St. Lawrence 2, Harvard (Flynn, Reese) 3
The Harvard men's hockey team will make its league-best fifth consecutive appearance in the ECACHL semifinals by virtue of its quarterfinal sweep of St, Lawrence, capped by Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Saints at the Bright Hockey Center. The Crimson wins its 20th game of the season and advances to the League's championship weekend in Albany, NY next weekend. Crimson defenseman Dylan Reese posted a +2 rating in the victory.
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Dartmouth (Jessiman) 2, Vermont 3 (OT)
With less than two minutes to play in overtime the Vermont Catamounts scored the game winner to take game two in the best-of-three series against Dartmouth. The two will meet again Sunday night with a berth to the ECACHL championships on the line. Dartmouth forward Hugh Jessiman recorded two shots on goal in the OT loss. This was the first overtime game between the two teams since 2000-01 when Dartmouth defeated the Catamounts 3-2 in Lake Placid, N.Y. in the play-in game of the ECAC playoffs.
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Providence 0, Boston University (Roche) 2
John Curry posted his second career shutout and freshmen Chris Bourque, Peter MacArthur, and Ryan Weston provided all the offense as the B.U. hockey team skated to a 2-0 win over Providence College on Saturday night to stay alive in the Hockey East Tournament. The Terriers dropped Friday night's series opener to the Friars, 4-1, and a loss on Saturday night would have eliminated B.U. from the best-of-three playoffs. BU forward Ken Roche posted two shots on goal in the win.
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UMass 1, Maine (Moore, Ryan) 5
The Maine men's ice hockey team defeated UMass-Lowell 5-1 in the Hockey East Quarterfinals on Saturday night at Alfond Arena, earning a berth in the Semifinals next Friday at the FleetCenter. The Black Bears had goals by five different players on the night. Maine improves to 20-11-7 (13-6-5 Hockey East). Maine freshman forward Billy Ryan netted a goal, while junior forward Greg Moore added an assist in the win.
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St. Cloud State 2, Colorado College (Crabb) 4
Colorado College scored three times in the third to post a 4-2, come-from-behind victory over St. Cloud State on Saturday night at the World Arena. The Tigers earned their 10th trip to the WCHA Final Five in the last 12 years and will face the University of Minnesota on Friday at 7:37 p.m. CT at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. CC forward Joey Crabb netted a goal with 9:41 remaining in the third period put the Tigers ahead for good. The goal was Crabb's 15th of the season.
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