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RANGERS NCAA UPDATE - March 13, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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PHOTO: Nate Guenin and the Ohio State Buckeyes squeezed out on overtime win over Ferris State on Sunday to advance to the CCHA Super Six.

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CCHA:
Ferris State 4, Ohio State (Guenin) 5 (OT)
The No. 7 Ohio State men's hockey team scored three unanswered goals, capped off by freshman John Dingle's overtime gamewinner, to come back and defeat Ferris State, 5-4, Sunday in Value City Arena. The win gives the Buckeyes the Central Collegiate Hockey Association first-round series victory, sending the squad to the CCHA Super Six at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit March 17-19. The Buckeyes trailed, 4-2, with just under 14 minutes remaining in regulation, but Matt Beaudoin scored shorthanded at 9:55 to cut the FSU lead to one and Jason DeSantis tied the game with a goal with just 50 seconds left. Dingle's goal came 4:40 into the extra session. The No. 2-seed Buckeyes now are 26-9-4 on the year, while the No. 11 Bulldogs end their season 13-22-4. Ohio State won the series opener, 4-2, before Ferris State won the second game in overtime, 1-0, to send the series into the decisive third game. OSU blueliner Nate Guenin collected two penalty minutes and three blocked shots in the win.
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Western Michigan 1, Northern Michigan (Olver) 4
Could the third period of Saturday night's game carry over into Sunday's game? Well the Northern Michigan University hockey team picked up where they left off on Saturday night by scoring two first period goals and added a marker in each of the next two periods to take the third and deciding game over the Western Michigan University Broncos, 4-1, on Sunday night at the Berry Events Center. NMU forward Darin Olver had an active game, with two assists, four penalty minutes and a +2 rating. Northern Michigan improves to 22-10-7 on the season and now moves on to the CCHA Super Six at Joe Louis Arena later this week in Detroit. NMU will face Alaska Fairbanks on Thursday, March 17 in the 4:30 p.m. quarterfinal game.
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ECAC:
Dartmouth (Jessiman) 1, Vermont 2
The Dartmouth men's hockey (20-13-2) saw a stellar season potentially wrap up in a 2-1 loss to Vermont (21-12-4) in the final game of a three-game series to determine the fourth and final spot in the ECACHL Championship round next weekend. The Catamounts will now meet Cornell who captured the No. 1 seed. Dartmouth still sits on the bubble for an NCAA Tournament bid. Big Green forward Hugh Jessiman collected two penalty minutes in the loss.
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HOCKEY EAST:
Providence 0, Boston University (Roche) 2
Sophomore goalie John Curry posted his second straight shutout and John Laliberte and Brian Ewing each scored a goal to lead the Boston University hockey team to a 2-0 win over Providence College in the third and deciding game of the Hockey East quarterfinals on Sunday, March 13. BU forward Ken Roche collected a power play assist in the win. After dropping a 4-1 decision to the Friars (12-21-4) in the series opener on Friday night, the Terriers (23-12-4) bounced back with consecutive 2-0 wins over Providence on Saturday and Sunday nights to advance to next weekend's Hockey East finals.
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