World Junior Championship
Finland blanks the Czech Republic 4-0. Finland finishes second place in Group B and will face Slovakia in the quarter-finals on Monday. Sami Aittokallio stopped all 36 shots he faced. He has only allowed one goal in two starts in the tournament.
Lake Erie closes out 2011 with a 3-2 shoot-out win over Hamilton. Both of the Monsters goals came in the third period and were firsts of the season for Patrick Bordeleau and Zach Cohen. The clubs combined to go 0-5 on the power play during regulation.
Trevor Cann made 29 saves for the Monsters. Patrick Rissmiller and Tyson Barrie would score in the shoot-out. Barrie was credited with the game winner and was named the first star of the game. Cohen would take second star of the game honors.
Plymouth scores five times in the third period, comes back to beat Windsor 7-4. Each club scored twice on the power play. Garrett Meurs had a quiet offensive game and found himself in the penalty box for holding in the first period. The Whalers have won three games in a row.
Portland shuts down Seattle 2-0. The Thunderbirds were held to 18 shots on goal. Troy Rutkowski assisted on a late second period goal for the Winterhawks. Calvin Pickard got all he could handle and made 46 saves for Seattle in the loss.
Boston University falls to Notre Dame 5-2. The Fighting Irish scored twice on the power play. The Terriers were 0-6. Kieran Millan took the loss in net for BU. He made 29 saves. Boston University drops to 10-6-1.
Mariucci Classic (Mariucci Arena -- Minneapolis, MN)
Northeastern edges Minnesota 3-2. Two of the Huskies goals came on 12 power play chances. Nate Condon opened the scoring for the Gophers with a short-handed tally in the second period. It was his sixth goal of the season. Condon would assist on another short-handed goal scored late in the third frame. He found himself in the penalty box for elbowing, but was named the second star of the game. Kent Patterson stopped 27 shots in the loss.