Grand Rapids hammers Lake Erie 6-1. The Monsters were heavily out shot 40-18. Cedrick Desjardins was in net for all six Griffins goals. The lone Lake Erie goal came off the stick of Greg Mauldin, in the first period, who now has 11 tallies on the season. The Monsters will try to bounce back on Saturday in Rochester.
Plymouth trips up Oshawa in overtime 4-3. The Whalers had a 47-34 shot advantage. Garrett Meurs assisted on a second period score for Plymouth. His team scored on two of six power play chances. Plymouth has secured a Western Conference playoff spot.
Belleville edges Brampton 2-1. Stephen Silas was penalized for holding in the first period. The lone Battalion tally came on the power play in the third period. The Bulls are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Portland dumps Spokane 8-3. The Winterhawks scored four times in the third period. Shots in the game were 37-34 for Portland. Troy Rutkowski did not factor in on any of the goals for the Winterhawks, but he was plus one on the night. Portland has won nine straight.
Bowling Green stuns Michigan 4-3. The game winning goal by Bryce Williamson, came with 1:24 left in regulation. Luke Moffatt factored little in the contest, held without a shot on goal, and was on the ice for the winning tally. Michigan drops to 20-11-4 with the loss.
Yale upends Princeton 5-2. Gus Young found the back of the net for the third time this season. His goal was scored late in the first period. The Bulldogs were 1-5 with the man advantage. Young finished with two shots and a plus one rating.
Boston College blanks Providence 3-0. The Eagles were held to 21 shots, but four of them belonged to senior Paul Carey. Carey recorded the empty net tally for BC and now has 12 goals on the season. Boston College improves to 22-10-1.
Minnesota trims Nebraska-Omaha in overtime 3-2. Each club came up empty handed on four power play chances. Nate Condon had five shots on goal for the Gophers and had the primary assist on the game winning tally. The game winner, scored by Jake Parenteau, was his first on the season. Kent Patterson stopped 22 shots to earn his 22nd win of the season.