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NCAA Friday Hockey -- Rapid Recap


There are no video links in this one. Look for those here Sunday. It takes time, often a lot, for schools to post highlights on YouTube.

Northeastern 2, RPI 1

Devon Levi continued to stake his claim as D1's best netminder. The seventh-round pick (thank you, Florida Panthers) stopped 25 of 26 shots in Troy, N.Y.

Levi entered the game allowing only 1.49 goals per game, with a .949 save percentage. Those numbers will improve.

It's apparent the Huskies will go as far as Levi takes them this season.

Northeastern, to put it kindly, is offensively challenged. Levi's teammates average just 2.6 goals per game, and have scored just eight goals in their last five outings. Northeastern's record in that span? 3-1-1.

"Levi for the Hobey" is a campaign the Northeastern athletics department needs to start. They have an excellent candidate.

Northeastern next -- vs. RPI, Sunday, 3 p.m. in Boston

Michigan 6, Niagara 1

Not much of a contest here, though it was 1-1 briefly.

Owen Power contributed an assist, and finished plus-one. Erik Portillo stopped 11 of the 12 shots he faced.

Michigan next -- vs. Niagara, Saturday, 7 p.m. in Ann Arbor

Minnesota 5, North Dakota 1

This long-time rivalry resumed tonight in Grand Forks, and featured a pair of Sabres prospects in Ryan Johnson (Minnesota) and Matteo Costantini (North Dakota).

Johnson obviously got the better of it, all while managing to score a rare goal. The junior defenseman's second-period marker was the fourth of his career (77 games).

Costantini didn't dent the score sheet with any statistics. It's possible the freshman is still feeling the affects of the non-Covid illness that kept him out of ND's previous two games.

The teams return to action tonight (in Grand Forks) at 7 p.m.

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