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NCAA Hockey Saturday -- Better Late Than Never (no video)

As the headline suggests, there's no look at Sabres prospects in this Fanpost. And that's a good thing for one young man (more on that later).

After futilely waiting two days for the the Big Ten or the combination of the UMass/Northeastern sports information offices to post something to link and look at, it comes down to the written word only. Sorry.

Michigan 4, Minnesota 1

If ever there were a time for a look at the Wolverines' future Sabres, this game was it. Thanks for nothing, B1G.

Owen Power and Erik Portillo were Michigan's best players, with Portillo getting the nod for first-star honors.

The Swedish netminder made 39 saves in a contest the Golden Gophers dominated territorially. Minnesota outshot the Wolverines, 40-19.

Power was all over Mariucci Arena's Olympic-sized sheet. The sophomore defenseman had two primary assists, five blocks, and finished plus-three.

See below for a link to the Michigan Daily. It features two student-written stories with plenty of complimentary quotes from Minnesota players, and Gophers' coach Bob Motzko about Portillo.

Minnesota's Ryan Johnson finished even in plus-minus, while teammate Aaron Huglen -- an almost forgotten Sabres prospect from the 2019 draft (fourth round) -- won four faceoffs and had one block.

Michigan next -- Jan. 28 & 29 v Wisconsin in Madison

Minnesota next -- Jan. 28 & 29 v Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana

Link -- Michigan Daily

UMass-Amherst 6, Northeastern 0

Thankfully no video exists, at least on YouTube, of this one. Maybe Devon Levi burned it.

Levi had his worst outing as a college hockey player. The sophomore gave up four goals on 12 shots, and spent the rest of the night on the Huskies' bench.

Not to worry Sabres fans.

Levi was due for a downer after establishing himself as one of, if not THE best NCAA D1 goalies this season in Northeastern's prior 23 games. His statistics -- 1.55 GAA / .948 Save Pct. -- still astound.

Northeastern next -- Jan. 28 v UMass-Lowell in Boston

Western Michigan 2, North Dakota 0

The Broncos swept the slumping visitors in Kalamazoo. Matteo Costantini had no points and three shots for ND, which has lost four straight.

North Dakota next -- Jan. 28 & 29 v St. Cloud State in Grand Forks

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