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NCAA Hockey Saturday -- Sabres Prospects (highlights)

All five Sabres' NCAA Division One prospects were in action Saturday, which is impressive in this unfortunate time of Covid-19 forced postponements.

Michigan 4, UMass 1

The Wolverines won this matchup of top-ten ranked teams in Ann Arbor. Michigan is No.8. The other UM, at least as far as Sabres' fans are concerned this season, is No.10.

Owen Power returned from the Covid-19 cancelled World Junior Championship to take his regular spot on the Wolverines' blueline, power play and penalty killing units. The sophomore didn't register a point and finished plus-three.

Power's season totals -- 3 goals, 20 assists, 23 points, plus-15.

Erik Portillo continued his strong second semester play with a 28-save effort. The sophomore notched a 27-save shutout on Dec. 29 when the Wolverines and Michigan Tech skated to a 0-0 tie.

Portillo's season totals -- 2.31 GAA, .919 Save Pct., 15-6-1 record, 1,299 minutes played.

Michigan next -- Sunday v UMass, 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor

Saturday game --

Northeastern 6, Long Island Univ. 0

No, the Huskies goal total isn't a typo. Devon Levi finally got a breather when his teammates set a season-high scoring mark.

Northeastern came into the game averaging less than three goals per contest. NU hadn't scored more than four times since late October.

The Huskies offensive explosion wouldn't have mattered with the goalie they put out every game. Levi made 26 saves to extend his school record shutout total to eight.

Levi's season totals -- 1.20 GAA, .958 GAA, 15-4-1 record, 1,204 minutes played

Northeastern next -- Tuesday, Jan. 11 v Arizona State in Boston

Saturday game --

Minnesota 6, Michigan State 3

The highlights package below is mostly kind to Ryan Johnson. The junior defenseman wears No.23 and he'll be everywhere on your screen.

That wasn't a good thing late in the second period in East Lansing. At that point Johnson was minus-two, and the Gophers trailed, 3-1. But Minnesota's late second/early third offensive flurry turned the game on its head.

Johnson finished plus-one in 5-on-5 play. He notched an assist, and three shots on goal.

Johnson's season totals -- 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 points, plus-seven

Minnesota next -- Jan. 14 & 15 v Alaska in Minneapolis

Saturday game --

Cornell 3, North Dakota 1

The Big Red established themselves as legitimate national title contenders at the expense of Matteo Costantini and North Dakota in Grand Forks. Cornell beat ND, 4-3, on Friday.

Costantini and his linemates might be tempted to burn the game film. The trio were on the ice for the three Cornell goals (all even strength). Costantini wears No.18.

Costantini's season totals -- 5 goals, 5 assists, 10 points, plus-five

North Dakota next -- Jan. 14 & 15 v Omaha in Grand Forks

Saturday game --

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