NCAA Hockey tournament update

Curious how the other high-level college sports tournament is shaping up? Here’s a quick rundown of tonight’s first three games of the NCAA Division I hockey tournament. (Scoring information compiled from box scores)

Format is team, time of goal, goal scorer (assists in parenthesis) and game winning goal in bold.

RIT 2, Denver, 1

First Period Scoring

RIT goal: 5:02 Chris Tanev (unassisted)

No Scoring in Second Period

Third Period Scoring

RIT goal: 12:36; Cameron Burt – powerplay goal (assisted by Andrew Favot, Dan Ringwald) 

Denver goal: 14:34; Joe Colborne – powerplay

St. Cloud St. 4, Northern Michigan 3

First Period Scoring

St. Cloud goal: 8:14 Travis Novak (Assist: Drew LeBlanc)
St. Cloud goal: 12:25 Ryan Lasch – power play (Assist: Garrett Roe, Garrett Raboin)
Northern Michigan goal: 14:04 Justin Florek – power play (Assist: Jared Brown, Erik Gustafsson)

Second Period Scoring

St. Cloud goal: 12:02 Garrett Roe – power play (Assist: Ryan Lasch, Aaron Marvin)
Northern Michigan goal: 16:12 Ray Kaunisto (Unassisted)

Third Period Scoring

Northern Michigan goal: 16:11 Erik Spady (Assist: Mark Olver, Justin Florek)

No Scoring in OT #1

OT Winner

St. Cloud goal: 00:23 Tony Mosey (Assist: Garrett Roe, Drew LeBlanc)

New Hampshire 6, Cornell 2

First Period Scoring

Cornell goal: 19:11 Tyler Roeszler (Assist: Joe Devin)

Second Period Scoring

New Hampshire goal: 16:47 Bobby Butler (Unassisted)
New Hampshire goal: 17:13 Mike Sislo (Assist: Greg Burke, Blake Kessel)

Third Period Scoring

New Hampshire goal: 2:52 Paul Thompson (Assist: Bobby Butler)
New Hampshire goal: 6:36 Bobby Butler (Assist: Paul Thompson)
New Hampshire goal: 15:14 Mike Sislo (Unassisted)
Cornell goal: 17:49 Dan Nicholls (Assist: Riley Nash, Keir Ross)
New Hampshire goal: 19:27 Paul Thompson – empty net (Unassisted)

Teuvo time: Teravainen to open with Toews, Hossa

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Teuvo Teravainen has played both center and right wing over the course of his brief NHL career.

Now, he’s got a new position — left wing — and a pair of shiny new linemates to boot.

Teravainen will open the year playing alongside captain Jonathan Toews and right wing Marian Hossa, per the Sun-Times.

The move could be a boon for the young Finn. Several ex-Chicago wingers thrived playing alongside Toews and Hossa, most notably Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp.

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of production Teravainen, who just turned 21 last month, can manufacture on Chicago’s top line. His numbers from last year weren’t spectacular (nine points in 34 games), but he did a solid job of racking up points en route to the Stanley Cup, with 10 in 18 games.

It’ll also be interesting to see how long he sticks with Toews and Hossa.

Head coach Joel Quenneville has been known as a frequent user of the line blender, often switching up his combos at at moment’s notice.

That said, Quenneville is hoping to find some stability with this new-look group.

“[Teuvo will] play there to start the season,” he said. “Hopefully, all year.”

‘Great story’ Janmark surprises, makes Dallas roster

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Pretty cool story out of Texas, where Mattias Janmark, the 22-year-old rookie that’s played a grand total of nine games in North America, has defied the odds to make the Stars’ opening-night roster.

“It’s a great story,” Dallas GM Jim Nill said, per the Morning News. “We really only planned to have him here for maybe two preseason games and then send him back. But he just kept being one of the best players out there, and he changed our minds.

“It’s a great example of what you can do if you just play hard.”

Nill acquired Janmark, 22, from Detroit at last year’s deadline as part of the Erik Cole trade. Nill was familiar with the Swedish forward from his time with the Wings — he was part of the front office team that drafted Janmark in ’13 — but didn’t think the deal would pay such immediate dividends.

As for Janmark, he didn’t even think he’d be in North America this year.

He has a contract with SHL club Frolunda, where he scored 36 points in 55 games last year. Given he’s barely played in the AHL — a few games with Grand Rapids, a few with Texas — Janmark figured he’d be back in Europe this season.

His strong play in the exhibition season changed all that. Janmark beat out two of Dallas’ touted prospects — former AHL rookie of the year Curtis McKenzie, and ’12 first-rounder Radek Faksa — for a roster spot, and showed good chemistry with third-line center Cody Eakin.

Janmark also performed well on a line with Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky.