Alex Biega pumped home the first Crimson goal less than four minutes in as Harvard defeated Union, 3-2. After a turnover made its way to the point, Biega blasted a low slapper to score on the first shot of the game. The goal was the second of the season for the 2005 fifth-round pick, and first since November 9th, after netting six last year as a freshman. Matt Generous collected two shots on goal as St. Lawrence could not recover from a quick pair of Tyler Burton goals in a 2-1 loss to Colgate. Michigan State coach Rick Comley removed Corey Tropp from the top line with Justin Abdelkader (DET) and fellow Sabres prospect Tim Kennedy, but it did little to provide a spark as the Spartans fell to Northern Michigan, 3-1. Kennedy punched up four shots on goal, while Tropp was -1 against a Northern team that blocked 25 shots. In the WCHA, junior defenseman Chris Butler was +1 with four shots on goal as #7 Denver played to a 1-1 tie with #20 Minnesota. The Pioneers were playing their first home game since the announcement that leading scorer Brock Trotter had bolted the program for the pros. Drew Schiestel (+1) was on the ice as ex-Knight Jordan Foreman buried the overtime winner in the IceDogs 2-1 win over London. Niagara will return to St. Catherines for a Sunday afternoon tilt with Mississauga-St. Mike's. Waterloo's Drew MacKenzie posted zeros while returning from a two-game absence due to illness in the Black Hawks' 5-2 win at Sioux Falls. Over the pond at the Skoda Cup, Germany's Philip Gogulla was held scoreless in a 2-0 shutout loss to host Switzerland. Felix Schutz was a DNP for Germany.