12/11 Recap: Fasching produces in loss; Estephan ends drought

Hudson Fasching scored a pair of goals Friday as Minnesota was throttled by Michigan 8-3. After the Wolverines' Tyler Motte (CHI) scored just 16 seconds in, Fasching connected to make it a 1-1 game at the 30-second mark of the first period. The power forward would later plant in front of the net and show his hand-eye coordination with a tip goal to make it a 5-3 game late in the middle frame. Fasching has points in three straight game to boost his season line to 7-6-13 through 14 contests.

Jason Kasdorf made 23 saves to backstop RPI to a 5-1 victory over visiting Arizona State. Kasdorf's first win since November 27 elevates him to 4-4-1 with a 2.04 GAA and .939 save%.

Will Borgen recorded one assist as St. Cloud State outgunned Denver 5-2. Borgen went without a point in his first six collegiate tilts, but has since hit a productive stride by gathering eight assists in his last 11 outings.

Ivan Chukarov produced one shot on goal as Massachusetts fell to Union 4-3 in overtime. The freshman defender has two helpers in 18 games for a Minutemen squad that has gone winless in their last nine.

In the WHL, Giorgio Estephan scored twice to earn the game's third star as Lethbridge downed Brandon 5-3. Estephan, who snapped a five-game goal drought in the win, has captured 11 goals and 32 points at the 30-game mark.

Brycen Martin notched one assist for his first point as a Silvertip as Everett defeated Tri-City 3-2. The helper ends Martin's season-long four-game point drought, leaving him with 25 points (3+22) in 30 games.

Devante Stephens logged a plus-one rating as Kelowna edged Regina 4-3. The solid effort gives Stephens 11 consecutive games with an even rating or better.

In the OHL, Eric Cornel snagged a pair of assists as Peterborough scrambled to a wild 7-6 overtime victory over Hamilton. Through 32 games, the Petes captain has collected 15 goals and 35 points.

In the AHL, Phil Varone, Jerry D'Amigo and Colby Robak all scored as Rochester defeated St. John's 3-1. Nathan Lieuwen stopped 38 of 39 shots to get the win.


On Thursday, Cal Petersen made 23 saves as Notre Dame pushed their win streak to four games with a 4-3 victory over Boston College. Petersen enters the break riding a 9-4-4 record, 2.39 GAA and .918 save%. Connor Hurley was unable to point for the Fighting Irish, while freshman centerman Chris Brown logged a minus-two rating for the losing side.

Also from Thursday, Anthony Florentino picked up one assist as Providence won the annual Mayor's Cup with a 4-1 decision over Brown. Florentino has points in three of his last four games. Brown winger Max Willman finished the night with a minus-one rating.
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