BC, Maine in Hockey East finals; Brown ousted

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BC, Maine in Hockey East finals; Brown ousted

HOCKEY EAST SEMIFINALS

Maine 5, Boston University 2: Senior Dave Wilson made 21 saves in his third straight postseasonvictory, leading Maine to a 5-2 victory over defending nationalchampion Boston University in the semfinal round of the Hockey Easttournament Friday night at TD Garden.

Joey Diamond. Brian Flynn, Robby Dee, Dave deKastrozza and Tanner House scored for the Black Bears (19-16-3).

Wilson, Maine's third-string goalie during the regular season,celebrated his 25th birthday by winning his third game in a week. He isstarting because No. 1 goalie Scott Darlin was suspended indefinitelyfor violating team rules, and backup Shawn Sirman is a freshman.

Kevin Shattenkirk and Vinny Saponari scored for Boston University (18-17-3).

Boston College 3, Vermont 0: Junior John Muse earned his second shutout of the season and JimmyHayes had a goal and two assists, leading Boston College to a 3-0victory over Vermont in the Hockey East semifinals Friday night.

Muse made 30 saves, including stopping Colin Vock on a short-handedbreakaway with just under a minute left in the second period.

Ben Smith and Chris Kreider also scored for Boston College.

Vermont (17-14-7) reached the semifinals by beating New Hampshire in a best-of-three series.

The second-seeded Eagles (24-10-3) advanced to their 14th Hockey Easttitle game. Boston College will try for its fourth title in six yearswhen it faces Maine in Saturday's championship game.

ECAC SEMIFINALS

Cornell 3, Brown 0: John Esposito had a goal and an assist asCornell beat Brown, 3-0, Friday in an ECAC Hockey League semifinalgame at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.RileyNash and Locke Jillson also scored, and Ben Scrivens stopped all 23shots he faced in his sixth shutout of the season for the Big Red(20-8-4), who advance to Saturday nights ECAC championship game against Union.Itis the second straight trip to the finals and seventh since 2000-01 forCornell, which last won the postseason tournament title in 2004-05.MichaelClemente finished with 24 saves for Brown (12-20-4), which upsetRensselaer Polytechnic Institute and regular-season champion Yale toadvance to the semifinals.-- Associated Press

Two Daniel Webster players arrested after on-court brawl with S. Vermont

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Two Daniel Webster players arrested after on-court brawl with S. Vermont

Things escalated very quickly during a Division III game in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday as two members of the Daniel Webster College men’s basketball team were arrested for their part in an on-court brawl.

Daniel Webster was playing conference rival Southern Vermont College when Daniel Webster guard Marquise Caudill threw a punch at an opposing player, stomped on him and then incited a brawl with 14:34 left in the second half.

A brief YouTube video of the beginnings of the fight was posted by D3Hoops.com:

Caudill was one of two Daniel Webster players arrested in the fight as the Associated Press reported that it took 25 police officers to restore order after the fight. Southern Vermont was awarded a win via forfeit as the final score was officially 2-0.

The 22-year-old Caudill is being held on $50,000 cash bail on the charges of assault, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.

Caudill’s teammate, 23-year-old Antwaun Boyd, was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct as he was released after bail was posted.

One other person was also arrested in the incident as 43-year-old Elizabeth Morris was charged in connection with the disturbance. She also posted bail and was released.

Perhaps the craziest side note about this brawl is that this was the final home regular season game for Daniel Webster College, as the school is shutting down at the end of the year. This was also Daniel Webster’s only home loss of the season as this incident has cast a black cloud over what should have been a memorable final home game for the school.