Notes: Bentley Soaring in 2019
Beanpot and other rivalries on tap in week ahead.

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Jonathan Desbiens has scored goals in six straight during Bentley’s recent run.

By Nate Ewell

The nation's longest active unbeaten streak belongs to Bentley, which enters a home series with Canisius on a 7-0-2 run since Jan. 5 and 12-11-3 on the year. Four Falcons have more than a point per game in the current stretch including junior Jonathan Desbiens (Montreal, Que./West Kelowna-BCHL), who has goals in six straight games. Desbiens won the 2016 Royal Bank Cup with the West Kelowna Warriors and scored 15 goals in those playoffs; now he's on a similar run and has Bentley in sight of its first top-four Atlantic Hockey finish since 2015 and potentially the school's first conference title.

Longest Active Unbeaten Streaks
9 – Bentley (7-0-2)
8 – UMass Lowell (7-0-1)
5 – Ohio State (5-0-0)
4 – Minnesota State (4-0-0)
4 – Quinnipiac (4-0-0)
4 – Vermont (3-0-1)


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BC's brick Woll – Joseph Woll (Dardenne Prairie, Mo./U.S. NTDP-USHL/TOR) stopped 27 shots and shut out Harvard's top-ranked power play, sending Boston College to Monday night's Beanpot championship game against Northeastern. The Toronto draft pick and fan of Carey Price – whose Twitter username is @brick_WOLL29 – will attempt to lead the Eagles to their first Beanpot title since 2016. | The Athletic: The American goalie pipeline gets a showcase at the Beanpot | Friday's game at UMass Lowell and Monday's Beanpot championship are both on NESN and TSN2

Seniors fuel CC – Colorado College is 3-1-1 in its last five entering a series at No. 1 St. Cloud State, including a win vs. Minnesota Duluth and a tie at Denver. Trey Bradley (Tampa, Fla./Sioux Falls-USHL) is one of a trio of seniors atop the Tigers' scoring chart, leading the way with 11 goals and 21 points. The CC seniors as a class have 37 goals, tied for the third-most nationally. | Friday's game is on CBSSN; Saturday's is on FOX Sports North and TSN.ca

Most Goals, Senior Class
44 – Mercyhurst
40 – Ohio State
37 – Colorado College, Lake Superior State, Omaha
35 – St. Cloud State

Youth and experience lead Quinnipiac – Quinnipiac has hit 20 wins for the seventh time in eight seasons and the No. 4 Bobcats host rival Yale Friday night having won four in a row. They are outscoring teams by 2.0 goals per game, leading the nation, behind a senior class that has produced 90 points and a freshman class that has matched that total. | Both games are on ESPN+

Most Points, Senior Class
115 – Mercyhurst (44 goals-71 assists)
96 – Canisius (30-66)
93 – Ohio State (40-53)
91 – Minnesota (29-62)
90 – Quinnipiac (32-58)

Most Points, Freshman Class
94 – Niagara (39 goals-55 assists)
90 – Quinnipiac (40-50)
84 – Denver (29-55)
80 – Wisconsin (30-50)
70 – Mercyhurst (24-46)

Jurusik carries shutout streak – Michigan Tech goaltender Matt Jurusik (La Grange, Ill./Sioux City-USHL) carries a 129:54 shutout streak into this weekend's series with WCHA-leading Minnesota State after back-to-back shutouts at Alaska Anchorage. They were the first two shutouts for Jurusik as a Husky after he spent his first two collegiate seasons at Wisconsin. Jurusik comes from an accomplished hockey family – his father, Michael, played at Hamilton College while his sister, Emma, is a freshman forward with nationally ranked Northeastern. | Both games are on FloHockey

Wisconsin's little big man – Wisconsin will honor its all-time leading goal scorer with Mark Johnson Night on Saturday vs. Ohio State. This year's top Badger goal scorer, Sean Dhooghe (Aurora, Ill./U.S. NTDP-USHL), will have to look up a little farther than most to see Johnson's jersey in the rafters. Dhooghe, the shortest player in Division I by three inches at 5'3", has nine goals on the year, already three more than he produced as a freshman last year. Wisconsin is one of five teams within five points in the standings behind the conference-leading Buckeyes. | Both games this weekend are on FOX Sports Wisconsin+ and TSN.ca

Nation's Shortest Players:
5'3" – Sean Dhooghe, Wisconsin
5'6" – Chase Ellingson, Alaska
5'6" – Jack Gates, Colorado College
5'6" – Griffin Loughran, Northern Michigan
5'6" – Ryan Papa, AIC
5'6" – Ty Readman, Northern Michigan
5'6" – Gabe Valenzuela, RIT
5'6" – Dan Willett, RIT


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Already this season 288 NCAA alumni have appeared in the NHL, as college hockey closes in on its fifth season with 300-plus NHLers. | NHL Matchup Tool

Most Alumni in NHL in 2018-19, By School
21 – Boston College
21 – Minnesota
21 – North Dakota
20 – Michigan
18 – Boston University


Fries at the Bottom of the Bag

None of the top four teams in the national polls have won an NCAA title, the first week that has happened in the 22-year history of the USCHO.com poll … 21 players have 30-plus points on the year; they represent 14 schools, all six conferences and one independent, 10 states, two Canadian provinces and Germany … Rivalry games this weekend include Yale-Quinnipiac, Michigan-Michigan State (in Ann Arbor and at Little Caesars Arena) and Alaska Anchorage-Alaska … From Friday through Monday 12 games are on national or regional sports networks in the U.S. and Canada … Division I men's hockey commitments in January were, on average, 19 years old.