And then there was one.
Only one Buffalo Sabres prospect remains alive in college hockey after regional play. Chris Brown, a freshman forward with Boston College, will play in the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay after the Eagles advanced with wins over Harvard (4-1) and Minnesota-Duluth (3-2) in the Northeast Regional.
Boston College will face Quinnipiac in the national semifinal on April 7.
Brown was kept off the score sheet in both regional games, but his freshman season has yielded two goals and nine assists. He was a sixth-round draft choice of the Sabres in 2014.
Here’s how the rest of the Sabres prospects who played in the NCAA tournament fared:
Will Borgen (Defenseman, St. Cloud State) – Finished with 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) and a plus-17 rating. The Huskies lost in overtime, 5-4, to Ferris State in the West Regional.
Anthony Florentino (Defenseman, Providence) –The junior was a minus-2 with two shots on goal as the defending champion Friars lost in double overtime, 2-1, to Minnesota-Duluth. He finished with 12 points (five goals, seven assists).
Connor Hurley (Forward, Notre Dame) – The sophomore finished with 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) as the Fighting Irish lost to Michigan, 3-2, in overtime.
Sean Malone (Forward, Harvard) – Was a minus-1 in Harvard’s 4-1 loss to Boston College in the Northeast Regional. HE finished the season with 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 27 games.
Cal Petersen (Goaltender, Notre Dame) – The sophomore made 32 saves but gave up the overtime game-winner in a 3-2 loss to Michigan in the Midwest Regional. Petersen ended the season with just one win in his final seven games. He finished with a 2.20 goals against average and a .927 save percentage.
Judd Peterson (Forward, St. Cloud State) – The sophomore finished with 23 points (16 goals, seven assists) as the Huskies lost in overtime to Ferris State in the regional semifinal.
Western Hockey League
Giorgio Estephan (Forward, Lethbridge) – Has one assists for the Hurricanes who are tied, 1-1, in the best-of-seven playoff series with the Regina Pats. Game Three is Tuesday.
Brendan Guhle (Defenseman, Prince Albert) – Has one assist and an even ranking as the Raiders are down, 2-0, in the series to Moose Jaw. Game Three is Monday.
Brycen Martin (Defenseman, Everett) – Has on assist and a plus-2 rating as Everett has a 2-0 series lead over the Portland Winterhawks. Game Three is Tuesday.
Devante Stephens (Defenseman, Kelowna) – Still looking for a point and is a minus-1 as the series between the Rockets and the Kamloops Blazers is tied, 1-1. Game Three is Tuesday.
Ontario Hockey League
Eric Cornel (Forward, Peterborough)—Had two assists and was a plus-2 for the Petes as they won, 5-3, on Sunday to even their series with North Bay. Game Three is Tuesday.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Vaclav Karabacek (Forward, Moncton) – Has two goals, including a power play tally and a game winner, along with one assist as Moncton has a 2-0 series lead over Victoriaville.
The week started with an improbable comeback then fizzled out for the Amerks who have lost four of their last five.
On Wednesday, Rochester scored five goals in the third period for a stunning 6-5 win over the St. John’s Ice Caps. The win gave coach Randy Cunneyworth his 338th victory with the Amerks, making him the all-time winningest coach in franchise history.
He still sits a 338 wins.
Rochester lost its next two games, a 5-3 loss to St. John’s on Friday followed by a 3-1 loss at Syracuse on Saturday.
The Amerks are now 32-31-2-1 on the season and play at Utica on Tuesday.