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Friday NCAA roundup: UAA coach gone; North Dakota rallies; Denver, Minnesota, Wisconsin falter in openers

Published: March 30, 2013, 12:15 am, by Joe Paisley

North Dakota Danny KristoLast-place Alaska-Anchorage announced Friday that coach Dave Shyiak will not return next season.

His contract expired after this season when the Seawolves went 4-25-7.

Midwest regional

No. 2 North Dakota 2, No. 3 Niagara 1

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — North Dakota’s Andrew MacWilliam and Danny Kristo scored 63 seconds apart to put North Dakota ahead 2-1 early in the third period.

No. 4 Yale 3, No. 1 Minnesota 2 OT

GRAND RAPIDS — Nate Schmidt and Zach Budish each scored a goal in the third period but Minnesota was defeated by Yale, 3-2, in overtime in the opening game of the NCAA West Regional at Van Andel Arena on Friday when Jesse Root scored in an NCAA Tournament nine seconds into the extra frame.

Northeast regional

No. 2 New Hampshire 5, No. 3 Denver 2

MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire cored four unanswered to pull away from Denver in the final two periods.

No. 1 UMass-Lowell 6, No. 4 Wisconsin 1

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Freshman forward Nic Kerdiles scored a power-play goal but the Wisconsin Badgers were defeated by the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 6-1, on Friday in the first game of the NCAA Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena.