Minnesota-Duluth 4, No. 2 Notre Dame 1
DULUTH, Minn. – After suffering a tough loss Friday, Minnesota Duluth jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and never looked back en route to a convincing 4-1 win over No. 2/2 Notre Dame Saturday night at AMSOIL Arena. The Bulldogs (3-2-1, 1-1) came up just short Friday, falling to the Fighting Irish (5-1), 3-2, but handed Notre Dame its first loss of the season Saturday.
Senior netminder Aaron Crandall tallied 20 saves to earn the win. Duluth heads to Ohio State next weekend, Nov. 1-2, for a pair of non-conference games.
No. 10 St. Cloud State 4, Colgate 3
HAMILTON, N.Y. – No. 10 St. Cloud State scored four first-period goals and held on to defeat ECAC member Colgate, 4-3, Saturday night at Starr Arena, as the Huskies completed a weekend sweep of the Raiders to remain unbeaten. SCSU (3-0-1) beat Colgate (2-4-1), 4-2, on Friday night.
No. 3 Miami 3, No. 8 Providence 4 OT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For the second straight night, No. 3 Miami dug itself a two-goal deficit and for the second straight night, the RedHawks managed to tie the game with Saturday’s contest at No. 8 Providence ending in a 4-4 overtime tie at Schneider Arena. On Friday, Miami (3-2-1, 1-1 NCHC) erased a 2-0 lead to force overtime but the RedHawks fell to the Friars (4-0-1) Friday, 3-2, in the extra session.
Canisius 4, No. 17 Denver 1
DENVER – Despite outshooting Canisius 37-21, No. 17 Denver lost 4-1 loss Saturday night at Magness Arena. The Pioneers (3-3) defeated Niagara Friday, 5-1, but couldn’t complete the Atlantic Hockey weekend sweep after facing Canisius (1-2, 0-2) for the first time in program history.
Denver senior goalie Sam Brittain made 17 saves while Keegan Asmundson tallied a career-high 36 stops for Canisius (1-2). The Pioneers open NCHC play at home next weekend against Nebraska-Omaha.
No. 19 Cornell 4, Nebraska-Omaha 3
OMAHA, Neb. – No. 19 Cornell scored four power play goals to take a 4-3 win over the Mavericks at CenturyLink Center. UNO (2-4), which outshot the Big Red, 40-13, Saturday, suffered a sweep after Cornell (2-0) won the first ever meeting between the teams on Friday, 5-3.
Cornell’s Andy Iles made 37 saves, including 30 over the final two periods. UNO junior Ryan Massa made nine.
No. 6 North Dakota 4, U.S. U-18 1 (exhib.)
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota’s Drake Caggiula avoided serious injury despite a head-first fall into the ice No. 6 UND’s 4-1 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 team.
During the second period, Caggiula got tangled up with a Team USA player and ended up going up and over the fallen player and landing head-first. The forward lay motionless on the ice for several minutes and was taken on a stretcher.
Caggiula was sent to the hospital, but was released after tests came back negative and he had feeling in all of his extremities. Caggiula’s father, Sal, tweeted “Drake seems to be doing ok. He was able to watch the 3rd in some discomfort but appears ok,” according to the Grand Forks Herald.
North Dakota hosts No. 10 St. Cloud State Nov. 1-2 in UND’s first home NCHC series.