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Late Saturday reading: CC-Wisconsin scheduling, NCHC roundup

Published: November 9, 2013, 10:58 pm, by Joe Paisley

Big 10 logo2Colorado College has a multi-year scheduling agreement with Wisconsin including a single home game during the 2014-15 season.

Air Force coach Frank Serratore took advantage of the bye week to see his son Tim play for No. 1 Minnesota against No. 4 Notre Dame.

Saturday’s NCHC roundup

No. 3 St. Cloud State 2, No. 7 Miami 1

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud State exacted revenge from Friday night’s loss to Miami, outlasting the RedHawks for a 2-1 win Saturday night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. With the win, the Huskies (6-1-1, 3-1-0-0 NCHC) earned a weekend split after Miami (6-3-1, 2-2-0-0 NCHC) blanked SCSU Friday, 2-0.

Junior goaltender Ryan Faragher totaled 29 saves to earn the win while RedHawk sophomore netminder Ryan McKay, who had pitched back-to-back shutouts entering Saturday, suffered his first loss of the year despite making 33 saves.

Nebraska-Omaha 4, No. 10 North Dakota 2

OMAHA, Neb. —  Nebraska Omaha scored twice in the third period to upset North Dakota, 4-2, Saturday night at CenturyLink Center in the Mavericks’ first ever home NCHC contest. With the win, UNO (5-4-0, 3-0-0-0 NCHC) won its third straight game, all in league play, while handing UND (2-4-1, 1-4-0-0 NCHC) its fourth straight loss, all in NCHC action.

With 7:29 remaining in the contest, sophomore forward Tanner Lane broke the deadlock, scoring the eventual game-winner for UNO, while junior forward Josh Archibald added an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal the 4-2 Mavericks win.

UNO junior goaltender Ryan Massa totaled 28 saves to earn the win. Sophomore netminder Zane Gothberg finished with 27 saves for North Dakota. The two NCHC rivals wrap up their series Sunday at 5:07 p.m. CT at CenturyLink Center.

Northern Michigan 5, Western Michigan 4 

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Freshman forward Kyle Novak tallied a career-high three points for Western Michigan, but Northern Michigan used a second period rally to knock off the Broncos, 5-4, Saturday night at Lawson Ice Arena in non-conference action. WMU (3-3-1, 2-0-0-0 NCHC) was facing its former CCHA rival in the Wildcats (4-5-0, 2-2-0 WCHA), who are now members of the WCHA.

Junior goaltender Frank Slubowski finished with 17 saves while Western Michigan fired 45 shots on goal, but Mathias Dahlstrom stopped 41 to earn the win. The former CCHA rivals conclude their series Sunday at 5 p.m. ET at Lawson Ice Arena.