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Sweeps aplenty this weekend in NCHC

Published: January 12, 2014, 11:08 am, by Joe Paisley

bigger-NCHC-logo-300x300 North Dakota earned its seventh straight win and was one of three teams to complete a sweep

Western Michigan downed No. 13 Miami for a 3-2 home win as well, also wrapping up a whitewash of the RedHawks.

Despite being out shot 53-13, Minnesota-Duluth picked up a 3-1 win at Nebraska-Omaha for its first road sweep of the season. The lone split came with No. 17 Denver defeating No. 2 St. Cloud State 5-2 for its first road loss this season.

Here is an article on the Broncos’ sweep of their former CCHA rival and preseason NCHC favorite No. 13 Miami, which remains in last place.

No. 17 Denver 5, No. 2 St. Cloud State 2

DENVER – Sophomore forward Quentin Shore tallied three points and senior netminder Sam Brittain stopped 35 shots to lead Denver, which earned a weekend split. The win moved the Pioneers (11-7-4, 5-4-1-1 NCHC) into a third place tie in the NCHC with Nebraska-Omaha.

The first-place Huskies (12-3-3, 7-2-1-0 NCHC) have a one-point lead over North Dakota in the standings.

SCSU did lose sophomore wing Joey Benik to an injury on Friday.

Current standings:

  Conference Overall
Team Pts GP W L T SW Win% GF GA GP W L T Win% GF GA
St. Cloud State 22 10 7 2 1 0 0.750 33 21 18 12 3 3 0.750 64 40
North Dakota 21 12 7 5 0 0 0.583 35 37 20 11 7 2 0.600 58 57
Denver 17 10 5 4 1 1 0.550 26 24 22 11 7 4 0.591 58 47
Nebraska Omaha 17 10 5 4 1 1 0.550 29 26 20 8 11 1 0.425 59 67
Minnesota Duluth 15 10 5 5 0 0 0.500 30 31 18 9 8 1 0.528 51 50
Western Michigan 15 10 5 5 0 0 0.500 31 28 22 11 8 3 0.568 58 51
Colorado College 10 12 2 7 3 1 0.292 25 38 20 2 15 3 0.175 35 65
Miami 9 10 3 7 0 0 0.300 26 30 20 9 9 2 0.500 66 54