DULUTH – Sophomore Quentin Shore scored with 45.4 seconds left in overtime to lift the No. 16 Pioneers past host Minnesota-Duluth in the opening game of a weekend series on Friday night at AMSOIL Arena.
Shore collected a pass from teammate Ty Loney as he was streaking through the slot and flipped the puck past Bulldogs’ goalie Aaron Crandall for the game winner, his fifth tally of the season and his sixth point over his last four games.
Denver had opened the game with a 2-0 lead and seemingly looked to be in control, but Minnesota Duluth responded with a pair of scores over the final 4:01 of regulation to force the overtime.
Miami 2, Nebraska-Omaha 2 (MU wins shootout)
OXFORD, Ohio – The Omaha hockey team fought back from a two-goal deficit to forge a 2-2 tie with Miami on Friday night at Cady Arena. Miami won a seven-round shootout, 3-2, to earn an extra standings point.
The tie extended the Mavericks’ winless streak to seven games (0-5-2). They are now 8-11-2 overall and 5-4-2-1 in the NCHC. Miami is 9-9-3 overall and 3-7-1-1 in conference play.
Western Michigan 5, No. 3 St. Cloud State 5 (WMU wins shootout 1-0)
ST. CLOUD — The St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team (12-3-4, 7-2-2-0 NCHC) skated to a 5-5 tie against Western Michigan University (11-8-4, 5-5-1-1 NCHC) at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. on Friday, Jan. 17.
In a roller-coaster contest, the Huskies jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the contest before WMU staged a comeback in the second period to tie the game at 4-4. Both teams exchanged goals in the final period before the Broncos gained the extra point in the NCHC standings with a 1-0 decision in the shootout after a scoreless OT session.
North Dakota 1, Bemidji State 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. — – Bemidji State junior goalie Andrew Walsh stopped 42 of 43 shots as the Beavers and North Dakota battled to a 1-1 overtime tie.
Rocco Grimaldi scored his team-leading eighth goal for UND, while BSU’s Cory Ward notched his WCHA-leading 13th for the Beavers. Zane Gothberg stopped 14 of 15 shots for UND.
The two teams will finish their non-conference series Saturday in Grand Forks.