OXFORD, Ohio – Josh Archibald had a hat trick as the Omaha hockey team erupted for three goals in the third period to beat Miami, 5-1, on Saturday night at Steve Cady Arena.
The win snapped a seven-game winless streak for the Mavericks who improved to 9-11-2 overall and 6-4-2-1 in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
Miami, which went 0-3-1 against the Mavs with a shootout win in the four-game season series, dropped to 9-10-3 overall and 3-8-0-1 in the NCHC, good for seventh place, based on Friday’s shootout win.
Miami plays at last-place CC next weekend.
No. 20 North Dakota 4, Bemidji State 2
Junior defenseman-turned-wing Andrew Panzarella’s first-period goal helped set the tone for UND’s 4-2 nonconference victory over Bemidji State that stretched UND’s unbeaten streak to a season-best nine games (8-0-1).
It’s the school’s longest since a 15-game streak (14-0-1) in 2011.
Panzarella tipped a centering pass from Mark McMillian through the legs of BSU goalie Andrew Walsh at 7:22 of the first period to stake UND to a 2-0 lead and end his goal drought.
No. 16 Denver 2, Minnesota-Duluth 2 (UMD wins shootout 2-1)
DULUTH, Minn. — Sophomore Quentin Shore and junior Ty Loney registered goals but the No. 16 University of Denver hockey team had to settle for a 2-2 tie in the series finale against Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night before a AMSOIL Arena record crowd of 6,889.
Duluth claimed the extra point by virtue of a 2-1 victory in the shootout. Freshman Alex Iafallo, who also recorded a pair of goals in regulation, and Caleb Herbert connected for the Bulldogs in the shootout. Denver’s Nolan Zajac (Winnipeg, Manitoba) was the only Pioneer with a successful conversion.
The Pioneers have played 11 games that have required overtime this season and 14 of their 24 contests have been decided by a single goal or ended in a tie.
Western Michigan 2, No. 3 St. Cloud State 1
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Western Michigan (12-8-4, 6-5-1-1 NCHC) claimed a narrow 2-1 victory over St. Cloud State (12-4-4, 7-3-2 NCHC) on Saturday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
In a defensive battle, the Huskies outshot the Broncos 33-19 but a goal by Shane Berschbach at 4:39 of the third period proved to be the game winner for WMU.
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