Roundup: Sweeps help SCSU, UND pull away

Published: February 16, 2014, 8:30 am, by Joe Paisley

bigger-NCHC-logo-300x300No. 18 Denver 4, Nebraska-Omaha 1

OMAHA — Denver snapped a three-game winless streak to avoid the season sweep by the Mavericks.

And in what is typical in the NCHC, the win moved DU up from sixth into fourth place headed into this week’s battle for the Gold Pan against seventh-place Colorado College.

Freshman goalie Evan Cowley made 33 saves in his second start. UNO dropped into third place.

No. 6 St. Cloud State 4, No. 16 Minnesota-Duluth 3

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Sophomore Jonny Brodzinski scored with 1:49 left to lead the Huskies to the season-series sweep. The win kept SCSU atop the NCHC by three points.

“It’s just a great win for us,” Huskies coach Bob Motzko told the St. Cloud Times. “The building was electric. It was the best crowd of the year and we needed to get the roof off the building (with noise) and treat our fans to that game.”

No. 17 North Dakota 9, Miami 2

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota set a new NCHC record by pumping in nine goals against a Miami team that has surprisingly struggled on defense all season.

The weekend sweep put UND in sole possession of second place in the league.

Rocco Grimaldi recorded four points and Nick Mattson three.

The score could have been worse. UND had two goals disallowed in the first eight minutes of the game, both by a resurgent Mark MacMillan.

North Dakota goalie Zane Gothberg returned from injury to make 27 saves, 14 in the third period. It was Miami’s fourth-straight loss since garnering a road split at CC.

STANDINGS

Conference Overall
Team Pts GP W L T SW Win% GF GA GP W L T Win% GF GA
St. Cloud State 36 18 11 4 3 0 0.694 65 49 28 17 6 5 0.696 103 76
North Dakota 33 18 11 7 0 0 0.611 58 54 28 16 9 3 0.625 86 77
Nebraska Omaha 30 18 9 7 2 1 0.556 60 53 28 12 14 2 0.464 90 94
Denver 29 18 8 7 3 2 0.528 46 43 30 14 10 6 0.567 78 66
Minnesota Duluth 28 18 8 8 2 2 0.500 52 51 28 13 11 4 0.536 82 78
Western Michigan 28 18 8 8 2 2 0.500 53 53 30 14 11 5 0.550 80 76
Colorado College 18 18 4 9 5 1 0.361 40 53 28 4 18 6 0.250 54 89
Miami 14 18 4 13 1 1 0.250 44 62 28 10 15 3 0.411 84 86