OXFORD, Ohio — Junior forward Blake Coleman scored two goals in his first game back from injury to lead Miami to a 4-3 upset of No. 4 St. Cloud State Friday night at Steve Cady Arena. With the win, the RedHawks (11-15-3, 5-13-1-1 NCHC) snapped a four-game losing streak while topping first-place SCSU (17-7-5, 11-5-3-0 NCHC) for the second time in three meetings this year.
Sophomore goaltender Jay Williams made 27 saves for the RedHawks while SCSU junior goaltender Ryan Faragher compiled 22 saves in the loss. Here is the SCSU beat writer’s article.
No. 11 North Dakota 3, No. 20 Minnesota-Duluth 0
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Luke Johnson provided the offense and Zane Gothberg the defense as North Dakota beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-0 Friday to move into share of the lead in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
Eleventh-ranked North Dakota (17-9-3, 12-7-0) started the night three points behind St. Cloud State for the top spot in the league. But Miami, which lost 9-2 last Saturday at UND, beat St. Cloud State 4-3.
UND coach Dave Hakstol said it was typical of games between the two former Western Collegiate Hockey Conference foes.
“There was an edge to this game, but that’s always been there between these two teams,” Hakstol said. “No question it ramped up.”
North Dakota finished with six minor penalties, while the Bulldogs had nine penalties for 29 minutes.
Johnson scored goals in the first and third periods and assisted on Rocco Grimaldi’s goal in the second.
Gothberg, who returned to the lineup last weekend after a long inactive stint due to injury, made 33 saves to notch his first shutout. He extended his personal-best unbeaten streak to 11 games (10-0-1).
Nebraska-Omaha 5, Western Michigan 1
KALAMAZOO, MI – Western Michigan hockey coach Andy Murray was downright angry after the Broncos’ game Friday night.
WMU entered the third period of its National Collegiate Hockey Conference game down one goal, 2-1, but the Broncos gave up three goals in the third period and lost, 5-1.
“We just had too many players that we count on not playing at a high level tonight and it is disappointing. I am a pretty positive coach and I like to focus on the positive and that type of thing and make sure to recognize when people are doing things well. Tonight is a night for accountability and obviously I am the coach so it is my responsibility but a lot of losses this year I have taken responsibility. We got a group of guys in that room tonight that need to take some responsibility as well.”
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