College Hockey: Olson, Michigan Tech beat MankatoUMD downs Providence
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Eric Kattelus and Brett Olson, a former Superior Spartan, had a goal and assist each as Michigan Tech beat Minnesota State, Mankato 5-2 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association opener for both teams.
MSUM outshot the Huskies 37-27 Friday night. But Michigan Tech made better use of its chances against Mavericks goalie Phil Cook. The Huskies scored the first two goals and last three goals of the game. Cook made 22 saves for MSUM (0-1-2, 0-1-0).
Kevin Genoe made 35 saves for the Huskies (3-0-1, 1-0-0).
Dennis Rix and Kattelus scored the game's first two goals, but the Mavericks tied it on goals by J.P. Burkemper and Michael Dorr, the latter tying the game at 1:42 of the second period.
The Huskies got two goals in the last 1:20 of the second period by Steven Seigo and Olson to take control.
UMD 5, Providence 3
DULUTH — Mike Connolly and Travis Oleksuk had three points apiece as Minnesota-Duluth beat Providence 5-3 in men's college hockey.
Connolly had two goals and an assist and Oleksuk a goal and two assists for the Bulldogs (2-0-1), who play host to the Friars (1-1-0) again on Saturday.
Connolly scored on the power play in the second period and added an insurance goal into the empty net with three seconds to play in the Friday night game.
Derek Amy's goal at 19:33 had pulled the Friars within a goal.
Kyle McKinnon led Providence with two goals.
Bulldogs goalie Kenny Reiter made 22 saves, while Providence's Alex Beaudry made 34 stops.
Justin Fontaine had a goal and an assist for UMD.
North Dakota 5, Bemidji State 2
BEMIDJI — Senior forward Matt Frattin had a hat trick as the Fighting Sioux played spoiler by beating Bemidji State 5-2 in the Beavers' Western Collegiate Hockey Association debut on Friday.
Frattin scored twice on the power play and netted an empty-netter late in the game as the Sioux (2-0-1, 1-0-0) stayed unbeaten on the season. Bemidji State (0-1-0, 0-1-0) is a familiar opponent for UND, but joined the WCHA this season and christened a new arena on Friday.
UND is 18-1-1 against the Beavers.
The Sioux showed no effects of a minor bus accident during the trip to Bemidji on Thursday.
The Beavers scored first, getting a goal by Jamie MacQueen 1:52 into the game. Frattin got the tying goal on the power play with 39 seconds left in the period. Jason Gregoire scored twice and Frattin got UND's second power-play goal in the second period.
"We started to play our game," Frattin said. "They have some small guys on the defensive side so we wanted to get the puck low and crash."
North Dakota was 2-for-5 on the power play, while holding the Beavers scoreless on four man advantages.
Jordan George had Bemidji's last goal midway through the third.
"There was nothing spectacular about it, but we made Bemidji work for everything they got," North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. "I was really happy with our game for 60 minutes."
UND's blue-liners made it easy for goalie Brad Eidsness, who made just 12 saves. Bemidji's Dan Bakala had 33 saves for the Beavers.
Nebraska-Omaha 5, Minnesota 4
MINNEAPOLIS — Junior forward Alex Hudson made Nebraska-Omaha's debut in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association one to remember when he scored the game-winning goal with 1:36 left as the Mavericks beat Minnesota 5-4.
Hudson's game-winner came less than two minutes after the Golden Gophers (2-1-0, 0-1-0) had tied the game with their fourth straight goal. Jay Barriball netted the equalizer for the Gophers at 16:46 of the third.
The Mavericks rode a pair of power-play goals to a 4-0 lead midway through the second period. Matt Ambroz's goal at 8:19 gave the Mavericks their largest lead.
"We came out and had a real good start but Minnesota kept chipping away," Ambroz said.
A rash of penalties set the stage for the Gophers' comeback.
"We did not start the game well," Minnesota coach Don Lucia said. "We dug ourselves a big hole."
Nate Condon, and Jake Hansen scored in the second period to start the comeback. "We got some momentum on the power play," Lucia added.
Mike Hoeffel and Barriball scored in the third, with Barriball's slapshot past screened goal John Faulkner the tying marker at 16:46 of the period.
Rich Purslow had a goal and two assists and Joey Martin added three assists for UNO.
Faulkner had 38 saves, including 19 in the second period for UNO, while Alex Kangas made 30 saves.
Miami of Ohio 6, St. Cloud St. 3
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Carter Camper scored on the power play and short-handed as Miami of Ohio beat St. Cloud State 6-3 in men's college hockey.
The RedHawks (2-1-0) were 3-for-6 on the power play on Friday, while the Huskies (1-2-0) went 2-for-7.
St. Cloud State scored first on Drew LeBlanc's goal just 4:52 into the game. But the RedHawks netted the next six goals to take a five-goal lead midway through the third period.
Andy Miele and Curtis McKenzie also had power-play goals for Miami. Cameron Schilling had three assists and Miele finished with a goal and an assist.
Nick Jensen and Mitch MacMillan had power-play goals for the Huskies, who were outshot 31-24.
Cody Reichard made 21 saves for Miami and Mike Lee stopped 25 for St. Cloud.