HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Jack Connolly scored two goals as Minnesota Duluth extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games Friday with a 5-3 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Michigan Tech.
Connolly scored short-handed and into an empty net for the Bulldogs (10-3-2, 8-2-1), who have beat the Huskies six straight times. UMD is 9-0-2 since a 5-4 loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15.
Connolly also assisted on a goal by Keegan Flaherty that proved to be the game-winner.
Dan DeLisle and Joe Basaraba added goals for the Bulldogs.
Michigan Tech (8-6-1, 5-5-1) lost for just the second time at home this season despite goals by Milos Gordic, Alex MacLeod and David Johnstone.
UMD's Kenny Reiter made 27 saves and Michigan Tech's Josh Robinson had 30 saves.
Bemidji St. 6, St. Cloud St. 6
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Aaron McLeod's goal for Bemidji State evened things up and the Beavers and St. Cloud State skated to a 6-6 tie in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Radoslav Illo and McLeod scored just three minutes apart in the third period on Friday to knot the score with 6:37 to play. McLeod finished with two goals.
St. Cloud State (6-7-4, 4-4-3) goalie Ryan Faragher made five of his 19 saves in overtime, while Andrew Walsh faced three shots in the extra period for the Beavers. Walsh had 14 stops after replacing Dan Bakala in nets in the first period.
Jordan George had two goals and an assist for Bemidji State (5-8-2, 3-6-2).
Ben Hanowski scored twice for the Huskies, while Travis Novak added a goal and two assists.
Minnesota 4, Minn. St., Mankato 2
MINNEAPOLIS — Erik Haula and Jake Hansen had third-period goals as Minnesota pulled away to beat Minnesota State, Mankato 4-2 Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Haula's power-play goal at 4:51 snapped a 2-2 tie and Hansen added an empty-netter for the Gophers (12-4-1, 9-2-0), which snapped a three-game losing streak on Friday.
"You can't get a sweep if you don't win on Friday," Haula said. "The last three times we came out sloppy. Today we came out better."
The Gophers dominated the third period, outshooting the Mavericks 13-5 to improve to 7-1-0 at home. They play their next six games at home.
The win was Minnesota's first over the Mavericks (3-11-1, 2-8-1) at home since the 2007-08 season.
Minnesota's Taylor Matson opened the scoring just 1:38 into the game. Nick Larson added a goal for Minnesota in the second period.
The Mavericks answered each time on goals by Evan Mosey and J.P. Lafontaine to tie it midway through the second period. Mosey's goal from just inside the blue line straight down the slot sneaked past Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson, who came up with 26 saves. That tied the game 1-1.
Lafontaine's goal was reviewed after Patterson was involved in a collision in the nets with several players.
Austin Lee also had 26 saves for the Mavericks, who are 5-2-0 in their last seven games against the Gophers.