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UW-River Falls 5, UW-Superior 3

RIVER FALLS -- The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team opened the season with a 5-3 loss to UW-River Falls Friday night before a Hunt Arena crowd of 1,056.

River Falls jumped out to a 3-0 lead with two goals in the first period and one in second.

Tyler Klein's first collegiate goal got UWS on the board 2:36 into the third period and Talon Berlando made it a 3-2 game six minutes later.

Josh Calleja's second goal of the game gave the Falcons another two-goal cushion at 4-2 with 10:54 remaining and Alec Hagaman's goal five minutes later made it a 5-2 game.

Berlando's second goal of the game completed the scoring with two minutes remaining. Former Superior Spartan Pat Dalbec picked up an assist along with Logan Isley.

Superior's Drew Strandberg and River Falls' Eric Babcook each finished with 23 saves.

The same two teams play against at 7 p.m. Saturday. The game may heard locally on KUWS 91.3 FM.

UW-Superior 0-0-3-3

UW-River Falls 2-1-2-5

First Period: 1. UWRF, Erick McLintock 1 (Andy Inderieden 1, Alec Hagaman), 5:18. 2. UWRF, Bryce Ravndalen 1 (Sean Roadhouse 1), 7:42.

Second Period: 3. UWRF, Josh Callega 2 (John Bullis 2, Justin Brossman), 13:04 (sh).

Third Period: 4. UWS, Tyler Klein 1 (T.J. Ahvenniemi 1, Talon Berlando 1), 2:36 (pp). 5. UWS, Berlando 1 (Jesse Junkermeier 1), 8:24. 6. UWRF, Calleja 3 (Brossman 3), 9:06. 7. UWRF, Hagaman 2 (Eric McLintock 2), 14:17.

8. UWS, Berlando 2 (Pat Dalbec 1, Logan Isley 1), 18:00 (pp).

Wisconsin 5, Michigan Tech 2

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin spotted Michigan Tech the first two goals, then took charge to beat the Huskies 5-2 Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

The win by the Badgers (4-2-1, 1-1-1) snapped Michigan Tech's five-game unbeaten streak.

Ryan Furne and Ricky Doriott staked the Huskies (3-1-2, 1-1-1) to a 2-0 lead after one period. But the Badgers battled back to tie it 2-2 on goals by Michael Mersch -- who had two goals and an assist -- and Podge Turnbull in the second period. Wisconsin then dominated a third period that featured just 14 total shots on goal.

Patrick Johnson broke the tie at 7:45 of the third.

Jake Gardiner assisted on three goals for Wisconsin.

Scott Gudmandson made 22 saves for the Badgers and Kevin Genoe had 27 saves for Michigan Tech.

UMD 3, BSU 2, OT

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Travis Oleksuk tipped a Dylan Olsen power-play drive with 7.9 seconds left in overtime Friday night to give No. 3-ranked Minnesota Duluth a 3-2 victory over Bemidji State in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game before 3,876 fans at the Sanford Center.

The Bulldogs (6-0-1 and 3-0 WCHA) led 2-0, then withstood a Bemidji State (0-3, 0-3) comeback.

UMD got off to a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game on power-play goals from Mike Connolly and J.T. Brown. Connolly scored from the crease just 46 seconds into the game and Brown, a freshman, recorded his fourth goal of the season on a backhand attempt from the left wide with 9:57 left.

Bemidji State rallied after a slow start with goals 100 seconds apart in the final five minutes of the opening period. Star center Matt Read put in a power-play rebound for his 45th career goal with 4:41 to go and winger Jordan George finished off some excellent offensive pressure with a shot from the crease with 3:01 remaining.

Read's goal broke a shutout streak at 134 minutes and 21 seconds for UMD freshman goalie Aaron Crandall, spanning three goals. Alex Stalock holds the UMD record at 147:45 in 2008.

UMD led in shots on goal 15-8 through 20 minutes.

The best save in a scoreless second period came in a 4-on-4 shift as Crandall stopped Bemidji State winger Ian Lowe.

Quinnipiac 4, St. Cloud St. 2

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Spencer Heichman scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the final period as Quinnipiac rallied to beat St. Cloud State 4-2 Friday in men's college hockey.

Heichman's goal at 10:36 was one of three in the third period by the Bobcats. Bobby Tyson's goal just a minute before had tied the game at 2-2. Yuri Bouharevich added an insurance goal short-handed at 15:07.

Tyson and Bouharevich both had a goal and an assist for Quinnipiac (4-1-0).

Cam Reid and Taylor Johnson scored power-play goals to give St. Cloud State (2-4-1) a 2-1 lead midway through the second period.

Mike Lee made 21 saves for the Huskies, while Eric Hartzell stopped 21 shots for the Bobcats. Hartzell had 16 saves in the first period.

North Dakota 4, Denver 3

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Sophomore forward Corban Knight scored twice and eighth-ranked North Dakota outshot Denver 30-17 Friday to beat the Pioneers 4-3 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

The Fighting Sioux (4-2-1, 3-0-0), playing at home for the first time after opening the season with six road games, took the lead for good on Knight's first goal at 16:43 of the second period. Knight added the eventual game-winner on the power play 1:13 into the third period.

Jason Zucker's second goal of the game at 10:37 of the third period kept the Pioneers (2-3-2, 1-1-1) close. But North Dakota goalie Aaron Dell came up big in the end and finished 14 saves.

The Fighting Sioux defense held Denver to one shot in the second period, that was a goal by Matt Donovan that gave Denver a 2-1 lead.

Sam Brittain made 26 saves for the Pioneers, who were 4-0 against the Fighting Sioux in the regular season last year.

The game featured only four penalties. Denver was 0-for-1 on the power play, while North Dakota went 1-for-3.

Friday's NCHA Men's Hockey Scores

St. Norbert 3, UW-Stout 1

UW-Stevens Point 7, St. Scholastica 1