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College Hockey: UMD beats Wisconsin in OT

MADISON (AP) -- In a game of comebacks, the last goal belonged to the top ranked hockey team in the nation. Travis Oleksuk scored with 11 seconds left in overtime to lift No. 1-ranked Minnesota-Duluth to a 6-5 win over Wisconsin in a Western Coll...

MADISON (AP) -- In a game of comebacks, the last goal belonged to the top ranked hockey team in the nation.

Travis Oleksuk scored with 11 seconds left in overtime to lift No. 1-ranked Minnesota-Duluth to a 6-5 win over Wisconsin in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.

With time running down, Oleksuk skated in front of the net where he took a pass and slipped the puck under Wisconsin goalie Ben Bennett for his NCAA-leading fifth game-winning goal of the season. After a lengthy review, the goal was allowed to stand.

The Bulldogs (10-1-2, 7-1-21) came from three goals down in the first period to go up 5-3 in the second. The Badgers (6-5-2, 3-4-2) then scored two straight to tie it 5-5 on Tyler Barnes' goal with 44 seconds left.

Barnes had two goals, while Jordy Murray chipped in a goal and an assist. Murray's goal at 13:24 of the second pulled Wisconsin within one and the goalies dominated until Barnes' late score.

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Each team used two goalies. Minnesota-Duluth's Aaron Crandall and Kenny Reiter combined for 23 saves. Crandal made two stop in overtime. Wisconsin's Scott Gudmandson and Bennett made 24 saves.

Mike Seidel had two goals for the Bulldogs, who outshot the Badgers 30-28.

Wisconsin's Craig Smith had a goal and an assist.

North Dakota 6, Nebraska-Omaha 5

OMAHA, Neb. -- Danny Kristo's first goal of the season was the game-winner as North Dakota beat Nebraska-Omaha and former coach Dean Blais 6-5 on Friday.

It was the Mavericks' first loss in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Kristo's goal at 14:26 of the third period helped the eighth-ranked Fighting Sioux (8-4-1, 7-2-0) win their third straight road game. It was the second loss of the season for WCHA-newcomer and fourth-ranked Nebraska-Omaha (8-2-1, 5-1-1).

North Dakota's Matt Frattin had two goals and an assist, and the Sioux rallied to tie the game three times before pulling away in the third period. Chay Genoway had a goal and assist, Brad Malone had three assists and Evan Trupp two assists for North Dakota.

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Hudson, Terry Broadhurst and Joey Martin had a goal and assist each fore the Mavericks.

Blais led North Dakota to two NCAA national titles.

Minnesota 6, Michigan Tech 4

HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Senior forward Mike Hoeffel and junior forward Jake Hansen had two goals apiece to lead Minnesota to a 6-4 win over Michigan Tech on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Hoeffel also had an assist, while Jay Barriball assisted on three goals for the Golden Gophers (6-4-1, 4-4-1), who handed the Huskies their fifth straight loss.

Cade Fairchild and Erik Huala had two assists each for Minnesota, which led 3-2 after one period. Hoeffel scored both goals in the first period.

Michigan Tech (3-5-2, 1-5-2) has been on a freefall since starting the season 4-0-2 in its first six games. The Huskies have allowed at least four goals in each of their last five games.

Minnesota applied pressure from the first period, putting 21 shots on goal and taking a 3-2 lead. The Gophers stung Michigan Tech goalie with 50 shots on goals, while holding the Huskies to just 23 shots.

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Milos Gordic and Ryan Furne scored power-play goals to pull the Huskies back into the game, but Hansen added power-play goals 1:40 apart as Minnesota again took control in the second.

Furne had a goal and two assists and Gordic had two goals for Michigan Tech, which was 4-0-2 in its first six games.

Kent Patterson made 19 saves for Minnesota and Kevin Genoe stopped 44 shots for the Huskies, who have scored 18 of their 34 goals this season in the first period.

Patterson improved to 5-0-1 in nets.

New Hampshire 5, Boston 2

DURHAM, N.H. - Phil DeSimone and Paul Thompson recorded three points apiece to lead the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team to Friday night's 5-2 Hockey East victory against second-ranked Boston University at the Whittemore Center.

Former Superior Spartan Mike Sislo had one assist in the Wildcats' win.

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