WCHA roundup: Tech upends Gophers; Pioneers rout Lowell

Michigan Tech 5, No. 1 Minnesota 3

HOUGHTON — Sophomore forward Blake Pietila scored a pair of goals and junior forward Dennis Rix had a goal and an assist to lead Michigan Tech to a 5-3 win against Minnesota on Friday at John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The loss keeps Gophers coach Don Lucia at 599 college career wins.

No. 2 North Dakota 5, Alaska- Anchorage 0

FAIRBANKS — Sophomore forward Mark MacMillan scored two goals and junior goaltender Clarke Saunders made 21 saves as North Dakota defeated Alaska Anchorage, 5-0, in the opening game of the Brice Alaska Goal Rush in Fairbanks.

No. 7 Denver 5, No. 10 UMass Lowell 1

DENVER — Sophomore forward Daniel Doremus scored two goals and junior goaltender Sam Brittain made 37 saves to lead Denver to a 5-1 win against UMass Lowell on Friday night at Magness Arena.

Nebraska Omaha 5, No. 17 Northern Michigan 2

OMAHA — Junior forward Brock Montpetit scored a goal and added two assists to help Nebraska Omaha earn a 5-2 win against Northern Michigan on Friday evening at CenturyLink Center.

No. 9 Notre Dame 4, No. 13 Minnesota Duluth 1

SOUTH BEND — Minnesota Duluth got a power-play goal from Tony Cameranesi and a 36-save performance from Aaron Crandall but the Bulldogs were defeated by Notre Dame, 4-1, on Friday night at Compton Family Ice Arena.

St. Cloud State 8, Alabama-Huntsville 3

ST. CLOUD — Freshman defenseman Ethan Prow scored two goals and added an assist and junior forward Cory Thorson had a goal and two assists to lead St. Cloud State to Friday night’s 8-3 win against Alabama Huntsville at National Hockey Center.

Minnesota State 3, Rensselaer 3 OT

MANKATO — Freshman forward Bryce Gervais scored his first collegiate goal at 16:56 of the third period to lift Minnesota State into a 3-3 tie with ECAC member Rensselaer on Friday night at Verizon Wireless Center.

Lake Superior State 2, Bemidji State 0

BEMIDJI — Despite 38 saves from sophomore goaltender Andrew Walsh the Bemidji State Beavers were defeated by the Lake Superior State Lakers, 2-0, on Friday night at Sanford Center.



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