WCHA roundup: Tie keeps SCSU atop league

rp_primary_Hanowski2013MSUYNo. 5 North Dakota 2, No. 15/16 SCSU 2 OT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Senior forward Ben Hanowski’s’s goal at 1:59 of the second period proved to be the tying goal as St. CLoud State skated to a 2-2 tie with North Dakota on Saturday night at Engelstad Arena. The three league points keep the Huskies atop the WCHA.

No. 13/14 Nebraska Omaha 2, Bemidji State 1

BEMIDJI —  Sophomore forward Dominic Zombo scored his eighth goal of the season at 1:56 of the second period and it held up as the game-winning goal as Nebraska Omaha earned a 2-1 win against Bemidji State on Saturday at Sanford Center.

It was UNO’s fifth sweep this season and put the Mavs in a tie for second with No. 1 Minnesota.

No. 1 Minnesota 4, No. 14 Minnesota State 1

MANKATO — Junior forwards Zach Budish and Erik Haula each had a goal and an assist to help Minnesota earn a split of a weekend series against Minnesota State with a 4-1 win on Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Center.

The purple Mavs are tied for fourth place but have played two more WCHA games than North Dakota and Wisconsin.

No. 20 Wisconsin 2, Alaska-Anchorage 1

MADISON — Junior forward Jefferson Dahl recorded a goal and an assist to help Wisconsin skate to a 2-1 win and earn a weekend sweep against Alaska Anchorage on Saturday night at Kohl Center.

Minnesota Duluth 3, USA U-18 1 (exhibition)

DULUTH — Mike Seidel, Justin Crandall and Caleb Herbert each scored a goal as Minnesota Duluth skated to a 3-1 exhibition win against the US Under-18 Team on Saturday afternoon at AMSOIL Arena.

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