WCHA roundup: BSU gets first 2013 win; UNO moves into second

UNO celebration 2No. 16 Nebraska-Omaha 3, Alaska-Anchorage 0

ANCHORAGE — Brent Gwidt and Matt White scored 74 seconds apart midway through the third period as No. 16 Nebraska-Omaha pulled away for a 3-0 win over last-place Alaska-Anchorage Friday night.

UNO moved into a tie for second with idle North Dakota and No. 2 Minnesota. Hobey Baker hopeful Ryan Walters scored his team-high 18th goal, which is tied for second in Division I with North Dakota senior Danny Kristo.

No. 9 Minnesota State 4, Michigan Tech 2

MANKATO — Junior forward Johnny McInnis posted a goal and an assist as Minnesota State earned a 4-2 win against Michigan Tech on Friday night at Verizon Wireless Center.

The Mavericks out shot Michigan Tech 36-22 on the night. The Mavericks were one-for-seven on the power play, while Michigan Tech was two-for-six with the man advantage.

Minnesota State (19-9-3, 13-9-1 WCHA) has won 16 of its last 21 games and sits in fifth place in the WCHA.

Bemidji State 4, Minnesota-Duluth 2

BEMIDJI — Senior forward Brance Orban scored two power-play goals in the third period to lift Bemidji State to a 4-2 win against Minnesota Duluth on Friday night at Sanford Center.

The Beavers snapped a 12-game winless skid and won for the first time in 2013 and its first Friday game this season.

No. 2 Minnesota 3, No. 18 Wisconsin 2

MADISON — Sophomore defenseman Ben Marshall handed out a pair of assists and freshman goaltender Adam Wilcox stopped 28 shots to help Minnesota skate to a 3-2 win against Wisconsin on Friday night at Kohl Center.

No. 18 Wisconsin (12-10-7, 9-7-7 WCHA) had a season-high 13,611 fans at the Kohl Center on the edge of their seats while pressing for a comeback bid. The Badgers pulled their goaltender with just under three minutes left in regulation, got to within one goal, but fell short in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of No. 2 Minnesota (20-5-4, 12-5-4 WCHA).

The game sets up an anticipated rematch on Sunday, when the teams meet at Soldier Field in Chicago in the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic.

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