UNO leads 2-1 after one

Nebraska Omaha’s Tanner Lane scored his first college goal only 1:13 into the game as the host Mavericks jumped out to a 1-0 lead.

It was only the start of a wild offensive affair between two of the top three offenses in the WCHA that ended with UNO leading 2-1 after one period.

CC sophomore Charlie Taft went to the backhand to beat UNO senior goalie John Faulkner on a one-on-none breakaway, ending a five-game scoreless skid and knotting the game at 1-1 with 15:18 remaining in the first period. It was the Tigers’ first shot of the game.

UNO went ahead 2-1 when Josh Archibald knocked in a rebound off a hard shot by Matt White after an initial save by CC goalie Josh Thorimbert with 6:42 left. That was less than four minutes after Zahn Raubenheimer had a goal negated by video review because the CC net was knocked off its moorings with 10:32 remaining.

UNO’s Matt White and Dominic Zombo collected the assists on the opening score.

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Late goal lifts Huskies to 1-0 lead after one

For the 15th time this season, Colorado College fell behind, trailing 1-0 to No. 17 St. Cloud State after one period.

SCSU freshman Kalle Kossila scored his 10th of the season with 3:19 left in the frame.

It could have been far worse for CC fans; two Husky shots clanged off iron during the first period.

Yale leads Tigers 3-2 after one period

So much for that predicted defensive struggle. Yale leads No. 14 Colorado College 3-2 after one period.

Yale and Colorado College scored a combined three goals in 39 seconds to knot the nonconference game at 2-2 with 14:48 left in the opening period.

Yale took a 1-0 lead only 57 seconds into the contest when Antoine Laganiere skated across the face of the Tigers net to beat CC senior goalie Joe Howe.

CC would answer when a hard shot by senior Rylan Schwartz went off the Yale right post and then bounced back in off the senior forward’s left hip with 15:27 left. The ECAC member Bulldogs attacked quickly off the resulting faceoff, banging in the second rebound to make it 2-1 only 13 seconds later.

The Tiger tied it up 26 ticks later when defenseman Eamonn McDermott’s shot went off the boards and in off the back of Yale goalie Nick Maricic’s right skate as he slid over the cover the post with 14:48 left.

Yale took a 3-2 lead when defenseman Tommy Fallen popped free in front after xxxxx fell down alogn the boards with the puck under him. He righted himself and sent a pass out front to Fallen, who was unmarked while the Tigers looked for the puck.

UNH jumps out to 2-0 lead after one

No. 3 New Hampshire’s defense has lived up to its No. 1 national ranking so far, holding No. 14 Colorado College to only eight shots on goal to move out to a 2-0 lead. It is the fourth game in a row, CC has trailed early.

Casey Thrush put the visiting Wildcats ahead when he skated deep into the Tigers zone to fire a hard shot glove side past CC goalie Josh Thorimbert from short range only two minutes into the nonconference contest.

New Hampshire went ahead 2-0 when a hard shot from just inside the blue line by defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk was stopped by Thorimbert. The puck ended up in Thorimbert’s pads and the puck fell into the goal as he straightened up to look for the puck with 9:11 remaining.

UNH out shot CC 16-8 in the first period.

Wednesday reading: DU streak, Krushelnyski, Gold Pan previews

Denver Post beat writer Mike Chambers talks about this interesting fact in a new weekly column: The Pioneers have not been swept in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series in nearly four years — since losing 4-2 and 2-1 at St. Cloud State on Nov. 14 and 15, 2008.

It is very likely  a league record, pending confirmation.

Junior Alexander Krushelnyski, pictured at left and forever in CC lore after last year’s OT penalty shot goal, was featured by the Gazette.

Here is the Star-Tribune’s preview of the Gold Pan series and the preview from CCTigers.com.

Northeastern lost a freshman forward who had played in all nine games (two assists) to USHL Muskegon.

More Friday reading: Colorado College at Wisconsin TV/video stream options, McElhinney, Denver, Air Force, North Dakota, predictions

Photo: Kyle Daudelin

A tape-delayed free streaming option for any CC fans who don’t have access to Altitude2 (6 p.m. Mountain) is available for the Tigers at Wisconsin game Friday night. Wisconsin Public Television will broadcast the game at 9 p.m. Mountain on The Wisconsin Channel  at http://wpt.org/wisconsinchannel/ .

Colorado College is sixth in the WCHA in scoring at 3.17 goals per game but has struggled on the power play. The Tigers have not converted on their last 12 power-play chances and are ninth in the league at 13 percent (4 of 30).  Senior forwards Andrew Hamburg (four goals, one assist), William Rapuzzi (two goals, three assists) and Scott Winkler (three goals, two assists) are tied for the team lead in points at five.

Former Tiger goalie Curtis McElhinney, pictured, of the Springfield Falcons is the AHL Goaltender of the Month for October. In six appearances during the month, McElhinney went 5-1-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average, a .949 save percentage and two shutouts, helping the Falcons to the best record in the Eastern Conference. Here are the rest of the details.  Former Wisconsin standout Justin Schultz was named as player of the month suggesting that all the summer hype was not too overblown.

Here is the Denver Post’s preview for all three Front Range schools.

No. 12 Boston University is playing at No. 5 North Dakota for the first time since December 1996. Expect more such nonconference match-ups with the new league alignments forcing more nonconference games. Expect more such trips for the Terriers and Boston College, including to the state of Colorado. Fun fact: The last time UND and BU played in Grand Forks, both teams played in the national championship game (UND won 6-4 in spring 1997).

Here is Western College Hockey blog’s weekend preview and the USCHO predictions.

Saturday reading: J. Schwartz, Guentzel, Hall, playoff recaps, previews

Here’s a preview of tonight’s St. Louis at Tampa Bay game when former Tiger Jaden Schwartz will make his NHL debut. (TV: 5 p.m. Mountain FS Midwest, SUN Network).

Expect Gabe Guentzel, pictured at left, to make his pro debut Saturday night for AHL Syracuse against Adirondack and former CC teammate Mike Testwuide. Guentzel will wear No. 10 judging from the roster.

Tim Hall made his pro debut for ECHL Alaska in a 3-1 loss at Colorado. It reads like he played his defensive role well, drawing two penalties.

Here’s a lot of good information on CC and its available personnel next season by the Gazette’s Brian Gomez: CC wing Dakota Eveland will not play next season after offseason neck surgery this Tuesday. Look for one or two more 2012 commits or one of the 2013 players to be brought in a year early.

North Dakota could be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, judging from the latest Pairwise rankings, if it wins its third Broadmoor Trophy in a row against Denver tonight in the WCHA Final Five championship game. ( TV: 6 p.m. Mountain ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain). Here’s plenty of recap and preview notes.

Western Michigan cruised past Miami in the CCHA semifinals on Friday. Top remaining seed Michigan defeated last-place Bowling Green State 3-2 in double overtime to end the Falcons’s memorable run at an NCAA berth.

In Hockey East, Maine downed Boston U in one semifinal while Boston College ended No. 7 seed Providence’s Cinderella run. Maine plays BC at 6 p.m. Mountain (TV: NBC Sports Network).

In the ECAC, Harvard kept its NCAA hopes alive by advancing to tonight’s championship against top seed Union. Harvard is rated at No. 19 in the Pairwise and must win the automatic berth to move on.

In the Atlantic, Air Force will take on No. 3 seed and host RIT tonight (Radio: 1300 AM, 5 p.m. Mountain)