MANKATO (AP) — Johnny McInnis scored 3:05 into overtime Saturday to give Minnesota State, Mankato a 5-4 win over Nebraska-Omaha in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
It was their second straight overtime game. Nebraska-Omaha won 2-1 on Friday.
Eriah Hayes had a hat trick for Minnesota State, Mankato. He had one goal in the first period and two in the third.
One shot separated the two teams on Saturday. Nebraska-Omaha (12-10-4, 9-6-3) had two shots on goal in overtime and 43 overall. MSUM (8-17-1, 4-12-1) also had two in overtime and 42 in the game.
MSUM goalie Phil Cook had 39 saves, while UNO’s Dayn Belfour and John Faulkner combined for 37 saves.
Nebraska-Omaha’s Jayson Megna tied the game with 10 seconds left.
Josh Archibald of Brainerd had two goals and an assist for UNO.
North Dakota 3, St. Cloud St. 2
ST. CLOUD (AP) — Corban Knight scored two goals and assisted on another as North Dakota beat St. Cloud State 3-2 to give coach Dave Hakstol his 200th coaching win.
St. Cloud State (10-12-4, 7-8-3), which denied Hakstol the milestone on Friday with a 3-1 win, had the potential tying goal waved off with 31 seconds left.
“A night like this brings in to focus the small role that I play,” Hakstol said. “We had several guys less than 100 percent in the lineup who played their tails off.”
Brock Nelson’s 17th goal of season at 2:50 of the second period was the game-winner for North Dakota (13-10-2, 9-9-0), which had only one power play chance.
The Huskies’ David Eddy scored the game’s final goal at 14:14 of the second period. Eddy also assisted on a goal and teammate Andrew Prochno added a goal and an assist.
North Dakota goalie Aaron Dell had 28 saves and St. Cloud State’s Ryan Faragher had 33 stops. Dell had seven saves to Fargaher’s 13 in the final period.
St. Cloud State was 0-for-4 on the power play.
Minnesota 2, Colorado College 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nico Sacchetti’s first goal of the season early in the second period Saturday was the game-winner as Minnesota avenged Friday’s loss to Colorado College with a 2-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over the Tigers.
Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson was up to the task despite being banged up in a second-period collision in net. Patterson made 19 saves for the Gophers (17-9-1, 13-5-0), including a point-blank stop of Jeff Collett with 6 seconds remaining to move into sole possession of first place in the WCHA.
Patterson hurt his arm in a collision with David Civitarese to the right of the Minnesota goal late in the second period. But Patterson stayed in the game. Patterson has played every minute of every game this season.
Jaden Schwartz put the Tigers on top at 15:02 of the first period and Colorado College was poised to add to that lead with a power play late in the period. But Nate Condon scored short-handed for Minnesota at 17:41 to tie the game at 1-1.
Goalie Josh Thorimbert had 35 saves for the Tigers (14-9-1, 11-7-0).
Minn. Duluth 4, Ala.-Huntsville 3
DULUTH (AP) — Caleb Herbert’s goal early in the third period gave Minnesota Duluth the lead for good, as the top-ranked Bulldogs edged Alabama-Huntsville 4-3 Saturday in men’s college hockey.
Minnesota Duluth (17-4-3), which won Friday’s game 2-1, struggled for the second straight night against the Chargers (2-24-1).
Jack Connolly had two goals and an assist to tie Mark Pavelich’s single-season school record for points in consecutive games at 22. He opened the scoring just 1:07 into the game.
Andrew Creppin had a goal and an assist for UAH. Teammate Tom Durnie scored to send the game into the third period tied 3-3.
The Bulldogs outshot UAH 47-17. Chargers goalie Clarke Saunders kept the game close with 43 saves. UMD had a 99-35 shots-on-goal advantage in the two games.
Aaron Crandall made 14 saves as UMD extended its home winning streak to eight games.
Wisconsin 3, Alaska-Anchorage 2
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joseph LaBate’s goal late in the third period lifted Wisconsin to a 3-2 win over Alaska-Anchorage on Saturday and a sweep of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
LaBate scored the only goal of the third period, He also assisted on one of the Badgers’ two second-period goals. Tyler Barnes and Derek Lee also scored for Wisconsin (12-10-2, 7-9-2).
Justin Schultz and Mark Zengerle had two assists apiece and goalie Joel Rumpel had 25 stops.
Austin Coldwell had the first goal for the Seawolves (6-14-2, 3-14-1) and Curtis Leinweber tied the game 2-2 late early in the second period.
Chris Kamal had 26 saves for UAA.
The Badgers won 4-0 on Friday.
N. Michigan 5, Michigan Tech 2
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Tyler Gron had a goal and three assists as Northern Michigan beat Michigan Tech 5-2 in men’s college hockey on Saturday.
Gron had two goals in the Wildcats’ 4-1 win over the Huskies (11-12-1) in December. His empty-net goal on Saturday was the Wildcats’ third straight goal.
Justin Florek had two goals for Northern Michigan, including the game-winner after the Huskies (11-8-5) had tied the game 2-2 in the second period.
Kyle Follmer added a goal and two assists.
David Johnstone scored both goals for Michigan Tech, which outshot the Wildcats 30-24.
Wildcats goalie Jared Coreau had 28 saves and Michigan Tech’s Josh Robinson and Kevin Genoe combined for 19 stops.