MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Second place in the WCHA is a three-way tie between Colorado College, St. Cloud State and the Minnesota Gophers after the Gophers swept Alaska-Anchorage this weekend.
Nick Anthony and John Pohl scored a goal apiece in the final period Saturday night, the latter into an empty net, as Minnesota (14-5-2, 9-3-12 WCHA) beat Alaska Anchorage 4-2.
It was the Gopher's fifth straight win. The loss was a team-record ninth straight loss for the Seawolves.
Pohl also led the Gophers the night before-- scoring on a pair of power-play goals as Minnesota won 3-1.
North Dakota (14-4-4, 10-3-1) leads the conference.
In other action Saturday, Bernie Sigrist's short-handed goal helped Niagara beat Bemidji State 3-1. Travis Barnes gave Bemidji State (1-19-1) the early lead 15:20 into the opening period.
In Colorado Springs, Colo., goalie Jeff Sanger had 19 saves and one assist as Colorado College defeated Denver 5-1 to sweep the weekend series. Colorado College (15-4-1, 10-4) took control with a four-goal second period. Denver (11-9-2, 8-7-1) is winless at Colorado Springs World Arena, posing a 0-7-1 record since it opened in 1997.
In Mankato on Saturday, Don Smith and Kevin O'Flaherty each scored two goals as Clarkston beat Minnesota State, Mankato, 5-4 and snapped the Maverick's five game winning streak. Minnesota State, Mankato, is 11-9-0 overall.
St. Cloud State (15-4-1, 10-4-0) rallied with three goals in the third period to beat Minnesota-Duluth 5-4 Saturday night in Duluth to sweep their two-game series. The Bulldogs' Tom Nelson scored his second goal of the game with 3:40 left to make the score 5-4, but Minnesota-Duluth (4-16-2, 1-12-2) didn't score again.
On Friday, Justin Morrison broke a scoreless tie midway through the second period and Colorado College (14-4-1, 9-4-0) went on to defeat Denver 4-1 in Denver. Colin Zulianeloo had 26 saves for Colorado while Wade Dubielewicz had 27 saves for Denver.
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