MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Noah Clarke's goal and two assists led Colorado College to a 7-3 victory over Minnesota Friday, the Tigers sixth consecutive win.
Colorado College (9-1-1, 6-0-1 WCHA) held Minnesota without a shot for the first nine minutes and sprinted to a 5-0 lead. The Gophers (5-3-2, 2-2-1) pressured Colorado College for much of the final 20 minutes, but couldn't come back.
"They're pretty beat up," said Tigers coach Scott Owens, noting that Minnesota is missing forwards Grant Potulny and Barry Tallackson. "So if you're going to have to play Minnesota in their own building, this is probably the time to do it."
Clarke scored first, capping off a scramble in front of the Minnesota net by whacking in a loose puck 17:12 into the game. Minnesota was killing a penalty later in the opening period when Gophers freshman Chris Harrington leveled Tigers goalie Curtis McElhinney.
The ensuing penalty gave the Tigers nearly a minute of 5-on-3 power play, and they converted in the final seconds of the first on Tom Preissing's quick wrist shot.
"The first period set the tone for the whole game," said Minnesota coach Don Lucia. "We didn't generate any offense and didn't get to loose pucks. It looked like we should've been up in the stands watching."
Colorado College got another power play goal in the opening minute of the second from freshman Brett Sterling, who has now scored a goal in each of his first seven WCHA games.
The Tigers opened a 5-0 lead on goals by Peter Sejna and Aaron Slattengren before Minnesota answered.
The Gophers got on the board 8:26 into the second when Judd Stevens tapped in a pass from Dan Welch. Minnesota pulled within 5-2 a few minutes later on Andy Sertich's first collegiate goal.
Another Minnesota rookie, Thomas Vanek, cut the Tigers' lead to two goals early in the third period, when his rising wrist shot caught the upper left corner of the net.
UMD 4, Wisconsin 1
Isaac Reichmuth made 21 saves as Minnesota-Duluth beat Wisconsin 4-1 Friday night.
Nick Anderson opened the scoring for Duluth (3-3-3, 3-2-2 WCHA) with an unassisted goal 18 seconds into the first period. Tyler Brosz scored the game-winning goal for the Bulldogs at the 11:07 mark of the period.
Tim Gilbert scored Wisconsin's only goal on a dish from Adam Burish less than a minute later.
St. Cloud St. 6
Shane Joseph scored the last goal of his first career hat trick at 17:05 in the third period to give Minnesota State, Mankato a 7-6 win over St. Cloud State Friday night.
The Mavericks (3-4-2, 2-2-1 WCHA) outscored the Huskies 4-2 in the third period in the win. It was Mankato's first victory over St. Cloud State (4-4-1, 2-2-1) since the 1986-87 season.
North Dakota 4,
Rory McMahon scored his first two goals of the season to lead North Dakota to a 4-2 win over Alaska-Anchorage on Friday.
McMahon and Brandon Bochenski converted rebounds to give the Sioux (8-1, 2-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) a 2-0 lead after one period. It was Bochenski's 11th goal of the season.
Bemidji St. 2
Wayne, Mich. 0
Grady Hunt turned away 28 shots to give Bemidji State a 2-0 win over Wayne State Friday night.
The Beavers (2-5, 2-0-1 CHA) scored both of their goals in the third period. Bill Methven knocked in the game-winner at the 6:37 mark. Myles Kuharski added an insurance score on the power play at the 12:48 mark.
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