Colorado College saw its nation-best 15-game unbeaten streak come to an end last weekend, while North Dakota extended its streak to 11 games following a series sweep over Canisius College.
Shane Joseph scored two goals to lead the Mavericks to a 4-2 upset of Colorado College Saturday at Mankato.
The Tigers (14-2-2, 9-1-2 WCHA) jumped out to a 2-1 first-period lead after goals by Peter Sejna and Tom Preissing.
Aaron Forsythe and Dana Sorensen recorded the tying and go-ahead goals for Mankato.
Jon Volp stopped 25 shots for the Mavericks (5-7-4, 4-5-3), while Curtis McElhinney turned away 24 shots for Colorado College.
The Tigers beat Mankato 6-3 Friday night as Sejna had a goal and an assist.
Mankato struck first, when Adam Gerlach scored at the 18:30 mark in the first period. But Colorado College rattled off four straight goals in the second period to put the game out of reach.
The Fighting Sioux (16-1-1) had a 6-0 and 8-2 nonconference sweep over Canisius College last weekend, pulling themselves within three points of Colorado College, which leads the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Kevin Spiewak and James Massen had two goals each for North Dakota in Saturday night's 8-2 win.
The Fighting Sioux outshot the Golden Griffins 46-16, including a 33-8 edge over the first two periods.
"We'll take our one line, so to speak, and let them do their scoring," UND defenseman Andy Schneider said. "But we know everyone is going to factor in as much as they can. The harder you work, the luckier you get."
North Dakota goalies Josh Siembida and Ryan Sofie combined for 14 saves. The Golden Griffens' (6-10-0) Bryan Worosz and Jeremy Redquest combined for 38 stops.
"All weekend, that was something we hoped we could get going," UND associate head coach Dave Hakstol said. "A lot of guys got involved tonight. We need to keep developing balance."
Brandon Bochenski scored two goals to lift the Fighting Sioux to a 6-0 victory on Friday night.
Goalie Marc Ranfranz needed only 10 saves for the shutout in his first start for North Dakota. Worosz made 32 saves for the Golden Griffens.
In other WCHA action, Denver recorded a loss and a tie with St. Cloud State, and Michigan Tech defeated Northern Michigan in a nonconference matchup.
Jon Cullen and Ryan Malone each pulled a hat trick to lead St. Cloud State past Denver 6-4 Saturday night.
Denver (12-5-3, 5-4-3 WCHA) led 4-3 after a Gabe Gauthier goal at 3:04 in the third period. But St. Cloud State (7-7-2, 5-5-2) rang up three goals -- one by Cullen and two from Malone -- to claim the win. Malone scored his third goal on an open net at 19:42 in the third.
Adam Berkhoel stopped 16 shots for Denver. Jason Montgomery made 20 saves for St. Cloud State.
"When you're hot, you're hot and when you're not, you're not," Denver coach George Gwozdecky said. "Right now, we're not. Pucks seem to get by you, we had two pucks that went off skates into our net."
The Pioneers tied St. Cloud State 1-1 Friday night.
Cullen scored with 17 seconds remaining in regulation to force the extra period.
The Huskies pulled Montgomery just 20 seconds earlier in the period. Malone and Jeff Finger assisted on the goal.
Berkhoel made 41 saves for Denver, including two in overtime.
In Marquette, Brett Engelhardt scored the winning goal and Cam Ellsworth made 29 saves as Michigan Tech edged Northern Michigan 3-2 Friday night.
Mike Stutzel scored twice for the Wildcats (9-6-1), including the only goal of the first period. The Huskies (3-8-3) got second-period goals from Josh Singer and Bryan Perez before Engelhardt scored his eighth of the season at 8:23 of the third period.
Stutzel added a power-play goal at 16:07, but Ellsworth shut down Northern the rest of the way.
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