UPDATED: UMD 6, Anchorage 3

     Jordan Fulton, Jack Connolly and Rob Bordson scored second-period goals as Minnesota Duluth defeated Alaska Anchorage 6-3 Saturday night at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage goalie Jon Olthuis was pulled with 6:38 to play and Anchorage’s Kevin Clark scored his 23rd goal of the season, with an extra attacker, then Olthuis was pulled again and UMD defenseman Brady Lamb got an empty-netter with 4:00 to play.

      UMD (20-15-1 and 16-11-1 WCHA) gained a second straight 20-win season and tied for fourth in the final league standings at 16-11-1. The Bulldogs earned the No. 5 seed for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs and open a best-of-three series at home Friday against Colorado College. Anchorage (11-21-3 and 9-16-2) tied for eighth in the league, earned the ninth seed and will open at Wisconsin.
     Other first-round series are Minnesota State-Mankato at St. Cloud State; Minnesota at North Dakota; and Michigan Tech at Denver. 
     Anchorage’s Tommy Grant scored a shorthanded goal at 3:43 of the third, and UMD’s David Grun countered on the same shift with a power-play goal 27 seconds later and Fulton assisted. Grun added his second goal, also on a power play at 9:33, from Bordson and Fulton (for a career-best four-point night).
     A possible UMD goal was reviewed for a long time with 4:56 left in the second, and was called no-goal.  Clark followed with a power-play goal for Anchorage with 31 seconds left in the second period, the 50th of his career. Shots on goal through two periods were 15-15. Kenny Reiter in goal for the Bulldogs.

     The Bulldogs went up 3-0 in the second period. Fulton scored 19 seconds into the period from Justin Fontaine and Jack Connolly; then Jack Connolly scored at 6:56 from Fulton; and Bordson scored on a power play at 11:06 from Brady Lamb and Fontaine.

     In final WCHA games only statistics, Jack Connolly, Mike Connolly and Justin Fontaine tied for third in scoring with 33 points each.

Minnesota Duluth………..0-3-3—6

Alaska Anchorage.………..0-1-2—3

     First period – No scoring. Penalties – Nils Backstrom, Anchorage (hooking), 3:45; Ken Selby, Anchorage (roughing), 3:45; Drew Akins, UMD (roughing), 10:31.

     Second period – 1. UMD, Jordan Fulton 3 (Justin Fontaine, Jack Connolly), :19; 2. UMD, J. Connolly 18 (Fulton), 6:56; 3. UMD, Rob Bordson 9 (Brady Lamb, Fontaine), 11:06 (pp); 4. Anchorage, Kevin Clark 22 (Josh Lunden, Luka Vidmar, 19:29. Penalties – Brad Gorham, Anchorage (cross-checking), 2:48; Travis Oleksuk, UMD (roughing, served by Mike Seidle, 10-minute misconduct), 4:04; Mickey Spencer, Anchorage (slashing), 9:16; J. Connolly, UMD (interference), 13:04; Cody Danberg, UMD (interference), 17:53.

      Third period – 5. Anchorage, Tommy Grant 9 (Craig Parkinson), 3:43 (sh); 6. UMD, David Grun 5 (Fulton), 4:10 (pp); 7. UMD, Grun 6 (Bordson, Fulton), 9:33 (pp); 8. Anchorage, Clark 23 (Parkinson, Grant), 14:33 (ea); 9. UMD, Lamb10, 16:00 (en). Penalties – Kane LaFranchise, Anchorage (tripping), 3:17; Kenny Reiter, UMD (tripping, served by Kyle Schmidt), 4:39; Nick Haddad, Anchorage (interference), 7:42; Jared Tuton, Anchorage (double-minor roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 20:00.

      Shots on goal – UMD 8-7-9–24; Anchorage 9-6-12–27. Goalies – Kenny Reiter (11-8), UMD (27 shots-24 saves); Jon Olthuis (8-14-2), Anchorage (24 shots-18 saves). Power plays – UMD 3-of-6; Anchorage 1-of-5. Referees – Don Adam, Tim Walsh. Assistants – Steve Glines, Scott Sivulich. A – 4,168.

WCHA Standings Courtesy of College Hockey Stats.net

                         Conference Only                Overall
Pts GP Record Win% GF- GA GP Record Win% GF- GA
1 Denver 42 28 19- 5- 4 .750 92- 65 36 25- 7- 4 .750 120- 84 2 Wisconsin 37 27 17- 7- 3 .685 108- 70 34 22- 8- 4 .706 137- 86 3 St. Cloud State 34 28 15- 9- 4 .607 92- 84 36 20-11- 5 .625 116-100 4 North Dakota 33 28 15-10- 3 .589 89- 61 36 20-11- 5 .625 115- 77 Minnesota Duluth 33 28 16-11- 1 .589 90- 77 36 20-15- 1 .569 116-100 6 Colorado College 27 28 12-13- 3 .482 88- 85 36 18-15- 3 .542 116-103 7 Minnesota 24 27 11-14- 2 .444 74- 75 35 16-17- 2 .486 95- 97 8 Minnesota State 20 28 9-17- 2 .357 75- 92 36 15-18- 3 .458 101-102 Alaska Anchorage 20 28 9-17- 2 .357 66-106 34 11-21- 2 .353 84-130 10 Michigan Tech 8 28 4-24- 0 .143 59-118 34 5-28- 1 .162 71-142

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UPDATED: UMD 6, Anchorage 3





     Jordan Fulton, Jack Connolly and Rob Bordson scored second-period goals as Minnesota Duluth defeated Alaska Anchorage 6-3 Saturday night at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage goalie Jon Olthuis was pulled with 6:38 to play and Anchorage‘s Kevin Clark scores No. 23 with an extra attacker, then Olthuis was pulled again and UMD defenseman Brady Lamb got an empty-netter with 4:00 to play.

      UMD (20-15-1 and 16-11-1 WCHA) gained a second straight 20-win season and tied for fourth in the final league standings at 16-11-1. The Bulldogs earned the No. 5 seed for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs and open a best-of-three series at home Friday against Colorado College. Anchorage (11-21-3 and 9-16-2) tied for eighth in the league, earned the ninth seed and will open at Wisconsin.

     Other first-round series are Minnesota State-Mankato at St. Cloud State; Minnesota at North Dakota; and Michigan Tech at Denver. 

     Anchorage‘s Tommy Grant scored a shorthanded goal at 3:43 of the third, and UMD’s David Grun countered on the same shift with a power-play goal 27 seconds later and Fulton assisted. Grun added his second goal, also on a power play at 9:33, from Bordson and Fulton (for a career-best four-point night).

     A possible UMD goal was reviewed for a long time with 4:56 left in the second, and was called no-goal.  Clark followed with a power-play goal for Anchorage with 31 seconds left in the second period, the 50th of his career. Shots on goal through two periods were 15-15. Kenny Reiter in goal for the Bulldogs.

     Fulton scored 19 seconds into the period from Justin Fontaine and Jack Connolly; then Jack Connolly scored at 6:56 from Fulton; and Bordson scored on a power play at 11:06 from Brady Lamb and Fontaine.

     In final WCHA games only statistics, Jack Connolly, Mike Connolly and Justin Fontaine tied for third in scoring with 33 points each.



Minnesota Duluth………..0-3-3—6

Alaska Anchorage.………0-1-2—3

     First period – No scoring. Penalties – Nils Backstrom, Anchorage (hooking), 3:45; Ken Selby, Anchorage (roughing), 3:45; Drew Akins, UMD (roughing), 10:31.

     Second period – 1. UMD, Jordan Fulton 3 (Justin Fontaine, Jack Connolly), :19; 2. UMD, J. Connolly 18 (Fulton), 6:56; 3. UMD, Rob Bordson 9 (Brady Lamb, Fontaine), 11:06 (pp); 4. Anchorage, Kevin Clark 22 (Josh Lunden, Luka Vidmar, 19:29. Penalties – Brad Gorham, Anchorage (cross-checking), 2:48; Travis Oleksuk, UMD (roughing, served by Mike Seidle, 10-minute misconduct), 4:04; Mickey Spencer, Anchorage (slashing), 9:16; J. Connolly, UMD (interference), 13:04; Cody Danberg, UMD (interference), 17:53.

      Third period – 5. Anchorage, Tommy Grant 9 (Craig Parkinson), 3:43 (sh); 6. UMD, David Grun 5 (Fulton), 4:10 (pp); 7. UMD, Grun 6 (Bordson, Fulton), 9:33 (pp); 8. Anchorage, Clark 23 (Parkinson, Grant), 14:33 (ea); 9. UMD, Lamb10, 16:00 (en). Penalties – Kane LaFranchise, Anchorage (tripping), 3:17; Kenny Reiter, UMD (tripping, served by Kyle Schmidt), 4:39; Nick Haddad, Anchorage (interference), 7:42; Jared Tuton, Anchorage (double-minor roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 20:00.

      Shots on goal – UMD 8-7-9–24; Anchorage 9-6-12–27. Goalies – Kenny Reiter (11-8), UMD (27 shots-24 saves); Jon Olthuis (8-14-2), Anchorage (24 shots-18 saves). Power plays – UMD 3-of-6; Anchorage 1-of-5. Referees – Don Adam, Tim Walsh. Assistants – Steve Glines, Scott Sivulich. A – 4,168.

 

2010 Final WCHA Regular Season Standings Courtesy of College Hockey Stats.net

                           Conference Only              verall
Pts GP Record Win% GF- GA GP Record Win% GF- GA
1 Denver 42 28 19- 5- 4 .750 92- 65 36 25- 7- 4 .750 120- 84 2 Wisconsin 37 27 17- 7- 3 .685 108- 70 34 22- 8- 4 .706 137- 86 3 St. Cloud State 34 28 15- 9- 4 .607 92- 84 36 20-11- 5 .625 116-100 4 North Dakota 33 28 15-10- 3 .589 89- 61 36 20-11- 5 .625 115- 77 Minnesota Duluth 33 28 16-11- 1 .589 90- 77 36 20-15- 1 .569 116-100 6 Colorado College 27 28 12-13- 3 .482 88- 85 36 18-15- 3 .542 116-103 7 Minnesota 24 27 11-14- 2 .444 74- 75 35 16-17- 2 .486 95- 97 8 Minnesota State 20 28 9-17- 2 .357 75- 92 36 15-18- 3 .458 101-102 Alaska Anchorage 20 28 9-17- 2 .357 66-106 34 11-21- 2 .353 84-130 10 Michigan Tech 8 28 4-24- 0 .143 59-118 34 5-28- 1 .162 71-142

  

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