Sunday in the WCHA

The second night of 2012-13 wasn’t quite as kind to the WCHA, going 3-4-2 (not including an exhibition win for Bemidji State). No. 2 Minnesota (2-0) continued to flex its muscles along with Colorado College (2-0). Five of 12 league teams have at least one loss, while three have yet to play a regulation game.

Ohio State bounced back from a four-goal loss to defeat No. 13 Minnesota Duluth 3-2 at Amsoil Arena. From the News Tribune here and the Ohio State athletic web site here.

The controversy of the night at Amsoil was in the third period when UMD sophomore defenseman Derik Johnson appeared to have scored a go-ahead goal. It was ruled a goal but then on review was overturned as referee Todd Anderson ruled there was interference to the Ohio State goalie by UMD’s Adam Krause. Overhead cameras used by the officials showed that Krause had barely edged into the crease as the puck was entering the net. Certainly a very tough call, especially to over rule a call on the ice. Attacking players are allowed in the crease as long as not impeding the goalie.

The NCAA rule reads: Rule 73 – Interference on the Goalkeeper, 73.1 Interference on the Goalkeeper – A player of the attacking team may stand on the goal crease line or in the goal crease, or skate through the goal crease, unless, in the opinion of the official, the player is physically or visually preventing the goalkeeper from defending the goal.

In Kansas City, Mo., Anders Lee had a goal and an assist as No. 14 Notre Dame beat Nebraska-Omaha 3-2 to win the Icebreaker Tournament title. Notre Dame (2-0) is home Thursday and Friday against UMD. Omaha led in shots 30-26. Steven Summerhays (2-0) was in goal for the Irish. Attendace 2,254. From the Omaha World Herald here and South Bend Tribune here.

At Minneapolis, No. 2 Minnesota finished a sweep of Michigan State 7-1. The Gophers outscored the Spartans 12-2. Minnesota led in shots 34-11. Nick Bjugstad had his second goal of the season. The Gophers were up 4-0 in the first period. Freshman Adam Wilcox (cousin of Alex Stalock) in goal for Gophers. Attendance 10,003. From the St. Paul Pioneer Press here and Minneapolis Star Tribune here.

At Durham, N.H., New Hampshire completed a sweep of St. Cloud State, breaking from a 2-2 tie in the second for a 4-2 victory. Kevin Gravel and Joey Holka scored for the Huskies. UNH led in shots 29-27. Attendance 4,334. Ryan Faragher was in goal for St. Cloud State. From the St. Cloud Times here.

At Houghton, Mich., Michigan Tech’s offense was in high gear to claim its first win of the season, 8-4 over Lake Superior State. Milos Gordic had two goals. Michigan Tech led in shots 40-26 and scored three power-play goals. Kevin Genoe was in goal for the Huskies. Attendance 3,904. From U.S. College Hockey Online here.

At Anchorage, Alaska, Air Force scored with 1 second to play to gain a 3-3 tie with Alaska Anchorage in the Kendall Classic. The tie gave Anchorage the tournament title for a second straight year. Air Force led in shots 23-14. Attendance 3,839. From the Anchorage Daily News here.

At Huntsville, Ala., Eriah Hayes scored with 2:14 remaining to give Minnesota State-Mankato a 2-2 tie with Alabama-Huntsville. Mankato led in shots 53-24 and Huntsville goalie John Griggs had 51 saves. Attendance 1,431. From the Mankato Free Press here.

At the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis., Northern Michigan pulled off a sweep against No. 15 Wisconsin 4-2. Wisconsin led 2-1 just 18 seconds into the third period on a Mark Zengerle goal, but NMU countered with three goals in six minutes. Landon Peterson was in goal for Wisconsin. NMU led in shots 31-20. Attendance 4,900. From the Wisconsin State Journal here.

At. Colorado Springs, Colo., Colorado College rallied to sweep Clarkson 5-4. Clarkson led 4-3 after two periods. William Rapuzzi scored the final goal of the game with 1 minute to play. CC led in shots 42-21. Attendance 7,043. From the Colorado Springs Gazette here.

At Bemidj, Minn., Bemidji State picked up three shorthanded goals, two by David Boehm, to beat the USA U18 team 4-3. The winning goal by Brance Orban at 58 seconds of the third period. The U18s led in shots 30-24. Attendance 2,552. From the Bemidji Pioneer here.

WCHA game summaries courtesy of College Hockey Stats.net:

  St. Cloud State    2 at New Hampshire      4 NC      Box   
* Lake Superior      4 at Michigan Tech      8 NC      Box   
# Notre Dame         3 vs Nebraska Omaha     2 NC      Box   
  Minnesota State    2 at Alab-Huntsville    2 NC  tie Box   
& Wisconsin          2 vs Northern Michigan  4 NC      Box   
  Ohio State         3 at Minnesota Duluth   2 NC      Box   
  USA Under-18 Team  3 at Bemidji State      4 EX      Box   
  Clarkson           4 at Colorado College   5 NC      Box   
  Michigan State     1 at Minnesota          7 NC      Box   
% Air Force          3 at Alaska Anchorage   3 NC  tie Box   
* - Hall of Fame Day
# - IceBreaker Championship (Kansas City, MO)
& - Resch Center (Green Bay, WI)
% - Kendall Hockey Classic

3 thoughts on “Sunday in the WCHA

  1. Lots of terrible calls last night. Many misses on offsides. But the no goal was terrible. No way Krause interfered with the goalie, not even close. Way too many penalties called, and not called. Just bad. Were these replacement refs?

  2. It must have been the worst call ever, as this is the closest Kevin’s ever gotten to “editorializing” in a gamer.

    Still, not a bad weekend overall. The chemistry between linemates will come.

  3. Indeed, remaining neutral in a game story is important, but after watching replay video (after the game) it seemed hard to believe that the call of goal on the ice was reversed.

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