Sunday in the WCHA

While there were three WCHA series over the weekend (including Minnesota Duluth splitting a home series with St. Cloud State), the non-league games took the headlines.

Unranked Yale of the Eastern College Athletic Conference will certainly be ranked this week after a pair of OT wins at No. 2 Denver 2-1 Friday and at No. 14 Colorado College 6-5 Saturday, while No. 3 New Hampshire tied CC 4-4 Friday and beat Denver 6-4 Saturday.

Recaps from Saturday’s dominating St. Cloud State 5-1 victory at Amsoil Arena from the News Tribune here and the St. Cloud Times here.

The Bulldogs (3-7-2) are at Michigan Tech (4-6) this Friday and Saturday. Tech was idle last weekend.

At Denver, No. 3 New Hampshire trailed by three goals nine minutes into the game, changed goalies and came back to beat No. 2 Denver 6-4. UNH (9-1-2) led in shots 31-27. Denver led 3-0 and 4-2 after two periods, and UNH scored four times in the third period. Grayson Downing completed a hat trick for the Wildcats early in the third period and thenĀ  Kevin Goumas scored the game’s final three goals. Sam Brittain was in goal for Denver. Attendance 5,432. From the Denver Post here.

At Colorado Springs, Colo., Yale rallied with the only goal of the third period and then Josh Balch’s first goal of the season with 1:39 left in overtime for a 6-5 victory over No. 14 Colorado College. Yale (5-2-1) led 48-34 in shots. A Scott Winkler (8) goal helped CC to a 5-4 lead after two periods. Joe Howe (42 saves) was in goal for the Tigers. Attendance 6,654. From the Colorado Springs Gazette here.

At South Bend, Ind., Jeff Costello and Minnesotan Anders Lee each had a pair of goals as No. 6 Notre Dame defeated No. 7 North Dakota 5-2 to earn a split at home. The Irish broke from a 1-1 tie with three straight goals. Notre Dame led in shots 41-32. Zane Gothberg was in goal for North Dakota. Attendance 4,733. From the South Bend Tribune here and Grand Forks Herald here.

At Burlington, Vt., freshman A.J. Michaelson had his first career goal as No. 4 Minnesota finished a sweep of Vermont 3-1. Minnesota led in shots 33-27. Attendance 33-27. The Gophers are 9-2-2. From the Burlington Free Press here and Minneapolis Star Tribune here.

At Bemidji, Minn., sophomore defenseman Sam Rendle of Grand Rapids scored with 2:29 to play as Bemidji State held off Alaska Anchorage 5-4. It was his first goal of the season. Anchorage led in shots 27-23. BSU led 4-1 early in the second period before the Seawolves made it 4-4. Aaron McLeod had two goals for the Beavers. Attendance 3,305. From the Bemidji Pioneer here and Anchorage Daily News here.

At Omaha, five third-period goals pushed No. 15 Nebraska-Omaha to an 8-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville. UNO has won six straight. The Red Mavs were 3-5 on power plays and led in shots 40-20. Attendance 5,039. Anthony Stolarz (20) got the shutout. From the Omaha World Herald here.

At Madison, Wis., Eriah Hayes had a pair of goals as Minnesota State-Mankato edged Wisconsin 4-2 to complete a weekend road sweep. Wisconsin used two goalies. the Badgers led in shots 35-29. Since defeating UMD 2-0 on Oct. 26 in Duluth, the Badgers are 0-5-2. Attendance 10,133. From the Wisconsin State Journal here and Mankato Free Press here.

WCHA Standings and Summaries Courtesy of College Hockey Stats.net

 1 Denver            14   8  7- 1- 0 .875  35- 19   12  9- 3- 0 .750  50- 30
 2 Minnesota         10   8  4- 2- 2 .625  23- 19   13  9- 2- 2 .769  44- 23
   St. Cloud State   10   8  5- 3- 0 .625  25- 16   12  7- 5- 0 .583  42- 28
 4 Nebraska Omaha     9   6  4- 1- 1 .750  21- 15   12  8- 3- 1 .708  45- 25
 5 Colorado College   8   6  4- 2- 0 .667  24- 21   14  7- 6- 1 .536  52- 49
   North Dakota       8   6  3- 1- 2 .667  20- 16   12  6- 4- 2 .583  36- 30
 7 Bemidji State      6   8  2- 4- 2 .375  23- 27   10  3- 5- 2 .400  28- 29
   Michigan Tech      6   8  3- 5- 0 .375  21- 28   10  4- 6- 0 .400  31- 36
   Minnesota State    6   8  3- 5- 0 .375  22- 27   12  5- 5- 2 .500  35- 36
10 Minnesota Duluth   4   8  1- 5- 2 .250  17- 27   12  3- 7- 2 .333  29- 37
   Wisconsin          4   8  1- 5- 2 .250  15- 23   10  1- 7- 2 .200  18- 29
12 Alaska Anchorage   3   6  0- 3- 3 .250  12- 20   10  2- 4- 4 .400  23- 31
  North Dakota       2 at Notre Dame         5       Box   
  Minnesota          3 at Vermont            1       Box   
  Alaska Anchorage   4 at Bemidji State      5       Box   
  Alab-Huntsville    0 at Nebraska Omaha     8       Box   
  Minnesota State    4 at Wisconsin          2       Box   
  St. Cloud State    5 at Minnesota Duluth   1       Box   
  New Hampshire      6 at Denver             4       Box   
  Yale               6 at Colorado College   5, OT   Box

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