BIG TEN

• MICHIGAN 9, MICHIGAN ST. 2: Kyle Connor and JT Compher each had two goals and three assists to lead No. 8 Wolverines (12-3-3, 3-1-1-1 Big Ten) to a rout over the host Spartans (5-14-2, 1-4). With the win, and the Gophers’ 3-2 overtime loss at Penn State, Michigan moved into first place in the conference. Michigan State took a 1-0 lead midway through the opening period, but before it ended the Wolverines led 5-2. Steve Racine had 24 saves in goal for Michigan and improved to 5-0 in his past six starts. The margin of victory was the most in this rivalry since the Wolverines’ 8-1 win over the Spartans on Feb. 17, 1996.

• OHIO ST. 2, WISCONSIN 0: David Gust and Tyler Lundey scored third-period goals as the Buckeyes (6-11, 1-2) edged the Badgers (4-8-5, 1-3-1) at the Kohl Center. Christian Frey made 26 saves for the shutout; Wisconsin goalie Matt Jurusik stopped 19 shots. Ohio State was coming off its best series of the season. It beat then-No. 4 Boston College 3-2 and then-No. 9 Cornell 8-0 to win the Florida College Hockey Classic.

 

NCHC

• MIAMI (OHIO) 2, MINNESOTA DULUTH 1 (2 OT): Louie Belpedio, a third-round pick of the Wild in the 2014 draft, scored at 4:12 of the second overtime to give the host RedHawks (6-10-3, 3-7-1-2) the win over the No. 19 Bulldogs (7-7-4, 4-5-2-1). Chris Joyaux scored for Miami early in the second period; UMD’s Tony Cameranesi tied the score with 5:38 left in the third. Jay Williams stopped 38 shots for Miami, Kasimir Kaskisuo 30 for UMD.

• ST. CLOUD STATE 2, COLORADO COLLEGE 1: Mickey Eyssimont and Patrick Russell scored goals in the first period and Charlie Lindgren made 26 saves as the No. 4 Huskies (17-4, 9-2) edged the visiting Tigers (4-17, 2-9). Cody Bradley scored on a power play for Colorado College in the second period while Jacob Nehama made 34 saves. .

 

WCHA

• NORTHERN MICHIGAN 3, MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO 1: Dominik Shine’s eighth goal of the season in the second period for the Wildcats (8-7-6, 6-5-4) broke a 1-all tie with the No. 18 Mavericks (10-7-4, 9-2-4). Brett Knowles had a shorthanded goal for MSU Mankato in the opening period.

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