Colt Conrad's unassisted goal with 31 seconds left in the third period gave Western Michigan a 4-3 victory over No. 1 Minnesota Duluth on Friday night at Amsoil Arena. It was his second goal of the game and third of the season.
The six other goals in the game, before an announced crowd of 5,836, were all scored in the opening period.
Aidan Muir staked the Broncos (6-2-1, 3-2 NCHC) to a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 7:57. Then Alex Iafallo, Joey Anderson and Parker Mackay all scored for UMD (7-2-2, 4-1) in a five-minute span to put the Bulldogs ahead 3-1.
Matheson Iacopelli of Western Michigan cut the lead to 3-2 with his 10th goal of the season, and Conrad's first goal of the game, with four seconds left in the period, tied the score.
Hunter Miska had 19 saves for Minnesota Duluth, Trevor Gorsuch 21 for Western Michigan.
Denver 1, North Dakota 1: The No. 2 Pioneers (6-2-1, 2-0-1 NCHC) and No. 6 Fighting Hawks (5-3-2, 0-2-1) tied in Grand Forks, N.D., after trading third-period goals. Cole Smith scored for UND at 1:05, and Henrik Borgstrom answered for Denver on a power play at 14:47. Tanner Jaillet had 29 saves for the Pioneers, Cam Johnson stopped 24 shots for the home team.
St. Cloud State 7, Colorado College 3: Judd Peterson had a goal and two assists to lead No. 13 Huskies (5-4, 1-2) over the host Tigers (3-6, 1-2).
Penn State 6, Alaska 3: Kris Myllari and Chase Berger each scored twice as the No. 12 Nittany Lions (8-1-1) beat the visiting Nanooks (3-8).
Ohio State 7, Connecticut 4: David Gust had a hat trick, scoring one goal in each period, to lead the host Buckeyes (6-1-3), ranked No. 14, over the Huskies (3-3-4).
Michigan 4, Boston University 0: Tony Calderone scored two goals and Hayden Lavigne stopped 30 shots as the No. 18 Wolverines (5-3-1) beat the Terriers (4-3-1).
Bemidji St. 1, Minnesota State Mankato 1 (OT, tie): Charlie O'Connor scored in the third minute of a three-on-three second overtime to give the conference-leading Beavers an extra point in the WCHA standings, although officially the game in Mankato will count as a tie. Charlie Gerard's first goal of the season gave No. 11 MSU Mankato (7-3-1, 5-3-1 WCHA) a 1-0 lead at 2:31 of the opening period. Dan Billett tied the score for No. 15 Bemidji State (8-2-1, 8-0-1-1) at 8:25 of the third period. Both goalies — Michael Bitzer of the Beavers and Jason Pawloski of the Mavericks — stopped 25 shots.