David Goodwin had two goals and an asssist Friday as Penn State defeated Big Ten co-leader Wisconsin 6-3 on Friday night in Madison, Wis.
The No. 10 Nittany Lions (17-6-2, 6-4-1 Big Ten) ended a five-game winless streak that came after the program reached No. 1 in the USCHO.com poll for the first time.
After the No. 17 Badgers (15-9-1, 8-3) scored the first two goals of the second period to tie score at 2-2, the Nittany Lions got the next two. Denis Smirnov scored at 8:06 to break the tie. And Goodwin made it a two-goal lead for Penn State at 13:46.
Trefor Hamilton’s shorthanded goal in the first minute of the third put Penn State, the NCAA’s highest scoring team, ahead 5-2.
Seamus Malone and Luke Kunin, the Wild’s first round draft pick in 2016, scored a minute apart early in the second period for the Badgers.
Michigan 4, Michigan State 4 (Michigan wins shootout 2-1): Sam Piazza scored in the fifth round of a shootout and the Wolverines (9-13-3, 2-7-2) got an extra point against the host Spartans (5-17-3, 1-8-2). Nolan De Jong scored twice in regulation for Michigan. Sam Saliba scored two goals for Michigan State, including the tying goal with 4:58 left in the third period.
Bemidji State 3, Alabama Huntsville 2: The Beavers (19-11-3, 19-4-2) clinched the MacNaughton Cup before beating the host Chargers (8-20-3, 8-14-3). Bemidji State won the WCHA regular-season championship because second-place Michigan Tech lost 3-2 to Ferris State.
It’s Bemidji State’s first MacNaughton Cup since it joined the WCHA in 2010, but the 22nd conference title since the Beavers started playing hockey in 1948.
Nate Arentz scored in the second period for Bemidji State, and Gerry Fitzgerald and Jay Dickman scored in the first six minutes of the third period to give the Beavers a 3-0 lead.
St. Cloud State 4, Miami (Ohio) 2: Ryan Poehling and Robby Jackson each had a goal and an assist and the host Huskies (14-14-1, 8-10-1) defeated the RedHawks (9-12-6, 5-8-4).
Mikey Eyssimont broke a 1-1 tie by scoring 2:35 into the third period for St. Cloud State, and Jackson scored 1:11 later for a two-goal lead.