Jared Spooner scored late in the opening period and Jake Jaremko early in the second as No. 3 Minnesota State Mankato edged visiting Michigan Tech 2-1 on Friday night in the opener of a best-of-three WCHA semifinal series.
Joel L’Esperance scored midway through the third period for the Huskies. Connor LaCouvee stopped 18 shots for the Mavericks, Devin Kero 26 for Michigan Tech.
No. 8 Minnesota Duluth 5, Western Michigan 0: Freshman defenseman Scott Perunovich had a goal and two assists and Hunter Shepard stopped 26 shots as the Bulldogs defeated the visiting Broncos in the opener of their best-of-three quarterfinal series.
No. 14 North Dakota 4, No. 13 Omaha 0: Shane Gersich scored a goal in the first period and UND scored three more in the second to beat the visiting Mavericks. Cam Johnson made 25 saves for the shutout. Christian Wolanin made it 2-0 Fighting Hawks with a power-play goal just 1 minute into the second. Nick Jones and Joel Janatuinen had goals in the final 8 minutes of the period. Evan Weninger had 30 saves for Omaha.
No. 1 St. Cloud State 5, Miami (Ohio) 2: Jack Ahcan had a goal and an assist as the Huskies beat the visiting RedHawks. Jimmy Schuldt and Blake Lizotte scored second-period goals to put SCSU ahead 3-1.
Division III women
Wis.-Eau Claire 3, Gustavus 2 (3 OT): Emma Peterson scored at 1:02 of the third overtime as the Blugolds (18-6-4) edged the host Gusties in an NCAA Division III tournament play-in game. Amelia Vosen had two goals for the Gusties (20-3-4), who had a 60-29 edge in shots on goal.