Tucker Poolman’s power-play goal with 42 seconds left in the second period Saturday gave North Dakota a 2-1 lead and the Fighting Hawks went on to beat visiting Canisus 4-1. Shane Gersich and Austin Poganski scored in the third for the Fighting Hawks (2-0), rated No. 1 by USCHO.com. Shots were 41-10 in UND’s favor.
Michigan 4, Union 0: James Sanchez scored two goals, one shorthanded, and linemate Max Shuart had two assists as the No. 11 Wolverines (1-1) beat visiting the Dutchmen (1-1) for a split in their two-game series. Niko Porikos and Sam Piazza had the other goals for Michigan, which was outshot 31-27. Hayden Lavigne had the shutout; 13 of his saves came in the third period. Union won the first game 4-3.
Air Force 3, Ohio St. 3 (Falcons win SO): John Wiitala and Nick Schilkey scored third-period goals for the Buckeyes to tie the score in the IceBreaker championship game in Denver, but Air Force (1-0-1) won the shootout to take home the trophy. Shane Starrett made 46 saves for the Falcons; two goalies for OSU (1-0-1) stopped 25 shots.
Minnesota Duluth 1, UMass-Lowell 1 (tie): After tying 4-4 on Friday, the No. 6 Bulldogs (2-0-2) and No. 8 River Hawks deadlocked again. Connor Wilson scored for UMass-Lowell (0-0-2) at 3:30 of the first period, Neal Pionk of UMD tied it at 13:06 of the third. The Bulldogs had a 40-24 advantage in shots on goal.
Wisconsin 6, Northern Michigan 5: Trent Frederic’s power-play goal with 8:24 left for the Badgers broke a 5-all tie in the neutral site game played in Green Bay, Wis. Corbin McGuire had two goals for Wisconsin (1-1). Robbie Payne had two goals and three assists for the Wildcats (1-1), who won the opener 3-2.
Bemidji St. 4, Bowling Green 1: Charlie O’Connor and Gerry Fitzgerald scored goals in the first eight minutes of the third period to break a 1-all as the Beavers (2-0 overall and conference) beat the visiting Falcons (0-2), rated No. 14.
MSU Mankato 4, Michigan Tech 0: Daniel Brinkley and Marc Michaelis each had a goal and two assists as the host Mavericks (2-0), ranked No. 19, beat the No. 17 Huskies (0-4, 0-2). Cole Huggins had 17 saves for the shutout.