Cam Morrison’s goal with 1 minute, 36 seconds left in the second period broke a tie as Notre Dame beat Penn State 3-2 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Big Ten tournament before a record crowd of 5,980 at the Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind.
The Irish (22-12-3), who got an automatic NCAA tournament bid with the win — coach Jeff Jackson’s 500th — led or were tied with Penn State the entire game. Penn State (22-15-2), needing a win to keep its season alive, tied it at 2-all just 32 seconds later on Alec Marsh.
Irish goalie Cale Morris stopped every other shot, finishing with 46 saves; Peyton Jones had 26 stops for PSU.
Minnesota State Mankato 3, Bowling Green 2 (OT): Nick Rivera scored 1:37 into the extra period to give the host Mavericks (32-7-2) the victory in the WCHA title game.
MSU Mankato fell behind 2-0 on its own ice when the Falcons scored in the first period and at 1:28 of the third. With their goalie pulled the Mavericks, 21-1 at the Verizon Center, tied the score on goals by Jake Jaremko with 1:44 left in the third and Conn Mackey with 56 seconds.