Captain Noah Cates, a junior forward from Stillwater, scored two minutes into overtime to give No. 4 Minnesota Duluth a 4-3 victory over host and sixth-ranked St. Cloud State on Saturday in the NCHC.
UMD (6-2-2) took leads of 1-0 early in the first period on Tanner Laderoute's goal, and 2-1 on Nick Swaney's power-play goal early in the second. Veeti Miettinen and Easton Brodzinski scored power-play goals 1:15 apart in the middle of the second to put the Huskies (6-4) ahead 3-2. Kobe Rothe tied the score at 3-3 at 4:33 of the third with a man advantage again.
Ryan Fanti made 34 saves for the Bulldogs. David Hrenak finished with 27 saves for St. Cloud State.
No. 5 Minnesota State Mankato 5, Northern Michigan 0: The Mavericks (4-1-1, 1-0 WCHA) scored four goals in just over eight minutes of the opening period vs. the host Wildcats (2-3, 0-1). Jared Spooner started the outburst at 5:16. Nathan Smith, Cade Borchardt and Julian Napravnik, at 13:20, had the other goals. Dryden McKay got the shutout, making 16 saves.
Bemidji State 4, Lake Superior State 1: Brendan Harris scored two third-period goals as the visiting Beavers (2-3-1) beat the Lakers (4-1-2) in a nonconference game. His first goal, at 10:29, broke a 1-1 tie. Harris added an empty-net goal to complete the scoring.