Nick Bjugstad’s second goal at 14:54 of the third period lifted second-ranked Minnesota over Bemidji State 4-2 on Friday, keeping the Gophers’ hopes alive for the McNaughton Cup.
Stephane Pattyn and Rocco Grimalsi scored in the third period as North Dakota beat Minn. St., Mankato 4-3 on Friday to keep alive its hopes for a share of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association title.
Jonny Brodzinski scored two goals to lead St. Cloud State past Wisconsin 4-2 on Friday and earn at least a share of the McNaughton Cup.
WCHA regular season champion Minnesota is getting ready for the league playoffs as the top seed for the first time in five years.