Luke Johnson provided the offense and Zane Gothberg the defense as North Dakota beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-0 Friday to move into share of the lead in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
One night after its nation-best winning streak ended, North Dakota beat Bemidji State 4-2 Saturday in men’s college hockey to extend its unbeaten streak to nine games. UND goalie Zane Gothberg extended his personal unbeaten streak to nine games. He was in net in Friday’s 1-1 tie. Connor Gaarder and Andrew Panzarella scored 55 seconds apart early in the first period to stake UND (12-7-3) to the early lead. Derek Rodwell and Derek Parks extended the lead to 4-2 in the second period and the teams skated to a scoreless tie in the third.
Brett Knowles scored in overtime as Minnesota State, Mankato beat North Dakota 2-1 Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Top-ranked Minnesota erased a two-goal deficit in the last 10 minutes to earn a 4-4 tie with North Dakota on Saturday in the last Western Collegiate Hockey Association game between the long-time rivals.