St. Cloud kept their slim WCHA title hopes alive with a convincing 5-1 win over Minnesota. The Huskies seemed pretty dominant in this game, while Minnesota did not play their best game.
Ferris State beat CCHA champion Notre Dame 5-2. David Brown gave up 5 goals on 20 shots, which can't help his Hobey campaign.
Minnesota State helped out some of their conference mates by beating Colorado College 3-2 tonight. The win moves MSU closer to the all-important 25th spot in the RPI.
Western Michigan tried to hold on to that 25th spot by beating Lake Superior 3-1.
Denver was able to beat North Dakota 4-3 in overtime, giving the Pioneers the upperhand in the race for 3rd in the WCHA.
Michigan was able to come from behind and beat Ohio State in Columbus 4-3. T.J. Hensick had the game-tying goal at the end of the second period, and Brandon Naurato won the game late in the third.
Duluth beat Alaska-Anchorage, creating a tie for 9th place in the WCHA. The outcome of tomorrow's game could be the difference between going to Minnesota and St. Cloud.
Michigan Tech stayed even with Minnesota State for 7th in the WCHA by beating Wisconsin 2-0. The Badgers looked like they were making a run in the WCHA, but this loss really hurts.
Elsewhere in the CCHA, Miami beat Northern Michigan 4-1, Michigan State beat Bowling Green 5-3, and Nebraska-Omaha won 4-3 in Alaska.
In high school hockey, the state tournament had its first upset. In section 5A, 7th seeded Spring Lake Park(former HS of NHLer David Backes, and Colorado College's Addison DeBoer) beat 2nd seeded Breck 5-4 in overtime.
Cretin-Derham Hall continued their relatively easy march through their section with a 10-3 win over St. Paul Johnson.
Tomorrow is a big day for the state tournaments, as most of the sections will play their semifinal round.