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COLLEGE HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Big wins for Minnesota Duluth, Denver

Forward Nick Swaney (23) of Minnesota Duluth controls the puck near defenseman Ian Mitchell (15) of Denver during Friday's game at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. Clint Austin / Forum News Service1 / 2
Bemidji State celebrates sophomore Brad Johnson’s (18) goal in the third period against Northern Michigan on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn. (Jillian Gandsey | Forum News Service)2 / 2

Minnesota Duluth 5, Denver 2

Denver scored less than three minutes in, but the second-place Bulldogs responded with four straight goals to open up a nine-point lead on the Pioneers, who are tied with North Dakota for for the final home-ice playoff spot in the NCHC in fourth place. Read the full story here.

North Dakota 5, Western Michigan 1

North Dakota rookie Mark Senden scored on the opening shift of the game, his teammates stormed to a 3-0 lead in the first 11 minutes and the Fighting Hawks handed the Broncos their worst home loss of the season, 5-1, at Lawson Ice Arena. Read more here.

Bemidji State 2, Northern Michigan 2 (BSU wins 3-on-3 OT)

Brad Johnson scored a game-tying power-play goal in the third period to help the Bemidji State men’s hockey team skate to a 2-2 tie Friday night, Feb. 15, against Northern Michigan. After a scoreless first overtime period, Ethan Somoza sent the Sanford Center crowd home happy by burying the winner in 3-on-3 overtime to secure two points in the WCHA standings. See more here.

Minnesota 4, Ohio State 3

The Gophers opened up a two-goal lead at Value City Arena and played their most structured defensive game in weeks to survive a pair of Ohio State rallies and upset the Buckeyes 4-3 on Friday, Feb. 15. Read more here.

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