College hockey: North Dakota beats Ohio State, Gophers lose to Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's Carl Hagelin scored two goals and goalie Bryan Hogan stopped all 24 shots he faced as the Wolverines routed the Minnesota Gophers 6-0 Friday in the first round of the College Hockey Showcase.
Louie Caporusso and Ben Winnett had a goal and an assist apiece for Michigan (6-7-0), which had lost five of its previous six games.
The Wolverines dominated the game, outshooting the Gophers 32-24 and holding Minnesota (4-8-1) scoreless on seven power-play chances. The Gophers, who are 16-12-5 all-time in the Showcase, had converted eight of 29 power-play chances in their previous seven games.
Michigan scored twice on the power play and once shorthanded to equal its highest scoring output of the season. It beat Alaska-Anchorage 6-1 on Oct. 10.
David Wohlberg and Brandon Burlon also scored for Michigan, which won for just the second time this season at home. Steve Kampfer assisted on two goals.
"They played with the urgency we have to have," Minnesota coach Don Lucia said. "We were chasing all night long ... It was our poorest game since the first game of the season," he said, referring to a 4-0 loss to North Dakota.
The loss was Minnesota's fourth straight and the fourth time it was shut out this season. The Gophers have been outscored 19-7 during their current losing streak.
Minnesota goalie Alex Kangas made 26 saves, including 14 in the first period.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Forum Communications Co.) Brad Eidsness gave up an even-strength goal for the first time in 226 minutes, 12 seconds on Friday night.
His teammates made sure that it didn't matter.
Darcy Zajac, Brad Malone, Danny Kristo and Brett Hextall all scored a goal and Evan Trupp had a spectacular night in grabbing two assists as the North Dakota men's hockey team beat Ohio State 4-1 in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
UND broke a three-game losing skid and won for the first time since captain Chay Genoway was injured two weeks ago against St. Cloud State.
"We've been in a bit of a rut and it was a big win," Trupp said. "I think a lot of guys had a bit more energy. There's a little more on the line when you're in the rut that we were in. We're a team that likes to win, so the last three games, we've had a pit in our stomach."
The nightcap of the Subway Holiday Classic was quiet and tightly contested for two periods, but the Sioux opened it up with a three-goal third to improve to 8-4-1 overall and 3-0 in nonconference play. The strong out-of-league record should help the Sioux come NCAA tournament selection time - a luxury they did not have last season.