The 2nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines split a home-and-home series with the Ferris State Bulldogs. Al Montoya made 17 saves on Friday as the Wolverines pulled out a 3-0 shutout at Yost. On Saturday, Mike Brown earned shutout honors with 33 saves and Matt Rutkoswki scored the lone goal in the Bulldogs 1-0 overtime win at Ewigleben.
The 11th-ranked Northern Michigan Wildcats grabbed their valuable conference points against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend. Friday night, Morgan Cey made 26 saves and Mike Santorelli scored the ‘Cats only goal as the CCHA rivals skated to a 1-1 tie. Santorelli registered two more markers on Saturday as the Wildcats downed the Irish 4-1 at the Joyce Center.
The Michigan State Spartans split a two-game bill with the surprising Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks at the Munn Arena in East Lansing. The Green and White got goals from five different players on Friday night as they rolled to a 5-2 victory. The Mavs repaid the favor on Saturday as they grabbed a 5-2 win on the Spartans ice.
The Lake Superior State Lakers finally got in the win column as they split their two game bill with the Bowling Green Falcons in Ohio. Nathan Ward led the Lakers to their first win of the season with a pair of goals in a 5-1 knockout on Friday night. The Falcons got back in the air on Saturday as they sunk the Lakers 2-1 at the BGSU Ice Arena.
The Western Michigan Broncos kept the State splits going as they traded wins with the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo. Vince Bellissimo notched the hat trick in the Broncs 6-3 win in the opener. The Buckeyes racked up four, third period goals on Saturday to take the finale, 5-2.
The underachieving Michigan Tech Huskies earned their first win of the season in a two game split with the visiting Alaska-Anchorage SeaWolves at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. John Scott picked the game winner as the Huskies rolled to a 5-1 win in Friday’s opener. The Huskies lost a 5-4 shootout to the Wolves in Saturday’s final game.
The Wayne State Warrior Women also earned a split against the Colgate Raiders at the City Sports Ice Arena in Detroit. The Raiders squeaked by the Warriors, 3-2, on Friday evening. The Warriors got their revenge the next afternoon with a 4-1 victory.
For an extended look back at the Wayne State Warrior Men’s weekend sweep of Canisius, please see below.