Dunn posts another win for St. Cloud
With all of the preseason hype about St. Cloud State incoming freshman goalie Mike Lee -- the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's preseason player of the year -- veteran Dan Dunn was the forgotten man.
But early this season, he has made a big statement that he's not going anywhere.
Dunn made 17 saves and led St. Cloud State to a 3-1 victory over Michigan Tech on Saturday in the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, Mich. The victory helped the Huskies gain a split with Michigan Tech.
Dunn, a junior from Ontario, won his second straight start and improved to 2-1 on the season. He also posted a 31-save victory over Minnesota-Duluth a week earlier. Dunn's only loss was a 3-2 overtime game to defending national runner-up Miami-Ohio.
St. Cloud State (3-3-2) gave its goalie an early lead to work with by scoring a pair of first-period goals. Tony Mosey and Nick Oslund had power-play goals at 11:03 and 19:29 of the opening frame to stake the Huskies to a 2-0 advantage.
Michigan Tech captain Malcolm Gwilliam scored his fifth of the season at 2:21 of the second period to make it 2-1, but Brian Volpei handed St. Cloud State a two-goal cushion again early in the third.
Wisconsin 6, New Hampshire 1: Jordy Murray scored two goals and added an assist as Wisconsin manhandled New Hampshire for the second night in a row.
Ben Grotting, Sean Dolan, John Ramage and Michael Davies also scored for the Badgers.
Minnesota-Duluth 4, Clarkson 2: Minnesota-Duluth scored four times on the power play on Saturday, beating Clarkson to sweep the nonconference series.
The Bulldogs (5-2-1), who won 4-1 on Friday, were 4-for-15 on the power play. The Golden Knights (2-4-1) were just 1-for-8.
MSU-Mankato 4, Denver 4, tie: Denver's Kyle Ostrow scored the game-tying goal late in the third period and neither team was able to score on a power-play chance in overtime in a 4-4 tie.
Mankato rookie forward Tyler Pitlick scored a pair of goals -- the first two of his career -- as the Mavericks managed to get one point in their trip to Magness Arena.
Bemidji State 2, Alabama-Huntsville 1: Matt Read scored with 1:16 left in overtime to lift Bemidji State to a conference win at Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday.
Read also scored on the power play in the first period.