North Dakota 4, Minnesota 0: The Sioux hammered their biggest rivals last night, and you might not find a more comprehensive victory all season. The score honestly wasn’t even that close. Brad Eidsness needed only 22 saves to record his 2nd career shutout. The defense suffocated the Gopher offense all night, and honestly if Alex Kangas hadn’t been on his game this could have been 8 or 9 to 0. Four different Sioux scored, and the way Chay Genoway is playing so far it looks like he wants back to back defensemen to win the Hobey.
Alabama Huntsville 4, Air Force 2: Is Huntsville that good, or is Air Force that bad? I have a tendency to think it’s a little of both, although Air Force’s problems can seemingly be hung on Andrew Volkening. Volkening was phenomenal last year, but is struggling so far this season. Jacques Lamoureux was held off the scoreboard.
UMass 3, BU 2: The Terriers got two goals from Alex Chiasson, but Paul Dainton stole the show for UMass as he had 39 saves. Will Ortiz had the GWG for the Minutemen.
Notre Dame 2, Providence 0: Ben Ryan got two assists on Nick Larson and Calle Ridderwall goals and Mike Johnson got his first career shutout as Notre Dame got over the upset loss they suffered at the hands of Providence on Thursday.
Ohio State 4, Denver 0: I thought Denver was supposed to be the greatest hockey team ever assembled? Who lied to me? In all seriousness, Ohio State showed why there was a lot of preseason buzz around this team as Cal Heeter made 39 saves in a shutout. One of my favorite players in the country, Zac Dalpe, had a goal in the win. Right now it looks like OSU and UND are vying for team of the week honors.
Michigan State 5, Maine 3: The pillow fight of the night went to MSU as Corey Tropp had a hat trick. He looks to be making the most of the second chance that the coaching staff gave him. Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist for the Black Bears.