Nov 172013
 

Ferris State earned three points at home against Bowling Green and remained undefeated in league play and atop the WCHA standings.

After a win and tie at home against Alaska-Anchorage, Bemidji State jumped ahead of BG and into second place.

UAA is now in fourth place, and there’s a five-way tie for fifth.

Next weekend is the first time this season where all 10 WCHA teams are in conference action. The Chargers visit Northern Michigan, Minnesota State will try to right its ship at Bowling Green, Ferris State hosts Alaska, Lake Superior goes to Bemidji, and Michigan Tech heads north to Anchorage.

Here’s what happened around the WCHA this weekend. UAH lost to No. 3 St. Cloud State in non-conference play, 10-0 and 4-3.

Bowling Green 3, No. 14 Ferris State 3 (OT)
No. 14 Ferris State 4, Bowling Green 2

At Big Rapids, Mich., Ferris State’s Cory Kane scored with nine seconds left in regulation to force a tie Friday. The Bulldogs rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the final two minutes of regulation. Ferris State had another big third period rally on Saturday with three goals, two in the final four minutes.

No. 15 Lake Superior State 5, Michigan Tech 3
Michigan Tech 2, No. 15 Lake Superior State 1

At Houghton, Mich., the Lakers scored three in the second and two in the third Friday to hand Michigan Tech its first loss at home this season. On Saturday, Kevin Kapalka stopped 45 of 47 shots for Lake State, but goals by Alex Petan and Ryan Furne gave the Huskies the split.

Bemidji State 4, Alaska-Anchorage 1
Alaska-Anchorage 4, Bemidji State 4 (OT)

At Bemidji, Minn., the Beavers scored for unanswered goals and Andrew Walsh made 26 saves in Friday’s victory. Scott Allen scored the hat trick Saturday for UAA, and Phillip Marinaccio had two goals for BSU in the draw.

No. 1 Minnesota 4, Minnesota State 1
No. 1 Minnesota 3, Minnesota State 0

At Minneapolis, the Gophers took a 3-0 lead after two periods and cruised to victory on Friday. Michael Shibrowski made 25 saves Saturday to give Minnesota the sweep over the Mavericks.

WCHA Standings Conference Overall
GP W L T Pts W L T
Ferris State 6 5 0 1 10 8 2 1
Bemidji State 8 4 3 1 8 4 6 2
Bowling Green 6 3 2 1 6 5 4 3
Alaska-Anchorage 6 2 3 1 4 5 4 1
Lake Superior State 4 2 2 0 4 6 3 1
Alaska 4 2 2 0 4 5 3 2
Northern Michigan 4 2 2 0 4 4 5 1
Minnesota State 4 2 2 0 4 4 6 0
Michigan Tech 4 2 2 0 4 4 7 1
Alabama-Huntsville 6 0 6 0 0 0 10 0


THIS WEEK IN THE WCHA

All times Central.
* WCHA game.

Friday, November 22
* UAH at Northern Michigan, 6:07 p.m.
* Minnesota State at Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.
* Alaska at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.
* Lake Superior State at Bemidji State, 7:37 p.m.
* Michigan Tech at Alaska-Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.

Saturday, November 23
* UAH at Northern Michigan, 6:07 p.m.
* Minnesota State at Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.
* Alaska at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.
* Lake Superior State at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.
* Michigan Tech at Alaska-Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.