GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Pat Mullane had two goals and an assist and Bill Arnold a goal and two assists to lead No.5 Boston College past No. 3 North Dakota 6-2 in the championship game at the Ice Breaker Tournament on Saturday.
The Eagles (2-0-0) took over in the second period, scoring three goals in four minutes to take a 5-2 lead.
“There are six trophies available to us this year,” Boston College head coach Jerry York said. “We got the first one. It’s kind of a stepping stone — they all get bigger as the year goes on.”
“It was a good hockey game to that point and we stubbed our on toe,” North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. “We let one mistake turn into another one and that absolutely changed the hockey game.”
With the game tied a 2-2 midway through the period. Boston College’s Johnny Gaudreau scored on the power play, followed by Mullane less than three minutes later and Arnold a minute after that.
Arnold’s goal chased North Dakota (1-1-0) goalie Aaron Dell, who made 10 saves. He was replaced by Brad Eidsness, who made seven saves.
Parker Milner made 22 saves for the Eagles. He had 17 in Friday’s 5-2 win against Michigan State.
North Dakota’s Corban Knight and Derek Forbert answered Mullane’s first goal, giving UND its only lead, 2-1 at 5:23 of the second.
Chris Kreider and Steven Whitney also scored for the Eagles.
No. 1 Notre Dame 5, No. 8 Minnesota-Duluth 3
DULUTH, Minn. — Notre Dame scored five consecutive goals after falling behind early to beat Minnesota-Duluth 5-3 Saturday for a split of the series.
The Bulldogs (1-1-0) took a 2-0 lead on a goal by Travis Oleksuk and the first of two goals by Mike Seidel. Both also scored in Friday’s 4-3 Minnesota-Duluth win.
The Fighting Irish (1-1-0) went ahead 3-2 by the end of the second period on goals by Nick Larson, T.J. Tynan and Anders Lee. They extended it to 5-2 on goals by Kevin Lind and Sean Lorenz, the latter at 9:58 of the third period.
Steven Summerhays had 21 saves for Notre Dame and Aaron Crandall had 18 saves for the Bulldogs.
No. 2 Miami (Ohio) 3, Bemidji State 2
OXFORD, Ohio — Miami (Ohio) scored two unanswered goals to rally from a second-period deficit past Bemidji State for a 3-2 win, its first of the 2011-12 season, Saturday night at Steve Cady Arena, notching the game-winner with less than five minutes to play. With the victory, the RedHawks (1-1-0) earned a weekend split with the Beavers (1-1-0).
Senior Matt Tomassoni scored the first and last goals of the game to lead the RedHawks with the first multi-goal game of his career. Senior goaltender Connor Knapp finished with 19 saves to pick up the win, giving him 32 for his career, which ties for seventh in school history.
“It’s a gutsy win. It does a lot for us,” Tomassoni said. “If we lose this one, we start to get in our own heads too much, and this gave us a lot of confidence considering we’re such a young team. The freshmen have been playing great, and the seniors wanted to make sure we could help bring home the win tonight.”
No. 6 Michigan 4, Bentley 1
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Phil Di Giuseppe registered two goals, including the game-winning goal, and A.J. Treais earned a goal and an assist to propel No. 6 Michigan to a 4-1 win against Bentley on Saturday night at Yost Ice Arena.
The line of Treais, Di Giuseppe and Luke Moffatt scored the first two Wolverine goals of the evening.
Michigan registered the only score of the first period when Di Guiseppe put the Wolverines up 1-0 at the 10:24 mark. It was Di Guiseppe’s first goal as a Wolverine and his second point in the series against Bentley.
The Falcons tied the game 1-1 midway through the second period thanks to Jared Rickford’s first goal of the season.
After an apparent go-ahead goal by Bentley was waved off for goaltender interference, Di Giuseppe took advantage of the power play and reclaimed the lead for the Maize and Blue.
With his team clinging to a 2-1 lead late in the third period, Treais picked up his second point of the evening with a power-play goal to give Michigan a two-goal cushion at the 17:49 mark.
Alex Guptill closed out the scoring for the Wolverines, putting home an empty-net goal with 48.9 seconds remaining in regulation. Derek DeBlois and Mike Chiasson each picked up their first points of the season with assists on the final Michigan tally.
Goaltender Shawn Hunwick turned away 21 of 22 shots, while Bentley’s Branden Komm allowed three goals on 42 shots in the loss. Hunwick improved his record to 3-0-0 with a 0.74 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage through three games this season.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites and the Associated Press.