Burke’s three-point night helps lead Minnesota to upset of No. 2 Ohio State

23 Nov 18: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Michigan State University Spartans in a B1G conference matchup at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis, MN. Photo: Jim Rosvold/USCHO.com (Jim Rosvold/USCHO.com)
Minnesota never trailed on the road on Friday as the Gophers earned a 4-3 upset of No. 2 Ohio State (File Photo: Jim Rosvold)

Nathan Burke notched a career-high three points as Minnesota pulled off a road upset of No. 2 Ohio State, 4-3, on Friday.

The Gophers opened leads of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 before holding on in the game’s final minutes for the victory.

The win was just the third in the last 10 games for Minnesota, while Ohio State snaps its seven-game winning streak with the loss.

The teams play again on Saturday at 6 pm ET.

No. 13 Providence 6, No. 10 UMass Lowell 1

The Friars offense which had been anemic of late exploded against a red hot UMass Lowell team, cruising past the River Hawks, 6-1, on the road.

Kasper Bjorkqvist opened the scoring for the Friars and went on to score twice. Jacob Bryson’s three assists led the Friars offense.

The win places Providence within two points of the second-place River Hawks as the two teams face-off on Saturday night in Providence. It was also the 65th career win for net minder Hayden Hawkey, propelling him to top on the all-time wins list at Providence.

Dartmouth 1, No. 11 Clarkson 0

Drew O’Connor scored the game’s only goal with 33 seconds remaining in regulation as Dartmouth upset No. 11 Clarkson, 1-0.

Adrian Clark notched the shutout making 29 saves while Jake Keilly made 23 stops in defeat.


North Dakota 5, No. 9 Western Michigan 1

Four different goal scorers led a visiting North Dakota team to a 4-0 lead as they cruised to a 5-1 upset of No. 9 Western Michigan.

Mark Senden and Matt Kiersted each potted a goal and an assist for the Fighting Hawks, who handed the Broncos just their second home loss of the year.



    • Congrats and condolences to you and Vinnie. Will leave it to both of you to decide which feelings go where. PC must have played a great game, well done.

      • UML came out very strong, scored an apparent goal like two mins in that was disallowed (2 PC defenders pushed the UML attacker into Hawkey in the crease), took the wind right out of their sails, from then on it was all PC. Beat us to every loose puck, won nearly every 1 on 1 battle, their puck support was great, and UML didn’t put forth the effort to match. I left in the 3rd with PC up 5-0. From a fan perspective, this was not entertainment…it was torture. In my eyes. when PC got up 3-0 and it was obvious that Wall didn’t have it that night, they should have put in the Freshman, Green (saving Hernberg for tonight). Would have been nice to see how he did. He hasn’t played a min of TOI this year, which sorta makes me wonder if there is some ‘redshirt’ rule that UML might be angling for to give the kid an extra year of eligibility.

        • I was thrilled once the capability for review came along although what we see doesn’t always mesh with referees version. I wish I could have seen Hawkey set the school career win record but I’m sure they’ll mention it tonight during senior night festivities.

  1. DU had some good scoring chances, until defense left the building. UMD played their normal, tough, well positioned game. All goals, except 4v4 breakaway and ENG, were because our young forwards didn’t get back quick enough. Defensemen were in position but Bulldogs had basically 3-on-2 every time, because forwards were not there to pick up extra man. Cost us mightily, Extra attacker put in rebounds in three of the goals. With our schedule, we simply can’t afford to play like this. Hope Cooley is well enough to play tonight, we need a change


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