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.