The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team outlasted Michigan to complete the series and the St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team earned their first win of the weekend, while the St. John’s and St. Ben both fell on Friday. On Saturday, the season continues for the Gopher and Bison football teams, the SJU football team begins NCAA Tournament action, the Granite City Lumberjacks, Minnesota Wild and St. Cloud Norsemen all take to the ice and the Timberwolves will visit Philly.

SUMMARY:

– The Gophers won the series against the Wolverines with a 6-3 victory on Friday night. Jaxon Nelson led Minnesota with two goals. Owen Bartoszkiewicz made 35 saves and conceded three goals in the win. The Gophers improve to 10-4. They will travel to Tempe to face Arizona State on Friday. Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 pm on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.

– The Huskies earned their first win of the weekend 3-1 over Colorado College. Dylan Anhorn, Zach Okabe and Brendan Bushy each lit the lamp once for St. Cloud. In goal, Jaxon Castor made 28 saves and allowed just one goal. The Huskies improve to 10-3 and the Tigers fall to 5-7-1. The teams will take to the ice for race two on Saturday at 7:00pm.

– The Bennies failed to start their second MIAC series of the season. Aurora Opsahl scored the only goal for St. Ben’s in a 1-4 defeat against St. Scholastica. The Bennies drop to 3-4, snapping a three-game hitting streak, while the Saints improve to 1-4-1. The teams will leave Duluth and head to St. Cloud for game two on Saturday. Puck-drop is set for 4pm

– The Johnnys also fell to St. Scholastica on Friday, losing 2-5 at home. Nick Michel and Max Borst each scored one goal for St. John’s. Jon Howe made 26 saves and conceded four goals. SJU beat Santa Scolastica 47-31. The Johnnys drop to 4-2 and the Saints improve to 4-3. The teams will travel to Duluth to close out the series at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

PREVIEWS:

– The Gopher football team (7-3) will hit the road to face Iowa (6-4) in the penultimate game of the season. Minnesota leads the series 62-51-2 overall, but lost the matchup 22-27 last year. Pregame coverage begins at 1 PM on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.

– The “no. 4 Bison (8-2) will close the regular season hosting the n. 16 UND (7-3) in the annual Harvest Bowl. The Bison are 49-62-3 all-time against the Fighting Hawks, but have won their last four straight fights. NDSU sits in second place in the MVFC, while UND currently holds third. The first place and automatic bid of the NCAA Tournament has already been taken by SDSU. Pregame coverage begins at 1:30 PM on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.

– The “no. The SJU 4 football team (9-1) will host the University of Northwestern (6-4) in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The Johnnys are 4-0 against the Eagles. Kick-off is set for noon at Clemens Stadium.

– The CSB basketball team (1-0) will look to go undefeated as they kick off their MIAC game against St. Olaf (3-0) on Saturday afternoon. The Bennies are 62-10 all time against the Oles. St. Ben’s won both meetings between the teams last season. The tip is set for 3:00 in Northfield.

– SJU basketball team (2-1) will start the MIAC competition with an away match against St. Olaf (2-0). The Johnnys are 49-27 against the Oles. The teams split the series last season. The tip-off is set for 1:00pm

– The Lumberjacks (17-0-0-1) visit Alexandria to take on the Blizzard (8-4-0-1) on Saturday. Granite City won the last 10, while Alexandria went 6-3-0-1. Puck-drop is set for 7.10pm

– The Norwegians (8-9-1-1) will host Minot (11-7-1-1) on Saturday. St. Cloud are 0-2 against the Minotauros this season. The action kicks off at 19:00

– The Wild (7-8-2) will try to get back on track when they host the Hurricanes (10-5-2). This is the first meeting between the teams this season. Minnesota has lost their last three, while Carolina has gone 2-1. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 pm on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.

– The Timberwolves (7-8) will look to continue playing when they visit the 76ers (8-7) in Philadelphia. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Minnesota has won the last two, while Philly has won the last three. Pregame coverage begins at 6:00 PM on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.

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