The Colorado College Tigers picked up a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota State Mavericks on Friday night. Jeff Collett scored at 12:51 of the second period to put the Tigers in the 1-0 lead, but Matt Leitner tied the game for the Mavericks with under five minutes remaining in regulation
David Civitarese netted his fourth goal when he delivered the overtime score at 1:28 into the five-minute period. Josh Thorimbert picked up his fifth win of the season by making 37 saves on 38 shots. The Tigers are now 10-5-0 as they head into Saturday night's finale against the Mavericks.
The Denver Pioneers improved to 8-6-3- with a 3-2 overtime victory over the St. Cloud State Huskies. All three of the Pioneers' goals came on the power play, Jason Zucker netting one in the first period and Drew Shore with one in the second period and the other the game-winner in overtime. Goalie Juho Olkinuora made 26 saves on 28 shots. The series concludes on Saturday night.
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