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Quick Friday Recap

Apparently my open thread idea didn't exactly take off today. Oh well. Always worth a shot.

The upset of the night has to be Duluth over Denver in overtime. I thought Duluth had pretty much packed it in for the season, but they came out and stole one tonight. That makes things mighty interesting for Denver.

Minnesota State also pulled an upset by beating North Dakota in overtime. That makes five wins a row for the Mavericks, including three overtime victories. This was an absolute must-win game for the Mavericks tonight to have any hope of beating the Sioux. It should make tomorrow night's game very interesting.

A third Minnesota team pulled an upset in the WCHA when St. Cloud knocked off Colorado College. Same old, same old for the Huskies. They can't score goals to save their life, but Bobby Goepfert was able to bail them out.

I really hope Ryan Potulny remembers to thank Alaska-Anchorage is his Hobey acceptance speech. I'd still like the opportunity to go up against the Seawolf defense and see what kind of numbers I could put up.

Wisconsin looks to be back to normal as they cruised over Michigan Tech. I'm guessing they'll struggle to sweep the Huskies though.

It was almost deja vu for Michigan as they found a three goal three period lead slipping away against Ferris State. I'll have more on Michigan later in the week. I will say that it's good to see that Ferris State plays just as dirty as they ever did.

Fairbanks pulled the big upset tonight by knocking off Michigan State. The powerplay really failed MSU tonight. They weren't able to capitalize on their chances and now find themselves facing elimination and not making it to Joe Louis for the first time in many years.

Northern Michigan had a nice win over Nebraska-Omaha. The Wildcats are on a roll, winning their last five. Granted, all those games have been on their home ice, but I don't think this is a team I'd like to face at the Joe. They'll need to win the CCHA tournament to get into the NCAAs, but I could honestly see them taking the title at the Joe.

Miami cruised to a pretty easy win over Western Michigan., and they should win easily tomorrow. At this point for the RedHawks, it's all about getting ready for the NCAA tournament.

In high school action, St. Thomas Academy will meet Duluth Marshall for the Class A state title. If I were Jordan Schroeder, I'd keep my head up tomorrow. In Class AA, Cretin-Derham Hall will meet Grand Rapids in the final after GR upset favorites Hill-Murray. Hill-Murray was ultimately done in by some shaky goaltending, while Grand Rapids goalie Reidar Jensen got his second win of the state tournament, despite facing more shots than his opponent in both games.