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Weekend Recap

By far the most surprising result of the weekend was that Alaska upset top-ranked Miami 3-0 on Saturday night. Wylie Rogers had a 32 save shutout. After a rocky start, Alaska is 2-2-1 in their last five games.

Michigan State swept Ferris State and Michigan swept Bowling Green, but both Ferris and BG played the teams very tight, and look to be legitimate middle-of-the-pack teams in the CCHA.

Denver swept St. Cloud, winning 3-2 both nights. Rhett Rakhshani scored a hat trick in the final six minutes of the game to earn Saturday's win. You can view the comeback here.

Alaska-Anchorage took 3 of 4 points from Minnesota-Duluth. That brings Alaska into a tie for 9th place with St. Cloud. UMD built up a comfortable lead near the top of the WCHA, but earned just a point in each of their last two weekends, allowing the rest of the field to catch up to them.

North Dakota split for the six straight series, this time with Minnesota. The Sioux were expected to dominate the WCHA year, and instead, will head into the new year without a single sweep in the WCHA.

Nebraska-Omaha and Lake Superior tied both nights. Lake Superior and Alabama-Huntsville are the only two teams in the country without a win in conference play.

For the second straight weekend, Minnesota State took three of four points at home, despite only scoring 4 goals. Goalie Mike Zacharias allowed 2 goals on 60 shots, and the Mavericks killed off 5:04 of 5-on-3 powerplay time over the weekend without allowing a goal.

In non-conference action, Western Michigan swept Wayne State, Notre Dame swept Princeton, and Ohio State split with St. Lawrence.