2/13 Recap: Eidsness, Knapp guide blowout W's

Brad Eidsness made 24 saves Saturday to help #11 North Dakota avenge a loss the night before in an 8-1 beatdown of #4 St. Cloud State. The sophomore carried a shutout through 49:46 before Oliver Lauridsen swiped a drop-pass past him to make the score 6-1. Earlier on with the Sioux ahead 1-0, Eidsness made a key stop on a 2-1 to send his team back the other way to capture a goal. Corey Finehage played even for the Sioux, who looked to exact revenge on SCS forward Aaron Marvin for a hit earlier in the season that sent team captain Chay Genoway out indefinitely with post-concussion syndrome. Mario Lamoureux (5'9, 185) squared off with 6'3 Marvin, but the refs hopped in immediately to cause lingering scraps the rest of the way.

In another chippy blowout featuring 166 minutes in penalties, Connor Knapp made 19 saves as #1 Miami plowed through Bowling Green, 10-2. After a close game in the Friday series opener, the Saturday contest turned into a physical affair with the Falcons taking whacks and runs at Knapp as things got out of hand. Near the end of the second period, a fracas ensued behind the RedHawks net after a Falcon forward went into Knapp at full speed. The 6'5 sophomore entered the fray, but did not receive a penalty or one of the four DQs handed out as a result. Nick Eno entered the BGSU nets in relief of Andrew Hammond, allowing five goals on 29 shots before giving way to the #3 netminder for the final 2:12.

In the OHL, Nick Crawford recorded two assists as Barrie lost to Central Division rival Mississauga-St. Mike's, 5-4. The steady Crawford ranks first among OHL defensemen with 47 assists, and 2nd with 57 total points.

Alex Biega was +1 as Harvard edged #16 Union, 4-3.

Justin Jokinen was a healthy scratch as Minnesota State was doubled by #3 Wisconsin, 8-4.

Drew MacKenzie missed his second straight game due to illness as #17 Vermont was defeated by Merrimack, 3-2.

In the USHL, Mark Adams kicked in a shot on goal as Chicago defeated Omaha, 5-2.
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