COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-For the second consecutive night, the Minnesota Duluth men's hockey team's offense lit up Colorado College.
And this time, the defense was there to lend a helping hand as well.
The 15th-ranked Bulldogs outshot the Tigers 45-19-with a 36-9 advantage in the second and third periods-and outscored their hosts 5-1 on Saturday, Jan. 13, to complete the sweep at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The wild 6-5 win Friday, Jan. 12, combined with the more tame 5-1 victory Saturday, gave the Bulldogs their first NCHC sweep of the season.
The Bulldogs' five goals came from players who started the night outside of the team's top-seven scorers.
One of those scorers was freshman forward Kobe Roth, who scored twice.
Roth gave UMD a 2-1 lead late in the second period, picking up his second collegiate goal 24 hours after he got his first on Friday. The eventual game-winner came on a scramble in front of the net, and right after Colorado College burned its timeout to buy some time before a faceoff in the home zone.
Roth later picked up his third goal of the weekend and his NCAA career late in the third period on a breakaway, finishing with a smooth backhanded shot to put UMD up by four.
UMD started running away with things early in the third, scoring twice in the span of 43 seconds to move ahead 4-1. Junior wing Parker Mackay put a shot in off Tigers junior defenseman Andrew Farny-essentially an own goal-and junior wing Billy Exell followed by backhanding a puck through while parked at the near post.
The Bulldogs emerged from the first period tied with the Tigers at 1-1 despite getting called for four penalties, resulting in four CC power plays.
Westin Michaud, a junior forward for the Tigers, cashed in on the first UMD penalty-too many players on the ice-to give his team a 1-0 lead nearly seven and a half minutes in.
UMD killed off the rest with ease, and sophomore defenseman Nick Wolff was able to tie the game at 1-1 nearly seven minutes later, blasting a shot through from the point on the Bulldogs lone power play of the period.