MTU 3-3 UNO: Honors even in Winter Carnival series opener

Nebraska Omaha climbed out of an early two-goal hole Friday before drawing 3-3 with Michigan Tech at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, Mich.

With the draw, UNO (12-11-6, 9-7-5 WCHA) and MTU (13-13-3, 10-8-3) remain in a tie for sixth place in the league standings. There had been a tie for fifth place, but North Dakota now sits there alone after UND’s 3-1 win Friday at Minnesota Duluth.

Tech’s Bradley Stebner opened the scoring just 55 seconds into the game, beating Maverick goaltender Ryan Massa. Massa was then pulled before long, with the substitution coming after Bryce Reddick doubled the Huskies’ lead 5:15 into the game.

UNO’s John Faulkner then came into the game, finishing his night with 26 saves. Massa made two in his short time in the UNO net on Friday.

MTU netminder Josh Robinson made 28 saves for the hosts.

Three unanswered Maverick goals from Jayson Megna, Bryce Aneloski and Ryan Walters revived UNO and took it into the lead with Walters’s strike 7:30 into the second period.

MTU’s Jordan Baker brought the game then restored parity at 16:47 of the same period, and the night’s scoring ended there.

The two teams will conclude their two-game set at 4:00 Central time Saturday in Houghton.

Elsewhere in the WCHA:
Minnesota Duluth 1-3 North Dakota
Bemidji State 4-2 Colorado College
Denver 5-3 Minnesota
Alaska Anchorage 2-3 Minnesota State


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