Special teams units help UNO sweep CC, jump into first place

Nebraska Omaha players celebrate Bryce Aneloski's shorthanded second period goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over Colorado College. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska Omaha players celebrate Bryce Aneloski’s shorthanded second period goal in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Colorado College. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska Omaha is now alone at the top of the WCHA standings after a second shorthanded goal in as many games and two third-period goals coming 35 seconds apart saw the Mavericks knock off Colorado College 3-1 Saturday at CenturyLink Center.

NO. 16 NEBRASKA OMAHA 3-1 COLORADO COLLEGE
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
JAN. 5, 2013

More post-game coverage from Matthew Semisch:

SCORING:
First Period:
9:51 – UNO 0-1 CC – William Rapuzzi 11 from Eamonn McDermott 12 and Rylan Schwartz 17 (PP)

Second Period:
18:26 – UNO 1-1 CC – Bryce Aneloski 4 from Dominic Zombo 16 and Brent Gwidt 2 (SH)

Third Period:
9:28 – UNO 2-1 CC – Andrej Sustr 5 from Michael Young 9 and Tanner Lane 2 (PP)
10:03 – UNO 3-1 CC – Josh Archibald 11 from Ryan Walters 20 and Brian Cooper 2 (EV)

SHOTS:
UNO 29-21 CC

POWER PLAY:
UNO 1-for-6; CC 1-for-5

GOALTENDER STATISTICS:
UNO: John Faulkner (60:00), W, 20 saves
CC: Joe Howe (58:07), L, 26 saves

UPDATED RECORDS:
UNO: 13-8-1, (9-4-1 WCHA)
CC: 8-12-2 (5-8-1 WCHA)

RFO THREE STARS:
1.) Andrej Sustr (UNO)
2.) Bryce Aneloski (UNO)
3.) John Faulkner (UNO)

GAME NOTES:
UNO is now alone at the top of the WCHA standings with 19 points from 14 league games thus far. It is the first time the Mavericks have ever been at the top of their league at this point in the season, and the first time UNO has ever been in first place in the WCHA…CC hadn’t given up a single shorthanded goal this season ahead of this weekend’s series at UNO, but the Mavericks scored a shorthanded goal in both games…Saturday’s announced attendance was 6,698.

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS:
Nebraska Omaha head coach Dean Blais:

Colorado College head coach Scott Owens:

OTHER WCHA SCORES:
North Dakota 3-2 Holy Cross
St. Cloud State 1-2 Northern Michigan
Minnesota State 4-0 Providence
Bemidji State 2-2 Western Michigan
Denver 2-1 Cornell
Alaska Anchorage 0-1 Wisconsin

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