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College Hockey Round up: Gophers return to Big Ten play with a win

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Penn State Nittany Lions 1

Minnesota Gophers 4

The Gopher hockey team returned to Big Ten play with a 4-1 victory over Penn State Friday night at Mariucci Arena.

Taylor Cammarata and Leon Bristedt each had a goal and an assist in the Gophers victory.

It didn't take Minnesota long to get on the scoreboard, Hudson Fasching lit the lamp for Minnesota just 1:14 into the first period.

After Penn State tied the score at one, the Gophers rattled off three straight goals to take the 4-1 lead.

Eric Schierhorn stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced.

The series will continue Saturday night at Mariucii Arena.

St. Cloud State 5, Miami (OH) 1

The St. Cloud State Huskies cruised to a 5-1 victory over Miami of Ohio.

David Morley had a goal and an assist in the victory for St. Cloud, while St. Cloud State goaltender Charlie Lindgren did the rest. He stopped 35-of-36 shots.

The win improved the Huskies to 23-5-1, they are 13-3-1 in the NCHC.

The series continues on Saturday.

Minnesota Duluth 5, Colorado College 3

The University of Minnesota Duluth beat Colorado College 5-3 Friday night in Duluth.

Austin Farley and Alex Iafallo each have a pair of goals.

After Colorado College took a 2-0 lead, the Bulldogs rallied back with four unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead.

Kessel returns as Gopher women shutout North Dakota

The Gopher women's hockey team beat North Dakota 3-0 Friday night at Ridder Arena.

Amanda Kessel returned to the Gopher lineup for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Right away she was making an impact as she had a pair of assists in the Gopher victory.

Hannah Brandt, Sydney Baldwin and Sophie Skarzynski each had a goal in the Minnesota victory.

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