UMD men come out on top of high scoring affair with No. 14 Western Michigan

Six goals were scored in the first period but it would be the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men’s hockey team who got the final say Friday downing No. 14 Western Michigan 5-4 in Kalamazoo.

Kyle Bettens and Cole Spicer each netted their first collegiate goals in the first period, while Ben Steeves added another goal, to finish frame one tied 3-3.

Quinn Olson would strike in the second period that came to a close tied 4-4. With one minute remaining Darian Gotz scored the game-winning goal, his first of the year, to earn UMD their first Friday night win in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) this season 5-4.

UMD (7-6) will hunt for their first NCHC sweep in their series finale with the Broncos Saturday at 5:07 p.m.