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UMD RALLIES SATURDAY TO SALVAGE 1-1 TIE WITH BEMIDJI STATE
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Cody Danberg's first goal in over three years couldn't have come at better time. The sixth-year University of Minnesota Duluth senior, who sat out basically the entire 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons with injuries, swatted in a loose puck -- with one hand -- near the goal crease with 6:47 remaining in regulation for the equalizer in a 1-1 overtime tie at Bemidji State University Saturday.
The Bulldogs, facing the Beavers for a final time as Western Collegiate Hockey Association members, came into the night mired in a six-game losing funk and had been outscored 13-0 in the third period during that stretch. The host Beavers, who scored four times in six power play opportunities in a 4-2 victory over the UMD the previous evening, got their lone goal at the 17:29 mark of the second period when Brady Wacker blasted a shot from between the faceoff circles past freshman goaltender Matt McNeely just after a penalty to the Bulldog rookie left winger Austyn Young had expired. McNeely, making his first start in three games, finished with 26 saves while his Bemidji State counterpart, Andrew Walsh had 36 stops.
Danberg, who collected his first collegiate goal against these same Beavers way back on Jan. 4, 2008, had last scored on Jan. 2, 2010 in a 6-0 thrashing of Mercyhurst College. He also assisted on UMD's opening goal Friday night against Bemidji State.
The Bulldogs (10-16-4 overall; 8-12-4 WCHA) will be at the University of Minnesota next Friday and Saturday for their final two regular season road assignments of 2012-13.
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