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Feb 28, 2010 8:38 AM

North Dakota beats Colorado College 3-2

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Danny Kristo scored what proved to be the game-winning goal late in the second period as North Dakota beat Colorado College 3-2 Saturday for a sweep of their two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.

The win clinches for North Dakota (18-11-5, 13-10-3 WCHA) home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs. The Fighting Sioux and Tigers (17-14-3, 11-12-3) entered the weekend tied for fifth place in the conference.

Matt Frattin had a goal and an assist and Brad Malone assisted on all three UND goals.

Chris VandeVelde and Frattin gave the Sioux a 2-1 lead. Kristo made it 3-1, allowing UND withstand a late goal by Tyler Johnson.

Mike Boivin scored his first career goal for Colorado College.

Brad Eidsness had 27 saves for UND and Joe Howe turned aside 28 for the Tigers.

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