Feb 27, 2010 2:57 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Matt Frattin's goal early in overtime lifted North Dakota past Colorado College 3-2 on Friday and into fifth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
The Fighting Sioux (17-11-5, 12-10-3) moved two points ahead of the Tigers (17-13-3, 11-11-3) with another game Saturday. The top five teams host a first-round playoff series.
North Dakota's Brad Malone tied it with 1:42 left in the third period and Frattin got the game-winner at 2:09 of the extra period. Malone assisted on Frattin's game-winner.
Nate Prosser scored both goals for Colorado College.
North Dakota's Danny Kristo and Prosser traded goals in the first two periods, sending the game to the third tied 1-1.
Prosser's second goal beat North Dakota goalie Brad Eidsness. Eidsness made 26 saves.
Joe Howe had 39 saves, including 17 in the second period.
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