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There was a battle royale in Madison this weekend between No. 4 UMD and No. 1 Wisconsin. The teams earned a split, with the host Badgers eking out a 3-2 overtime win on Friday. That set the stage for a revenge match, and a whale of one it was, with the Bulldogs quieting a large throng (better than two grand) with a 3-1 win. The Rink and Run blog of the Duluth News-Tribune recounts Sunday’s epic.

No. 3 Mercyhurst may have been caught playing down to lesser light Colgate, but still managed to find the ignition. Victor Fernandes of the Erie Times News, who normally covers the OHL beat, was there.

There weren’t any ECAC standings points to be gained for RPI, in last weekend’s jaunt down the New York State Thruway to Syracuse for a pair of nonconference games. In the bigger picture, everything counts. So a win and a tie against the Orange must have made for a very happy bus ride back to Troy. Gary Russkind, who covers RPI pux with his Without a Peer blog, tells you what you need to know.