Freshman J.T. Brown scores game-winner for Minnesota Duluth

Mike Connolly scored two goals for Minnesota Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. - Overtime might mean some extra work to some, but the University of Minnesota Duluth doesn't seem to mind and Friday night was another example of that.

Rookie right winger J.T. Brown scored 31 seconds into the extra period to lift the host Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over the University of Alaska Anchorage in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association opener for both club. With the win, UMD, which is unbeaten in 17 of its last 18 overtime games, moves to 4-0-1 on the year and is one of just only three WCHA teams still without a loss this season.

Brown's goal, his third of the year, came off a shot from the lower edge of the right faceoff circle which beat Alaska Anchorage goaltender Rob Gunderson high on the stick side. For the fourth time in five outings this season, UMD fell behind 1-0 as Tommy Grant snal scoring activity of regulation.

Both netminders - Gunderson and UMD junior Kenny Reiter - finished with 22 saves and neither team cashed in on the power play (the Seawolves had three opportunities with the man advantage, including one late in the third period when Brown was called for charging the goalie at 17:46, while the Bulldogs had two).

UMD and Alaska Anchorage will close out their two-game series Saturday night at 7:07 p.m. at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.