Colton Hargrove's shorthanded goal with 12:04 remaining in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and held up as the game-winner in a 2-1 Western Michigan win over host North Dakota tonight in the regular season finale.
UND's loss, coupled with St. Cloud State's win at Colorado College, dashed UND's hopes of winning the Penrose Cup as NCHC regular season champion. SCSU won the title outright and earned the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs.
UND clinched the No. 2 seed and will host Colorado College in next weekend's NCHC Quarterfinal best-of-3 round.