TONIGHT’S VIEWING: Midco Sports Network, FCS Central, DirecTV 608-1, DISH 454. Lineup notes: Same personnel as last night for UND, only some minor changes on the D-pairings. Lone change for Omaha is O’Rourke for Youso. Full lines and live chat are below.
UND 1, Omaha 0 — Mark MacMillan (Michael Parks, Paul LaDue) :37. UND scores on a beautiful transition play to start the game. LaDue starts a 3-on-2 rush with a pass to Parks, who flies up the right wing, gets space around an Omaha defender and feeds MacMillan backdoor.
UND 1, Omaha 1 — Jake Guentzel (Austin Ortega, Dominic Zombo) 3:23. Zombo makes a great play on the end wall to start a transition out of the zone. Ortega moves it to Guentzel, who is behind the defense. He shoots five-hole. McIntyre gets a piece of it but not enough and it trickles through.
UND 2, Omaha 1 — Mark MacMillan (Luke Johnson, Nick Mattson) 15:23. UND moves the puck quickly and gets a power-play goal right at the end of the advantage. Mattson moves it to an open Johnson in the slot. Johnson fires a shot that’s stopped by Massa, but MacMillan uses his quick hands to pick up the rebound and flip it past Massa.
UND 2, Omaha 2 — Jake Guentzel (Ian Brady, Austin Ortega) 4:00 (pp). Guentzel has the puck against the wall near the goal line and throws a weak one on net that fools McIntyre and goes five-hole. Definitely one Zane will want back.
UND 3, Omaha 2 — Stephane Pattyn (Nick Schmaltz) 9:15. The puck goes forward off the draw and Pattyn gets a sharp-angle shot on Massa. The rebound pops up in the air and Pattyn swats it out of midair for the goal.
UND 3, Omaha 3 — Brian Cooper (Jake Randolph, Justin Parizek) 16:16 (pp). Omaha gets a late power play on a too many men call and makes UND pay. Cooper shoots from the point through traffic and hits the corner of the net to even it.
UND 4, Omaha 3 — Brendan O’Donnell (Connor Gaarder) 3:04. Gaarder wins a puck off the wall and gets it to O’Donnell, who snaps a shot from the left circle past Massa on the far side.
3 Tucker Poolman–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
29 Bryn Chyzyk–9 Drake Caggiula–27 Luke Johnson
28 Stephane Pattyn–8 Nick Schmaltz–17 Colten St. Clair
21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–14 Austin Poganski
4 Keaton Thompson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
20 Gage Ausmus–2 Troy Stecher
31 Zane McIntyre
33 Cam Johnson
20 Jake Guentzel–14 Dominic Zombo–16 Austin Ortega
13 Jake Randolph–10 Tyler Vesel–25 Justin Parizek
7 Avery Peterson–19 Tanner Lane–12 David Pope
17 Luke Nogard–11 Kyle Mountain–9 James Polk
2 Brian Cooper–5 Joel Messner
4 Luc Snuggerud–28 Brian O’Rourke
24 Ian Brady–23 Grant Gallo
31 Ryan Massa
29 Kirk Thompson
1 Brock Crossthwaite