Five items of note:
1. The Bemidji hex continues for Nebraska Omaha. The Mavs have 1 win in 12 games against the Beavers since joining the WCHA. Bemidji State earned three points this weekend, including a 3-2 win Saturday night.
2. New Hampshire and Northeastern played to a rare 0-0 tie. Northeastern goalie Bryan Mountain had a 44-save shutout. UNH goalie Casey DeSmith had a 34-save shutout.
3. Lake Superior State drew 3,747 fans — its largest crowd in 12 years — to watch a 4-2 loss to Michigan State. Lake State was hoping for its first sellout since 1996.
4. UND’s next opponent, Boston University, rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 against UMass and complete a series sweep.
5. Roseau’s Jason Fabian scored two goals to lead Air Force to a 4-1 win over Robert Morris. Fabian now has four goals in six games this season to lead the Falcons.
Top WCHA performers
2 points — David Boehm, BSU, 2 goals
2 points — Dennis Rix, MTU, 2 goals
2 points — Cory Thorson, SCSU, 2 goals
UND 3, Anchorage 3, tie
UND gave up a third-period lead, but managed to get a point out of the night as Derek Forbort scored an extra-attacker goal with 1:08 remaining. Game stories:
- The long review on Forbort’s game-tying goal was to see if Corban Knight touched it with a high stick before going in the net. MidcoSN had one camera angle that clearly showed the shot going off of the glove of an Anchorage forward and that it completely missed Knight’s stick. Referee Butch Mousseaux conferred with the linesmen to make sure and they got the call right.
- Rocco Grimaldi was probably the biggest weapon on the ice during the game. He nearly won it in overtime on a play that had the entire crowd standing as it unfolded. I think everyone could sense what was about to happen. That’s the kind of buzz Grimaldi is able to create.
- Coach Dave Hakstol moved Grimaldi up to the Knight and Danny Kristo line at the end of the game as he shortened the bench and tried to create some momentum. That move seemed to work.
- The Ralph has been a good place for Forbort this season. Including the two exhibition games, Forbort has scored a goal in each of the four home contests this season.
- I think tonight’s game was the effort most expected out of Anchorage this series. It was one of those typical, hard-fought, grind-it-out games against the Seawolves. Coach Dave Shyiak called it his team’s best 65 minutes of the year.
- Shyiak wanted to specifically comment on the outstanding job the refs did in this series. He said that it was a clean game, and the refs let the teams play.
- Evan Trupp’s younger brother, Hayden, had a quiet weekend at The Ralph. He didn’t register any shots on goal. Then again, Evan always was more of a setup guy than a goal-scorer.
- Knight, who went 20-8 on draws, is one point shy of 100 for his career.
- Next weekend, UND will finally get to play a team that’s not from Alaska.