PREGAME PREVIEW: Watch the video blog here.
VIEWING INFO: Tonight’s game is NOT on TV. There is a webcast for $12 at huskieslive.mtu.edu. I’m also told that the Ground Round will have it on. Andrew Panzarella is in, Nick Mattson scratched again. Tanner Kero is out for Tech. Full lines and live chat are below.
UND 1, Michigan Tech 0 — Rocco Grimaldi (Corban Knight, Joe Gleason) 14:57 (pp). Knight extends his point streak to 12 games when he gets the puck behind the end line and sees Grimaldi standing on top of the crease. Knight sends a nice pass to Grimaldi, who perfectly one-times it to the top corner of the net.
UND 2, Michigan Tech 0 — Corban Knight (Danny Kristo, Jordan Schmaltz) 19:59. Knight beats the buzzer to give UND a 2-0 lead. Kristo held the puck deep in the corner and found Knight in the high slot. Knight blasted it for the goal. It is reviewed to see if it crossed the line before the buzzer and it indeed counted.
UND 2, Michigan Tech 1 — Blake Pietila (David Johnstone) 6:17. Gaarder tries to carry the puck out of the zone, but Johnstone picks his pocket and Pietila is alone. He snaps one by Saunders’ blocker.
UND 3, Michigan Tech 1 — Joe Gleason (Corban Knight, Dillon Simpson) 10:15 (pp). Simpson makes a great hold at the line to keep the puck in the zone. Knight picks it up and finds Gleason wide open at the right point. Gleason walks it down and unleashes a blast short side.
UND 4, Michigan Tech 1 — Danny Kristo (Mark MacMillan, Joe Gleason) 16:17. Kristo leads a 3-on-2 rush up the middle of the ice. He dishes to MacMillan, who is rushing up the left wing. MacMillan holds it until he gets near the crease, the finds Kristo backdoor for a tap in.
UND 5, Michigan Tech 1 — Corban Knight (Mark MacMillan, Danny Kristo) 19:39. Just after a power play expires, Kristo dishes a puck from the end wall to MacMillan in the corner. MacMillan spots Knight cutting backdoor. After Knight controls the puck, he fakes a shot, then roofs one short side.
UND 6, Michigan Tech 1 — Derek Rodwell (Dan Senkbeil, Stephane Pattyn) 7:12. UND’s fourth line is finally rewarded for its great play tonight as they whack away at a rebound in the slot area until Rodwell gets one to go.
16 Mark MacMillan–10 Corban Knight–7 Danny Kristo
9 Drake Caggiula–27 Carter Rowney–19 Rocco Grimaldi
21 Brendan O’Donnell–17 Colten St. Clair–13 Connor Gaarder
8 Dan Senkbeil–28 Stephane Pattyn–11 Derek Rodwell
2 Andrew MacWilliam–22 Andrew Panzarella
18 Dillon Simpson–20 Joe Gleason
4 Derek Forbort–24 Jordan Schmaltz
33 Clarke Saunders
31 Zane Gothberg
Michigan Tech’s lines
12 Ryan Furne–7 Jujhar Khaira–23 Alex Petan
19 Blake Pietila–8 Jacob Johnstone–28 Milos Gordic
13 Aaron Pietila–11 Daniel Holmberg–22 Malcolm Gould
18 C.J. Eick–9 Dennis Rix–15 David Johnstone
3 Bradley Stebner–25 Carl Nielson
16 Steven Seigo–34 Riley Sweeney
21 Tommy Brown–29 Walker Hyland
35 Kevin Genoe
30 Jamie Phillips
31 Pheonix Copley