Gameday Final: UND 5, Holy Cross 2

TONIGHT’S VIEWING: DirecTV 623, FCS Central, MidcoSN. Webcast on Lineup notes: Derek Rodwell is out (possible for 2-3 more weeks) and Rocco Grimaldi is at the World Juniors. Mitch MacMillan and Michael Parks are in. Full lines and live chat are below.

First period

UND 1, Holy Cross 0 — Carter Rowney (Mark MacMillan, Jordan Schmaltz) 1:21 (pp). MacMillan, at the top of the left circle, feeds it to Rowney at the bottom of the circle. Rowney is all alone, stars down the goalie and snaps one short side.

UND 2, Holy Cross 0 — Corban Knight (Danny Kristo, Dillon Simpson) 4:20 (pp). Kristo makes a great play at the line to hold the puck in the zone. Then, he walks the puck a little ways, fakes a shot to draw the attention and dishes it to Knight, who launches a bomb of a one-timer to extend his point streak to 14 games.

UND 3, Holy Cross 0 — Corban Knight (Dillon Simpson) 16:32. Knight got the puck with space at the bottom of the right circle after a nice pass by Simpson. Ginn moved over in time to square up and Knight looked pass. After surveying the ice, Knight snapped a  shot from a bad angle for a goal.

Second period

UND 4, Holy Cross 0 — Michael Parks (Corban Knight, Jordan Schmaltz) 4:30. Parks scores his first goal of the year on the same play that Holy Cross beat Minnesota with (and same end of the ice). Parks carried the puck on a rush up the left wing, attempted a shot, it hit traffic and came back to him, and he put it away.

UND 5, Holy Cross 0 — Danny Kristo (Corban Knight) 17:58 (pp). Knight steals the puck from the goalie behind the net and feeds it to Kristo in front. The goalie attempts to get back in the play, but Kristo makes a quick fake shot and he slides way out of position, then Kristo has a wide open net to shoot at.

Third period

UND 5, Holy Cross 1 — Mike McNamara (Jake Youso, Jake Bolton) 13:48. Youso carries the puck on a rush and flips a relatively harmless backhand toward Saunders, who makes the save. Saunders stands up a bit, opens his five-hole and McNamara crashes the net and scores.

UND 5, Holy Cross 2 — Castan Sommer (Adam Schmidt, Nathaniel Domagala) 18:43 (pp). Schmidt circled behind the net on his backhand and sent a cross-crease pass to Sommer, who one-timed a shot in the corner of the net.

UND’s lines

15 Michael Parks–10 Corban Knight–7 Danny Kristo
9 Drake Caggiula–27 Carter Rowney–13 Connor Gaarder
25 Mitch MacMillan–16 Mark MacMillan–21 Brendan O’Donnell
8 Dan Senkbeil–28 Stephane Pattyn–17 Colten St. Clair

2 Andrew MacWilliam–5 Nick Mattson
18 Dillon Simpson–20 Joe Gleason
4 Derek Forbort–24 Jordan Schmaltz

33 Clarke Saunders
31 Zane Gothberg
35 Tate Maris

Holy Cross’s lines

15 Castan Sommer–27 Shayne Stockton–14 Adam Schmidt
29 Brandon Nunn–10 Kyle Fletcher–26 Rob Linsmayer
17 Mike McNamara–11 Jake Youso–33 Erik Vos
20 Tommy Dwyer–21 Brett Lubanski–19 Matt Vidal

18 EVan Zych–3 Nilan Nagy
7 Nathaniel Domagala–6 Karl Beckman
23 Ryan McGrath–2 Jake Bolton

35 Matt Ginn
1 Derek Kump