TONIGHT’S VIEWING: NBC Sports Network. Lineup notes: Same lineup as last Saturday for UND, including Gothberg in net. Omaha pulling a huge surprise by starting Dayn Belfour in goal. Belfour has not played a minute yet this season.
Omaha 1, UND 0 — Ryan Walters (Josh Archibald) 7:53. Gothberg slides hard from right to left to try to stop a backdoor chance for Omaha. The shot goes wide and behind the net, where Archibald picks it up and feeds it in the slot for Walters, who has an open net to shoot it into.
Omaha 1, UND 1 — Rocco Grimaldi (Corban Knight, Danny Kristo) 9:00. Kristo takes a hit to make a play and get the puck to Joe Gleason down low. Gleason dishes it to Grimaldi, who walks in from the right circle, moves it to his backhand and beats Belfour.
UND 2, Omaha 1 — Danny Kristo (Corban Knight) 11:34. Kristo starts the sequence by making a diving play in the defensive zone to prevent a UNO scoring chance. Then, Knight brings the puck up on a rush, sends it to the front of the net and Rowney and Kristo both take swings. Kristo puts it home and gets rewarded for a hard-working shift.
19 Rocco Grimaldi–10 Corban Knight–7 Danny Kristo
9 Drake Caggiula–27 Carter Rowney–15 Michael Parks
25 Mitch MacMillan–16 Mark MacMillan–17 Colten St. Clair
8 Dan Senkbeil–28 Stephane Pattyn–11 Derek Rodwell
2 Andrew MacWilliam–18 Dillon Simpson
4 Derek Forbort–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–20 Joe Gleason
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
11 Nick Seeler–14 Dominic Zombo–21 Matt White
23 Johnnie Searfoss–25 Brent Gwidt–28 Brian O’Rourke
17 Ryan Walters–15 Josh Archibald–13 Zahn Raubenheimer
19 Tanner Lane–27 Aaron Pearce–22 Andrew Schmit
8 Jaycob Megna–3 Andrej Sustr
2 Brian Cooper–24 Bryce Aneloski
4 Tony Turgeon–7 Michael Young
29 Dayn Belfour
30 John Faulkner