TONIGHT’S VIEWING OPTIONS: Midco Sports Network, FCS Central, DirecTV 626. Webcast is at UNDsports.com. Lineup notes: Mattson in for Panzarella. Saunders in for Gothberg. Full lines and live chat are below.
Michigan Tech 1, UND 0 — Tanner Kero (Blake Pietila) :20. Kero controls the puck near the end line and finds Pietila at the top of the circles. Pietila stops the pass in his skates and snaps a shot that’s tipped by Kero past the stick side of Saunders.
Michigan Tech 1, UND 1 — Danny Kristo (Rocco Grimaldi) 14:57. Off the draw, a Tech player tries to send the puck out of the zone, but it hits Grimaldi’s skate and goes to Kristo in the high slot. Kristo turns around and snaps a shot that hits Copley’s shoulder and goes in.
Michigan Tech 2, UND 1 — C.J. Eick (Ryan Furne, Bradley Stebner) 17:58. Rowney tries to dangle a Tech player in the offensive zone, but the puck turns over and Tech converts a 4 on 2 rush in highlight reel style. Eick flies up the right wing and roofs a backhand at the last second.
21 Brendan O’Donnell–10 Corban Knight–7 Danny Kristo
19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Carter Rowney–15 Michael Parks
25 Mitch MacMillan–16 Mark MacMillan–13 Connor Gaarder
11 Derek Rodwell–28 Stephane Pattyn–17 Colten St. Clair
2 Andrew MacWilliam–18 Dillon Simpson
4 Derek Forbort–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–20 Joe Gleason
33 Clarke Saunders
31 Zane Gothberg
35 Tate Maris
Michigan Tech’s lines
19 Blake Pietila–10 Tanner Kero–23 Alex Petan
12 Ryan Furne–8 Jacob Johnstone–14 Chad Pietila
20 Blake Hietala–7 Jujhar Khaira–28 Milos Gordic
18 C.J. Eick–9 Dennis Rix–13 Aaron Pietila
16 Steven Seigo–34 Riley Sweeney
29 Walker Hyland–24 Daniel Sova
3 Bradley Stebner–25 Carl Nielsen
31 Pheonix Copley
30 Jamie Phillips