Gameday final: Michigan Tech 2, UND 1

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.

First period

No scoring.

Second period

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.

Third period

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.

UND’s lines

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

10 thoughts on “Gameday final: Michigan Tech 2, UND 1

  1. I see P├ętan is in the lineup tonight after going wacko on Knight Kristo and one of the linesmen last night. Thought he would have got an additional suspension for his actions.

    • Wow. This league has no balls. This kid was challenging an on ice official. Had to have come within millimeters of head-butting him. He shouldn’t play in the league again EVER, let alone tonight.

  2. I swear I heard last night game misconduct and game disqualification. Was that dq just for the remainder of last night? I seem to remember back when fighting happened in college hockey the players sat the next game as well?

  3. Wow. The wheels sure fell of the bus tonight. I’d say the dark side sure had a sweep and then tech rubbed our noses in it.

  4. Not sure why this team can’t get it done in crunch time lately (terrible performance in game 1 at DU, tie against bemidji, loss at mankato). Careless and sloppy are the words that come to my mind when thinking of a word to describe this team. Frustrating to watch.

  5. Kristo is clutch. Rocco has proven (years worth of examples) that he can’t finish. Yeah, he gets his chances, but can’t finish.

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