Gameday final: UND 6, Michigan Tech 0

TONIGHT’S VIEWING OPTIONS: Midco Sports Network, Fox College Sports Pacific, DirecTV 626. Webcast at undsports.com. Lineup notes: UND goes with Caggiula for Rodwell on the fourth line. Saunders starting in net. DShep and Marco Hunt reffing.

First period

UND 1, Michigan Tech 0 — Dillon Simpson 12:13. Grimaldi tries a backhand wraparound attempt and it goes to the circle, where a Tech player gets his stick on it and tries to push it out of the zone. Simpson intercepts the pass and blasts one home.

Second period

UND 2, Michigan Tech 0 — Corban Knight (Danny Kristo, Derek Forbort) 4:45. Furne is playing defense and Knight attacks him on a rush up the left wing. Knight makes a great move to dip around Furne, then slips a shot five-hole on Copley. It’s Knight’s first goal in eight games.

UND 3, Michigan Tech 0 — Carter Rowney (Rocco Grimaldi, Andrew MacWilliam) 9:24. Grimaldi gains the zone and pulls up just inside the blue line, walks it across the to the center of the ice as traffic mounts in front of the net. He launches it and Rowney tips it home.

UND 4, Michigan Tech 0 — Mitch MacMillan (Connor Gaarder, Derek Forbort) 13:54. Gaarder circles the net and makes a backhand feed to the slot area, where Mitch one-times it high into the open side of the net.

UND 5, Michigan Tech 0 — Colten St. Clair (Joe Gleason) 16:23 (sh). UND is skating 3-on-5 when Gleason blocks a shot to center ice. St. Clair hustles out of the box, picks up a loose puck and makes a forehand-backhand move to score a shorthanded goal.

Third period

UND 6, Michigan Tech 0 — Brendan O’Donnell (Corban Knight) 16:45. O’Donnell battles for the puck behind the net, throws one in front and it banks off the goalie and in.

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
9 Drake Caggiula–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

6 thoughts on “Gameday final: UND 6, Michigan Tech 0

  1. Brad said before/ really like you guys running comments of all games just great. I think both goalies have played well this year, but somebody (coach) better tell the kid from TRF to quit leaving the net so far away and seems to relax and get burned on easy goals like the one fri nite, Jack

    • I hope one of the players kept the puck for Tate! That’s a big commitment to make from a non-scholly player so I hope he is rewarded some way. It’s too bad Hak couldnt have made some more playing time for Tate. He earned it!

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