Tonight’s viewing option: Webcast at undsports.com. Tonight’s lines: UND has all 12 healthy forwards in the lineup. Zane Gothberg starting in net vs. Ryan Massa.
Omaha 1, UND 0 — James Polk (Aaron Pearce, Justin Parizek) 3:05. Omaha scores off of a rush when Pearce gets a step on the left wing, blasts a shot from the circle and Gothberg kicks the rebound out to the slot, where Polk has an easy time putting it home.
Omaha 2, UND 0 — Dominic Zombo (Austin Ortega, Jaycob Megna) 3:39. Gothberg gives up a bad one. Zombo throws one at the net from the boards, almost even with the goal line, and it goes in.
Omaha 2, UND 1 — Luke Johnson (Dillon Simpson) 11:50 (pp). UND has an extended four-on-three power play and keeps it in the zone. Omaha’s defenders are gassed and eventually Johnson walks it from the circle to the crease and beats Massa short side.
Omaha 2, UND 2 — Jordan Schmaltz (Bryn Chyzyk, Rocco Grimaldi) 17:37. Grimaldi picks a puck out of mid-air in the defensive zone to start a rush. He gets it to Chyzyk, who is coming up the left wing. Grimaldi drives the net and Chyzyk makes a beautiful drop feed to Schmaltz, who dekes the goalie and scores on a wrister.
Omaha 3, UND 2 — Tanner Lane (Ryan Walters) 12:31. Omaha is putting on the pressure and Gothberg loses his stick. Right as a teammate throws Gothberg his stick, he picks it up and a shot goes stick side before he could get ready for it.
Omaha 4, UND 2 — Josh Archibald (Ryan Walters) 19:05 (en). Walters dishes the puck to Archibald, who finishes it off with an empty-netter.
16 Mark MacMillan–27 Luke Johnson–15 Michael Parks
26 Coltyn Sanderson–28 Stephane Pattyn–11 Derek Rodwell
25 Mitch MacMillan–9 Drake Caggiula–7 Wade Murphy
29 Bryn Chyzyk–13 Connor Gaarder–19 Rocco Grimaldi
18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
20 Gage Ausmus–2 Troy Stecher
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
20 Jake Guentzel–14 Dominic Zombo–15 Josh Archibald
17 Ryan Walters–12 Brock Montpetit–25 Justin Parizek
23 Johnnie Searfoss–19 Tanner Lane–13 Zahn Raubenheimer
9 James Polk–27 Aaron Pearce–16 Austin Ortega
8 Jaycob Megna–11 Nick Seeler
7 Michael Young–24 Ian Brady
2 Brian Cooper–28 Brian O’Rourke
31 Ryan Massa
1 Reed Peters