Gameday Final: UND 3, Omaha 2

Tonight’s viewing: Webcast at Lineup notes: Panzarella replaces Ausmus on defense. Saunders starts in goal. Thompson starting for Omaha in net. Full lines and live chat below.

First period

UND 1, Omaha 0 — Derek Rodwell (Coltyn Sanderson, Stephane Pattyn) 2:26. Rodwell tips a pass into the zone and it slow rolls toward the goalie Thompson. He thinks he covers the puck easily, but it unknowingly rolls behind him. Thompson has no clue and Rodwell crashes in hard and knocks it in.

UND 1, Omaha 1 — Ian Brady (Johnnie Searfoss, Jake Guentzel) 15:21 (pp). Brady makes a nice move to get to the middle of the nice and snipes the stick-side corner of the net. LaDue may have screened Saunders on the shot.

Second period

UND 2, Omaha 1 — Michael Parks (Paul LaDue) 6:11 (sh). UND scores one of the oddest odd-man rush goals you will see. Parks starts a two-on-one with Johnson. Young falls down and UND has a two-on-zero. Parks keeps it on the right wing, stops right at the crease, holds the puck and eventually puts it five-hole. Omaha goalie Kirk Thompson yanked after it.

UND 3, Omaha 1 — Drake Caggiula (Rocco Grimaldi, Nick Mattson) 8:52. Grimaldi transitions a puck quickly in the neutral zone and starts a rush the other way. He hits Caggiula as he’s cutting down the slot. Caggiula takes taken out but the puck goes off of his skate and in.

UND 3, Omaha 2 — Josh Archibald (Ryan Walters, Dominic Zombo) 19:48 (pp). Omaha converts a power play with just five seconds left in the advantage when Walters pulls one off the wall and centers to Archibald on top of the crease. Archibald snaps a shot blocker side just inside the post.

Third period

No scoring.

UND’s lines

29 Bryn Chyzyk–13 Connor Gaarder–19 Rocco Grimaldi
25 Mitch MacMillan–9 Drake Caggiula–7 Wade Murphy
16 Mark MacMillan–27 Luke Johnson–15 Michael Parks
26 Coltyn Sanderson–28 Stephane Pattyn–11 Derek Rodwell

18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
2 Troy Stecher–22 Andrew Panzarella

33 Clarke Saunders
31 Zane Gothberg

Omaha’s lines

17 Ryan Walters–12 Brock Montpetit–13 Zahn Raubenheimer
20 Jake Guentzel–14 Dominic Zombo–15 Josh Archibald
23 Johnnie Searfoss–19 Tanner Lane–18 Jono Davis
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

29 Kirk Thompson
1 Reed Peters

9 Responses

  1. shaun

    Now that was a fun game to be at! Rocco layed some big hits. I was at the glass by the bench on the hit he layed on Walters. Walters got up amd winked at the crowd. Pretty funny, really.

  2. UND Pilots

    This is a very unpredictable team. The lines are a mess with no one stepping up to lead. I’m glad it’s early in the season because this is no way to get number eight!! Go SIOUX!

  3. Mike

    I am wondering what Pattyn has done to prove he should be playing every game? He doesn’t produce offensively and seems to be on the ice a lot when goals are scored. Why has Hak never sat him this year? He seems to get the team in penalty trouble quite a bit as well. Seeing all the great players who actually demonstrate leadership, then seeing this guy, it doesn’t add up. I see a lot of younger players telling him to back off of opposing players. He needs to sit for UND to be successful.

    1. Ryan

      Playing on the fourth line isn’t typically conducive to piling up points. For his career Pattyn is average 1.21 penalty minutes per game, and is currently at an average 1.25 on the season (according to USCHO), numbers that hardly make him a liability in that sense.

      1. Mike

        Well why is he suiting up day in and day out? I think both Chyzyk and Sanderson are better players than he is. Why is he wearing an A? Does it stand for A$$hole? Cause he sure doesn’t lead on the ice.

  4. Trev

    Am i the only one that thinks Nick matson is more of a liability for the team when he plays defense? it always seems IMO that he makes kind of bonehead plays more than half the time he gets the puck in the D zone.. he is a pretty decent player offensively but defensively i honestly think that we could play a freshman D man over him…if anything we move him up to a forward to give us more depth in that position i know that it isnt easy to make a transition like that but thats just what i feel…It could be just me thinking this but just a little curious if anyone else thinks this about matson??

    1. Mike

      I think Mattson is one of our core players and he is very underated by people like you. With what he actually does out there, I see very small mistakes. I really think he has good hustle if he were to ever get behind a play. I have seen him make up for a lot of other D’s mistakes. I have seen more mistakes out of Simpson this year than I have Mattson. Do you even know what to look for in a D man?

      1. Trev

        ya haha like i said it may be just me…i will agree with you on dillon though he has to tighten up his play a lot more!

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