Gameday final: UND 3, WMU 2

TONIGHT’S VIEWING: CBS Sports Network. No webcast. Tonight’s lineup notes: Mark MacMillan is back in. Andrew Panzarella is up front. Keaton Thompson is in at D. Zane Gothberg is starting. Full lines and live chat are below.

First period

Western Michigan 1, UND 0 — Nolan LaPorte (Chase Balisy) 2:04. Tambellini doesn’t tie up Balisy off the draw. The senior goes forward with it and passes it to LaPorte on top of the crease and he has an easy goal.

Western Michigan 1, UND 1 — Luke Johnson (Jordan Schmaltz, Dillon Simpson) 12:19 (pp). UND scores on a five-on-three power play. Schmaltz takes the point shot. Johnson finds the rebound, turns around and shoots it past Slubowski.

Second period

UND 2, Western Michigan 1 — Luke Johnson (Rocco Grimaldi, Jordan Schmaltz) 7:40 (pp). Grimaldi tries to flip a puck around a WMU forward and track it down, but he misses on the pass to himself. Grimaldi stays with it, though, tracks it down and makes a fantastic setup for Johnson, who one-times his second goal of the game.

Third period

UND 3, Western Michigan 1 — Derek Rodwell (Stephane Pattyn, Connor Gaarder) 9:26. Pattyn makes an outstanding play to pull the puck off the wall and hit Rodwell with a behind-the-back pass. Rodwell’s initial shot is stopped, but he stays with it and buries the rebound.

UND 3, Western Michigan 2 — Josh Pitt (Shane Berschbach, Colton Hargrove) 19:59 (ea). Pitt finds the puck at the side of the net and knocks one in with less than a second left in the game.

UND’s lines

28 Stephane Pattyn–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
9 Drake Caggiula–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
21 Brendan O’Donnell–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
29 Bryn Chyzyk–10 Adam Tambellini–22 Andrew Panzarella

18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–2 Troy Stecher
20 Gage Ausmus–4 Keaton Thompson

31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders

Out of lineup and on trip: Paul LaDue, Mitch MacMillan.

Western Michigan’s lines

24 Shane Berschbach–10 Josh Pitt–17 Justin Kovacs
29 Will Kessel–8 Sheldon Dries–28 Sam Mellor
14 Colton Hargrove–13 Chase Balisy–16 Nolan LaPorte
25 Mike Cichy–18 David Killip–21 Kyle Novak

15 Jordan Oesterle–11 Dennis Brown
9 Chris Dienes–20 Taylor Fleming
6 Matt Stewart–7 Kenney Morrison

1 Frank Slubowski
35 Sam Bloomberg
55 Lukas Hafner

4 thoughts on “Gameday final: UND 3, WMU 2

  1. Big win tonight! Let’s follow that up with some of the same play tomorrow. Sounded like they were physical and really working together tonight. Nice job, boys!

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