TONIGHT’S VIEWING: Midco Sports Network 3 (That’s Ch. 323 in GF). Midco Sports Network will join the game in progress after basketball ends. Webcast at UNDsports.com. Lineup notes: Same lineup for UND. Gothberg starts. Western makes a couple of slight line adjustments. Full lines and live chat are below.
Western Michigan 1, UND 0 — Colton Hargrove (Justin Kovacs, Sam Mellor) 7:22 (pp). Kovacs makes a pass to send Hargrove in the zone up the middle. Hargrove loads up and launches a wrist shot from the high slot that beats Gothberg clean on the blocker side for a power-play goal.
Western Michigan 1, UND 1 — Stephane Pattyn (Rocco Grimaldi, Luke Johnson) 8:55 (pp). Grimaldi picks up the puck at the left point, skates it down to the right circle and sees some room in the middle. He speeds to the top of the slot and fires a shot that Hafner saves, but Pattyn jumps on the rebound and ties it.
Western Michigan 2, UND 1 — Colton Hargrove (Mike Cichy, Jordan Oesterle) 7:56 (sh). Cichy sends Hargrove on a shorthanded breakaway. He gets to the top of the crease, fakes to the forehand and chips a backhand while being hooked by LaDue.
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
28 Stephane Pattyn–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
25 Mitch MacMillan–29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair
18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
Western Michigan’s lines
8 Sheldon Dries–29 Will Kessel–25 Mike Cichy
24 Shane Berschbach–13 Chase Balisy–16 Nolan LaPorte
2 Mike McKee–28 Sam Mellor–23 Aaron Hadley
14 Colton Hargrove–10 Josh Pitt–17 Justin Kovacs
3 Thomas Nitsche–7 Kenney Morrison
9 Chris Dienes–20 Taylor Fleming
15 Jordan Oesterle–11 Dennis Brown
55 Lukas Hafner
1 Frank Slubowski