Gameday Final: Minnesota 2, UND 1

TONIGHT’S VIEWING: ESPN2. No webcast. Lineup notes: No surprises. Full lines and live chat are below.

First period

No scoring.

Second period

No scoring.

Third period

Minnesota 1, UND 0 — Sam Warning (Kyle Rau) 10:51. The Gophers get a puck to the slot area with traffic and it eventually goes to the side of the net, where Warning picks it up with his backhand and puts it behind Gothberg.

Minnesota 1, UND 1 — Connor Gaarder (Dillon Simpson, Jordan Schmaltz) 11:23. Gaarder skates the puck up the left wing on a rush and flips a backhand that Wilcox stops. The rebound is sitting next to the side of the net and Gaarder slaps at it. It goes off of Wilcox and in to tie the game.

Minnesota 2, UND 1 — Justin Holl (Kyle Rau, Brady Skjei) 19:59 (sh). UND losses in stunning fashion, giving up a shorthanded goal with less than a second left. The Gophers start a rush shorthanded. Rau’s shot is blocked by Schmaltz, it goes right to Holl, who puts it just inside the right post.

UND’s lines

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
29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair–22 Andrew Panzarella

18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher

31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders

Minnesota’s lines

11 Sam Warning–7 Kyle Rau–24 Hudson Fasching
16 Nate Condon–25 Justin Kloos–13 Taylor Cammarata
14 Tom Serratore–22 Travis Boyd–17 Seth Ambroz
21 Connor Reilly–27 Gabe Guertler–19 Vinni Lettieri

2 Brady Skjei–12 Justin Holl
5 Mike Reilly–6 Jake Parenteau
10 Ben Marshall–20 Michael Brodzinski

32 Adam Wilcox
1 Michael Shibrowski

26 Responses

  1. The Twins

    Schlossman, is the place to livestream the game? can’t get it to come up and we are on a plane with gopher fans, its killing us

  2. blah blah blah

    Game over. We played great but it ended sour.

    Now, all that’s left to do is to sit back and watch all the Gopher trolls and UND haters come out to ruin our blogs, message boards, and website comment sections for a good 3-4 weeks.

  3. joe

    God I hate the gophers. I would have loved to stuff the puck down their throat. I was so sick of hearing how great they were. Looks like they got outplayed for 59min 59.6s. Next year, we will remember.

  4. Goldy

    Not here to troll just congratulating an amazing game. One of the best of the year in all of college. UND one of very few teams this season that all game long had the Gophers completely off their game. Great opponent. Great game. Proof again that this one of the best rivalries in all of sports.

  5. Sioux4ever

    I am just baffled as to how we let them march down the ice, on a penalty kill, with 9 seconds left. I am just absolutely speachless. To lose on a fluke goal like that makes the loss even worse.

  6. Sioux4ever

    It was a great season, but they played their worst hockey with 10 seconds left in the third. They should have never gotten past center ice.

  7. Nodak Sioux Fan

    Disappointed with the result, but the team played the type of game it needed to have a chance at the upset. We just didn’t finish on some earlier scoring chances (St. Clair in the first; Caggiula in the second). Proud to be a North Dakota alum.
    And this game is proof positive that this rivalry NEEDS to be played every year. Two storied programs going toe-to-toe on the big stage.

  8. Sioux Fan4.0

    4z:0. After a few tears and a much needed breather. Sioux made me proud to be an North Dakotan and alumni of the University of North Dakota. Well done this year U of ND Fighting Sioux. Dillon u are the man, I had doubts early on but you “war” the C proudly and I thank u for that

  9. Sioux4ever

    Yep RR is the typical goophs fan. Won’t admit it was a fluke goal or that they were outworked most of the game. Im sure you are putting that one in the blowout column too, right?

    1. RR

      Sure Whioux4ever, and you’re just another whioux fan lamenting a loss in the Frozen Four where your squad “outworked” the other team yet came out on the short end of the stick. 2>1. Kind of like the Michigan game at the Xcel Center. Same sad lament.

      Awesome back-checking effort by “The General” BTW. Dogging it through the neutral zone like he was playing in a Bantam B game.

      Pretty satisfying win though, especially when whioux fans talk about a team with 14 NHL draft picks as overachieving to get themselves into the Frozen Four.

      1. Sioux4Ever

        And get over the whole whioux thing. So overused, but I’m sure you still think you are original with it. Come up with something different with that rodent sized brain of yours.

        1. RR

          The whioux nickname will go away as soon as nicknames like goofers or rodents do. Which would mean it’s not going away. Happy to know it gets under your skin though.

  10. SM

    Hold your heads of high gentlemen, you played a solid game of Fighting Sioux hockey. The Sioux dictated the pace of the game for most of the game and with their style of game, gritty. It was a good season, a great season would’ve been if the Sioux won a National Championship. That said, Coach Hakstol and the rest of the coaching staff did really well bringing these gentlemen together and righting the ship early from a rough start to the season. This team could’ve very well fallen apart, but they perserved, worked hard, and continued to improve, all qualities of the proud tradition of Fighting Sioux hockey.

  11. Beaz

    RR = tool

    Outplayed the goofs for a majority of the game and one bad bounce ended the season. That’s hockey. Win some, learn some. The SIOUX have been learning for 14 years straight now ; )

    So proud of these guys. I believe I say that every year and it hasn’t changed.

    Can’t wait to see Union cause some learning for RR’s goof troop tomorrow.

    Also thanks for everything Bradley. You are the best. Even opposition fans come to your site for the best college hockey info. Thank you and keep up the good work.

    Skate for 8 begins a new next October. The countdown is on. GO SIOUX!

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