BREAKING NEWS: Colten St. Clair’s arm injury will require surgery and he will miss the entire first half of the season.
TODAY’S VIEWING: MidcoSN2, Channel 322. UNDsports.com and NCHC.tv webcast.
Manitoba 1, UND 0 — Liam Bilton (Brett Brooks, Dustin Bruyere) 13:21. Brooks has the puck behind the net and fires one out from. Johnson attempts to deflect it out of harm’s way but it ends up on the stick of Bilton, who rifles one in the corner of the net.
Manitoba 1, UND 1 — Brock Boeser (Keaton Thompson, Joel Janatuinen) 17:29. Thompson makes a tremendous bank pass off the wall to send Boeser on a 2-on-1. Boeser takes the shot himself and rockets it off the back bar for the goal.
Manitoba 2, UND 1 — Shaq Merasty (Justin Augert) 4:12. The Bisons scored their second goal on their fourth shot, a bad-angle backhand chip from down low by Merasty.
Manitoba 2, UND 2 — Shane Gersich (Nick Schmaltz, Brock Boeser) 7:29. Boeser sends Schmaltz and Gersich on a 2-on-1. Schmaltz makes a play to draw the goalie over, walk the defenseman and put it on a tee for Gersich.
UND 3, Manitoba 2 — Shane Gersich (Troy Stecher) 7:41. Stecher makes a hold at the point, the feeds it to Gersich, who is alone on the top of the crease. Gersich makes a move to his backhand and deposits his second goal in 12 seconds.
UND 4, Manitoba 2 — Johnny Simonson (Keaton Thompson, Austin Poganski) 9:21 (dp) (ex). On a delayed penalty, Thompson throws one from the boards to the top of the crease, where Simonson fights off two checks to jam it five-hole.
UND 5, Manitoba 2 — Johnny Simonson (Bryn Chyzyk, Austin Poganski) 15:14. Simonson gets the puck in the left circle and snaps a quick shot on the goalie. It leaks five-hole for his second of the night.
UND 6, Manitoba 2 — Drake Caggiula (Trevor Olson) 16:27. Olson sends Caggiula up the right wing with speed and space. Caggiula gets to the circle and snaps a shot past the goalie’s glove.
UND 7, Manitoba 2 — Joel Janatuinen (Troy Stecher, Brock Boeser) 3:03 (pp). Stecher snaps a shot from the point that’s deflected in the high slot by Janatuinen for the power-play goal.
UND 8, Manitoba 2 — Johnny Simonson (Troy Stecher, Austin Poganski) 11:01. Simonson gets the puck at the side of the net and hammers it top shelf on the short side for the hat trick.
UND 8, Manitoba 3 — Dylan Kelly (Rene Hunter, Warren Callis) 12:42. Hunter snaps one from a bad angle that Johnson kicks out to the slot. Kelly puts it just inside the post.
9 Drake Caggiula–27 Luke Johnson–18 Chris Wilkie
25 Joel Janatuinen–8 Nick Schmaltz–16 Brock Boeser
29 Bryn Chyzyk–10 Johnny Simonson–14 Austin Poganski
19 Shane Gersich–26 Coltyn Sanderson–11 Trevor Olson
22 Rhett Gardner
20 Gage Ausmus–2 Troy Stecher
4 Keaton Thompson–6 Paul LaDue
28 Hayden Shaw–3 Tucker Poolman
24 Christian Wolanin
33 Cam Johnson
30 Matt Hrynkiw
35 Ryan Anderson
20 Jonah Wasylak–28 Brett Stovin–27 Jordan DePape
25 Shaq Merasty–24 Justin Augert–16 Jesse Paradis
18 Dylan Kelly–23 Joel Schreyer–17 Warren Callis
21 Brett Brooks–8 Liam Bilton–20 Dustin Bruyere
22 Jordyn Boyd
2 Adam Henry–6 Luke Paulsen
5 Lee Christensen–4 Channing Bresciani
12 Brock Sutherland–9 Rene Hunter
3 Sean Christensen
35 Byron Spriggs
1 Justin Paulic
34 Dasan Sydora