TONIGHT’S VIEWING: Midco Sports Network, NCHC.tv. Lineup notes: Nick Schmaltz is back in tonight. Playing RW instead of center. He was at center when he got hurt. Poolman back up at RW as well. LaDue is in. Full lines and live chat are below. Full lines and live chat are below.
UND 1, Omaha 0 — Gage Ausmus (Drake Caggiula, Mark MacMillan) 7:43. Caggiula grabs the puck off the wall after a strong cycle by his line and spots Ausmus wide open at the top of the circle. Ausmus steps up and blasts one off the post. The rebound rifles out to the side of the net where Gallo and MacMillan are battling and the puck goes off of Gallo’s hand and trickles across the line.
UND 1, Omaha 1 — Tyler Vesel (Jake Randolph, Justin Parizek) 8:12. Omaha comes down and ties it on the next shift. Randolph makes a fantastic play, pulling the puck off the end wall and making a perfect spin pass with his backhand out front to Vesel, who one-times it in.
Omaha 2, UND 1 — Justin Parizek (Brian Cooper) 17:16. Omaha puts on the pressure and Parizek launches a shot from out by the boards. It goes off of LaDue and in on the far side.
UND 2, Omaha 2 — Nick Schmaltz (Luke Johnson) 3:00. Johnson makes the play by winning a battle behind the net to steal the puck from O’Rourke. He then slips the puck by Zombo and puts it on a tee for Schmaltz, who bangs it home for his second of the year.
UND: Parks NG (saved), Caggiula NG (saved), MacMillan NG (saved); OMA: Austin Ortega NG (missed), Guentzel NG (missed), Dominic Zombo G
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
17 Colten St. Clair–27 Luke Johnson–8 Nick Schmaltz
28 Stephane Pattyn–13 Connor Gaarder–3 Tucker Poolman
11 Trevor Olson–10 Johnny Simonson–14 Austin Poganski
20 Gage Ausmus–2 Troy Stecher
4 Keaton Thompson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
31 Zane McIntyre
33 Cam Johnson
30 Matt Hrynkiw
20 Jake Guentzel–14 Dominic Zombo–16 Austin Ortega
13 Jake Randolph–10 Tyler Vesel–25 Justin Parizek
12 David Pope–Avery Peterson–18 Jono Davis
17 Luke Nogard–19 Tanner Lane–9 James Polk
2 Brian Cooper–5 Joel Messner
4 Luc Snuggerud–28 Brian O’Rourke
24 Ian Brady–23 Grant Gallo
31 Ryan Massa
29 Kirk Thompson