The quick rundown: Colorado College 4, UND 2
Colorado College 4, UND 2
The story: Colorado College scored in the first period and answered UND's two second-period goals in 29 and 43 seconds to come away with its first win in Ralph Engelstad Arena since March 15, 2014. UND had a nine-game unbeaten streak against the Tigers at home.
Three stars: 1. Troy Conzo, CC, 2 goals; 2. Alex Leclerc, CC, 34 saves; 3. Colton Poolman, UND, goal.
Did you notice: A red blimp was flying around Ralph Engelstad Arena for the first time in about 10 years. The blimp made its debut for the Colorado College game.
Lineup notes: UND played without its second- and third-line centers Nick Jones and Ludvig Hoff. Jones missed his third-straight game with an undisclosed injury. Hoff is in South Korea to play for Norway in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Defenseman Gabe Bast missed his fourth game in a row with an injury, too. UND's first-line center Rhett Gardner returned to the lineup after a five-game absence with a lower-body injury. UND's lone healthy scratch was sophomore Casey Johnson. Colorado College scratched fourth-line right winger after warmups and played 11 forwards and seven defensemen instead of the traditional setup of 12 forwards and eight defensemen.
Updated records: UND 12-8-8 (6-6-4 NCHC), Colorado College 11-11-4 (5-8-3).
Up next: UND and Colorado College complete their two-game series at 7:07 tonight in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
COLORADO COLLEGE 4, UND 2
First period -- 1. CC, Troy Conzo 4 (Trevor Gooch 7, Christiano Versich 13) 12:35. Penalties -- McKay Flanagan, CC, tripping, 9:07; Rhett Gardner, UND, slashing, 16:17; Versich, CC, hooking, 19:17
Second period -- 2. UND, Christian Wolanin 9 7:43 (ps); 3. CC, Troy Conzo 5 8:12 (sh); 4. UND, Colton Poolman 7 (Rhett Gardner 11, Austin Poganski 6) 13:40; 5. CC, Alex Pernitsky 1 (Jack Gates 3, Westin Michaud 11) 14:23. Penalties -- Gardner, UND, tripping, 5:32; Mason Bergh, CC, slashing, 6:45; Ben Israel, CC, delay of game, 7:43; Pernitsky, CC, slashing, 15:07; Trey Bradley, CC, holding, 16:28
Third period -- 6. CC, Michaud 10 19:01 (en). Penalties -- Gardner, UND, tripping, :31; Israel, CC, hooking, 6:12; Trevor Olson, UND, indirect contact to the head elbowing, 8:35; Versich, CC, slashing, 10:57; Poganski, UND, unsportsmanlike conduct, 19:46; Bergh, CC, unsportsmanlike conduct, 19:46; Michaud, CC, unsportsmanlike conduct, 19:46; Grant Mismash, UND, unsportsmanlike conduct, 19:46
Goalie saves -- UND: Cam Johnson 7-4-x -- 11, Peter Thome x-5-9 -- 14; CC: Alex Leclerc 9-11-14 -- 34
Penalties-minutes -- UND 6-12, CC 10-20
Power plays -- UND 0-6, CC 0-4
Attendance -- 11,517
Referees -- Scott Bokal and Andy Thackaberry