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GameCenter final: UND 3, Minnesota Duluth 2

Carson Albrecht and Dane Montgomery scored their first-career goals as UND moved into first place alone with a sweep of the Bulldogs.

Minnesota Duluth Men’s Hockey faces North Dakota at Amsoil Arena Friday
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Hunter Lellig (8) skates with the puck against North Dakota defenseman Tyler Kleven (25) on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH, Minn. — Carson Albrecht and Dane Montgomery scored their first-career goals and UND moved into first place in the NCHC with a 3-2 win and series sweep of Minnesota Duluth.

Herald three stars

First star: Louis Jamernik, UND, goal, assist.
Second star: Zach Driscoll, UND, 33 saves.
Third star: Carson Albrecht, UND, first-career goal.

First period

Minnesota Duluth 1, UND 0 — Luke Mylymok (Kobe Roth, Koby Bender) 11:47 (pp). Roth hammers a shot from the right circle. It is going to miss the net by a few feet, but Mylymok is standing on top of the crease and tips it past UND goalie Zach Driscoll.

Minnesota Duluth 1, UND 1 — Carson Albrecht 15:49. Minnesota Duluth defenseman Owen Gallatin retrieved a puck in his own end and attempted to move it to his defensive partner, but whiffed on the pass. Albrecht, who was the lone forechecker, raced to the loose puck, picked it up and made a move at the top of the crease and put home his first-career goal. It comes in Game No. 35.

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Second period

UND 2, Minnesota Duluth 1 — Dane Montgomery (Louis Jamernik) 3:08. Jamernik wins a draw clean back to Montgomery, who snaps a shot from the left circle far side on Bulldog goalie Zach Stejskal for his first-career goal. It's the third time this weekend UND has received a first-carer goal.

UND 3, Minnesota Duluth 1 — Louis Jamernik 17:32 (sh). UND tacks on a shorthanded goal when Duluth's Koby Bender puts a puck in Kobe Roth's skates in the neutral zone. Jamernik takes it the other way and goes with the Patrick Kane breakaway move, slowing it down, making a deke, moving it to the backhand and lifting it over Stejskal's pad.

Third period

UND 3, Minnesota Duluth 2 — Kobe Roth (Koby Bender, Matt Anderson) 3:11. Bender carries the puck deep into the offensive zone in the corner. UND defenseman Chris Jandric is defending him, but loses an edge and falls down, opening a passing lane to Roth, who buries his second goal of the weekend to make it a one-goal game.

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UND's lines

Forwards
18 Matteo Costantini—21 Connor Ford—28 Judd Caulfield
9 Brendan Budy—8 Jake Schmaltz—16 Ashton Calder
20 Nick Portz—11 Griffin Ness—13 Carson Albrecht
29 Jackson Kunz—27 Louis Jamernik—5 Dane Montgomery
19 Mark Senden

Defensemen
25 Tyler Kleven—15 Ethan Frisch
7 Chris Jandric—6 Brent Johnson
4 Cooper Moore—24 Luke Bast

Goaltenders
33 Zach Driscoll
32 Jakob Hellsten

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Out of lineup: Jake Sanderson (Olmpics/inj), Riese Gaber (inj), Gavin Hain (inj), Brady Ferner (inj), Kaleb Johnson, Harrison Feeney

Minnesota Duluth's lines

Forwards
10 Kobe Roth—37 Casey Gilling—11 Koby Bender
15 Quinn Olson—17 Dominic James—7 Blake Biondi
22 Kyler Kleven—18 Jesse Jacques—12 Ben Almquist
24 Luke Mylymok—33 Carter Loney—16 Luke Loheit

Defensemen
3 Matt Anderson—Louie Roehl
2 Darian Gotz—25 Connor Kelley
20 Owen Gallatin—8 Hunter Lellig
23 Will Francis

Goaltenders
35 Zach Stejskal
39 Ryan Fanti
36 Ben Patt

Out of lineup: Noah Cates (Olympics), Wyatt Kaiser (inj), Tanner Laderoute (inj), Jarrett Lee, Jake Rosenbaum, Brady Anderson

Pregame notes

UND is dealing with another injury as Riese Gaber will miss the series finale. Gaber was injured during the first period Friday when he crashed hard into the board. Gaber returned and finished the game, though. . . Mark Senden is re-entering the lineup as the extra skater. . . UND remains without Jake Sanderson, Gavin Hain and Brady Ferner. . . Minnesota Duluth will be without Tanner Laderoute, who was injured blocking a shot in the third period Friday. The Bulldogs are also without captain Noah Cates and their top defenseman Wyatt Kaiser.

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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