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GameCenter final: UND 3, Colorado College 0

The Fighting Hawks take on the Tigers in Game 1 of their series.

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World Arena sits on Sunday night in Colorado Springs, Colo.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- UND is facing off against Colorado College in the first of their two-game series.

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No. 3 North Dakota at Colorado College

When: 8 p.m.

Where: World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.

TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622 HD).

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Webcast: NCHC.tv .

Radio: 96.1 The Fox .

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First period

UND 1, Colorado College 0 -- Tyler Kleven (Judd Caulfield, Matt Kiersted) 9:43 (dp). Caulfield starts a rush in his own end, flipping a puck behind the defenders, racing around them and getting it. He ran out of room to get off a shot on the near side, so he tried a wraparound. That didn't work, but he got the puck back and left a pass for Kleven at the point. Kleven launched a shot through a screen by UND freshman Louis Jamernik, who is making his NCAA debut.

Second period

UND 2, Colorado College 0 -- Grant Mismash (Collin Adams, Jordan Kawaguchi) 5:52. UND goalie Adam Scheel starts this play by catching Colorado College in a line change and sending a stretch pass to Kawaguchi, who makes a touch pass to Mismash on the right side of the zone. Mismash dishes it back to Kawaguchi at the top of the right circle. Kawaguchi finds Adams on the left side of the crease and hits him with a pass. Adams leaves it backdoor for Mismash.

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UND 3, Colorado College 0 -- Collin Adams (Riese Gaber, Matt Kiersted) 13:20 (pp). UND gets on the board with the extra man as Pinto leaves a pass for Kiersted at the point. Kiersted hammers a point shot that goes off of Gaber before Adams tips it. The puck goes way up in the air, but lands just behind Vernon and trickles across.

Third period

No scoring.

UND's lines

Forwards

29 Jordan Kawaguchi--22 Shane Pinto--17 Riese Gaber

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9 Brendan Budy--18 Collin Adams--16 Grant Mismash

19 Mark Senden--14 Jasper Weatherby--10 Gavin Hain

8 Harrison Blaisdell--27 Louis Jamernik--28 Judd Caulfield

21 Jackson Keane

Defensemen

3 Matt Kiersted--24 Jacob Bernard-Docker

26 Jake Sanderson--15 Ethan Frisch

25 Tyler Kleven--2 Gabe Bast

Goaltenders

31 Adam Scheel

1 Peter Thome

Scratches on trip: Cooper Moore and Griffin Ness

Scratches not on trip: Carson Albrecht, Josh Rieger and Harrison Feeney

Colorado College's lines

Forwards

12 Ben Copeland--27 Josiah Slavin--10 Patrick Cozzi

41 Hunter McKown--19 Troy Conzo--29 Brian Hawkinson

18 Connor Mayer--16 Jackson Jutting--24 Jack Gates

34 Marc Pasemko--20 Logan Will--11 Ray Christy

17 Tyler Coffey

Defensemen

5 Jack Millar--8 Zach Berzolla

7 Chase Foley--23 Hugo Blixt

28 Nicklas Andrews--4 Bryan Yoon

Goaltenders

30 Matt Vernon

22 Dominic Basse

1 Jake Begley

Out of lineup: Grant Cruikshank (appendix), Chad Sasaki, Jackson Ross, Jordan Biro, Brian Williams, McKay Flanagan.

Referees -- Dan Dreger and Mike Sheehan

Linesmen -- Luke Bisbee and Chase McGee

Pregame notes

UND is back at full strength with Jake Sanderson and Tyler Kleven back from the World Junior and Harrison Blaisdell back from injury. Shane Pinto, who left the last game in the Pod with an injury, doesn't miss any games. Louis Jamernik is making his NCAA debut as center on the fourth line. Colorado College has three surprises in its lineup: 1. Captain Grant Cruikshank, the team's leading scorer, is out due to appendicitis; 2. Defenseman Connor Mayer is playing left wing on the third line; 3. Goalie Matt Vernon is getting the start after Dominic Basse started the last seven games. It is Vernon's first start since Dec. 11 against Western Michigan.

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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