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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.


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

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 14th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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