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Ice Time: No. 15 UND at No. 2 Minnesota Duluth

Scott Perunovich. Photo by Minnesota Duluth athletics.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2018

No. 15 UND at

No. 2 Minnesota Duluth

When: 7:07 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday.

Where: AmsOil Arena, Duluth.

TV: Fox Sports North Plus (Ch. 639 HD) tonight; Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622 HD) and WDAZ Xtra (Ch. 596) on Saturday.

Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM).

Webcast: NCHC.tv.

Live blog: undhockey.areavoices.com.

TEAM STATS

UND

Scoring

22 Rhett Gardner sr f 8-1--9

24 J Bernard-Docker fr d 3-6--9

29 Jordan Kawaguchi so f 2-7--9

16 Grant Mismash so f 4-4--8

3 Matt Kiersted so d 3-5--8

2 Gabe Bast so d 2-4--6

26 Cole Smith jr f 2-4--6

8 Nick Jones sr f 1-5--6

6 Colton Poolman jr d 3-2--5

27 Ludvig Hoff jr f 2-2--4

18 Collin Adams so f 1-3--4

28 Hayden Shaw sr d 0-4--4

17 Jonny Tychonick fr d 0-4--4

25 Joel Janatuinen sr f 1-2--3

14 Jasper Weatherby fr f 1-1--2

19 Mark Senden fr f 1-1--2

5 Casey Johnson jr d 1-1--2

21 Jackson Keane fr f 1-0--1

7 Zach Yon jr f 1-0--1

10 Gavin Hain fr f 0-1--1

9 Dixon Bowen jr f 0-1--1

4 Andrew Peski jr d 0-0--0

20 Josh Rieger so d 0-0--0

Goaltending

31 Adam Scheel fr 6-3-1 2.18 .899

1 Peter Thome so 1-2-0 2.97 .855

Minnesota Duluth

Scoring

7 Scott Perunovich so d 2-14--16

39 Parker Mackay sr f 6-6--12

19 Justin Richards so f 3-8--11

25 Peter Krieger sr f 2-8--10

23 Nick Swaney so f 4-5--9

5 Nick Wolff jr d 2-7--9

27 Riley Tufte jr f 4-3--7

17 Cole Koepke fr f 2-5--7

21 Noah Cates fr f 3-3--6

20 Jackson Cates fr f 3-2--5

10 Kobe Roth so f 2-3--5

4 Dylan Samberg so d 2-2--4

24 Mikey Anderson so d 2-2--4

13 Tanner Laderoute fr f 3-0--3

6 Louie Roehl so d 0-3--3

16 Billy Exell sr f 0-1--1

3 Matt Anderson so d 0-1--1

8 Hunter Lellig fr d 0-0--0

18 Jesse Jacques fr f 0-0--0

12 Jarod Hilderman jr d 0-0--0

11 Kobe Bender so f 0-0--0

28 Jake Rosenbaum fr d 0-0--0

Goaltending

32 Hunter Shepard jr 9-2-1 1.87 .914

37 Nick Deery jr 0-0-0 3.72 .800

TALE OF THE TAPE

UND

Record: 7-5-1

Ranking: 15

Offense: 2.85 (29th)

Defense: 2.54 (20th)

Power play: 20.7 (17th)

Penalty kill: 76.6 (48th)

Goaltending: .880 (52nd)

UMD

Record: 9-2-1

Ranking: 2

Offense: 3.42 (13th)

Defense: 2.00 (6th)

Power play: 23.3 (11th)

Penalty kill: 88.4 (4th)

Goaltending: .909 (22nd)

THE FOCUS

Scott Perunovich pulled off an improbable feat last season, leading an NCAA championship Minnesota Duluth team in scoring—as a freshman defenseman. Perunovich scored 11 goals and tallied 36 points in 42 games. He's on pace to become a Hobey Baker Award finalist this year, again leading the Bulldogs in scoring (16 points in 12 games). UND knows his impact well. He had four points in a Bulldog sweep of UND in AmsOil last season. When UND beat the Bulldogs in the Frozen Faceoff, Perunovich was held off the scoresheet.

THE PICK

There are a lot of metrics that aren't in UND's favor. The Fighting Hawks have lost four straight in AmsOil Arena. Minnesota Duluth has won eight straight overall games in its home building and the Bulldogs haven't lost there this season (4-0-1). They've outscored opponents 31-7 in their last eight home games. This weekend would be a tall task for any UND team. It's especially the case for one that's 1-2 on the road and will be without one of its top players, Nick Jones.

Minnesota Duluth 4-2, 3-2

NOTES

**** East Grand Forks Senior High graduate Grant Loven scored his first collegiate goal on Friday night for Northern Michigan. Loven scored in the third period. Loven was the third member of Senior High's 2014 state title team to score in college hockey this season. Colton Poolman has a goal for UND and Taylor Brierley has a goal at Union. UND's Dixon Bowen is looking for his first.

**** UND freshman defenseman Jacob Bernard-Docker, the NCHC's defenseman of the week, is bidding to become the first rookie blue liner at UND to average more than a half point per game since Brian Lee (.59) in 2005-06. Bernard-Docker is averaging .69 points per game right now.

**** Minot's Mason Morelli, the senior captain at Omaha, is the NCAA's No. 1 star of the week after posting seven points in a sweep of Arizona State last weekend. Morelli had a goal and four points Friday and two goals and three points Saturday. Morelli is the grandson of Reg Morelli, who scored the overtime-winning goal in the 1959 NCAA title game.

**** Supplemental discipline in college hockey is handled by each league. So, who suspended Tyler Busch of conference-less Arizona State this week? It was the WCHA. Arizona State and the WCHA came to an agreement before the season that the WCHA would handle supplemental discipline for the school. Busch, the team captain, will miss next Friday's game at Princeton.

**** UND's next opponent, Denver, has this week off. The Pioneers gave highly touted rookie Filip Larsson, a Detroit Red Wings draft pick, his first-career start in net last Saturday against Providence. Larsson missed nearly two months with an injury he sustained in junior hockey last season. Sophomore Devin Cooley started the first 11 games, posting a .933 save percentage.

NCHC

Con. Overall

W-L-T Pts. W-L-T

St. Cloud St. 4-0-0 12 11-1-0

Minn. Duluth 3-1-0 9 9-2-1

Denver 3-3-0 9 7-3-2

Miami 3-3-0 9 9-6-1

Western Mich. 3-3-0 9 6-6-0

Omaha 2-2-0 6 4-7-1

UND 1-3-0 3 7-5-1

Colorado Coll. 1-5-0 3 5-6-1

Today's games

North Dakota at Minnesota Duluth, 7:07 p.m. (FS North Plus)

Niagara at Western Michigan, 6:05 p.m.

St. Cloud State at Miami, 6:35 p.m.

Colorado College at Omaha, 7:07 p.m.

Saturday's games

North Dakota at Minnesota Duluth, 7:07 p.m. (WDAZ Xtra, Midco SN)

Niagara at Western Michigan, 6:05 p.m.

St. Cloud State at Miami, 6:05 p.m.

Colorado College at Omaha, 7:07 p.m.

Big Ten

Con. Overall

W-L-T Pts. W-L-T

Notre Dame 4-2-0 12 7-4-1

Ohio State 4-2-0 12 9-4-1

Michigan 2-2-2 9 6-5-2

Penn State 2-2-0 6 10-3-0

Minnesota 2-2-0 6 4-6-1

Wisconsin 1-3-2 6 5-7-2

Michigan St. 1-3-0 3 5-7-0

Today's games

Michigan at Michigan State, 6 p.m.

RPI at Notre Dame, 6:05 p.m.

Ohio State at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Penn State at Wisconsin, 7 p.m.

WCHA

Con. Overall

W-L-T Pts. W-L-T

Michigan Tech 6-0-0 18 7-5-0

MSU-Mankato 5-1-0 15 10-2-0

N. Michigan 5-3-0 15 6-8-0

Lake Superior 4-3-1 13 7-4-1

Bemidji State 4-2-0 12 6-5-1

Bowl. Green 3-2-1 11 8-3-2

Fairbanks 2-5-1 8 2-10-2

Ferris State 2-4-0 6 4-8-0

Ala. Huntsville 1-5-0 3 1-11-0

Anchorage 0-7-1 1 1-10-1

Today's games

MSU-Mankato at Lake Superior State, 6:07 p.m.

Bemidji State at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.

Ferris State at Alaska Fairbanks, 10:07 p.m.

Today's other games

Brown at Clarkson, 6 p.m.

Princeton at Quinnipiac, 6 p.m.

Yale at St. Lawrence, 6 p.m.

Merrimack at Northeastern, 6 p.m.

New Hampshire at Providence, 6 p.m.

UConn at UMass, 6 p.m.

Canisius at Army, 6:05 p.m.

Mercyhurst at Bentley, 6:05 p.m.

Air Force at RIT, 6:05 p.m.

Robert Morris at Sacred Heart, 6:05 p.m.

Maine at Vermont, 6:05 p.m.

Cornell at Dartmouth, 6:30 p.m.

Colgate at Harvard, 6:30 p.m.

USCHO RANKINGS

1. St. Cloud State (45) 11-1

2. Minnesota Duluth (3) 9-2-1

3. UMass (2) 11-1

4. MSU-Mankato 10-2

5. Ohio State 9-4-1

6. Penn State 10-3

7. Denver 7-3-2

8. Notre Dame 7-4-1

9. Quinnipiac 11-2

10. Providence 7-4-2

11. Union 8-3-2

12. Bowling Green 8-3-2

13. Northeastern 8-3-1

14. Michigan 6-5-2

15. North Dakota 7-5-1

16. Cornell 5-4

17. Clarkson 7-4

18. Arizona State 10-6

19. Princeton 3-4-1

20. Lake Superior State 7-4-1

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th 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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