UND 6, U.S. Under-18 Team 2
The story: Adam Scheel picked up where he left off before Christmas with another impressive performance, stopping 15 of 16 shots against an explosive U.S. Under-18 Team. Nick Jones had three assists, while Rhett Gardner and Grant Mismash both had a goal and an assist. Jacob Bernard-Docker had a two-point game with two assists. UND's other goals came from Ludvig Hoff, Casey Johnson, Collin Adams and Gavin Hain. Boston College commit Matthew Boldy had a goal and an assist for the Americans, while Wisconsin commit Alex Turcotte had a goal. UND commits Judd Caulfield of Grand Forks and Cameron Rowe of Wilmette, Ill., played against their future team. Caulfield, a forward, was held off the scoresheet. Rowe, a goalie, stopped 28 shots.
Three stars: 1. Adam Scheel, UND, 15 saves; 2. Nick Jones, UND, 3 assists; 3. Rhett Gardner, UND, goal, assist.
Did you notice? UND wore Sioux jerseys for the first time since March 17, 2012. They were throwbacks from the 1959 NCAA national championship season, UND's first title. It's the 60th anniversary of that team's title run.
Lineup notes: UND played without Jordan Kawaguchi (family) and Jonny Tychonick (lower body). Dixon Bowen was a healthy scratch. USA played without star forward Jack Hughes, who is at the World Junior Championship with Team USA. American goalie Spencer Knight also was gone at the World Juniors.
Updated records: UND 9-7-1, USA 20-10 (6-7 vs. NCAA D-I teams).
Up next: UND travels to Buffalo, N.Y., to take on Canisius College on Friday and Saturday.
UND 6, U.S. UNDER-18 TEAM 2
First period -- 1. UND, Rhett Gardner (Jacob Bernard-Docker, Nick Jones) 3:14 (pp); 2. UND, Ludvig Hoff (Grant Mismash, Jones) 14:31
Second period -- 3. USA, Matthew Boldy (Patrick Moynihan) 1:31; 4. UND, Casey Johnson (Jackson Keane) 9:22; 5. UND, Mismash (Jones, Bernard-Docker) 12:04
Third period -- 6. UND, Collin Adams (Joel Janatuinen, Gardner) 9:45; 7. USA, Alex Turcotte (Matthew Boldy, Cole Caufield) 10:39 (pp) (ex); 8. UND, Gavin Hain (Matt Kiersted, Peter Thome) 16:16 (en)
Penalties -- Domenick Fensore, USA, holding, 2:46 first; Rhett Gardner, UND, interference, 5:36 first; Fensore, USA, hooking, 9:32 first; John Beecher, USA, slashing, 18:19 first; Cole Smith, UND, roughing, 6:01 second; Ryder Rolston, USA, hooking, 6:01 second; Gabe Bast, UND, hooking, 7:03 second; Drew Helleson, USA, hooking, 11:30 second; Hayden Shaw, UND, elbowing, 13:31 second; Shaw, UND, holding, 19:19 second; Matthew Boldy, USA, holding, 19:53 second; Bast, UND, holding, 10:28 third
Goalie saves -- UND: Adam Scheel 8-7-x -- 15 (1 GA), Peter Thome x-x-17 -- 17 (1 GA), Ryan Anderson x-x-0 -- 0 (0 GA); USA: Cameron Rowe 9-9-10 -- 28 (5 GA)