UND 4, Colorado College 3, OT
The story: Trailing by a goal with less than six minutes to go in the third period, UND's Jordan Kawaguchi scored the game-tying goal with 5:46 to go in regulation and Ludvig Hoff re-directed a Jacob Bernard-Docker point shot with 45 seconds left in overtime to give UND a much-needed NCHC victory. Nick Jones and Jordan Kawaguchi each had a goal and an assist in the game for UND.
Three stars: 1. Nick Jones, UND, 1 goal, 1 assist; 2. Ludvig Hoff, UND, game-winning goal; 3. Jordan Kawaguchi, UND, goal, assist.
Did you notice? UND has won two games in overtime this season and both were shots by Jacob Bernard-Docker from almost the same spot on the ice. His shot went directly in the net against Wisconsin. This one was re-directed by Hoff.
Lineup notes: UND was without forwards Grant Mismash and Joel Janatuinen, defenseman Jonny Tychonick and goalie Peter Thome. The lone healthy scratch for UND was Josh Rieger. Tychonick missed his fifth-straight game, while Mismash and Janatuinen missed their second-straight. Colorado College played its first game without Nick Halloran, who announced Thursday that he's out for the season with a lower-body injury.
Updated records: UND 10-9-1 (4-5 NCHC), Colorado College 8-11-2 (2-6-1)
Up next: UND hosts Colorado College at 7:07 p.m. Saturday in the series finale.
UND 4, COLORADO COLLEGE 3, OT
First period -- 1. UND, Nick Jones 3 (Jacob Bernard-Docker 8, Jordan Kawaguchi 10) 10:11 (pp)
Second period -- 2. UND, Andrew Peski 1 (Mark Senden 3) 7:14; 3. CC, Westin Michaud 7 (Alex Berardinelli 5, Mason Bergh 8) 9:48 (pp)
Third period -- 4. CC, Erik Middendorf 5 (Troy Conzo 4, Andrew Farny 6) 2:17; 5. CC, Chris Wilkie 4 (Bryan Yoon 10, Grant Cruikshank 5) 3:27 (pp); 6. UND, Jordan Kawaguchi 4 (Jones 8, Colton Poolman 5) 14:14
Overtime -- 7. UND, Ludvig Hoff 3 (Bernard-Docker 9, Cole Smith 6) 4:14
Penalties -- Hayden Shaw, UND, hooking, 7:05 first; Chris Wilkie, CC, roughing, 8:03 first; Westin Michaud, CC, slashing, 9:26 first; Rhett Gardner, UND, boarding, 7:59 second; Gabe Bast, UND, contact to the head major, 3:01 third; Bast, UND, game misconduct, 3:01 third
Goalie saves -- UND: Adam Scheel 7-4-7-2 -- 20; CC: Alex Leclerc 10-15-13-5 -- 43
Penalties-minutes -- UND 4-19, CC 2-4
Power plays -- UND 1-2, CC 2-4
Attendance -- 11,094
Referees -- Joe Sullivan and Jarrod Ragusin