UND 3, Colorado College 2, OT
The story: For the second-straight night, UND beat Colorado College in overtime. Jordan Kawaguchi scored the game-winning goal 50 seconds into overtime. He also added an assist. The win marked UND's first NCHC sweep of the season.
Three stars: 1. Jordan Kawaguchi, UND, game-winning goal, assist; 2. Nick Jones, UND, two assists; 3. Adam Scheel, UND, 22 saves.
Did you notice? UND honored the 1959 NCAA national championship -- the program's first -- during the first intermission. Ten players and two student managers were back for the reunion. Read a full story on their return here.
Lineup notes: UND defenseman Gabe Bast served a one-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Colorado College forward Alex Berardinelli during the series opener. Josh Rieger entered the lineup in his place. UND also was without injured forwards Grant Mismash and Joel Janatuinen, defenseman Jonny Tychonick and goalie Peter Thome. Tychonick missed his sixth-straight game, while Mismash and Janatuinen missed their third straight. Berardinelli missed the game for the Tigers, who inserted forward Nick Olczyk into the lineup.
Updated records: UND 10-9-1 (4-5 NCHC), Colorado College 8-11-2 (2-6-1)
Up next: UND plays at Omaha at 7:07 p.m. Friday in Baxter Arena.
UND 3, COLORADO COLLEGE 2, OT
First period -- 1. UND, Hayden Shaw 1 (Jordan Kawaguchi 11, Nick Jones 9) 1:18; 2. UND, Dixon Bowen 1 (Andrew Peski 1) 15:25 (sh)
Second period -- 3. CC, Westin Michaud 8 (Grant Cruikshank 6) 5:58 (sh)
Third period -- 4. CC, Trey Bradley 7 (Cole McCaskill 2) 7:21
Overtime -- 5. UND, Kawaguchi 5 (Jones 10, Ludvig Hoff 3) :50
Penalties -- Kristian Blumenschein, CC, interference, 4:35 first; Grant Cruikshank, CC, hooking, 11:30 first; Cole Smith, UND, holding, 14:25 first; Casey Johnson, UND, boarding, 17:00 first; Rhett Gardner, UND, interference, 2:27 second; Cole McCaskill, CC, kneeing, 5:35 second; Gavin Hain, UND, high sticking, 11:50 second; Smith, UND, roughing, 19:02 second
Goalie saves -- UND: Adam Scheel 6-10-6-0 -- 22; CC: Alex Leclerc 10-7-14-2 -- 33
Penalties-minutes -- UND 5-10-, CC 3-6
Power plays -- UND 0-3, CC 0-5
Attendance -- 11,720
Referees -- Joe Sullivan and Jarrod Ragusin