UND beat Omaha 4-1 to grab a series split in Ralph Engelstad Arena.

With the win, UND improved to 17-2-2 overall and 8-1-1 in NCHC play. Omaha dropped to 9-10-3 overall and 3-6-1 in NCHC play.

UND and Omaha have played nine series in The Ralph all-time. Seven have ended in splits.

First period

UND 1, Omaha 0 -- Casey Johnson (Ethan Frisch, Jackson Keane) 8:30. Frisch launches a point shot through traffic. The puck rebounds out to the slot, where Johnson jumps on it. On top of the crease, Omaha goalie Isaiah Saville is trying to clear out Dixon Bowen from the top of the crease. Saville trips Bowen and both players fall down right as the puck gets to Johnson. The senior fires it into the net with Saville out of the play.

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UND 2, Omaha 0 -- Collin Adams (Grant Mismash, Mark Senden) 14:41. Mismash flies through the neutral zone and into the offensive zone with speed. He beats Omaha defenseman Brandon Scanlin wide and makes a nifty feed to Adams, who is cutting down the slot. Adams finishes it for No. 7 of the season.

UND 3, Omaha 0 -- Mark Senden (Cole Smith, Gavin Hain) 19:41). Hain sends the puck behind the net, where Smith and Omaha defenseman Ryan Jones race for it. Smith wins the race and taps it out to the slot, where Senden buries his second of the weekend.

Second period

UND 3, Omaha 1 -- Taylor Ward 7:05. UND goalie Adam Scheel goes behind the net to play the puck. He sends it to the corner, where Ward picks it up and throws it to the top of the crease, where it hits the skate of Colton Poolman and goes into the net.

UND 4, Omaha 1 -- Shane Pinto (Jordan Kawaguchi, Westin Michaud) 10:19 (pp). Omaha's Saville and a skater lose their sticks during the penalty kill and UND makes them pay when Kawaguchi gets the puck in the right circle, spots a seam and makes a perfect pass to Pinto in the left circle. Pinto hammers a one-timer by Saville for his 10th of the season.

Third period

No scoring.

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Pregame reading

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Pregame comments

Jacob Bernard-Docker is out after taking a knee-to-knee hit Friday. Josh Rieger comes in. Two rookie forwards come out: Harrison Blaisdell and Judd Caulfield. Senior Casey Johnson comes in. Omaha makes two changes: Alex Roy comes in on defense for Jason Smallidge, while Josh Boyer comes in as the extra skater for Travis Kothenbeutel.

Line charts

UND

Forwards

16 Grant Mismash--18 Collin Adams--29 Jordan Kawaguchi

11 Westin Michaud--22 Shane Pinto--14 Jasper Weatherby

10 Gavin Hain--19 Mark Senden--26 Cole Smith

5 Casey Johnson--9 Dixon Bowen--21 Jackson Keane

Defensemen

6 Colton Poolman--4 Andrew Peski

3 Matt Kiersted--15 Ethan Frisch

17 Jonny Tychonick--20 Josh Rieger

2 Gabe Bast

Goalies

31 Adam Scheel

1 Peter Thome

35 Harrison Feeney

Out of lineup: Jacob Bernard-Docker (inj), Zach Yon (inj), Harrison Blaisdell, Judd Caulfield, Carson Albrecht

OMAHA

Forwards

16 Martin Sundberg--11 Nolan Sullivan--14 Teemu Pulkkinen

10 Kevin Conley--45 Joey Abate--17 Taylor Ward

40 Tyler Weiss--13 Chayse Primeau--9 Ryan Brushett

19 Tristan Keck--21 Noah Prokop--27 Zach Jordan

48 Josh Boyer

Defensemen

7 Nate Knoepke--18 Dean Stewart

5 John Schuldt--20 Ryan Jones

47 Alex Roy--4 Brandon Scanlin

Goalies

31 Isaiah Saville

36 Austin Roden

Out of lineup: Travis Kothenbeutel, Jason Smallidge, Kirby Proctor, Jordan Klehr, Jacob Zab