UND beats Omaha to clinch the Penrose Cup outright.

Three stars

First star: Collin Adams, 2 goals, 3 points.

Second star: Jordan Kawaguchi, 1 goal, 2 points.

Third star: Jasper Weatherby, 1 goal, 2 points.

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First period

UND 1, Omaha 0 -- Brendan Budy (Shane Pinto, Ethan Frisch) 1:29. Frisch sends a puck behind the net, where Pinto makes a tremendous play to pick it off the wall and throw a no-look backhand to the slot, where Budy one-times it top shelf, just inside the post. It's Budy's third goal of the season and his first since the Pod, snapping a 14-game goal drought.

UND 1, Omaha 1 -- Kevin Conley (Kirby Proctor, Brock Bremer) 14:25. Omaha evens the game when Proctor sends a shot from the left point that Conley re-directs from the top of the crease.

UND 2, Omaha 1 -- Tyler Kleven (Jasper Weatherby, Adam Scheel) 17:48. Weatherby has the puck on his backhand along the wall and makes a backhand pass across the zone to Kleven, who takes a step and rifles a shot. Omaha goalie Isaiah Saville gets a piece of it with his glove, but it has enough power to get through and into the net for his second goal of the weekend and fifth of the season.

Second period

UND 3, Omaha 1 -- Jordan Kawaguchi (Ethan Frisch) 4:24. Former UND defenseman Jonny Tychonick slips and falls at center ice, allowing Kawaguchi to take the puck on a breakaway. The UND captain snipes the stick-side corner of the net on Saville, who catches with his right hand.

UND 4, Omaha 1 -- Jasper Weatherby (Jake Sanderson, Jacob Bernard-Docker) 9:47 (pp). Weatherby stays red hot, scoring in his sixth-straight game. This one, again, is on the power play as the second unit, which hadn't scored since the Pod, now has two in two games. Sanderson has the puck at the top and gives it to Weatherby on a downhill attack in the left circle. Weatherby fires a shot through a Judd Caulfield screen and past Saville on the stick side.

UND 5, Omaha 1 -- Collin Adams (Riese Gaber, Jordan Kawaguchi) 13:43 (pp). Gaber carries the puck up the right side on a rush, beats Omaha's Proctor wide and fires a shot on goal from in tight. Saville is in position to make the save, but Adams follows up and buries the rebound. Saville is pulled after the goal. He allowed five goals on 15 shots.

Third period

UND 6, Omaha 1 -- Shane Pinto (Collin Adams, Jake Sanderson) 6:43 (pp). UND has a four-on-three power play and it doesn't take long to cash in. Adams circles the zone and flips a pass to Pinto, who is camped in the left circle. Pinto blasts a one-timer past Omaha's Austin Roden for his league-leading 15th of the season.

UND 7, Omaha 1 -- Collin Adams (Judd Caulfield) 12:15. On a day the UND football team scored touchdowns on offense and defense, the hockey team joins in when Caulfield feeds Adams at the side of the crease and Adams buries it for his second of the game.

UND's lines


29 Jordan Kawaguchi--18 Collin Adams--17 Riese Gaber

9 Brendan Budy--22 Shane Pinto--28 Judd Caulfield

10 Gavin Hain--14 Jasper Weatherby--19 Mark Senden

8 Harrison Blaisdell--27 Louis Jamernik--21 Jackson Keane

11 Griffin Ness


3 Matt Kiersted--24 Jacob Bernard-Docker

26 Jake Sanderson--15 Ethan Frisch

25 Tyler Kleven--2 Gabe Bast


31 Adam Scheel

1 Peter Thome

Out of lineup: Grant Mismash (inj), Cooper Moore, Carson Albrecht, Josh Rieger and Harrison Feeney.

Omaha's lines


16 Martin Sundberg--11 Nolan Sullivan--27 Matt Miller

40 Tyler Weiss--13 Chayse Primeau--17 Taylor Ward

10 Kevin Conley--24 Jimmy Glynn--26 Brock Bremer

28 Jack Randl--45 Joey Abate--9 Ryan Brushett

21 Noah Prokop


4 Brandon Scanlin--20 Jonny Tychonick

7 Nate Knoepke--2 Jason Smallidge

3 Kirby Proctor--12 Nolan Krenzen


31 Isaiah Saville

36 Austin Roden

Scratches not on trip: John Schuldt, Jordan Klehr, Travis Kothenbeutel, Kaden Bohlsen, Jacob Zab, Jake Harrison, Alex Roy and Josh Boyer.

Referees -- Tom Sterns and Brian Hankes

Linesmen -- Andy Dokken and Justin Hills

Pregame notes

NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton is in Grand Forks for a potential Penrose Cup presentation. UND needs to win the game for that to happen, though. . . UND is using the same lines as Friday's 4-1 win. . . UND forward Grant Mismash is out for a third-straight game with an undisclosed injury. . . Omaha swaps Martin Sundberg and Jack Randl on the left wing of the first and fourth lines. It also moves Ryan Brushett into the lineup and scratches Kaden Bohlsen. . . The teams have split their last three series. . . The Fighting Hawks are 25-1 in their last 26 home games.

Pregame reading

UND beats Omaha to move within one win of the Penrose Cup

Friday night rewind: UND sees some familiar elements and some new ones in series-opening win