UND (22-5-1) beat American International (15-4) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Three stars

First star: Jasper Weatherby, 2 goals.

Second star: Collin Adams, 2 goals.

Third star: Grant Mismash, goal.

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First period

UND 1, American International 0 -- Jasper Weatherby (Jacob Bernard-Docker, Jake Sanderson) 8:58. Just as a power play expires, Bernard-Docker snaps a shot from the right circle. He misses wide, but the rebound kicks off the end wall to Weatherby on the other side of the crease. Weatherby puts it behind AIC goalie Stefano Durante for his 13th of the season.

UND 2, American International 0 -- Jasper Weatherby 11:54. Weatherby tacks on his second goal in the span of 2:56. American International defenseman Nico Somerville loses an edge on his defensive blue line. Weatherby attacks him, steals the puck, skates in from the right side and snipes it for his 14th of the season.

UND 3, American International 0 -- Grant Mismash (Tyler Kleven, Judd Caulfield) 14:16. Mismash, playing his first game since Feb. 12, gets on the scoresheet. He gets a puck in the slot and rifles it past Durante.

UND 4, American International 0 -- Collin Adams (Riese Gaber, Gabe Bast) 16:22. Gaber skates a puck up the right wall and chips a puck to Adams, who is on the inside of the right circle. Adams picks the corner of the net for his 12th goal of the season.

Second period

No scoring.

Third period

UND 4, American International 1 -- Tobias Fladeby 17:46 (pp). American International breaks up Adam Scheel's bid for a shutout with a snap shot from the right circle on the power play.

UND 5, American International 1 -- Collin Adams (Jordan Kawaguchi) 18:15. Kawaguchi has the puck behind the net and feeds Adams in the slot. Adams knocks it past American International goalie Jake Kucharski for his second of the game.

UND's lines

Forwards

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

16 Grant Mismash--22 Shane Pinto--28 Judd Caulfield

10 Gavin Hain--14 Jasper Weatherby--9 Brendan Budy

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

13 Carson Albrecht

Defensemen

3 Matt Kiersted--24 Jacob Bernard-Docker

26 Jake Sanderson--15 Ethan Frisch

25 Tyler Kleven--2 Gabe Bast

Goaltenders

31 Adam Scheel

1 Peter Thome

35 Harrison Feeney

Out of lineup: Mark Senden (inj), Josh Rieger, Griffin Ness and Cooper Moore.

American International's lines

Forwards

26 Chris Theodore--19 Elijiah Barriga--20 Tobias Fladeby

25 Luke Maver--28 Jake Stella--39 Justin Young

21 Justin Cole--11 Julius Janhonen--55 Chris Dodero

18 Michal Stinil--12 Eric Otto--23 Aaron Grounds

Defensemen

6 Jeff Baum--8 Brennan Kapcheck

22 Parker Revering--17 Zak Galambos

2 Nico Somerville--4 Brett Callahan

27 Hunter Johannes

Goaltenders

30 Stefano Durante

1 Jake Kucharski

34 Ryan McInchak

Referees -- Bobby Lukkasson and Brady Johnson (WCHA)

Linesmen -- Tyler Landman and Nathan Voll (WCHA)

Pregame notes

UND is playing in its first NCAA tournament game since 2017. That one also was in Fargo's Scheels Arena. Grant Mismash will play his first game since Feb. 12. Jacob Bernard-Docker also is back in the lineup. Mark Senden is out. Game time was moved up one hour after Michigan was disqualified from the tournament due to COVID-19 positive tests. The Wolverines had to withdraw from the afternoon game against Minnesota Duluth.

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