HAMDEN, Conn. — The Fighting Hawks beat the Bobcats 3-1 on goals by Mark Senden, Judd Caulfield and Connor Ford. Zach Driscoll stopped 35 shots.

Herald three stars

First star: Zach Driscoll, 35 saves.

Second star: Mark Senden, goal.

Third star: Jake Sanderson, 2 assists.

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First period

Quinnipiac 1, UND 0 -- Wyatt Bongiovanni (Oliver Chau, Marcus Chorney) 6:07. UND defenseman Cooper Moore whiffs on a puck in the offensive zone, Quinnipiac takes it the other way and it ends up in the back of the net as Bongiovanni puts away his second of the season.

Quinnipiac 1, UND 1 -- Mark Senden 7:33. UND gets a gift when Quinnipiac goalie Dylan St. Cyr plays a puck from behind the net out to the left circle, where Senden picks it off and slaps it into the net before St. Cyr could get back.

Second period

UND 2, Quinnipiac 1 -- Judd Caulfield (Jake Sanderson, Connor Ford) 7:04 (pp). UND is rewarded for an excellent start to the second period, first by drawing a power play, then by converting. Sanderson makes a nice move in the left circle to hold possession of the puck, wheel into space and send a puck to the top of the crease, where UND hammers away until Caulfield gets it underneath St. Cyr.

Third period

UND 3, Quinnipiac 1 -- Connor Ford (Jake Sanderson) 4:38. UND scores at four-on-four as Sanderson enters the zone, nearly loses the puck but wins it back to create and odd-man situation. Sanderson dishes to Ford in the right circle and Ford rockets one in the net for his first goal at UND.

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UND's lines


17 Riese Gaber--8 Jake Schmaltz--28 Judd Caulfield

19 Mark Senden--21 Connor Ford--16 Ashton Calder

10 Gavin Hain--27 Louis Jamernik--20 Nick Portz

9 Brendan Budy--18 Matteo Costantini--13 Carson Albrecht

5 Dane Montgomery


26 Jake Sanderson--15 Ethan Frisch

7 Chris Jandric--25 Tyler Kleven

4 Cooper Moore--2 Brady Ferner


33 Zach Driscoll

32 Jakob Hellsten

Out of lineup: Brent Johnson, Griffin Ness, Jackson Kunz, Luke Bast, Kaleb Johnson, Harrison Feeney (inj)

Quinnipiac's lines


12 Oliver Chau--11 Wyatt Bongiovanni--10 Ethan De Jong

14 Ethan Leyh--22 Skyler Brind'Amour--17 Joey Cipollone

4 Michael Lombardi--27 Desi Burgart--96 Ty Smilanic

16 Jacob Quillan--19 T.J. Friedmann--29 Christophe Tellier

28 Liam McLinskey


24 Brendan Less--23 Zach Metsa

6 Griffin Mendel--15 Jayden Lee

2 Iivari Rasanen--7 Marcus Chorney


37 Dylan St. Cyr

1 Yaniv Perets

31 Noah Altman

Pregame notes

UND makes some changes to get older and more veteran for the series finale. Brady Ferner is in for Brent Johnson. Carson Albrecht is in for Jackson Kunz. Brendan Budy is in for Griffin Ness. It is Budy's first game of the season. Dane Montgomery moves in as the extra skater. . . Quinnipiac is continuing its goalie rotation and starting Notre Dame transfer Dylan St. Cyr. . . The Bobcats with minor lineup changes elsewhere. Joey Cipollone is moved up in the lineup and the Bobcats shuffled their fourth line. . . UND is wearing its black jerseys for the first time this season. Quinnipiac is in yellow again.

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