UND used goals by Ethan Frisch and Brendan Budy, and 22 saves from Zach Driscoll to beat Minnesota Duluth in the series finale.
Herald three stars
First star: Zach Driscoll, UND, 22 saves.
Second star: Brendan Budy, UND, game-winning goal.
Third star: Ethan Frisch, UND, goal.
Minnesota Duluth 1, UND 0 -- Blake Biondi (Dominic James, Quinn Olson) 14:51. The Bulldogs finally break the 0-0 deadlock nearly 35 minutes into the game as James slips a nifty pass to Biondi in space and the sophomore forward rips one past UND goalie Zach Driscoll on the blocker side.
Minnesota Duluth 1, UND 1 -- Ethan Frisch (Chris Jandric, Riese Gaber) 19:54 (pp). UND takes advantage of a late power play in the second. Jandric has the puck at the top, fakes a shot and dishes a pass to Frisch in the left circle. Frisch collects the pass, takes a step toward the middle and snaps a shot past Minnesota Duluth goalie Ryan Fanti on the short side.
UND 2, Minnesota Duluth 1 -- Brendan Budy (Ashton Calder, Connor Ford) 5:05. After UND ices the puck three times in 38 seconds, it wins a defensive zone draw and skates it the other way for a goal. Calder makes a tremendous play to get around a Duluth defender enough on the right side to center a pass to Budy, who is cutting down the slot and taps it five-hole.
17 Riese Gaber--8 Jake Schmaltz--28 Judd Caulfield
20 Nick Portz--21 Connor Ford--16 Ashton Calder
10 Gavin Hain--27 Louis Jamernik--19 Mark Senden
9 Brendan Budy--11 Griffin Ness--13 Carson Albrecht
25 Tyler Kleven--15 Ethan Frisch
4 Cooper Moore--7 Chris Jandric
24 Luke Bast--2 Brady Ferner
6 Brent Johnson
33 Zach Driscoll
32 Jakob Hellsten
35 Harrison Feeney
Out of lineup: Jake Sanderson (non-COVID illness), Matteo Costantini (non-COVID illness), Dane Montgomery (non-COVID illness), Jackson Kunz (upper body), Kaleb Johnson.
Minnesota Duluth's lines
21 Noah Cates--37 Casey Gilling--13 Tanner Laderoute
10 Kobe Roth--18 Jesse Jacques--11 Koby Bender
15 Quinn Olson--17 Dominic James--7 Blake Biondi
12 Ben Almquist--33 Carter Loney--16 Luke Loheit
19 Jarrett Lee
3 Matt Anderson--6 Louie Roehl
5 Wyatt Kaiser--2 Darian Gotz
20 Owen Gallatin--8 Hunter Lellig
39 Ryan Fanti
36 Ben Patt
Out of lineup: Connor Kelley (inj), Zach Stejskal (inj), Luke Mylymok (inj), Kyler Kleven, Will Francis, Jake Rosenbaum.
UND is without Jake Sanderson (non-COVID illness), Matteo Costantini (non-COVID illness), Dane Montgomery (non-COVID illness) and Jackson Kunz (upper body) for a second-straight game. . . UND moves Luke Bast to the third defensive pairing for Brent Johnson, who is the extra skater. . . Minnesota Duluth's only change is Jarrett Lee for Kyler Kleven as the extra skater.