GameCenter final: Minnesota Duluth 3, UND 2, 5 OT

The Fighting Hawks and Bulldogs play to go to the NCAA Frozen Four in Pittsburgh.

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North Dakota goaltender Adam Scheel (31) blocks a wraparound attempt by Minnesota Duluth forward Koby Bender (11) in the first period Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at Baxter Arena in the NCHC Pod in Omaha. (Tyler Schank / File /

UND (22-5-1) takes on Minnesota Duluth (14-10-2) in the NCAA Regional championship game.

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Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Scheels Arena, Fargo.


Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM).


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First period

No scoring.

Second period

No scoring.

Third period

Minnesota Duluth, UND 0 -- Jackson Cates (Hunter Lellig, Koby Bender) 3:21. Lellig has the puck at the right point and slaps a puck to the slot, where it hits Cates and goes high over Scheel and into the net.

Minnesota Duluth 2, UND 0 -- Cole Koepke 4:41. UND defenseman Ethan Frisch winds up for a one-timer, but his stick snaps and Koepke goes on a clean breakaway. He beats Scheel on the stick side for Duluth's second goal in 1:20.

Minnesota Duluth 2, UND 1 -- Collin Adams (Jasper Weatherby, Shane Pinto) 18:19 (ex). UND pulls the goalie down two and gets one back when Adams banks one in off Minnesota Duluth goalie Zach Stejskal from behind the net.

Minnesota Duluth 2, UND 2 -- Jordan Kawaguchi (Shane Pinto, Matt Kiersted) 19:03 (ex). UND scores another one with the goalie pulled. Pinto's blast from the left circle kicks out to Kawaguchi on the right side and the senior buries it.



No scoring.

Double overtime

No scoring.

Triple overtime

No scoring.

Quadruple overtime

No scoring.

Quintuple overtime

Minnesota Duluth 3, UND 2 -- Luke Mylmok 2:13. Moments after Jake Sanderson hits the post, Mylmok starts a rush the other way and beats UND goalie Adam Scheel five-hole to end the longest game in the history of the NCAA tournament.

UND's lines


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


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

35 Harrison Feeney

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

Minnesota Duluth's lines


17 Cole Koepke--21 Noah Cates--23 Nick Swaney

10 Kobe Roth--20 Jackson Cates--11 Koby Roth

15 Quinn Olson--18 Jesse Jacques--13 Tanner Laderoute


24 Luke Mylmok--16 Luke Loheit--7 Blake Biondi


5 Wyatt Kaiser--6 Louie Roehl

3 Matt Anderson--25 Connor Kelley

22 Matt Cairns--8 Hunter Lellig

2 Darian Gotz


35 Zach Stejskal


39 Ryan Fanti

36 Ben Patt

Referees -- Joe Carusone and C.J. Hanafin (ECAC)

Linesmen -- Ryan Knapp and Brian Oliver (ECAC)

Pregame notes

UND and Minnesota Duluth are playing in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1984, when UND coach Brad Berry and Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin were teammates at UND. . . The Bulldogs are aiming for their fourth-straight NCAA Frozen Four. They would be the first team to do that since UND in 2005-08. UND is aiming for its first Frozen Four trip since it won the national championship in 2016. . . UND is using the same lineup as Friday night. . . Minnesota Duluth is loading up its top two lines. . . The Bulldogs

Pregame reading

UND set for showdown with Minnesota Duluth to go to the Frozen Four

Fargo Regional notebook: Grant Mismash makes impact in first game back

First-period onslaught leads UND past American International in NCAA opener

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at
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