GameCenter final: UND 5, Canisius 0


UND hockey vs. Canisius College, 7:37 p.m. start, Ralph Engelstad Arena. Scroll down to view the live chat. Refresh for goal descriptions, videos and commentary.

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First period

UND 1, Canisius 0 -- Shane Pinto 1 (Harrison Blaisdell 1, Jonny Tychonick 1) 8:15. Pinto wastes no time getting the first one out of the way and giving UND a lead. Tychonick makes a nice play high in the zone to get a puck on net, where Blaisdell pokes at the rebound. Pinto follows it up and buries it for his first-career goal.


Comments: Shots in the first period are 14-3. UND forward Grant Mismash, who had four points in the exhibition game last week, was injured crashing hard into the end boards with Colton Poolman and Canisius forward Matt Hoover at the end of the first period. He returned to the bench for the start of the second.

Second period

UND 2, Canisius 0 -- Dixon Bowen 1 (Jasper Weatherby 1, Jackson Keane 1) 5:08. Keane has the puck in the high slot and whips one toward the net. It takes a long bounce off the end wall to Weatherby on the right side of the net. Weatherby whips it across the crease to Bowen, who is standing on the other side and easily sweeps it in the net.

Comments: Canisius camptain Matt Hoover gets ejected at 2:48 of the period for a contact to the head major. He hit Pinto high along the boards. UND didn't score on the ensuing five-minute power play, though. Shots on goal in the second were 13-4 UND. Shot attempts are 60-9 after two periods.

Third period

UND 3, Canisius 0 -- Gabe Bast 1 (Gavin Hain 1, Matt Kiersted 1) 4:43. UND gets a bounce that it didn't get much last season. Bast has the puck at the right point and tries to send a pass to Michaud, cutting to the net. His pass goes off of the leg of Canisius defenseman Blake Wareham.


UND 4, Canisius 0 -- Grant Mismash 1 (Westin Michaud 1, Colton Poolman 1) 7:12. Poolman makes a tremendous play to start the rush, muscling J.D. Pogue off the puck at UND's defensive blue line and pushing the puck up to Michaud, who makes a touch pass to Mismash and start a three-on-two rush. Mismash takes up the right side and snipes one blocker side on Ladd.

UND 5, Canisius 0 -- Dixon Bowen (Jasper Weatherby) 8:04. Bowen creates a turnover in the defensive zone and carries it all the way to the corner of the offensive zone. Weatherby picks up the puck there and centers a feed from behind the net. Bowen picks up Weatherby's feed in a crowd and beats Ladd five-hole. Ladd is pulled for rookie Jacob Barczewski after the goal.


Comments: Final shots are 40-11 UND.

Herald three stars

* Dixon Bowen, 2 goals

** Adam Scheel, 11-save shutout

*** Jasper Weatherby, 2 assists

Pregame comments

Despite a blizzard sweeping through the area, the game will be played as scheduled. . . UND is going with the same lines as it did during the exhibition game against Manitoba. . . Sophomore goalie Adam Scheel is playing his first regular-season game since Feb. 16, when he suffered a season-ending knee injury at Western Michigan. . . Canisius is without former Fargo Force forward Grant Meyer, who scored in both games against UND last season in Buffalo. . . Canisius is starting Matt Ladd in net. Ladd stopped 48 of 49 shots in the Saturday game last season in Buffalo to finish off the Golden Griffins sweep. . . Minot products Brandon Schmitt and Nick Krebsbach are officiating the game. Linesman Mike Eslinger also is from Minot. Schmitt, the son of longtime Western Collegiate Hockey Association official Mike Schmitt, previously worked as a linesman, but is working some games as referee this season.

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Live chat

Line chart

UND lines


10 Gavin Hain--11 Westin Michaud--16 Grant Mismash

18 Collin Adams--22 Shane Pinto--29 Jordan Kawaguchi

8 Harrison Blaisdell--19 Mark Senden--26 Cole Smith


21 Jackson Keane--14 Jasper Weatherby--9 Dixon Bowen

5 Casey Johnson


6 Colton Poolman--24 Jacob Bernard-Docker

3 Matt Kiersted--2 Gabe Bast

17 Jonny Tychonick--4 Andrew Peski


31 Adam Scheel


35 Harrison Feeney

1 Peter Thome

Out of lineup: Zach Yon, Carson Albrecht, Ethan Frisch, Josh Rieger, Judd Caulfield

Canisius lines


72 Matt Hoover--91 Nick Hutchinson--81 Mitchell Martan

23 Casey Jerry--27 Ryan Miotto--83 Austin Alger

20 David Baskerville--25 Matt Long--9 J.D. Pogue

28 Lee Lapid--89 Simon Gravel--8 Keaton Mastrodonato


5 David Melaragni--24 Matt Stief

58 Derek Hamelin--44 Will Scherer

4 Logan Gestro--52 Blake Wareham

14 John Stampohar


33 Matt Ladd

30 Jacob Barczewski

29 Daniel Urbani

Out of lineup: Nick Parody, Grant Meyer, Tucker Weppner, Kevin Obssuth, Jesse Pereira, Lincoln Erne, MacGregor Sinclair, Hudson Lambert

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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