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GameCenter final: UND 6, Holy Cross 0

Six different players scored goals and Drew DeRidder posted a 27-save shutout as the Fighting Hawks won their regular-season opener.

UND hockey vs. Manitoba - Oct. 1, 2022
Former Grand Forks Central hockey standout and current UND goaltender Kaleb Johnson (1) celebrates the Fighting Hawks' 5-1 exhibition win over the Manitoba Bisons with captain Mark Senden (19) Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.
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GRAND FORKS — UND beat Holy Cross 6-0 to open the regular season. Six different players scored goals.

Herald three stars

First star: Chris Jandric, UND, 3 assists
Second star: Drew DeRidder, UND 27 saves.
Third star: Louis Jamernik V, UND, 2 assists.

First period

UND 1, Holy Cross 0 — Jackson Blake (Chris Jandric, Drew DeRidder) 8:24 (pp). Freshman Jackson Blake scores the first goal of the season, finishing off a two-on-one rush. Jandric, coming up the left wing, makes a feed to Blake, who knocks it past Holy Cross goalie Jason Grande.

UND 2, Holy Cross 0 — Mark Senden (Louis Jamernik V, Ty Farmer) 8:41. UND adds a second goal in the span of 17 seconds on another rush. Jamernik V, coming up the right side, feeds Senden on the top of the crease, and the fifth-year senior puts it away.

UND 3, Holy Cross 0 — Gavin Hain (Louis Jamernik V) 11:47. Jamernik V has a multi-point period as he makes a steal in the neutral zone and feeds Hain, who was coming down the slot. Hain roofs it for a goal in his first game back since his season-ending knee injury last January.

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UND 4, Holy Cross 0 — Cooper Moore (Ben Strinden, Mark Senden) 12:44. UND keeps pouring it on as Strinden has the puck in the circle and feeds it to Moore at the top of the zone. Moore hammers a one-timer to the corner of the net.

Second period

UND 5, Holy Cross 0 — Riese Gaber (Chris Jandric, Jackson Blake) 8:39 (pp). UND goes to the same play it executed many times last season on the power play with Jandric dishing it to Gaber coming downhill on the right side. Gaber snaps his shot through traffic for his first goal of the season.

Third period

UND 6, Holy Cross 0 — Jake Schmaltz (Cooper Moore, Chris Jandric) 15:05 (pp). Moore has the puck in the right circle and Schmaltz tips his shot from the top of the crease. It's Jandric's third point of the game and UND's third power-play goal.

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UND's lines

Forwards
18 Matteo Costantini—8 Jake Schmaltz—17 Riese Gaber
10 Gavin Hain—27 Louis Jamernik V—19 Mark Senden
9 Jackson Blake—22 Owen McLaughlin—28 Judd Caulfield
26 Dylan James—21 Ben Strinden—11 Griffin Ness

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Defensemen
25 Tyler Kleven—15 Ethan Frisch
7 Chris Jandric—6 Brent Johnson
4 Cooper Moore—3 Ty Farmer

Goaltenders
34 Drew DeRidder
32 Jakob Hellsten
1 Kaleb Johnson

Not in lineup: F Dane Montgomery (inj), D Luke Bast (inj), F Jackson Kunz, F Nick Portz, F Carson Albrecht

Holy Cross' lines

Forwards
39 Tyler Ghirardosi—19 Alex Peterson—10 Liam McLinskey
15 Jack Ricketts—12 Matt Guerra—21 Alec Cicero
20 Devin Phillips—29 Connor Jean—13 Grayson Constable
22 Lucas Thorne—23 Jack MacNab—17 Matt DeBoer
24 John Gelatt

Defensemen
7 Nick Hale—27 Mack Oliphant
4 Jake Higgins—2 Jack Robilotti
8 Charlie Spence—14 Matt Shatsky

Goaltenders
30 Jason Grande
1 Louden Hogg
33 Thomas Gale

Not in lineup: D Jonathan Balah, F Bobby Young, F Liam Connors, F Jack Seymour, F Joe Solimine

Pregame notes

Ty Farmer will make his debut in a UND jersey. He was ill during last weekend's exhibition game . . Nick Portz, who was one of three players to suit up in every game last season, is out for the first time his career. The other healthy scratches are Jackson Kunz and Carson Albrecht. . . Michigan State transfer Drew DeRidder is starting in net for UND. . . Holy Cross is starting freshman Louden Hogg in goal. Hogg led Edina to the 2019 Minnesota state title and played juniors in Fargo last season. . . The 6-foot-3 Quinnipiac transfers, Tyler Ghirardosi and Liam McLinskey are on the same line.

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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 bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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