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GameCenter final: UND 4, Holy Cross 1

Gavin Hain scored twice and the Fighting Hawks completed a two-game sweep of the Crusaders.

UND Fighting Hawks vs. Holy Cross - Oct. 7, 2022
UND forward Judd Caulfield (28) slams the puck through a gap in the Holy Cross defense during a home hockey matchup at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks on Friday, October 7, 2022. The apparent goal was waved off for goalie interference, though.
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GRAND FORKS — Gavin Hain scored two more goals and UND beat Holy Cross 4-1 to complete a two-game sweep.

Herald three stars

First star: Gavin Hain, UND, 2 goals.
Second star: Ethan Frisch, UND, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Third star: Jakob Hellsten, UND, 19 saves.

First period

UND 1, Holy Cross 0 — Gavin Hain (Louis Jamernik V, Mark Senden) 17:22. Hain drives toward the net from the goal line and flips a puck at the net. It pops in the air, lands on top of the cage, then drops on the other side of the net. Hain finds it, moves it to his backhand and roofs it for his second goal of the season. Excluding the game where he suffered his season-ending injury and left early, Hain has now scored in five-straight games and six of the last seven.

UND 2, Holy Cross 0 — Ethan Frisch (Brent Johnson, Owen McLaughlin) 19:43 (pp). Johnson has the puck at the top and sends a pass to Frisch in the left circle. The Moorhead product hammers a one-timer by Louden Hogg, the goalie who knocked Frisch's younger brother, Grant, out of the state tournament in 2019.

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Second period

UND 3, Holy Cross 0 — Gavin Hain (Ethan Frisch, Brent Johnson) 16:19 (pp). UND converts on another power play. Johnson once again sends a pass to Frisch in the left circle. Hogg makes the save on Frisch's shot, but the rebound drops in the crease and Hain dives after it and knocks it in for his second of the game and third of the season.

UND 4, Holy Cross 0 — Carson Albrecht (Chris Jandric, Nick Portz) 17:50. Jandric gets to the bottom of the right circle and dishes to Albrecht, who has a great look. Albrecht doesn't get all of his shot and a scramble ensues. Albrecht fires one off of a defender's skate and in the net. It's Jandric's fourth point of the weekend.

UND 4, Holy Cross 1 — Charlie Spence (Jack Ricketts, Louden Hogg) 17:17. Holy Cross gets on the board for the first time all weekend with 2:43 left when Spence's shot from the corner goes off of Frisch and in the net.

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UND's lines

Forwards
28 Judd Caulfield—8 Jake Schmaltz—17 Riese Gaber
10 Gavin Hain—27 Louis Jamernik V—19 Mark Senden
26 Dylan James—22 Owen McLaughlin—9 Jackson Blake
29 Jackson Kunz—18 Matteo Costantini—20 Nick Portz
13 Carson Albrecht

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

Goaltenders
32 Jakob Hellsten
34 Drew DeRidder
1 Kaleb Johnson

Out of lineup: F Dane Montgomery (inj), D Luke Bast (inj), F Ben Strinden, F Griffin Ness, D Ryan Sidorski

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Holy Cross' lines

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

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

Goaltenders
1 Louden Hogg
33 Thomas Gale
30 Jason Grande

Out of lineup: F Bobby Young, D-F Jackson MacNab, F Liam Connors, F Jack Seymour, F Joe Solimine

Pregame notes

As expected, UND is giving both goaltenders a start this weekend. Drew DeRidder posted a 27-save shutout in the opener and Jakob Hellsten will start the series finale. . . UND makes three other personnel changes — forward Jackson Kunz, forward Carson Albrecht and forward Nick Portz are in; forward Ben Strinden, forward Griffin Ness and defenseman Ryan Sidorski are out. . . The only line that is staying together for UND is the Mark Senden, Gavin Hain and Louis Jamernik V unit. . . The Fighting Hawks are using an all-freshman line with Owen McLaughlin, Dylan James and Jackson Blake. McLaughlin and James were linemates all last season with Sioux City.

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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