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GameCenter final: UND 7, Miami 1

Jackson Blake scored twice, while Gavin Hain, Ben Strinden, Griffin Ness, Mark Senden and Judd Caulfield each added one for the Fighting Hawks.

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UND's Mark Senden and Miami's Scott Corbett work for control of the puck in the first period Saturday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald
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GRAND FORKS — On a night that started with Ed Belfour skating 'One More Shift,' UND stormed Miami 7-1 behind two goals from Jackson Blake and one apiece from Gavin Hain, Ben Strinden (first-career), Griffin Ness, Mark Senden and Judd Caulfield.

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First star: Ben Strinden, UND, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Second star: Mark Senden, UND, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Third star: Jackson Blake, UND, 2 goals.

First period

UND 1, Miami 0 — Gavin Hain (Louis Jamernik V, Mark Senden) 3:31. The scoring line gets on the board early. Senden makes an excellent play to win a puck in the defensive zone, he uses his speed to take it to the offensive zone, then hits Jamernik V with a pass. Jamernik is covered, but makes a tremendous drop pass to Hain, who is wide open and buries the look for his sixth of the season.

UND 2, Miami 0 — Ben Strinden 15:08. Strinden gets the puck in the corner, walks it between Miami defenders to the top of the crease, opens up Ludvig Persson's five hole and puts it home for his first collegiate goal.

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Second period

UND 3, Miami 0 — Jackson Blake (Riese Gaber, Chris Jandric) 6:41 (pp). Miami's Axel Kumlin is called for a five-minute major for contacting the head of Nick Portz. UND immediately takes advantage. After Jandric makes a terrific hold at the blue line, Blake has the puck in the left circle and fools Persson, who thought he was passing to Schmaltz on the backdoor step. Persson pushes across to defend it, but Blake's shot goes five-hole for his fifth of the season.

UND 4, Miami 0 — Griffin Ness (Brent Johnson, Ty Farmer) 9:31 (pp). UND adds a second goal on the major power play. Ness has the puck in the right circle and attempts a backdoor pass, but it hits the skate of Miami defenseman Nick Donato, changes directions on Persson and beats him five hole.

UND 5, Miami 0 — Mark Senden (Riese Gaber, Tyler Kleven) 10:57 (sh). Just as a four-on-four turns into a Miami power play, the RedHawks take a line change. Kleven catches them in it and hits Gaber with a stretch pass to start a two-on-one. Gaber dishes to Senden, who beats Persson five-hole for UND's first shorthanded goal of the season.

UND 5, Miami 1 — Blake Mesenburg (Matthew Barbolini, Hampus Rydqvist 18:15. Soon after UND fans start the wave, a puck ends up in the back of UND's net. Miami hems UND in its own end. Mesenburg makes nice play to protect the puck at the bottom of the left circle and pick the blocker-side corner of the net. It's Mesenburg's first collegiate goal.

UND 6, Miami 1 — Judd Caulfield (Ben Strinden, Dylan James) 18:33. UND comes right back down and answers by getting a puck to the net and working away. Brent Johnson walks it to the crease. Strinden picks up the rebound and attempts a backhand wraparound. The puck pops in the air and Caulfield swats it out of midair and into the net for his third goal in four games.

Third period

UND 7, Miami 1 — Jackson Blake (Jake Schmaltz, Brent Johnson) 4:43. Johnson makes a nice breakout pass off the wall to send Schmaltz and Blake on a two-on-one. Schmaltz gets the defenseman to commit, then slides a pass over to Blake, who finishes it for his second of the game.

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UND's lines

Forwards
17 Riese Gaber—8 Jake Schmaltz—9 Jackson Blake
10 Gavin Hain—27 Louis Jamernik V—19 Mark Senden
26 Dylan James—21 Ben Strinden—28 Judd Caulfield
18 Matteo Costantini—11 Griffin Ness—20 Nick Portz
13 Carson Albrecht

Defensemen
25 Tyler Kleven—15 Ethan Frisch
7 Chris Jandric—6 Brent Johnson
3 Ty Farmer—2 Ryan Sidorski

Goaltenders
32 Jakob Hellsten
34 Drew DeRidder
1 Kaleb Johnson

Not in lineup: F Owen McLaughlin (illness), F Dane Montgomery (inj), D Cooper Moore (inj), D Luke Bast (inj), Jackson Kunz

Miami's lines

Forwards
29 Matthew Barbolini—22 Joe Cassetti—9 Jack Olmstead
8 P.J. Fletcher—14 Thomas Daskas—21 Ryan Savage
25 Artur Turansky—11 William Hallen—17 John Waldron
18 Frankie Carogioiello—26 Blake Mesenburg—12 John Sladic

Defensemen
15 Nick Donato—5 Jack Clement
3 Alex Kumlin—16 Hampus Rydqvist
27 Dylan Moulton—7 Robby Drazner
10 Zane Demsey

Goaltenders
32 Ludvig Persson
31 Logan Neaton

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Not in lineup: F Red Savage (inj), F Max Dukovac (inj), F Michael Holland, F Brian Silver, F Chase Pletzke, D Alex Murray, D Michael Feenstra, D Alec Capstick, G Carter McPhail

Pregame notes

UND is without four players due to illness or injury — Owen McLaughlin, Dane Montgomery, Cooper Moore and Luke Bast. Jackson Kunz is a healthy scratch. . . Carson Albrecht is back after missing three weeks due to a lower-body injury. . . Miami is without forwards Red Savage and Max Dukovac. . . It's Sweden vs. Sweden in net for the second game in a row. Jakob Hellsten is between the pipes for UND. Ludvig Persson is in the net for Miami. . . Referees are Bobby Lukkason and Andrew Wilk.

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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