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GameCenter final: Miami 4, UND 3

Miami defenseman Jack Clement scored the game-winning goal with 5:26 left in the third period to give the RedHawks a split.

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UND's Jackson Blake vies for the puck with Miami defneseman Jack Clement (5) as the Redhawks' Zane Demsey (10) looks on in the second period of an NCHC men's hockey matchup at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks on Friday, November 18, 2022.
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GRAND FORKS — Miami defenseman Jack Clement scored the game-winning goal with 5:26 left in the third period to lift the RedHawks to a 4-3 victory and a series split.

Herald three stars

First star: John Waldron, Miami, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Second star: Matthew Barbolini, Miami, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Third star: Jackson Blake, UND, 1 goal, 1 assist.

First period

Miami 1, UND 0 — John Waldron (Matthew Barbolini) 5:51. Miami takes its first lead of the weekend when Barbolini carries the puck in the zone on the rush and dishes to Waldron in the middle. Waldron walks around UND defender Brent Johnson and picks the corner of the net for his second collegiate goal.

Miami 2, UND 0 — Matthew Barbolini (Axel Kumlin, John Waldron) 17:11 (pp). The RedHawks, who didn't attempt a shot on any of their three power plays Friday, score on their first chance Saturday. Kumlin hammers a point shot, DeRidder leaves a rebound and Barbolini picks it up and fires a backhand for a 2-0 RedHawks lead.

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Second period

Miami 3, UND 0 — Blake Mesenburg (Jack Olmstead, Alex Murray) 5:33. UND has possession of the puck in the neutral zone, fails to get it deep and it comes back and burns them. Olmstead flutters a shot off the post and Mesenburg is there to pound home the rebound for his second goal of the weekend. UND starter Drew DeRidder is pulled after the goal for Jakob Hellsten.

Miami 3, UND 1 — Riese Gaber (Chris Jandric, Jackson Blake) 15:37 (pp). UND continues its streak of scoring on the power play in every game this season. Gaber has the puck between the dots and snaps one through a Louis Jamernik V screen for his ninth goal of the season.

Miami 3, UND 2 — Gavin Hain (Ryan Sidorski, Louis Jamernik V) 17:39. UND makes it a one-goal game when Jamernik V digs a puck off the wall and hits an open Sidorski at the top to start a scoring chance. Sidorski holds the puck until Hain gets in front for traffic, then snaps a shot on net. Hain fights off a check and pounces on the rebound for his seventh goal of the season.

Third period

Miami 3, UND 3 — Jackson Blake (Riese Gaber, Ryan Sidorski) 5:06. UND ties it up on an unbelievable shift by Blake. First, he makes a creative play to take two guys with him, then leave a pass for Gaber for a chance. Those two come back in the zone again, Gaber fights off a check and leaves a pass for Blake, who snaps one past Persson's blocker. It's Blake's third goal of the weekend.

Miami 4, UND 3 — Jack Clement 14:34. Miami scores on its second shot of the period. Clement picks the puck from Jamernik V and beats Jakob Hellsten glove side from the side of the crease to give Miami the lead.

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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—13 Carson Albrecht
29 Jackson Kunz

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

Goaltenders
34 Drew DeRidder
32 Jakob Hellsten
1 Kaleb Johnson

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

Miami's lines

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

Defensemen
3 Axel Kumlin—16 Hampus Rydqvist
27 Dylan Moulton—7 Robby Drazner
4 Michael Feenstra—5 Jack Clement
24 Alex Murray

Goaltenders
32 Ludvig Persson
31 Logan Neaton

Not in lineup: F Red Savage (inj), F Max Dukovac (inj), D Nick Donato (inj), D Zane Demsey, F Michael Holland, F Brian Silver, F Chase Pletzke, D Alec Capstick, G Carter McPhail

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Pregame notes

UND is without five players due to injury or illness. Nick Portz, who sustained an injury in the second period Friday, is out. Jackson Kunz moves into the lineup. Carson Albrecht, who was the extra skater Friday, moves into Portz's spot on the fourth line. The other three lines and defensive pairings remain the same. . . UND is going to Drew DeRidder in net for the series finale. Miami is coming back with Ludvig Persson, who was pulled after two periods Friday. . . Miami is without defenseman Nick Donato, who was injured in the third period Friday. The RedHawks also scratched Zane Demsey. Michael Feenstra and Alex Murray are coming in for Miami.

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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