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GameCenter final: UND 3, Omaha 3, tie

The Fighting Hawks and Mavericks tied the series finale. Omaha got an extra point in the NCHC standings with a shootout win.

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UND forward Jackson Blake (9) and Omaha defenseman Jonny Tychonick chase after a loose puck on Nov. 4, 2022, in Baxter Arena.
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OMAHA, Neb. — Judd Caulfield, Tyler Kleven and Riese Gaber scored goals for UND as the Fighting Hawks tied Omaha 3-3 in the series finale. The Mavericks got the extra point in the NCHC standings with a shootout win.

Herald three stars

First star: Jake Kucharski, Omaha, 40 saves.
Second star: Riese Gaber, UND, game-tying goal.
Third star: Tyler Kleven, UND, power-play goal.

First period

No scoring.

Second period

Omaha 1, UND 0 — Jacob Slipec (Victor Mancini, Ray Fust) 2:58. Mancini gets the puck at the point, skates it down to the left circle and spots Slipec open in the slot. Mancini slides the pass over and Slipec, who was scratched Friday, buries it for Omaha's first lead of the weekend.

Omaha 1, UND 1 — Judd Caulfield (Dylan James) 18:22. Griffin Ness makes a big hit on Omaha's Victor Mancini to separate the puck and start a rush the other way. James picks up the puck and uses his speed to separate from the defenseman and create a passing lane to the top of the crease, where Caulfield is driving. The Grand Forks native puts it away for his first goal and point of the season.

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Third period

UND 2, Omaha 1 — Tyler Kleven (Cooper Moore, Dylan James) 8:00 (pp). UND scores on the power play for the ninth game in a row as Moore holds the puck at the top and sends a pass to Kleven in the right circle. Kleven hammers a one-timer through a Caulfield screen for his first of the season.

UND 2, Omaha 2 — Ty Mueller (Nolan Krenzen, Kirby Proctor) 9:24. The Mavericks come back and tie it up just 84 seconds later. UND ices the puck with tired legs and uses its timeout. It doesn't matter. Omaha immediately gets possession and Krenzen launches a point shot wide. It takes a long rebound off the end wall to Mueller, who puts it away.

Omaha 3, UND 2 — Jack Randl (Tyler Weiss) 10:49. Weiss carries the puck behind the net, makes a move to fool UND's defenders and slips a pass to Randl, who buries his NCAA-leading 11th of the season.

UND 3, Omaha 3 — Riese Gaber (Owen McLaughlin, Mark Senden) 13:53. McLaughlin gets the puck behind the net and spots Gaber open in the right circle. McLaughlin makes the pass and Gaber snipes his third goal of the weekend to tie it.

Overtime

No scoring.

Shootout

UND — Jackson Blake GOAL
Omaha — Ty Mueller GOAL
UND — Riese Gaber post
Omaha — Tyler Weiss GOAL
UND — Griffin Ness saved

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UND's lines

Forwards
18 Matteo Costantini—8 Jake Schmaltz—Jackson Blake
19 Mark Senden—22 Owen McLaughlin—17 Riese Gaber
29 Jackson Kunz—27 Louis Jamernik V—20 Nick Portz
26 Dylan James—11 Griffin Ness—28 Judd Caulfield

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

Goaltenders
34 Drew DeRidder
32 Jakob Hellsten
1 Kaleb Johnson

Not in lineup: F Gavin Hain (inj), F Ben Strinden (inj), Carson Albrecht (inj), F Dane Mongtomery (inj), D Luke Bast (inj)

Omaha's lines

Forwards
28 Jack Randl—44 Jake Pivonka—40 Tyler Weiss
17 Cameron Berg—19 Ty Mueller—22 Jimmy Glynn
21 Tyler Rollwagen—11 Nolan Sullivan—13 Jacob Slipec
8 Ray Fust—16 Cam Mitchell—29 Kaden Bohlsen

Defensemen
20 Jonny Tychonick—23 Victor Mancini
3 Kirby Proctor—12 Nolan Krenzen
2 Joquim Lemay—10 Jacob Guevin
48 Davis Pennington

Goaltenders
1 Jake Kucharski
30 Simon Latkoczy
35 Jacob Zab

Not in lineup: F Matt Miller (inj), D Griffin Ludtke (inj), F Brock Bremer (inj), F Michael Abgrall, G Raythan Robbins

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Pregame notes

UND is going with the exact same lineup as Friday night. . . Omaha juggled the third and fourth lines. Brock Bremer, who suffered an injury with 12:45 to go in the first period Friday, is out. The Mavericks also scratched Michael Abgrall. Cam Mitchell and Jacob Slipec are in. . . The goalie battle is Drew DeRidder vs. Jake Kucharski.

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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