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GameCenter final: Cornell 3, UND 1

The Big Red finished off a two-game sweep with a Saturday-night win in Ralph Engelstad Arena.

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UND's Nick Portz and Cornell's Ben Tupker battle along the boards in the second period of Friday's game at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Cornell became the first team to sweep UND in Ralph Engelstad Arena since November 2018 by beating the Fighting Hawks in the series finale.

Herald three stars

First star: Ian Shane, Cornell, 32 saves.
Second star: Brendan Locke, Cornell, goal.
Third star: Ondrej Psenicka, Cornell, goal.

First period

UND 1, Cornell 0 — Riese Gaber (Jake Sanderson, Jake Schmaltz) 2:00 (pp). UND gets an early power play and takes advantage running its favorite play. Sanderson, at the top, gets it to Gaber in the right circle. Gaber hangs onto the puck and picks the glove-side corner of the net for his ninth goal of the season.

UND 1, Cornell 1 — Kyler Kovich (Ben Tupker, Zach Tupker) 6:26. Soon after Cornell's first power play expires, Zach Tupker gets the puck below the goal line and finds his brother wide open in the right circle. UND goalie Jakob Hellsten denies Ben's shot, but Kovich is there to put home the rebound.

Cornell 2, UND 1 — Ondrej Psenicka (Hank Kempf, Max Andreev) 16:39. Kempf has the puck at the point and launches a shot that Psenicka tips in the slot past Hellsten.

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Second period

No scoring.

Third period

Cornell 3, UND 1 — Brendan Locke (Cody Haiskanen, Justin Ertel) 12:08. Haiskanen throws a point shot on net and two Cornell players are alone on top of the crease. Locke knocks in the rebound for a two-goal lead.

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UND's lines

Forwards

18 Matteo Costantini—21 Connor Ford—16 Ashton Calder
29 Jackson Kunz—8 Jake Schmaltz—17 Riese Gaber
19 Mark Senden—27 Louis Jamernik—28 Judd Caulfield
20 Nick Portz—11 Griffin Ness—13 Carson Albrecht

Defensemen

26 Jake Sanderson—15 Ethan Frisch
4 Cooper Moore—7 Chris Jandric
25 Tyler Kleven—24 Luke Bast
2 Brady Ferner

Goalies

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32 Jakob Hellsten
33 Zach Driscoll
35 Harrison Feeney

Out of lineup: F Gavin Hain (inj - out indefinitely), Brendan Budy (inj - out indefinitely), F Dane Montgomery, D Brent Johnson, G Kaleb Johnson

Cornell's lines

Forwards

26 Ondrej Psenicka—15 Max Andreev—9 Jack O'Leary
18 Justin Ertel—28 Brenden Locke—13 Jack Malone
22 Kyle Penney—11 Kyle Betts—23 Liam Motley
14 Ben Tupker—21 Zach Tupker—6 Kyler Kovich

Defensemen

5 Sebastian Dirven—3 Cody Haiskanen
10 Travis Mitchell—12 Tim Rego
4 Hank Kempf—24 Sam Malinski
8 Jack Lagerstrom

Goalies

30 Ian Shane
33 Nate McDonald
34 Joe Howe

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Out of lineup: F Matt Stienburg, F Ben Berard, F Sullivan Mack, F Zach Bramwell, F Dan McIntyre, D Michael Suda, D Jimmy Rayhill, D Peter Muzyka

Pregame notes

Gavin Hain is out of the lineup after suffering an injury in the third period when he was tangled with Cornell defenseman Sam Malinski. Hain had to be helped off the ice and he is not expected back anytime soon. . . Judd Caulfield is taking Hain's place on the line with Louis Jamernik and Mark Senden. Jackson Kunz gets a promotion to the top six. . . On defense, Luke Bast is in for Brent Johnson. . . Jakob Hellsten gets the start in net. . . Cornell has no lineup changes. . . Cornell coach Mike Schafer is not in the building tonight. Associate head coach Ben Syer will take over head coaching duties.

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