GameCenter final: Western Michigan 2, UND 0
The Broncos used a shorthanded goal from Max Sasson and a 24-save performance by Brandon Bussi to beat UND.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan finished a two-game sweep of UND with a 2-0 win Saturday night.
Herald three stars
First star: Brandon Bussi, WMU, 24 saves.
Second star: Max Sasson, WMU, shorthanded goal.
Third star: Jakob Hellsten, UND, 24 saves.
WMU 1, UND 0 — Max Sasson 19:14 (sh). UND's special teams woes continue as it gives up its first shorthanded goal since the 2019-20 season. UND forward Ashton Calder attempts a pass at the point that Sasson intercepts and goes the other way on a clean breakaway. Sasson picks the corner of the net for his fourth goal of the season.
WMU 2, UND 0 — Michael Joyaux (Cole Gallant) 18:19 (en). Joyaux banks one off the wall and into the empty net.
29 Jackson Kunz—8 Jake Schmaltz—17 Riese Gaber
18 Matteo Costantini—21 Connor Ford—28 Judd Caulfield
19 Mark Senden—27 Louis Jamernik—16 Ashton Calder
20 Nick Portz—11 Griffin Ness—13 Carson Albrecht
5 Dane Montgomery
26 Jake Sanderson—15 Ethan Frisch
25 Tyler Kleven—7 Chris Jandric
4 Cooper Moore—2 Brady Ferner
32 Jakob Hellsten
33 Zach Driscoll
Out of lineup on trip: Brent Johnson and Luke Bast
Out of lineup, not on trip: Gavin Hain (inj), Brendan Budy (inj), Kaleb Johnson, Harrison Feeney
Western Michigan's lines
26 Ethen Frank—13 Drew Worrad—12 Cole Gallant
27 Ty Glover—34 Max Sasson—14 Jason Polin
10 Chad Hillebrand—9 Luke Grainger—21 Josh Passolt
18 Wyatt Schingoethe—16 Tim Washe—37 Dylan Wendt
28 Hugh Larkin
24 Aidan Fulp—7 Ronnie Attard
17 Cedrid Fiedler—3 Michael Joyaux
15 Daniel Hilsendager—2 Jacob Bauer
30 Brandon Bussi
31 Ross Hawryluk
The goaltender battle is Jakob Hellsten vs. Brandon Bussi. . . The only other change for either team is Dane Montgomery coming in for Brent Johnson, who served as the 19th skater Friday night. . . UND is wearing its black jerseys for the fifth time this season. It won the four previous games wearing them (at Quinnipiac, at St. Cloud State and at Colorado College twice).