UND hockey escapes exhibition with overtime win
UND 3, Manitoba 2, OT
The story: Despite outshooting Manitoba 55-9, UND needed a power-play overtime goal by Rhett Gardner to beat the Bisons in a season-opening exhibition. UND received goals from Grant Mismash, Dixon Bowen and Gardner.
Three stars: 1. Byron Spriggs, MAN, 52 saves; 2. Gardner, UND, game-winning goal; 3. Mismash, UND, goal.
Did you notice? Manitoba went 31 minutes without getting a shot on goal. The Bisons didn't register a shot at all in the second period.
Lineup notes: UND played without defenseman Gabe Bast, who is nursing a minor injury. It also scratched freshman forwards Jackson Keane and Mark Senden. UND suited up Casey Johnson as an extra forward and Josh Rieger as an extra defenseman.
Updated records: UND 0-0-0.
Up next: UND at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m. Friday, Sanford Center in Bemidji.
UND 3, MANITOBA 2, OT
First period -- 1. UND, Grant Mismash (Collin Adams, Nick Jones) 17:53 (pp)
Second period -- 2. UND, Dixon Bowen (Gavin Hain, Zach Yon) 3:10
Third period -- 3. MAN, Thomas Lenchyschyn (Liam Bilton, Lucas Skrumeda) 13:33; 4. MAN, Jonah Wasylak (Devon Skoleski, Matthew LeBlanc) 15:26.
Overtime -- 5. UND, Rhett Gardner (Jasper Weatherby, Jacob Bernard-Docker) 3:03 (pp)
Goalie saves -- UND: Peter Thome 3-0-x-x -- 3, Adam Scheel x-0-1-x -- 1, Ryan Anderson x-x-2-1 -- 3; M: Byron Spriggs 17-13-19-3 -- 52
Penalties-minutes -- UND 5-10, M 10-20
Power plays -- UND 2-9, M 0-4
Attendance -- 11,634
Referees -- Sterling Egan and Brad Shepherd