OMAHA, Neb. -- UND's second game of the NCHC Pod is against No. 4 Denver in Baxter Arena.

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No. 1 UND vs. No. 4 Denver

When: 7:35 p.m.

Where: Baxter Arena.

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TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622 HD).


Radio: 96.1 The Fox.

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First period

Denver 1, UND 0 -- Carter Savoie (Bobby Brink, Mike Benning) 11:05 (pp). Denver converts on its first power-play chance of the night with Grant Mismash in the box. Benning takes a shot from the point that hits traffic in front. Brink picks it up and feeds Savoie in the left circle. There's nobody on that half of the ice and Savoie has a wide open net to shoot it in. It's the second goal in two college games for the rookie from Alberta.

Denver 1, UND 1 -- Jake Sanderson (Matt Kiersted, Grant Mismash) 17:16 (pp). Sanderson's first-career goal is a nice one. Standing on the top of the right circle, he blasts a Kiersted pass into the corner of the net on a one-timer to tie the game.

Third period

Denver 2, UND 1 -- Brett Edwards (Bobby Brink, Jaakko Heikkinen) :30. Denver takes the lead right back to start the third period. The Pioneers have a three-on-two rush with Brink carrying the puck up the right side. Brink makes a pass all the way across the ice to Edwards, who rifles a shot into the corner of the net for his first of the season.

Denver 2, UND 2 -- Ethan Frisch (Jake Sanderson, Adams) 13:03. Sanderson makes another tremendous play in the corner as UND makes a change behind him to hold the puck, then thread a pass back to the point, where Frisch hammers one by Chrona to tie it with 6:57 to go.

UND 3, Denver 2 -- Jasper Weatherby 15:34. Weatherby steals a backhand pass from Brink, skates toward the crease, moves it to his backhand and puts it away for his first of the season.

UND 3, Denver 3 -- Carter Savoie (Mike Benning) 17:08 (pp). Denver ties it up on the power play with just 2:52 to go. Savoie skates it into the left circle and picks the corner of the net for his third goal in two games.


UND 4, Denver 3 -- Jordan Kawaguchi (Collin Adams) 1:17. Adams carried the puck in the zone, cut to the middle and left a drop pass for Kawaguchi. The senior protected the puck, dipped around a defender and flipped a puck over Chrona's shoulder from in tight for the game-winner.

UND's lines


16 Grant Mismash--18 Collin Adams--29 Jordan Kawaguchi

10 Gavin Hain--22 Shane Pinto--17 Riese Gaber

9 Brendan Budy--14 Jasper Weatherby--28 Judd Caulfield

8 Harrison Blaisdell--19 Mark Senden--11 Griffin Ness


3 Matt Kiersted--24 Jacob Bernard-Docker

26 Jake Sanderson--15 Ethan Frisch

25 Tyler Kleven--2 Gabe Bast

20 Josh Rieger


31 Adam Scheel

1 Peter Thome

Denver's lines


37 Hank Crone--10 Jaakko Heikkinen--24 Bobby Brink

11 Steven Jandric--7 Brett Stapley--12 Kohen Olischefski

8 Carter Savoie--6 McKade Webster--18 Ryan Barrow

28 Brett Edwards--22 Connor Caponi--16 Jake Durflinger

26 Jack Doremus


4 Griffin Mendel--32 Justin Lee

27 Kyle Mayhew--3 Antti Tuomisto

17 Slava Demin--20 Mike Benning


30 Magnus Chrona

31 Jack Caruso

Referees: Brandon Schmitt and Cameron Voss. Linesmen: Dan Cohen and Dana Penkivech.

Pregame notes: Denver's Cole Guttman was a late scratch (undisclosed). Denver also scratched transfer defenseman Bo Hanson. . . UND made slight changes from Wednesday's win over Miami. Josh Rieger replaced Jackson Keane as the extra skater and Judd Caulfield and Griffin Ness flipped spots on the third and fourth lines. . . UND is wearing its road green jerseys. Denver is wearing white jerseys.