DULUTH, Minn. — UND ended a two-game sweep of Minnesota Duluth with a 2-0 victory Saturday night. Ludvig Persson stopped all 30 shots, while Louis Jamernik V and Riese Gaber scored goals. McLaughlin had two assists.
First star: Riese Gaber, UND, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Second star: Ludvig Persson, 30 save shutout.
Third star: Owen McLaughlin, 2 assists, 8-3 in faceoffs.
UND 1, Minnesota Duluth 0 — Louis Jamernik V 2 (Riese Gaber, Owen McLaughlin) 7:38 (pp). UND turns on its first power play unit and it’s paying off. UND has a great power play with Gaber getting looks from the right flank. The Fighting Hawks finally conceded when Jamernik returned a rebound over Minnesota Duluth goalie Matthew Thiessen. Jamernik has now scored in three straight games against the Bulldogs.
UND 2, Minnesota Duluth 0 — Riese Gaber 5 (Jackson Blake, Owen McLaughlin) 3:05. UND’s top line adds to the lead on a terrific play from Blake. He passes through Duluth defenders in the right circle to get to the slot, then leaves a behind-the-back pass for Gaber, who slots No. 5 this year.
17 Riese Gaber—22 Owen McLaughlin—9 Jackson Blake
28 Hunter Johannes—14 Cameron Berg—18 Jayden Perron
26 Dylan James—8 Jake Schmaltz—27 Louis Jamernik V
13 Carson Albrecht—11 Griffin Ness—21 Ben Strinden
7Garrett Pyke—25 Abram Wiebe
6 Logan Britt—2 Bennett Zmolek
4 Jake Livanavage—20 Keaton Pehrson
32 Ludvig Persson
30 Hobie Hedquist
Warm-up skater: Michael Emerson
Not in line, while traveling: D Nate Benoit
Not while traveling: FD Dane Montgomery, D Tanner Komzak, G Kaleb Johnson
15 Quinn Olson—11 Cole Spicer—16 Luke Loheit
39 Connor McMenamin—34 Matthew Perkins—27 Blake Biondi
26 Anthony Menghini—12 Jack Smith—6 Ben Steeves
22 Kyler Kleven—33 Carter Loney—37 Luke Johnson
8Aaron Pionk—2Darian Gotz
19 Riley Bodnarchuk—38 Luke Bast
20 Owen Gallatin—18 Joey Pierce
28 Aiden Dubinsky
36 Matthew Thiessen
35 Zach Stejskal
31 Zach Sandy
Not in alignment: F Dominic James (inj), F Braden Fischer, F Kyle Bettens, D Will Francis (health)
Referees —Nathan Wieler and Ryan Hersey
Linesmen —Eric Standke and Nick Biondich
Supervisor —Brian Mach
No change in UND lineup. . . Minnesota Duluth calls on Moorhead’s Kyler Kleven for Kyle Bettens and shuffles its top three lines. The Bulldogs also mix up their second defensive duo. . . UND is seeking a fifth straight victory in Duluth – something it hasn’t achieved since the 1960s. The last time UND did that was between December 19, 1962 and November 29, 1968 .UND has won 13 straight during that span. This is the only time in program history that UND has won five straight in Duluth.
Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized four times by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top writer in the Herald’s broadcast division and once as Dakota Sports Writer of the Year North. He resides in Grand Forks. Contact him at [email protected].