GameCenter final: Omaha 3, UND 2

Mar. 8—OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha used a pair of second-period goals in the span of 1:16 to beat UND 3-2 in the series opener in Baxter Arena.

First star: Victor Mancini, Omaha, goal.

Second star: Simon Latkoczy, Omaha, 32 saves.

Third star: Jacob Guevin, Omaha, goal.

Omaha 1, UND 0 — Jacob Guevin 3 (Jack Randl, Griffin Ludtke) 9:05. UND defenseman Keaton Pehrson turns the puck over with a backhand pass to Jack Randl, who gets a great look but misses it high and wide. Omaha retains possession and gets it to Guevin, who snaps a point shot past UND goaltender Ludvig Persson's blocker.

Omaha 1, UND 1 — Cameron Berg 20 (Jake Livanavage, Jackson Blake) 12:29 (pp). It doesn't take long for Berg to feel right at home in Baxter. Berg snaps a shot from the top of the left circle on the power play for his 20th goal of the season. Blake assists on it to officially break the NCHC record for most points in a conference season. That's No. 36 for him. The previous record-holders were UND's Brock Boeser and DU's Bobby Brink.

Omaha 2, UND 1 — Tanner Ludtke 10 (Nolan Krenzen, Joaquim Lemay) 10:11. Ludtke skates the puck on the rush up the right side and attempts a short-area pass. UND defenseman Nate Benoit picks it off, but throws the puck right back to Ludtke, who skates it to the crease and snipes it.

Omaha 3, UND 1 — Victor Mancini 4 (Nolan Sullivan, Zach Urdahl) 11:27. Omaha digs a puck out of the corner and nobody covers Mancini in the slot. Sullivan finds him and Mancini finishes.

Omaha 3, UND 2 — Logan Britt 6 (Riese Gaber, Abram Wiebe) 12:49. Britt carries the puck up the left side, holds it below the goal line, then fires it off the back of Maverick goaltender Simon Latkoczy and in the net to pull UND within one.

No scoring.


28 Hunter Johannes—14 Cameron Berg—17 Riese Gaber

29 Jackson Kunz—22 Owen McLaughlin—9 Jackson Blake

26 Dylan James—27 Louis Jamernik V—18 Jayden Perron

13 Carson Albrecht—8 Jake Schmaltz—21 Ben Strinden


7 Garrett Pyke—20 Keaton Pehrson

6 Logan Britt—25 Abram Wiebe

15 Nate Benoit—4 Jake Livanavage

10 Tanner Komzak


32 Ludvig Persson

30 Hobie Hedquist

Not in lineup: D Bennett Zmolek (inj), F Griffin Ness, F Dane Montgomery, G Kaleb Johnson


28 Jack Randl—19 Ty Mueller—71 Tanner Ludtke

6 Zach Urdahl—11 Nolan Sullivan—27 Matt Miller

14 Jesse Lansdell—22 Jimmy Glynn—26 Brock Bremer

8 Ray Fust—21 Tyler Rollwagen—13 Jacob Slipec


3 Kirby Proctor—23 Victor Mancini

2 Joaquim Lemay—12 Nolan Krenzen

7 Griffin Ludtke—10 Jacob Guevin

15 Noah Ellis


30 Simon Latkoczy

32 Seth Eisele

1 Will Craig

Not in lineup: D Dom Vidoli, F Cam Mitchell, F Michael Abgrall, F Charlie Lurie

Referees — Andrew Wilk and Stan Szczurek

Linesmen — Sam Rankin and Scott Fitzpatrick

Supervisor — Ron Foyt

UND is making changes on the third and fourth lines, moving Jayden Perron to the unit with Dylan James and Louis Jamernik V, while Jake Schmaltz is centering Carson Albrecht and Ben Strinden. Jamernik is at center for the first time since Nov. 25 against Bemidji State. . . Bennett Zmolek is out for a second-straight game with a lower-body injury sustained blocking a shot last weekend. . . Tanner Komzak will play his first game since Jan. 12 against Omaha in Ralph Engelstad Arena.