GameCenter live: Minnesota Duluth at No. 4 UND

Feb. 23—GRAND FORKS — Minnesota Duluth is taking on No. 4 UND in the opener of their two-game series in Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND swept a series between the teams in Duluth in November.

Time: 7:07 p.m.

Place: Ralph Engelstad Arena.

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

Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM).


UND 1, Minnesota Duluth 0 — Jackson Blake 18 (Jake Livanavage, Cameron Berg) 1:05 (pp). Berg draws a penalty on the first shift of the game and UND converts. Blake has the puck high on the right side, walks it into the circle and snipes one through a Jackson Kunz screen.

UND 2, Minnesota Duluth 0 — Jayden Perron 9 (Riese Gaber) 4:04. Gaber wins a battle along the wall just inside the defensive blue line, then pushes the puck up to Perron, who catches the Bulldogs in a line change. Perron skates in alone and snipes one just inside the post, beating Zach Stejskal on the glove side. It breaks a 10-game goal drought for Perron.


18 Jayden Perron—14 Cameron Berg—17 Riese Gaber

29 Jackson Kunz—22 Owen McLaughlin—9 Jackson Blake

26 Dylan James—8 Jake Schmaltz—27 Louis Jamernik V

13 Carson Albrecht—11 Griffin Ness—21 Ben Strinden


7 Garrett Pyke—25 Abram Wiebe

4 Jake Livanavage—20 Keaton Pehrson

6 Logan Britt—2 Bennett Zmolek

15 Nate Benoit


32 Ludvig Persson

30 Hobie Hedquist

1 Kaleb Johnson

Not in lineup: F Hunter Johannes (lower body), F Dane Montgomery, D Tanner Komzak


15 Quinn Olson—16 Luke Loheit—27 Blake Biondi

6 Ben Steeves—12 Jack Smith—33 Carter Loney

26 Anthony Menghini—34 Matthew Perkins—22 Kyler Kleven

37 Luke Johnson—21 Braden Fischer—24 Kyle Bettens


8 Aaron Pionk—2 Darian Gotz

20 Owen Gallatin—28 Aiden Dubinsky

38 Luke Bast—18 Joey Pierce

19 Riley Bodnarchuk


35 Zach Stejskal

36 Matthew Thiessen

Not in lineup: F Dominic James (lower body), F Connor McMenamin (undisclosed), F Cole Spicer (ineligible), D Will Francis (cancer treatment), G Zach Sandy

Referees — Ryan Hersey and Anthony Vikhter

Linesmen — Tyler Liffrig and Kyle Stephens

Supervisor — Mike Schmitt

Hunter Johannes practiced this week for UND, but is unable to go in the series opener. . . Keaton Pehrson is in the lineup after missing the last two periods Saturday night with an injury. . . Forward Dane Montgomery and defenseman Tanner Komzak are healthy scratches. . . Minnesota Duluth is without forward Connor McMenamin, who was listed as probable earlier in the week. . . The Bulldogs are putting their top three scoring forwards, outside of Ben Steeves, on the same line, making UND decide which unit to use its checking line against. . . UND is 6-1 in the last seven against Minnesota Duluth. . . The Bulldogs have lost the last 11 games in which Ben Steeves does not score a goal.