SignUp
NCHC.tv
Football mm
North Dakota Hockey Ticket On Sale Now
Sport Page
UND celebrates Corban Knight's first-period goal.
Third-period outburst lifts UND to 5-2 win at BSU
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Monday 11/20/2011 18:37:56 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

BEMIDJI, Minn. - With the score tied 2-2 and less than five minutes remaining, the University of North Dakota needed a goal - and a win - in the worst way.

Enter senior captain Mario Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.).

After entering the right circle with the puck, Lamoureux used Bemidji State defenseman - and fellow Grand Forks native Matt Carlson - as a screen and beat goalie Dan Bakala with a wrist shot to the glove side, putting UND ahead 3-2 with 4:38 left in the third period.

The goal was Lamoureux's first of the season, snapped an 11-game drought, and vaulted the Sioux to a critical Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) victory. UND now enters tomorrow night's series finale trailing the ninth-place Beavers by just one point in the league standings.

Just as notably, it also marked the 10,000th goal in the history of UND men's hockey, dating back to 1946-47.

After Lamoureux's goal, sophomore forward Brock Nelson (Warroad, Minn.) scored twice in the final 90 seconds to seal the win, first with a power-play tally with 1:30 remaining, then with an empty-netter with 29.5 seconds showing on the clock.

The three-goal outburst in the final 4:38 helped UND avoid a third-straight WCHA loss and improve to 2-5-0 in league play and 4-6-1 overall.

The Sioux had taken a lead into the third period for just the fourth time all season, thanks to Brendan O'Donnell's (Fr., Winnipeg, Manitoba) first collegiate goal. Making his first appearance after a six-game injury absence, O'Donnell knocked home his own rebound 4:30 into the second period to give UND a 2-1 lead.

But BSU knotted the game just 1:12 into the second period, when Brady Wacker set up Shea Walters for a back-door goal. However, UND dominated for the duration, outshooting the Beavers 15-6 in the period and 36-25 for the game.

BSU's Brance Orban and UND's Corban Knight (Jr., High River, Alberta) traded first-period goals in the game's opening 6:49. Knight's came on the power play, enabling the Sioux to go 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

UND junior Aaron Dell (Airdrie, Alberta) was solid throughout the night, stopping 23 of 25 shots, with 10 of those saves coming in the first period.

The Sioux killed both BSU power play opportunities.

The two teams will conclude their series Sunday night at 5:07 p.m. Central.

Notes: UND is 13-0-0 all-time when Lamoureux scores a goal ... The Sioux have now killed 23 of the last 25 opponent power plays ... UND's five goals represented a season high ... Knight won 18 of 27 faceoffs, a 66.7 percent success rate ... Lamoureux, who was named the game's first star, won all five of the faceoffs he took ... Rodwell drew an assist on O'Donnell's goal, snapping a 14-game drought without a point dating back to last season ... Nelson led the Sioux with seven shots on goal and defenseman Joe Gleason (Jr., Edina, Minn.) led with four blocked shots.

~Go Sioux ~

 

Weekend preview: Insider Weekly panel looks ahead
With a fun weekend planned, the UND Insider Weekly panel looks ahead at the events. The panel talks about football at home on Saturday versus Robert Morris at 6 p.m., volleyball on the road and... MORE
Volleyball earns first-ever win over SEC team
STARKVILLE, Miss.- North Dakota picked up its first-ever win over a team from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with a sweep of host Mississippi State, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 Thursday night during... MORE
Three to skate with Canada's National Women's Team
Continuing to represent their native country on the national stage, North Dakota's Meghan Dufault, Becca Kohler and Halli Krzyzaniak were invited to Canada's National Women's Team Fall Festival... MORE
Football, Schweigert in focus on UND Sports Extra
Head football coach Bubba Schweigert was in studio on UND Sports Extra to break down UND's game at Missouri State last week. Schweigert also previewed Saturday's home game versus Stony Brook.... MORE
Pryor talks volleyball on UND Sports Extra
University of North Dakota volleyball coach Mark Pryor was in studio for this week's UND Sports Extra. Pryor provided insight into UND's recent road trip and gave an update on the volleyball... MORE

advertisement