• Box Score

    Zach Parise scored a hat trick to lead UND to an 8-0 win over Canisius in the 2002-03 season opener.

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Freshman Zach Parise scored a hat trick and also had an assist in his collegiate debut to lead the North Dakota men's hockey team to an 8-0 win over Canisius on Friday at the Xerox Punch Imlach College Hockey Showcase. Sophomore Quinn Fylling had a goal and two assists for the Sioux (1-0), while David Lundbohm had three assists.

    UND goalie Jake Brandt recorded his first career shutout, making 18 saves. The Sioux outshot Canisius 48-18 enroute to the shutout, UND’s first in a season opener since the 1998-99 season, when the Sioux defeated Minnesota-Duluth, 3-0.

    Against Canisius, UND was in control from the beginning. Defenseman Andy Schneider gave the Sioux a 1-0 lead on a wrist shot from the slot at 8:46 after a pass from behind the net by Jason Notermann. Also assisting on the goal was Kevin Spiewak.

    UND got on the board again in the first when Parise scored off a rebound of a Bochenski shot on a power play at 9:36. Fylling got an assist along with Bochenski. The first period ended with North Dakota leading, 2-0, on the scoreboard and 15-3 in shots.

    In the second period, with UND 52 seconds into a power play, Canisius captain Rob Martin was whistled for spearing at 3:57, resulting in a five-minute major penalty and game misconduct. That gave the Sioux a 5-on-3, and Fylling capitalized at 4:33, backhanding in his own rebound from the left side of the goal. Parise and Lundbohm got the assists.

    Later in the second, Nick Fuher made it 4-0 UND, scoring his first goal of the year (14:40) on a behind-the-net pass from Lundbohm, and the Sioux went into the second intermission with a 4-0 lead. UND limited Canisius to just one shot in the second period, outshooting the Golden Griffins 16-1 in the period.

    Parise got his second goal of the game at 6:50 of the third period, batting in a rebound of a Nick Fuher shot. Fylling also assisted on the goal.

    UND then finished off the scoring with a three-goal flurry in a 2:39 span, beginning with an unassisted shorthanded goal by Parise. On the play, Parise stole the puck in the Canisius zone from Golden Griffins’ defenseman Tom Wnuk, skated in alone on goalie Bryan Worosz, faked a shot and then slid a shot in on Worosz’s right side.

    The Sioux made it 7-0 on a backhanded rebound goal by Ryan Hale at 13:44 and 8-0 when Bochenski scored off the rebound of a Notermann shot.

    Parise was named the game’s first star, with Fylling the No. 2 star and Notermann the No. 3 star.

    Parise’s hat trick was just the second by a Sioux freshman since 1988. Current UND sophomore James Massen did it last season in a 12-2 win over Michigan Tech.

    The Sioux will play either Michigan or Niagara on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the championship game of the tournament.

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