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UND 2, Bemidji State 2, tie

The story: Bemidji State forged a 2-2 tie thanks to a goal midway through the third period. Kyle Bauman's shot from the circle hit the skates of teammate Dillon Eichstadt and defender Colton Poolman before going in the back of the net. Christian Wolanin and Nick Jones scored for the Fighting Hawks.

Three stars: 1. Michael Bitzer, BSU, 29 saves; 2. Christian Wolanin, UND, 1 goal; 3. Dillon Eichstadt, BSU, 1 goal.

Did you notice? Prior to the game, an official accidentally ran over a cheerleader with the lights dimmed in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The cheerleader remained on the ice for a couple of minutes after the incident, but got up on her own.

Lineup notes: UND played without three injured regulars -- top-line center Rhett Gardner (lower body), third-line winger Trevor Olson (lower body) and sophomore defenseman Andrew Peski (undisclosed). Gardner and Olson both sustained their injuries Friday night in Bemidji. Peski missed the entire weekend. With Gardner and Olson going out, sophomore Zach Yon and rookie Collin Adams returned to the lineup.

Updated records: UND 12-6-5, Bemidji State 11-7-5.

Up next: UND plays at Minnesota Duluth at 7:07 p.m. Friday.


First period -- No scoring. Penalties -- Brendan Harris, BSU, tripping, 11:34; Jordan Heller, BSU, hooking, 19:48

Second period -- 1. UND, Nick Jones 9 (Austin Poganski 4, Colton Poolman 8) 3:28; 2. BSU, Leo Fitzgerald 2 (Brendan Harris 5, Justin Baudry 7) 13:15 (pp); 3. UND, Christian Wolanin 7 (Collin Adams 3, Gabe Bast 9) 15:47 (pp). Penalties -- Heller, BSU, hooking, 5:50; Dixon Bowen, UND, hooking, 11:37; Heller, BSU, checking from behind, 13:51; Heller, BSU, game misconduct, 13:51; Casey Johnson, UND, holding, 19:23

Third period -- 4. BSU, Dillon Eichstadt 2 (Kyle Bauman 17) 9:43. No penalties.

Overtime -- No scoring. No penalties.

Goalie saves -- UND: Cam Johnson 3-5-5-4 -- 18; BSU: Michael Bitzer 12-7-5-5 -- 29

Penalties-minutes -- UND 2-4, BSU 5-21

Power plays -- UND 1-5, BSU 1-2

Attendance -- 11,868

Referees -- Ian Croft and Matt Miller