Austin Poganski scored two goals and goalie Peter Thome recorded his first shutout Saturday night to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a weekend split with the University of Nebraska-Omaha in National Collegiate Hockey Conference action in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Also scoring for the Fighting Hawks (6-4-2 NCHC, 11-6-5 overall) were Rhett Gardner, Joel Janatuinen, Christian Wolanin, Andrew Peski and Colton Poolman. Thome finished with 15 saves, while Kris Oldman stopped 25 shots for the Mavericks (3-7 NCHC, 10-9-1-1 overall). (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
The University of Nebraska-Omaha spoiled the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s 2018 opener with a 4-1 win over the Fighting Hawks on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Mavericks (3-6 National Collegiate Hockey Conference, 11-8-1 overall) received goals from Fredrik Olofsson, Luke Norgard, David Pope and Zach Jordan, while Shane Gersich scored the only goal for the Fighting Hawks (5-5-2-2 NCHC, 10-7-5 overall). UND goalie Cam Johnson had 17 saves, while Evan Weninger stopped 34 shots for the Mavericks. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team was without Mia Loyd ― its leading scorer ― against the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. But it didn’t matter. UND of the Big Sky Conference defeated Omaha of the Summit League 67-52, its first win of the season in three games. UND was led by Makailah Dyer’s game-leading 23 points, while Samantha Roscue chipped in 14 and Fallyn Freije nine. Omaha was paced by Mikaela Shaw’s 19 points. UND returns to action on the road next week against San Francisco and Oregon.