Bulldogs recall 5OT win over UND ahead of rematch at the Ralph
March 27, 2021 was the last time the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men’s hockey team visited the University of North Dakota (UND). The Bulldogs dropped the puck on their NCAA tournament game that Saturday, and didn’t secure the win until early Sunday morning.
Recalling skating in five overtimes, for a total of eight periods and 142 minutes, the Bulldogs are anticipating a gritty road rematch this weekend.
"We’ve had great games with them. If you look at even last year I mean both games in the [National Collegiate Hockey Conference] Pod were tight hockey games," recalled UMD head coach Scott Sandelin. "We won in a shoot out and then they scored in the last couple minutes of the game, so they were one goal basically even games." Sandelin added, "we’re two teams that play very similar. On paper it looks like it should be a great weekend of hockey."
This time a NCAA Frozen Four berth is not on the line. The most the Fighting Hawks could force is a five minute overtime and a shootout, but UMD hopes to score early to avoid extra time.
Puck drop at Ralph Engelstad Arena on Friday is set for 7:07pm and Saturday at 6:07pm.