FIRST PERIOD SCORING:
5:53: UNO 0-1 UM – Sam Warning 5 from Nate Schmidt 28
FIRST PERIOD PENALTIES:
0:37: UNO – Matt White – 2 min. for Roughing
0:37: UM – Erik Haula – 2 min. for Slashing
13:03: UM – Seth Helgeson – 2 min. for Interference
18:47: UM – Erik Haula – 2 min. for Unsportsmanlike Conduct
UNO 6-11 UM
UNO 0-for-2; UM 0-for-0
WCHA SCOREBOARD UPDATE:
Michigan Tech 2-5 St. Cloud State (3rd)
Minnesota Duluth 0-0 Colorado College (2nd)
Bemidji State 1-0 Wisconsin (1st)
FIRST PERIOD RECAP:
A fast-paced start to Friday’s game soon gave way to Minnesota taking an early lead. Gopher freshman Sam Warning did the honors, entering the UNO zone on a 2-on-1 and keeping the puck before beating Maverick goaltender Ryan Massa high stick-side 5:53 into the game.
For the most part, the night’s opening 20 minutes belonged to the visitors, and few if any of the six shots Gopher goalie Kent Patterson faced in that period really tested him.
Friday’s first frame was a very physical affair, though, with big hits taking place all over the ice. Tempers often boiled over, with the biggest example coming when Gopher forward head-butted UNO’s Brock Montpetit before a face-off late in the period.