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Omaha downs UND 4-1 in NCHC opener

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Omaha scored two goals in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie en route to a 4-1 win over North Dakota on Friday night in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference game at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

UND's lone goal came from Shane Gersich on a penalty shot late in the first period.

Fredrik Oloffsson, Luke Nogard, David Pope and Zach Jordan scored for the Mavericks.

UND dropped to 5-4-2 in the league and 10-6-5 overall while Omaha improved to 3-6-0 and 10-8-1.

The teams conclude their NCHC series Saturday night.

Omaha 4, UND 1

First period—1. OMA, Fredrik Olofsson 5 (Tristan Keck 5) 10:44; 2. UND, Shane Gersich 6 17:23 (PS). Penalties—Christian Wolanin, UND, hooking, 7:14; Wolanin, UND, 10-minute misconduct, 7:14; Grant Mismash, UND, slashing, 15:10; Grant Gallo, OMA, hooking, 17:23

Second period—3. OMA, Luke Nogard 6 (Zach Jordan 5, Steven Spinner 7) 8:20 (pp); 4. OMA, David Pope 12 (Ryan Jones 6, Tyler Vesel 10) 12:17 (pp)

Third period—5. Jordan 9 9:44. Penalties—Ryan Galt, OMA, holding, 18:59

Goalie saves—UND: Cam Johnson 7-5-5—17; OMA: Evan Weninger 6-20-8—34

Penalties-minutes—UND 6-20, OMA 5-10

Power plays—UND 0-3, OMA 2-4

Attendance—10,133

Referees—Dan Dreger, Timm Walsh

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