Denver played the North Dakota Fighting Hawks Friday night. After twenty minutes, the teams were tied 0-0 with DU’s Magnus Chrona between the pipes. The Pios avoided two Fighting Hawk power plays in the period.
In the second period with Kyle Mahew down on the ice, the Fighting Hawks found net at 7:02. A Pioneer turnover from Antti Tuomisto at 7:51 gave North Dakota a quick 2-0 lead. DU’s Cameron Wright countered in the final minute with a goal to pull within one, 2-1 headed into the third period.
Penalty Killed ✅
Great Pass ✅
Bury the shot! ✅
2-1 heading into the 3rd. pic.twitter.com/3NDmFGbuKR
— Denver Hockey (@DU_Hockey) November 6, 2021
The teams played back and forth in the third period but DU could not solve North Dakota’s Zach Driscoll. A Carter Mazur penalty with under two minutes gave the Fighting Hawks the man advantage and the game, 3-1, on an empty net goal.
DU played well in Grand Forks but could not produce timely goals in the loss. The two teams take to the ice tomorrow night in their final meeting of the NCHC regular season.