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University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks completes sweep of Western Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- UND saw another All-American caliber player leave the ice with an injury Saturday night.But once again, it didn't matter.UND kept on rolling, taking out Western Michigan 2-1 in a fast-paced, physical battle in Lawson Ice Arena...

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - UND saw another All-American caliber player leave the ice with an injury Saturday night.
But once again, it didn’t matter.
UND kept on rolling, taking out Western Michigan 2-1 in a fast-paced, physical battle in Lawson Ice Arena.
Already playing without Drake Caggiula and Nick Schmaltz, UND (22-3-3, 13-2-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) watched standout defenseman Troy Stecher leave during the second period but still managed to finish off the series sweep.
Freshman Brock Boeser scored the game-winning goal on a power play late in the second period, freshman Shane Gersich added another goal and sophomore Cam Johnson was once again tremendous in his home state, stopping 28 of 29 shots, making it 59 of 60 on the weekend.
“It was a hard-fought battle,” UND coach Brad Berry said. “We knew that coming in. We talked about how tough it is to win in this building. That’s a hard, heavy team. They play the right way. They are well coached. We’re grateful to come out with six points.
“Hats off to our guys for playing a great 120 minutes here.”
The Fighting Hawks now have a much-needed week off to try to heal up some of their injuries.

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