Minnesota Duluth 2, Air Force 1 How the game was won
Minnesota Duluth was dominant from the get-go, outshooting Air Force 14-0 in the first period and getting goals from Joey Anderson and Nick Wolff. But Air Force didn’t let the lead grow, and Evan Giesler’s power-play goal with 6:16 left in the third made for a tight finish.
1. Nick Wolff, Minnesota Duluth: Sophomore defenseman scored to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead and had a game-high four shots on goal.
2. Joey Anderson, Minnesota Duluth: Sophomore right winger scored game’s first goal.
3. Scott Perunovich, Minnesota Duluth: Freshman defenseman had an assist, was a plus-2 and blocked three shots
“To come in here and win two hockey games against two very good teams and get to St. Paul, a lot of credit goes to our players for getting refocused and reset.’’ — UMD coach Scott Sandelin
Forwards: Karson Kuhlman and Parker Mackay, UMD, and Tyler Ledford, Air Force
Defensemen: Nick Wolff and Dylan Samberg, UMD
Goalie: Billy Christopoulos, Air Force.
Most outstanding player: Kuhlman