North Dakota defeats Colorado College 3-2 in OTCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Drake Caggiula scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift North Dakota over Colorado College 3-2 Saturday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Drake Caggiula scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift North Dakota over Colorado College 3-2 Saturday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.
Caggiula, who finished the weekend with three goals, helped seventh-ranked North Dakota avoid a weekend sweep at the hands of the Tigers (8-7-1, 5-3-0). He scored just 51 seconds into OT.
UND has split seven straight road series. Colorado College won 5-3 on Friday.
"Nothing came easy at all," North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. "We played an excellent road game and had a good push in the third (period)."
The Tigers were on the verge of a sweep when Dillon Simpson tied it with 13 seconds left.
Tigers goalie Josh Thorimbert had three saves in overtime before Caggiula's goal. Thorimbert finished with 39 stops.
"We said after the second period if this takes us 20 minutes or 25 minutes, we're just going to stick with our game," Hakstol said. "We came out with momentum on our side (in overtime)."
The Tigers did not get a shot on goal in the overtime frame.
Corban Knight needed just 34 seconds to give North Dakota the lead in the first period. But Rylan Schwartz tied it 1-1 less than three minutes later and it stayed tied until Archie Skalbeck's goal gave the Tigers the 2-1 lead.
North Dakota outshot the Tigers 42-20.
Clarke Saunders made 18 stops for North Dakota (7-5-2, 4-2-2).