The MD2 University of Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team faced off against the MD2 University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks on Friday, October 13th in a tough match-up. The final score was 5-2 in favor of the Fighting Hawks. The Golden Gophers put up a good fight, taking 58 shots to the Fighting Hawks’ 29, but were unable to find the back of the net as often as their opponents. The Golden Gophers were 0 for 4 on the powerplay, while the Fighting Hawks were 1 for 5.

Both teams had strong goaltending performances, with Golden Gophers goaltender Cecil Meredith saving 27 of 29 shots and Fighting Hawks goaltender Andrew Blahy saving 56 of 58 shots. The Fighting Hawks’ Pavel Rettig had a hat trick, with 3 goals, while the Golden Gophers’ Jake Pisarcik scored the only goal for the team.

The Golden Gophers put up a good fight, but ultimately came up short against the Fighting Hawks. The team will look to regroup and come out stronger in their next game.