Sioux, Dell Roll to Second Consecutive ShutoutNorth Dakota goalie Aaron Dell made 32 saves and Corban Knight and Brock Nelson had two goals each as the Fighting Sioux beat Robert Morris 8-0 on Friday.
By: Associated Press,
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota goalie Aaron Dell made 32 saves and Corban Knight and Brock Nelson had two goals each as the Fighting Sioux beat Robert Morris 8-0 on Friday.
Knight added an assist to finish with three points for the second-ranked Sioux (15-5-2). Both Knight's goals came in the first period for North Dakota, which scored three times in each of the first two periods.
Jake Marto had a goal and two assists. Also scoring for UND were Brett Hextall, Matt Frattin and Evan Trupp. Frattin's goal was his Western Collegiate Hockey Association-leading 19th goal.
Dell made 14 saves in the second period, en route to his second consecutive shutout. Dell blanked Minnesota-Duluth 5-0 on Dec. 30.
Brooks Ostergard had 16 saves in the first period for the Colonials (12-6-2). He had one in the second before he was replaced by Eric Levine, who made 13 stops.
Robert Morris plays in the Atlantic Hockey Association. The school is based near Pittsburgh.
Game two of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 7:07 p.m. The game will be televised on the Fighting Sioux Sports Network.