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Published November 06, 2009, 10:47 PM

UND Beats Michigan Tech in Game 1

North Dakota beats Michigan Tech 4-2 in WCHA

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — North Dakota responded to its first loss of the season and a bye week by beating Michigan Tech 4-2 Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Playing for the first time since suffering their first loss of the season two weeks ago, the Fighting Sioux (5-1-1, 3-1-1) got power-play goals from Jason Gregoire, Chris VandeVelde and Danny Kristo. UND was 3-for-6 on the power play, giving it at least one power-play goal in each of its wins this season.

Gregoire's fourth goal of the season made it 1-0 with just 23 seconds left in the first period. Evan Trupp made it 2-0 with UND's only even-strength goal of the game at 4:58 of the second.

Sioux goalie Brad Eidsness was solid in the nets, stopping 21 shots, including 12 in the second period.

Michigan Tech (2-5-0, 1-4-0) got as close as 2-1 on a power-play goal by John Kivisto in the second period. Eli Vlaisavljevich added a goal for the Huskies at 15:44 of the third.

Michigan Tech goalie Kevin Genoe stopped 37 shots. Genoe, who picked up his first career win last week by stopping 26 of 27 shots in a win over St. Cloud State, was especially busy in the third period with 17 saves.

VandeVelde and Kristo also had assists for UND. Chay Genoway had two assists.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.