the republic logo

Mattson, McIntyre lead North Dakota past Colorado College 5-1 in NCHC playoffs


GRAND FORKS, North Dakota — Nick Mattson had a goal and two assists as North Dakota beat Colorado College 5-1 in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs on Friday.

Paul LaDue added a goal and an assist as top-ranked UND opened the best-of-three playoff series in impressive fashion. North Dakota (26-7-3) can wrap up the series with a win Saturday.

UND goalie Zane McIntyre made 21 saves. He gave up only Matt Hansen's goal at 2:14 of the third period.

Brendan O'Donnell scored for UND. North Dakota is 22-0-2 when leading going into the third period.

Connor and Tucker Poolman also scored for North Dakota, which is hosting its nation-best 13th straight first-round home series.

Tyler Marble had 21 saves and Chase Perry 10 for the Tigers (6-25-3).

North Dakota got four points from its defensemen, giving them 105 for the season.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.