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Omaha splits weekend series with North Dakota

Omaha splits weekend series with North Dakota
Posted at 10:19 PM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-25 23:19:11-05

After falling to No. 16 North Dakota 6-4 Friday Omaha came out strong Saturday shutting down No. 16 North Dakota 3-0. 

The Fighting Hawks defeated Omaha for the sixth consecutive time thanks to two late goals by North Dakota. 

Friday's game was tied 3-3 to end the second period, after a goal by North Dakota the Mavericks tied it up again 4-4 in the third period. 

North Dakota's Tyson Jost put the Fighting Hawks ahead with a goal at 14:11, 44 seconds later Brock Boesser made a steal and unassisted goal to make it 6-4. 

Omaha's Alex Blankenburg finished with 31 saves and North Dakota's Cam Johnson stopped 33 Friday night. 

Saturday night, Omaha shut down North Dakota only allowing the Fighting Hawks 22 shots. 

Omaha's David Pope scored a powerplay goal at 8:45 in the first period to put the Mavericks up 1-0. After a scoreless second period Mavericks' Riley Alferd and Austin Ortega score in the third period to give Omaha a 3-0 lead.

Omaha's Evan Weninger ended the night with 22 saves while North Dakota's Johnson finished with 24 saves.

Omaha (16-13-5, 9-11-2) returns to action Friday, March 3rd against Denver (23-6-4, 15-3-3). The game is set for 7:37 p.m. at Baxter Arena.