College Hockey: Mavericks and Dutchmen Tie 3-3

Union College and the University of Nebraska Omaha skated to a 3-3 tie on Friday night at Messa Rink in Schenectady, NY.

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Omaha (0-0-1) got the scoring underway at 10:57 of the first period when Zack Jordan slid a pass across to Dean Stewart, who snapped a shot pass Union goalie Jake Kupsky to make the score 1-0.

The Mavericks extended their lead to 2-0 at 4:47 of the second period after they capitalized on a Sebastian Vidmar interference penalty when Omaha captain, Mason Morelli positioned himself in front of the Union net and tipped home the rebound off a Jordan shot.

Union (1-0-1) finally got on the board at 10:11 of the second period when Liam Morgan took a Ryan Walker pass at the blue line and skated in on the Omaha net and snapped a shot beating Omaha goaltender Evan Weninger glove side to cut the Mavericks lead to 2-1. 

A few minutes later the Dutchmen tied the game up at 2-2 when sophomore Taylor Brierley threw shot on net which found its way through traffic for his first collegiate goal. 

Omaha went back a head 3-2 on a power play goal by Ryan Galt who tipped in a Steve Spinner shot at 4:39 of the third period. 

Union got the equalizer five minutes later when Vas Kolias skated in on Omaha net and made a shot which was initially stopped by Weninger but Cole Maier slammed home the rebound to tie the game at 3-3. 

The game remained knotted at 3-3 and went to sudden death overtime. In overtime, both goalies were sensational stopping all the shots the faced, but the biggest save may have come when Weninger robbed Greg Campbell on the doorstep with under 20 seconds remaining in the game. On the play Morelli was called for a double-minor (hooking and roughing), and Campbell for a roughing penalty. But Union was unable to capitalize on 3-for-4 as time expired in overtime. 

Maier led the way for Union finishing the game a goal and two assists while Kupsky stopped 26 shots in net for the Dutchmen

Stewart had a goal and an assist for Omaha while Jordan finished with two assists. Weninger stopped 27 shots on the night for the Mavericks 

Key Takeaways:

- Union was more aggressive in the second period, outshooting the Omaha 13-5. Two of those shots resulted in goals. 

- Omaha was much better on the power play then Union. Omaha finished 2-for-3 on the power play while Union was 0-for-4 on the power play.

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