The Preventing Hawks exited the weekend with a goalie battle on their arms.
UND freshman backup goalie Peter Thome made 20 of 21 saves within the Hawks’ 5-1 win Saturday night time at Ralph Engelstad Area.
It was the second residence collection after Christmas that Thome steadied the ship on a Saturday night time after a troubling loss on Friday night time.
Thome final began the collection finale towards Nebraska Omaha with UND coming away with a 7-zero win towards the Mavericks.
So in Thome’s final two begins, he is allowed only one aim—and acquired the good thing about 12 objectives from the offense.
UND coach Brad Berry credited Thome’s physique of labor through the season and at follow for the explanations to offer him a shot towards the Tigers.
After Thome’s efficiency towards Colorado School, Berry was fast to level out Johnson’s maturity in dealing with the state of affairs. Johnson was pulled throughout UND’s four-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday night time.
“We acknowledged Cam for being a superb teammate,” Berry stated. “He was the primary man to congratulate (Thome). He supported Peter right through.
“It was nothing private. It is a method to ensure there’s accountability.”
Berry, nevertheless, did not draw back from the potential for seeing Thome down the stretch in the course of the Hawks’ remaining three common-season collection of the season.
“I am not going to low cost Cam so far as the sport yesterday,” Berry stated. “However going ahead, you must give Peter a chance perhaps. When Cam will get a chance, he will should play like a championship goaltender coming again.
“(Cam) is an impressive individual and a winner. He’ll get his alternative and take advantage of it.”
Thome stated he does not have any expectations about enjoying time down the stretch.
“Your guess is nearly as good as mine,” he stated. “It does not matter to me whether or not I am enjoying or not; I will be prepared.”