#13 Bulldogs Make Scoring Statement in Season Opener

By KBJR News 1

October 12, 2012 Updated Oct 12, 2012 at 11:29 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Five different players, including two freshmen, scored goals on Friday night as the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team beat Ohio State 6-2 to open the 2012-13 season.

Freshman forward Austin Farley opened the scoring just 1:05 into the first period, scoring his first collegiate goal with the assist going to fellow freshman Tony Camaranesi.

Joe Basaraba and Mike Seidel later scored just 20 seconds apart to put the Bulldogs up 3-1 less than five minutes into the contest. Justin Crandall added another first period goal to put UMD ahead 4-1 at the first intermission.

Seidel then added a second in the third period, followed by freshman defenseman and Duluth, Minn. native Andy Welinski scoring his first collegiate goal to cap the scoring.

Junior Aaron Crandall made 25 saves in goal for UMD, helping the team to its first win of the season and a (1-0-0) overall record.

International Falls, Minn. native and former UMD goaltender Brady Hjelle got the start for Ohio State, allowing all six goals and stopping 33 shots to take the loss.

The Buckeyes also have on their roster Duluth, Minn. native Al McLean, who did not play in Friday night's contest. The team's associate head coach is Steve Rohlik, who spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs.

These same two teams will close out the two-game series on October 13 at 7:07 p.m. from AMSOIL Arena, with that game being broadcast live in the Northland on the My 9 Sports Network.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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