Sophomore forward Blake Biondi had a goal and assist to help power the Bulldogs past the Gophers 5-3 in a nonconference college men’s hockey game Friday night at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis.
Quinn Olson, Owen Gallatin, Wyatt Kaiser and Casey Gilling also scored for No. 5 UMD, which improved to 4-1 overall.
Mike Koster, Matthew Knies and Grant Cruikshank had goals for No. 4 Minnesota (3-2).
Game two in the home-and-home series is Saturday at 7:07 p.m. at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.