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North Dakota opens with 6-0 win over Michigan State in U.S. Hockey Hall game

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Jean-Philippe Lamoureux made 23 saves and North Dakota received goals from six players as the Sioux routed defending national champion Michigan State 6-0 Saturday in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame game.

It was the season opener for both teams.

UND, the consensus No. 1 pre-season pick, needed more than 11 minutes to get its first shot on goal. That initial shot went into the net as T.J. Oshie sent a wrist shot over goalie Jeff Lerg's glove on a power-play rush.

Calgary native Ryan Duncan, last season's Hobey Baker winner, used a fortunate bounce to increase the lead to 2-0 in the first period. His centring pass on a 2-on-1 break went off an MSU defenceman's skate and into the net.

The second period's only goal came on a rebound that Chris VandeVelde knocked into the net with a waist-high swipe. UND then added third-period goals by freshman Matt Frattin of Edmonton, Andrew Kozek of Sicamous, B.C., and Colby Genoway of Morden, Man.

Lerg finished with 16 saves.

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