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Miller, Tufte lead Bulldogs to 2-1 win at Maine

ORONO, Maine — Sophomore wing Riley Tufte scored early and sophomore center Jade Miller scored late to give Minnesota Duluth a 2-1 nonconference victory over Maine on Friday at Alfond Arena.

Miller's second goal of the season was the game-winner, coming at 11:03 of the third period. Just a minute and a half before that, Maine had tied the game at 1-1 on a three-on-two rush.

Tufte scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season just 46 seconds into the game, that was delayed an hour and a half because of a city-wide power outage.

Bulldogs sophomore goaltender Hunter Shepard finished with 26 saves on 27 shots making back-to-back starts for the first time this season. With the win, the Cohasset native is 3-1 on the season as the starter.

The Bulldogs killed off a pair of Maine power plays in the third period to finish 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. There were just four penalties called in the game with the first finally coming 15:23 into the second period.

UMD sophomore defenseman Jared Hilderman left the game with an injury in the third period and didn't return. Hilderman took a high hit midway through the second and was attended to, but didn't miss a shift.

The Bulldogs are without senior forward Avery Peterson of Grand Rapids this weekend. He's out due to an injury.