North Dakota may have skated off the Ralph Engelstad Arena ice with a loss at the hands of Colorado College, but the highlight of the night belonged to the boys in green and white.
Sophomore Mark MacMillan is a fourth-round draft choice of the Montreal Canadiens, but is often overshadowed by senior linemates and Hobey Baker contenders Corban Knight, a Panthers prospect, and Danny Kristo, also a draft pick of the Habs. Well the spotlight ended up on MacMillan Friday night.
With UND trailing Colorado College early in the third period, MacMillan took the puck in his own zone and turned on the jets…
The speed, the subtle move around the D, the concentration and the patience on the finish (while falling even) all remarkable on this goal in a key situation for UND. MacMillan’s breathtaking rush will go down as one of the top goals from the college hockey season for sure.
Unfortunately for North Dakota, CC scored 10 minutes later to claim a 4-3 lead and held it for a big WCHA win. It marked North Dakota’s first loss after a seven-game unbeaten streak. UND’s last loss prior to Friday was on Nov. 30… to Colorado College.
(s/t to @UNDMHockey)