Thursday, February 16, 2012

MTU vs. UND series Notes

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The University of North Dakota  Fighting Sioux entertain the Michigan Tech Huskies at Ralph Englestad Arena February 17-18, 2012.

Game Time: 7:37 Friday and 7:07 Saturday Night

Records and Rankings: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (16-11-2 overall, 12-10-0 WCHA); The Fighting Sioux are ranked 14th in the USCHO poll and 15th in the USA Today Poll. North Dakota split their weekend series with the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (3-1 W, 4-5 L). UND is 7-3-1 their last 11 games. Official Release

Michigan Tec Huskies (13-14-3, 10-9-3 WCHA) are unranked in both national polls. The Tech Huskies took one point against the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (3-3 T, 0-4 L). MTU is 4-3-3 their last 10 games. Official Release

Series History:  The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux lead the all-time series against the Michigan Tech Huskies with a 144-90-9 (.611). UND owns a record of 81-33-4 against the MTU in Grand Forks.

Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.


TV Friday: UND Sports Network, Fox College Sports Central, DirecTV 617, MidcoSN3
TV Saturday: UND Sports Network, Fox College Sports Central, MidcoSN3

Players to Watch:

For UND: Forwards: Danny Kristo (14g-17a—31pts), Corbin Knight (8g-18a—26pts) and Brock Nelson (20g-12a—32pts), Carter Rowney (12g-9a—21pts). Defense: Nick Mattson (5g-10a—15pts), Dillon Simpson, (1g-12a—13pts), Ben Blood (2g-12a—14pts).  Goaltenders: Aaron Dell .890 save percentage and a 2.90 goals against average. Brad Eidsness .924 save percentage and a 2.08 goals against average.

UND Injuries: Forwards Rocco Grimaldi is out (season knee surgery), Brendan O’Donnell out (season ending surgery), Derek Rodwell is out (season shoulder surgery).

For MTU  Forwards: Brent Olsen (9g-18—27pts), Jordan Baker (9g-16a—25pts), David Johnstone (9g-14a—23pts) Ryan Furne Defense: Steven Seigo (3g-16a—19pts), Daniel Sova 2g-9a—11pts) Riley Sweeney 0g-10a—10pts)  Goaltender: Josh Robinson .909 save percentage and a 2.85 goals against average.

Other games in the WCHA:  Minnesota Duluth at Minnesota State, Alaska Anchorage at Saint Cloud, Denver at Wisconsin, Nebraska Omaha at Colorado College, Bemidji State at Minnesota.

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