Tuesday, November 20, 2012

UND: The Weekend Ahead (11/23-11/24)

Seal of the University of North Dakota
Seal of the University of North Dakota (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The University of North Dakota travels to South Bend, Indiana to play Notre Dame in a two game nonconference series at Compton Family Ice Arena on November 23 and 24.

North Dakota (5-3-1, 3-1-2 WCHA) #7 USCHO and #7 USA Today Polls versus Notre Dame #6 USCHO and #6 USA Today Poll (8-3-0, 5-1-0 WCHA).

Game times: 6:37 pm CT on Friday, 4:07 pm CT on Saturday.

Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.

Webcast and Audio:  UNDSPORTS.COM  and UND.COM
TV: None

Series History: All-Time:  The series is tied 16-16-3.  Against the Fighting Irish in Grand Forks, UND leads the series with a record of 10-7-1 (.583). Notre Dame holds a 6-9-1 record against UND (.406). At neutral sites UND has a 0-0-1 record against Notre Dame (.500). In the last 10 games against Notre Dame UND holds a 6-1-3 record (.750).

Players to Watch:

North DakotaForwardsDanny Kristo (4g-8a—12pts), Rocco Grimaldi (4g-3a—7pts), Connor Gaarder (3g-4a—7pts), Mark MacMillan (5g-4a—9pts), Corbin Knight (2g-6a—8pts), Carter Rowney (2g-2a—5pts). Defense: Jordan Schmaltz (1g1a—2pts) Dillon Simpson (1g-3a—4pts), Andrew MacWilliam (1g-2a—3pts), Derek Forbort (3g-3a—6pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 3-2-2, 2.24 GAA, .927 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 2-1-0, 2.63 GAA, .902 save percentage.

Notre Dame: Forwards: Anders Lee (5g-4a—9pts), Bryan Rust (3g-5a—8pts), Jeff Costello (3g-3a—6pts), T.J. Tynan (2g-3—5pts).  Defense: Robbie Russo (4g-3a—7pts), Steven Johns (0g-7a—7pts), Goaltenders: Steve Summerhays 7-3-0, 1.51 GAA, .939 save percentage.

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