Thursday, December 13, 2012

UND: The Weekend Ahead (12/14-12/15)

Seal of the University of North Dakota
Seal of the University of North Dakota (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The University of North Dakota travels to Houghton, Michigan to play the Michigan Tech Huskies in an important two game WCHA series at MacInnes Student Ice Arena on December 14-15.

North Dakota (8-5-3, 5-2-3 WCHA) #8 USCHO and #8 USA Today Polls versus unranked Michigan Tech (4-8-3, 3-6-3 WCHA).

Game times: 7:07 pm ET December 14-15.

Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.

TV: None

Series History: All-Time:  UND leads the series 145-93-10 (.605). UND’s record against MTU in Grand Forks, ND UND leads 82-33-5 (.704). UND’s record against MTU in Houghton, Michigan 61-55-5 (.525).  UND record against MTU at Neutral sites, UND trails 2-5-0 (.286). Last 10 games; UND leads 9-0-1 (.950)

 Players to Watch:

North DakotaForwardsDanny Kristo (6g-9a—15pts), Rocco Grimaldi (6g-9a—15pts), Mark MacMillan (6g-6a—12pts), Corbin Knight (5g-12a—14pts), Drake Caggiula (5g-6a—11pts). Defense:  Dillon Simpson (2g-5a—7pts), Andrew MacWilliam (1g-4a—5pts), Derek Forbort (4g-5a—9pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 6-3-3, 2.39 GAA, .916 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 2-2-0, 2.97 GAA, .902 save percentage.

Michigan Tech Huskies: Alex Petan (4g-9a—13pts), Blake Pietila (9g-2a—11pts), David Johnston (3g-8a—11pts), Jujhar Khaira (3g-8a—11pts).  Defense: Steven Seigo  (4g-4a—8pts), Brad Stebner (1g-4a—5pts), Goaltenders: Jamie Phillips  0-1-0, 2.34 GAA, .906 save percentage. Kevin Genoe  3-1-3, 2.83 GAA, .909 save percentage, Pheonix Copley 1-6-0, 4.36 GAA, .851 save percentage.

UND Official Web Page

Michigan Tech Officials Web Page

Originally Posted at The Hockey Writers – Combine

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