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The University of North Dakota entertains the University of Denver Pioneers in an important two game WCHA series at Ralph Englestad Arena on December 7 and 8.
North Dakota (7-5-1, 4-2-2 WCHA) #9 USCHO and #9 USA Today Polls versus Denver #6 USCHO and #6 USA Today Polls (9-4-1, 7-2-1 WCHA)
Game times: 7:37 pm CT on Friday, 7:07 pm CT on Saturday.
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.
Webcast and Audio: UNDSPORTS.COM
Series History: All-Time: UND leads the series 135-116-8 (.537). UND has a record of 80-42-5 (.650) against Denver in Grand Forks, ND. UND has a record of 50-67-3 (.429) in Denver, Colorado. UND record against DU at neutral sites, UND has a record of 5-7-0 (.417). Last 10 games against Denver, UND leads 6-4-0 (.600).
Players to Watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Danny Kristo (5g-9a—14pts), Rocco Grimaldi (5g-3a—8pts), Mark MacMillan (6g-5a—11pts), Corbin Knight (3g-11a—14pts), Drake Caggiula (5g-3a—8pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (2g-4a—6pts), Andrew MacWilliam (1g-3a—4pts), Derek Forbort (3g-5a—8pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 5-3-2, 2.38 GAA, .921 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 2-2-0, 2.97 GAA, .902 save percentage.
Denver Pioneers: Nick Shore (6g-12a—18pts), Chris Knowlton (8g-7a—15pts), Daniel Doremus (7g-3a—10pts), Shawn Ostrow (4g-6a—12pts). Defense: Joey LaLeggia (6g-8a—14pts), David Makowski (5g-5a—10pts), Goaltenders: Adam Murray 2-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .935 save percentage, Juho Olkinuora 3-1-1, 2.15 GAA, .934 save percentage, Sam Brittain 4-3-0, 2.45 GAA, .918 save percentage.