Wednesday, January 02, 2013

UND: The Weekend Ahead (01/04-01/05)

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

The University of North Dakota entertains Holy Cross in an important two game nonconference series at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. This weekend, is also the 11th annual Subway Holiday Classic.

Dates: January 4-5, 2013North Dakota (10-5-3, 7-2-3 WCHA) #7 USCHO and #7 USA Today Polls versus #20 Holy Cross (10-4-2, 6-3-2 Atlantic Hockey)

Times: Jan. 4: 7:30 p.m. (CT); Jan. 5: 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.

TV: Midco Sports Network, FCS Central (Friday), FCS Pacific (Saturday), DirecTV

Live Video & Audio:

Series History: UND has only played Holy Cross twice during UND’s hockey historyUND leads series 2-0 (home 1-0 neutral site 1-0). UND defeated the Crusaders 5-2 in the now famous 2006 NCAA West Region final that was held at Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND also blanked the Crusaders 3-0 in the 2004 NCAA West Region semifinal in Colorado Springs.

The University of North Dakota is 13-5-2 (.700) all-time at the Subway Holiday Classic.

Players to Watch:

North DakotaForwardsDanny Kristo (8g-13a—21pts), *Rocco Grimaldi (7g-9a—16pts), Mark MacMillan (7g-8a—15pts), Corbin Knight (8g-15a—23pts), Drake Caggiula (5g-6a—11pts). Defense:  Dillon Simpson (2g-6a—8pts), Andrew MacWilliam (1g-5a—6pts), Derek Forbort (4g-6a—10pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 8-3-3, 2.19 GAA, .925 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 2-2-0, 2.97 GAA, .902 save percentage.

Holy Cross Crusaders: Forwards: Kyle Fletcher (7g-9a—16pts), Adam Schmidt (9g-5—14pts), Rob Linsmayer 4g-10a—14pts), Brandon Nunn (7g-5a—12pts), Defense: Evan Zych 0g-12—12pts) Nilan Nagy (1g-5a—6pts). Goalies: Matt Ginn 9-3-2, 2.90 GAA, .909 save percentage.

UND Official Web Page

Holy Cross Official Web Page

*Attending 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Championship

Originally Posted at The Hockey Writers – Combine 

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