Wednesday, January 16, 2013

UND: The Weekend Ahead (1/18-1/19)

The University of North Dakota travels to Minneapolis, Minnesota to take on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers in a pivotal two game WCHA series at Mariucci Arena.

Matchup: North Dakota (16-6-3, 8-3-3 WCHA) #6 versus #1 Minnesota (16-3-3, 8-3-3 WCHA).
Dates: January 18-19, 2013

Times: Jan. 18: 7:07p.m. (CT); Jan. 19: 5:07 p.m. (CT)

Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.

TV: Fox Sports North, DirecTV 668.

Live Stats:

Series History: UND trails the all-time series with the Gophers 130-137-14 (.488). UND has a 51-73-6 against the Gophers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Under head coach Dave Hakstol, UND has a 17-13-3 (.561) record against the Gophers. UND was 2-4-0 against the Gophers last year.

Players to Watch:

North Dakota
ForwardsDanny Kristo (13g-17a—30pts), Rocco Grimaldi (7g-10a—17pts), Mark MacMillan (8g-9a—17pts), Corbin Knight (10g-21a—31pts), Drake Caggiula (5g-6a—11pts). Defense:  Dillon Simpson (2g-11a—13pts), Andrew MacWilliam (1g-5a—6pts), Derek Forbort (4g-7a—11pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 10–3, 2.28 GAA, .919 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 3-2-0, 2.99 GAA, .897 save percentage.

Minnesota Golden Gophers: Forwards: Erik Haula (9g-17a—26pts), Kyle Rau (13g-12a—25pts), Nick Bjugstad (12g-10a—22pts), Zach Budish (7g-12a—19pts), Defense:  Nate Schmidt (3g-19a—22pts) Mike Reilly (2g-9a—11pts). Goalies: Adam Wilcox 15-2-3, 1.65 GAA, .925 save percentage, Michael Shibrowski 1-1-0, 3.18 GAA, .881 save percentage.

Cross posted at the Hockey Writers Combine...