This weekend, the University of North Dakota travels to the NCAA West Region, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to play Niagara at Van Andel Arena, March 29, 2013.
Matchup: #14 Niagara (23-9-5, No. 3 seed) versus North Dakota #7 (21-11-7, No. 2 Seed)
Dates: March 29, 2013
Times: March 29: 4:30 p.m. (CT).
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox
TV: ESPNU DirecTV (208)/Dish Network (141)
Series History: All-Time: UND leads the series 4-0-0 (1.000). In Grand Forks, ND UND leads, 2-0-0 (1.000). Neutral site, UND leads 2-0-0 (1.000). NCAA tourney, UND leads 1-0-0 (1.000).
Players to Watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Danny Kristo (25g-26a—51pts), Corbin Knight (15g-33a—48pts), Rocco Grimaldi (13g-22a—35pts), Mark MacMillan (13g-12a—25pts), Carter Rowney (10g-17a—27pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (5g-19a—24pts), Joe Gleason (5g-13a—18pts), Nick Mattson (3g-12a—15pts), Derek Forbort (4g-11a—15pts), Jordan Schmaltz (3g-9a—12pts) Andrew MacWilliam (1g-10a—11pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 13-8-4, 2.26 GAA, .916 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 8-4-3, 2.55 GAA, .918 save percentage.
Niagara Purple Eagles: Ryan Murphy (15g-21a—36pts), Giancarlo Iuorio (21g-31a—34pts), Marc Zanette (10g-18a—28pts), Patrick Divjak (8g-14a—22pts), Ryan Rashid (9g-11a—20pts) Defense: Kevin Ryan (1g-23a—24pts) C.J. Chartrain (2g-11a—13pts), Goalies: Carsen Chubak 23-6-5, 1.91 GAA, .938 save percentage.
Cross-posted at the Hockey Writers Combine