Tuesday, March 26, 2013

UND: NCAA West Region Semifinal

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

Webcast: none

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.