University of North Dakota travels to the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota to play in theWCHA Final Five Red Baron WCHA Final Five, March 21-23, 2013.
Historically, this is also the last Red Baron WCHA Final Five before UND moves to the NCHC next season.
Matchup: #Unranked Colorado College (16-18-5, No. 6 seed) versus North Dakota #6 (21-11-7, No. 3 Seed)
Dates: March 21, 2013
Times: March 21: 7:07 p.m. (CT).
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox, wcha.com
TV: Midco/FCS/DirecTV (668)/Dish Network (436)
Live Stats: wcha.com
Series History: All-Time: All-Time: UND leads the all-time series 139-78-10 (.634). UND leads the series against the Tigers in Grand Forks, ND 83-20-6 (.789). UND trails the series against the Tigers in Colorado Springs, CO 48-57-4 (.459). At Neutral sites; UND leads the series against the Tigers 8-1-0 (.889). WCHA Playoff’s, UND leads 7-2-0 (.778). Against the Tigers in the WCHA Final Five, UND leads 4-0-0 (1.000). The last 10 games, UND leads 7-3-0. UND went 2-2 against the Tigers this season.
Players to Watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Corbin Knight (15g-33a—48pts), Danny Kristo (24g-26a—50pts), Rocco Grimaldi (13g-21a—34pts), Mark MacMillan (13g-12a—25pts), Carter Rowney (10g-16a—26pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (3g-18a—21pts), Joe Gleason (5g-11a—16pts), Joe Gleason (5g-11a—16pts), Nick Mattson (3g-12a—15pts), Derek Forbort (4g-9a—13pts), Jordan Schmaltz (3g-9a—12pts) Andrew MacWilliam (1g-9a—10pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 12-6-4, 2.30 GAA, .915 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 7-4-3, 2.52 GAA, .918 save percentage.
Colorado College Tigers: Rylan Schwartz (17g-31a—48pts), Alexander Krushelnyski (14g-26a—40pts), William Rupuzzi (15g-19a—34pts), Scott Winkler (13g-14a—27pts), Archie Skalbeck (12g-11a—23pts) Defense: Mike Boivin (14g-14a—28pts) Eamonn McDermott (3g-19a—22pts), Peter Stoykewych (1g-8a—9pts). Goalies: Joe Howe 12-11-4, 3.09 GAA, .912 save percentage, Josh Thorimbert 4-7-1, 3.73 GAA, .873 save percentage.
UND Officials Web Page
Colorado College Tigers Web Page
Cross-posted at the Hockey Writers Combine.