University of North Dakota travels to Mankato, Minnesota to play the Minnesota State Mavericks in the final WCHA series “ever” between the two teams at the Verizon Wireless Center March 8-9, 2013. This is also, the last series of the regular season.
Matchup: North Dakota (18-9-7, 13-6-7 WCHA) #5 versus #10 Minnesota State Mavericks (21-10-3, 15-10-1 WCHA).
Dates: March 8-9, 2013
Times: March 8: 7:37 p.m. (CT); March 9: 7:07 p.m. (CT)
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.
TV: *None in North Dakota* (Locally only): Charter 226/826 HD (both nights) Comcast (Saturday only)
Series History: All-Time: UND leads the series, 37-10-7 (.750). UND leads the series 23-6-3 (.766), in Grand Forks, North Dakota. UND leads the series 14-4-4 (.727), in Mankato, Minnesota. North Dakota and Minnesota State have never played on a neutral ice. Series the last 10 games; UND Leads 9-1-0 (.900).
Players to Watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Corbin Knight (14g-30a—44pts), Danny Kristo (20g-24a—44pts), Rocco Grimaldi (12g-17a—29pts), Mark MacMillan (12g-12a—24pts), Carter Rowney (8g-14a—22pts), Drake Caggiula (6g-8a—14pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (3g-17a—20pts), Derek Forbort (4g-9a—13pts), Joe Gleason (5g-11a—16pts) Jordan Schmaltz (3g-9a—12pts) Andrew MacWilliam (1g-9a—10pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 12-6-4, 2.30 GAA, .915 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 6-3-3, 2.53 GAA, .914 save percentage.
Minnesota State Mavericks: Forwards Matt Leitner (15g-25a—40pts), Eriah Hayes (18g-13a—31pts), Jean-Paul Lafontaine (8g-20a—28pts), Zach Lehrke (8g-15—23pts), Defense: Zach Palmquist (5g-16a—21pts) Josh Nelson (5g-8a—13pts), Brett Stern (2g-6a—8pts). Goalies: Stephon Williams 18-8-2, 1.82 GAA, .930 save percentage, Phil Cook 3-2-1, 3.49 GAA, .879 save percentage.
UND Officials Web Page
Minnesota State Web Page
Cross-posted at the Hockey Writers Combine…