This weekend, the University of North Dakota travels to Oxford, Ohio to take on the NCHC foe Miami University RedHawks in the inaugural weekend of NCHC hockey. The top-ranked Miami entertains UND in a two-game conference matchup at Googin Ice Center (Steve Cady Rink).
Matchup: UND (1-0-1, 0-0-0 NCHC) vs. Miami (2-0-0, 0-0-0 NCHC)
Date: October 18-19, 2013.
Time: 6:07 p.m. Friday / Saturday 6:07 p.m. Central.
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.
TV: Midco Sports Net (HD channel 622, SD channels 27 & 322), 221 DirecTV, 158 HD Dish Network (Friday).
Series History: All-time: UND leads the series against the RedHawks 2-0-1. UND is 0-0-1 against the RedHawks in Grand Forks, ND. UND is 2-0-0 against the RedHawks at neutral sites.
Fun Stat: Miami University has been red hot at home, losing just three its last 29 home games. The University of North Dakota has lost just four of its last 31 home games.
Players to watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Rocco Grimaldi (2g-3a—5pts), Drake Caggiula (2g-2a—4pts), Mark MacMillan (1g-1a—2pts). Defense: Nick Mattson (0g-1a—1pts), Jordan Schmaltz (0g-1a—1pts), Dillon Simpson (0g-a—0pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 0-0-0, GAA 7.22 and .824 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 1-0-1, 1.21 GAA and .955 save percentage.
Miami Forwards: Riley Barber (4g-3a—7pts), Austin Czarnik (2g-3a—5pts) Sean Kuraly (1g-3a—4pts). Defense: Trevor Hamilton (0g-3a—3pts), Ben Paulides (1g-1a—2pts), Mathew Caito (0g-2a—2pts). Goaltender: Jay Williams 1-0-0, 2.01 GAA, .929 save percentage, Ryan McKay 1-0-0, 3.00 GAA, .927 save percentage.
Both of those quotes about @UNDMHockey came from this preview piece by @DStarmanHockey: http://t.co/t9SagNHOVb
— North Dakota MHockey (@UNDMHockey) October 18, 2013
Big matchup this weekend: @goon48 and I jointly preview first-ever @TheNCHC game btwn @MiamiOH_Hockey & @UNDMHockey http://t.co/saP7XiwYCk
— Douglas Cutler (@DougCutlerTHW) October 17, 2013