Thursday, October 31, 2013

UND Hockey: The Weekend Ahead (11/01-10/02)

The front entrance to Ralph Englested Arena in...
The front entrance to Ralph Englested Arena in Grand Forks, ND. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This weekend, the University of North Dakota entertains Saint Cloud State University Huskies at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This is the first NCHC home series for UND, this is also the first ever series NCHC for the SCSU Huskies.
Matchup: UND (2-1-1, 1-1-0 NCHC) vs. SCSU (3-0-1, 0-0-0 NCHC)
Date: November 1-2, 2013.
Time: 7:37 p.m. Friday / Saturday 7:07 p.m. Central.
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox, Saturday Night: 100.3 Cat Country.
TV: Midco Sports Net (HD channel 622, SD channels 27 & 322).
Series History: UND leads the all-time series 60-33-12 (.629). In Grand Forks, ND UND leads the series 30-14-6 (.660). In St. Cloud, MN UND leads the series 24-18-6 (.563). At Neutral sites UND leads the series 6-1-0 (.857). Last 10-games UND leads the series 5-4-1 (.550). Last year SCSU went 2-1-1 against UND, including a 1-0-1 record at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Players to watch:
North DakotaForwards: Rocco Grimaldi (2g-3a—5pts), Brendan O’Donnell (3g-1a—4pts), Drake Caggiula (2g-2a—4pts), Michael Parks (1g-3a—4pts), Luke Johnson (0g-3a—3pts), Mark MacMillan (1g-1a—2pts). Defense:  Nick Mattson (1g-1a—2pts), Gage Ausmus (1g0a—1pts),Jordan Schmaltz (0g-1a—1pts), Dillon Simpson (0g-1a—1pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 0-0-0, GAA 5.06 and .881 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 2-1-1, 2.60 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Huskies ForwardsNic Dowd (3g-1a—4pts), Jonny Brodzinski (1g-3a—4pts) Kalle Kossila (1g-2a—3pts). Defense: Niklas Nevalainen (1g-2a—3pts), Ethan Prow (0g-3a—3pts), Kevin Gravel (1g-1a—2pts). Goaltenders: Ryan Faragher 3-0-0, 2.33 GAA, .912 save percentage, Charlie Lindgren 1-0-0, 1.86 GAA, .905 save percentage.
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