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)
Series History: UND leads the all-time series 60-33-12 (.629). In Grand Forks, NDUND leads the series 30-14-6 (.660). In St. Cloud, MNUND leads the series 24-18-6 (.563). At Neutral sitesUND leads the series 6-1-0 (.857). Last 10-gamesUND 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 Dakota: Forwards: 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 Forwards: Nic 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.