Friday, November 29, 2013

UND vs. SLU: Sifting through the numbers

Looking at the series ahead, UND’s (4-6-2, 3-5-0 NCHC) next opponent St. Lawrence (7-5-2, 2-2-2 ECAC) comes into this weekend’s two-game non-conference series, having lost three out of the last four games. During the month of November, the Saints have a 3-3-2 record.

UND’s month of November, the Green and White has had its problems as well. UND owns a 2-5-1 record and have gone 2-2-1 in their last five games. UND is 2-3-1 at home and 2-3-1 on the road this season. Lastly, UND has a 1-1-2 record in non-conference games so far this season.

St. Lawrence is the 4th ranked offense nationally, but are ranked 52nd nationally on defense. SLU’s power play is ranked fourth in the nation, but their penalty kill not so good and is ranked 49th. SLU has scored 54 goals for and given up 51 goals against.

UND is ranked 36th nationally on offense and 45th nationally on defense. UND’s power play is ranked at 29th nationally. On the flip side, they’re ranked 10th nationally on the penalty kill. UND has scored 32 goals for and given up 39 goals against.

Something has got to give. With SLU’s poor defense, you have to think that UND’s forwards would be licking their lips this weekend, with anticipation.

Historically Speaking
UND has had some great success in the Subway Holiday Classic. UND has a 6-0-2 record in its last eight games. Last year, UND swept the Holy Cross Crusaders (5-2 and 3-2) Subway Holiday Classic. Incidentally, that was UND’s only sweep of the season at home last season.

Here’s some ticket Information UND hockey office. Go out and buy your tickets for this weekend’s non-conference series.
Reserved seating and general admission tickets remain available for both games this weekend.

Additionally, a special “Black Friday” promotion will be available on Friday morning. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, all remaining upper bowl seats will be sold for $20 for adults and $15 for children/youth.

Tickets can be purchased at the UND Box Office at Ralph Engelstad Arena or online at Ticketmaster.com.

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