Friday, January 10, 2014

UND Hockey: The Weekend Ahead (01/10 – 1/11)

This weekend, the University of North Dakota entertains the Colorado College Tigers in an important two-game conference series at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Last weekend, UND played two exhibition games in Burnaby, B.C., where they split (2-3 L, 4-3 W). This is the first series for the University of North Dakota in 2014.

Matchup: North Dakota (9-7-2, 5-5-0 NCHC) versus Colorado College (3-13-3, 2-5-3 NCHC).
Date: January 10-11, 2014.

Time: 7:38 p.m. Central Friday / Saturday 7:07 p.m. Central

Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM)  The Fox

Webcast: undsports.com (UND Insider)

TV:  Friday: CBS Sports Network (221 DirecTV) Saturday: Midco Sports Network

All-Time Series History

Record: All time, UND leads 139-79-10 (.632). In Grand Forks, ND, UND leads the series 83-20-6 (.789). Against the Tigers in Colorado Springs, CO UND trails 48-57-4 (.459). At Neutral sites UND leads the series 8-2-0 (.800). Under Hakstol UND leads the series 16-12-1 (.569 ) Last 10 games UND leads 6-4-0 (.600). Last season, UND went 1-2 against the Tigers, losing in the quarterfinals to C.C. 3-4.

Players to watch

North DakotaForwards: Rocco Grimaldi (6g-11—17pts), Drake Caggiula (5g-6a—11pts), Luke Johnson (4g-7a—11pts), Michael Parks (3g-8a—11pts), Stephane Pattyn (3g-4a—7pts), Connor Gaarder (2g-4a—6pts). Defense:  Dillon Simpson (3g-7a—10pts), Jordan Schmaltz (2g-8a—10pts), Paul Ladue (3g-5a—8pts), Nick Mattson (1g-5a—6pts), Troy Stecher (1g-5a—6pts),  Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 2-2-0, GAA 3.60 and .900 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 7-5-2, 2.36 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Colorado College: Forwards Alexander Krushelnyski (4g-7a—11pts), Sam Rothstein (4g-4a—8pts), Alex Roos (4g-4a—8pts), Jeff Collett (3g-4a—7pts). Defense: Jacob Slavin (1g-8a—9pts), Gustov Olofsson (2g-2a—4pts), Eamonn McDermott (0g-2a—2pts). Goaltender: Josh Thorimbert 2-13-3, 3.08 GAA, .899 save percentage.

Who’s Hot for UND

UND forward Rocco Grimaldi has five-game points streak (2g-3a—5pts). In the last four games, UND forward Luke Johnson has scored (1g-3a—4pts). In the last four games, UND defenseman Jordan Schmaltz has (0g-6a—6pts). In the last four weekend series, UND forward Connor Gaarder has at least a point each weekend (2g-3a—5pts). In the last four weekend series, forward Stephane Pattyn has a least a point in each weekend (2g-2a—4pts).

Second Half Team

Year Before Xmas After Xmas
2004-05 13-7-2 (.636) 12-8-3 (.587)
2005-06 12-7-1 (.625) 17-9-0 (.654)
2006-07 7-10-1 (.417) 17-4-4 (.760)
2007-08 8-6-1 (.567) 20-5-3 (.768)
2008-09 9-8-1 (.528) 15-7-3 (.660)
2009-10 9-6-3 (.583) 16-7-2 (.680)
2010-11 13-5-2 (.700) 19-4-1 (.813)
2011-12 9-8-1 (.528) 17-5-2 (.750)
2012-13 10-5-3 (.639) 12-7-4 (.609)
2013-14 9-7-2 (.555) —
Totals 98-69-17 (.579) 144-56-22 (.698)

UND Official Web Page.
Colorado College Tigers Official Web Page.

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