Showing posts with label Corban Knight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Corban Knight. Show all posts

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Calgary Flames: Corban Knight wins it for Calgary in the Shootout


Former Fighting Sioux forward Corban Knight has played six games in his NHL career and he's starting to make an impact, albeit playing fourth-line minutes. Tonight, Knight scored the winning shootout goal for the Flames

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Corban Knight Post Game Interview


Corban Knight talks about his first NHL goal and about the Flames 7-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
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Calgary Flames: Corban Knight scores is first NHL Goal. (Video)



Congratulation to Former Fighting Sioux forward Corban Knight, who scored his first NHL goal of his career, in his fifth NHL game. Knight played on the Flames fourth line logging a total of 9:39 tonight. If you look at the Flames roster, you will see a nice representation of former college hockey players. 
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday Links: Hockey Focused, It's the Stretch Run...

With the Injury to New York Islanders forward John Tavares, other players on the Islanders are going to have an opportunity to play more. One of them is former UND forward Brock Nelson. (TSN.CA)

The Islanders, 12 points out of a playoff spot, weren't going to contend for the postseason this year and are already preparing to move LW Thomas Vanek prior to the March 5th trade deadline. Under those circumtances, there will be some opportunities available for other Islanders, rookies Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson among them, to play more prominent offensive roles.

Former UND forward Evan Trupp is playing with the Corban Knight on the Abbotsford Heat. Trupp has scored (1g-4a—5pts) in 10 games this season.

Apparently Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kessler returned from the Sochi game with an injury.

Former UND and current Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise stood up and defended Olympic coach Dan Bylsma. Mike Russo has the details on his blog.

The Stanley Cup of Chowder profiles Zane Gothberg this week. No mention of the him getting the NCHC goalie of the week.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Corban Knight and His 2013 Calgary Flames Prospect Camp

Calgary's alternate logo, 1999–2007
Calgary's alternate logo, 1999–2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It sounds like former UND forward Corban Knight had what some would classify as a rough prospects camp with the Calgary Flames. Here's a couple of quotes that I found from a couple of different articles.
Ryan Pike, The Hockey Writers --- Up front, highly-touted prospects Corban Knight and Sven Baertschi arguably disappointed – in that they failed to stand out from the pack during the week. Rather than distinguish themselves as head-and-shoulders above the rest, these contenders for NHL jobs are now joined by Markus Granlund, Michael Ferland, Max Reinhart and perhaps even former Red Deer Rebels captain Turner Elson in the hunt.
While the Flames GM Jay Feaster wasn't very complementry about some of his prospects play during the Flames prospect Camp. Flames coach Troy Ward was even a little more pointed in his criticisms towards some of his players. Here's what the Flames coach Troy Ward had to say about Corban Knight's play, during the Flames prospect camp, that was held in Penticton, B.C.. Yikes!
Scott CRruickshank, CALGARY HERALD --- Monday, 7 p.m. at the WinSport Ice Complex, the Flames play their fourth game in five nights, taking on the University of Calgary Dinos.

Which, apparently, would be an ideal time for Corban Knight to pick it up.

Asked about the play of Knight, Ward didn’t sugar-coat things.

Yes, the centre had scored Sunday — as did Granlund — but the coach demands more.

“To be honest, he’s got to play with some passion, some vigour,” said Ward. “This isn’t college — you’re not going to have the puck all the time. You’re going to have to go get it back. When Corban has the puck, I’m fine with that. But when he doesn’t have it, he’s going to have to play like Ferland . . . and get his nose dirty.” Knight is getting his first taste of pro after four seasons at the University of North Dakota.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Former UND forward Corban Knight signs with Flames



Former UND forward Corban Knight is taking his talents to his native Alberta, Canada. Knight's rights were  traded to the Calgary Flames and according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Knight has also signed a two year entry level deal with the Flames.

NHL.com --- The Calgary Flames on Tuesday acquired center Corban Knight from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Knight then reached agreement with the Flames on a two-year entry-level contract.

Knight, a 2009 fifth-round (No. 135) selection by the Panthers, just completed his fourth season at the University of North Dakota where he was a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the nation's top collegiate hockey player.

"Corban Knight is a player our scouts have been watching closely throughout his collegiate career," Flames general manager Jay Feaster said in a statement released by the team.

He led the Fighting Sioux in assists (33) and was second in goals (16) and points (49) and third in penalty minutes (40). He finished his college career with 52 goals and 94 assists for 146 points along with 145 penalty minutes in 161 games.
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

#ThroughTheseDoors' Season Finale



Yeah, this one gets your attention... Senior forward Corban Knight in the arena, up in the seats. If you remember from a previous episode he used to sit there before homes games to relax and gather his thoughts. Knight talked about how fun it was to play hockey at UND and to have 12,000 fans cheering for them as they played their home games at the Ralph.
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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Knight and Kristo Highlight videos





Charges dropped against UND’s Corban Knight

What do we have here? Looks like the charges were dropped against Hobey Baker Memorial Award Candidate Corban Knight. I always hear how these charges will hurt Knight, well, that argument is now gone.
Grand Forks Herald. --- A misdemeanor charge against UND men’s hockey player Corban Knight was dropped this week in Grand Forks.

Knight was charged with “unlawful deliver to certain persons,” stemming from a team party in September. The charge was for supplying alcohol to the party where there were people under the age of 21.

anny Kristo, Carter Rowney, Joe Gleason and Andrew MacWilliam changed their plea to guilty for the charge.
Let's not forget, that you’re also innocent until proven guilty in this country.

I am sure we'll see some black helicopter stuff written on the internet from fans of other teams in the WCHA and around college hockey. I am sure some of the things we will see written, is how the judge must be a UND fan or how the judge stepped in for Knight because he was a candidate for the Hobey Baker or something along those lines. Yes, I am saying this tongue in cheek, you've got to have a sense of humor. But, it's good news for Knight. From everything that I have heard, Knight is a good, straight laced kid that rarely, if ever swears.
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Friday, February 01, 2013

A look at the National scoring race

1
JR
F
26
26
15
24
39
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SR
F
25
26
12
23
35
SR
F
26
26
7
28
35
4
JR
F
24
24
16
18
34
5
SR
F
23
24
12
21
33
SR
F
24
26
15
18
33
SR
F
25
26
11
22
33
8
SO
F
20
23
12
19
31
JR
F
23
23
12
19
31
Erik Haula (MIN)
JR
F
23
26
11
20
31


Here is a look at the national scoring race. If you have seen it yet you have to check out the College Hockey Inc stats page, it’s definitely a must see.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

UND 4 UMN 4 (Video)



First off, UND has to be better on defense. What is historically a strength of "most" UND teams, was a weakness this past weekend. There were way too many turnovers deep in their own end that ended up behind Zane Gothberg and Clarke Saunders. That's unacceptable.

Second, I thought the goaltending was the Achilles heal this past weekend. Whatever goalie ends up playing going forward, has to be better. I am wasn't impressed with either goalie and thats an area that needs to improve and I expect it will. I still think that Clarke Saunders is the better of the two goalies.

I though that Danny Kristo (14g-17a—31pts), Rocco Grimaldi (8g-11a—19pts) and Corban Knight (11g-22a—33pts) had strong games tonight and they're are having awesome seasons so far. I hope that the RPM line (Rowney, Parks and MacMillam), gets a chance to gel. I thought they were strong, and it's time for those players to start chipping in on a regular basis.




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Friday, January 11, 2013

UND vs. CC Tigers game 1


UND’s Forward lines

15 Michael Parks –10 Corban Knight (A) – 7 Danny Kristo (A)
9 Drake Caggiula– 27 Carter Rowney (A) –19 Rocco Grimaldi
25 Mitch MacMilliam – 16 Mark MacMillan – 13 Connor Gaarder
8 Dan Senkbeil – 28 Steph Pattyn –17 Colten St. Clair

UND Defense Parings

2 Andrew MacWilliam (C) – 5 Nick Mattson
18 Dillon Simpson–20 Joe Gleason
4 Derek Forbort – 24 Jordan Schmaltz

UND Goalies

33 Clarke Saunders
31 Zane Gothberg

Not in lineup:  21 Brendan O’Donnell , 29 Bryn Chyzyk , 11 Derek Rodwell (Injury), Coltyn Sanderson – 26, Andrew Panzarella 22.

Referees: Todd Anderson, Brad Shepherd. Linesmen: Andy Carton, Nathan Freeman.

Colorado College Tigers Lines

Tiger Forward lines

16 Alexander Krushelnyski –13 Rylan Schwartz (A) –27 William Rapuzzi (C)
12 Archie Skalbeck – 25 Scott Winkler – 24 Jared Hanson
11 Hunter Fejes–10 Cody Bradley–21 Jeff Collett
18 Scott Wamsgamz–14 Jordan DiGiando–15 Andrew Hamburg

Tiger Denfense Pairing

6 Peter Stoykewych–28 Mike Boivin
5 Aaron Harstad–7 Eamonn McDermott
20 Ian Young–4 Joe Marciano

Tiger Goalies

31 Joe Howe
39 Josh Thorimbert

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jihad for Corban Knight?

Check it out, I found a link to this page in my stats counter and apparently, it's from the Calgary Flames fan page and apparently according to this author, UND fans are conducting a Jihad in voting for Corban Knight for Hobey Baker. I don't think this Calgary Flames fan realizes what they're fan base is up against, UND has one of the largest fan bases in college hockey.

I thought it was funny especially after it appears that other fans have noticed that you can vote multiple times for your favorite Hobey Baker candidate, but it's not working.
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Making the case for Corban Knight for Hobey Baker

Eric Classen / UND Athletics
If you’re a fan of college hockey, you will know that nominations for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award went out this week. You can find the initial list of names on the Hobeybakeraward.com website.

Like any other college hockey fan, I went to the Hobey Baker site to see the names that were listed in the fan voting. Perusing the names, I found a familiar name of a player that I have had the privilege of covering on a weekly basis, over the last year and a half; Corban Knight, Senior, Forward, North Dakota.
As I said in another article, I believe that Knight is a complete player, both on and off of the ice, and there is no reason why he shouldn’t be one of the Hobey Hat Trick (finalists) when it’s all said and done.
I stand by those comments. I am not the only one that is saying these things either.
Knight is an assistant captain for the University of North Dakota and he is a well-liked and respected on and off the ice, by his teammates and the coaching staff.  To a “T” when you ask his teammates – what they think about think him – they all give the same answers.

Corban Knight scores a goal during a recent game… Peter Bottini, UND Athletics
Recently Carter Rowney had to say about his fellow assistant caption.
“He’s a good guy,” Rowney said.  “He lives in the same building as me and everything. Great team player, everyone gets along with him – easy to get along with. Always positive, no matter what’s going on. He’s never down on himself, never down on anyone else, just a positive guy.”
Fellow senior, UND defenseman and Captain Andrew MacWilliams had this to say about Knight being nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
“That’s awesome,” MacWIlliam said.  “I mean he’s [Knight] a hell of a player and he’s a great guy.  I didn’t really know till yesterday, late yesterday. So, that was good to see. I mean, he’s had a great start to the season, I hope that he can keep that up.”
Corban Knight had this to say about him being nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
“It’s an honor just to be mentioned in the running for that,” Knight said. “But I mean, I don’t know personally, I don’t think I should be up for that. I think there are a couple of other guys a little more deserving than I am. But, like I said, it’s an honor to be up for it, but it’s a long way off, so I try not to get caught up in it too much.”

Corban Knight scores a goal during a recent game… Peter Bottini, UND Athletics
Knight was asked if the media is media blowing his hot streak and the Hobey nomination out of proportion.
“I have been saying it all along,” Knight said.  “I think that you guys are blowing everything out of proportion.  Like myself. But, I mean, I think the credit goes to our whole team as a whole. I think the last month and half, everybody on our team, all the way through has been playing exceptionally well. Like I said before, I think that I have been on the receiving end of a lot great plays by my line mates and by the rest of the team and I have been making some plays. My line mates have been burying a lot of really nice plays. So, I think it’s over blown, but that’s just my personal opinion.”
If you have been around Corban Knight for any amount of time, you will figure out that he seldom takes any credit for his accomplishments. Knight is the ultimate teammate and he’s very quick to give credit to his teammates for his personal success. UND head coach Dave Hakstol agrees.
“Corban’s a humble person,” Hakstol said.  “That’s one of the great qualities, that’s what makes him a great leader, such a presence in our looker room.”

Corban Knight in action against Holy Cross
Photo by Eric Classen / UND Athletics
Knight also does many good things off the ice as well. Recently, this is what the head coach Dave Hakstol had to say about his senior forward’s off ice activities.
“What you see is what you get,” Hakstol said. “He’s a great young man, always got a positive perspective. He always pays attention to how he treats people around him. He’s very cognizant of that. He’s always being a leader – not just in our locker room but in the community. He does an awful lot of things in the community that go unnoticed. He doesn’t do it with any fanfare – but he’s always willing to help out.”
While Corban Knight is a pretty solid guy off the ice, he’s one of the top players in the NCAA on the ice as well. Currently, Corban Knight is sitting third nationally in points per game as well as over-all points. During his career, UND is 34-2-2 when he scores a goal. Knight has eight multiple point this season and has scored two or more points in five straight games in a row.
Lastly, Corban Knight’s infectious personality rubs off on others and he does everything with a smile on his face. While winning the Hobey Baker Memorial Award would be a nice finish to an illustrious career, he’d probably trade it all in for UND’s eight NCAA title.

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