Showing posts with label Fighting Sioux Hockey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fighting Sioux Hockey. Show all posts

Friday, March 28, 2014

UND Hockey: A few Things on game day

Series history: There’s definitely a history between the two teams. Coming into this weekend, the University of North Dakota has never lost to Wisconsin during the NCAA playoffs. Historically, UND is 2-0 against the Badgers in the NCAA tournament.

First meeting: UND beat Wisconsin 5-2 during the 1982 NCAA Championship game. Second meeting: UND beat Wisconsin 3-2 in overtime in the 2008 Midwest Regional Championship game.  Andrew Kozek scored the game winning goal at the 1:47 mark of the first overtime to give UND the regional Championship.
All-time: The Badgers have an 86-65-12 record against UND. UND is 5-3-2 in the last 10 games against the Badgers. 
Here’s the video clip of the last time UND played against Wisconsin in the NCAA playoffs.
Breaking down the numbers
As most of you know, numbers mean nothing this time of year. You can throw records out the window. All of the teams that are in the NCAA tournament have a chance of winning. We found that out last season when Yale made their run through the NCAA playoffs. Yale was the last at-large bid to make the NCAA tournament. We also saw that when fourth seeded RIT knocked off number one seeded Denver 2-1 in the 2010 East regional. 
North Dakota (23-13-3) vs. Wisconsin (24-10-2)
UND didn’t play against Wisconsin this season. The two teams will resume the rivalry next season in Madison.
Common opponents (3)
Wisconsin split with the Miami RedHawks (0-2 L, 3-2W)
UND was 3-2 against the Miami RedHawks (4-2 W, 2-6 L, 3-2 W, 9-2 W, and 0-3 L)

Wisconsin swept the Colorado College Tigers (4-1 W, 4-3 W O.T.)

UND was 4-1-0 against the Colorado College Tigers (5-3 W, 3-2 W, 4-2 W, 2-3 L O.T. and 4-3 W)

Wisconsin was 2-0 against Northern Michigan (5-2 W, 2-1 W)

UND was 2-0 against Northern Michigan (3-2 W, 3-1 W)
Breaking down the Records
Wisconsin was 17-2-1 at home and 5-8-1 on the road. Neutral site 2-0. 

North Dakota was 14-7-1 at home and 8-5-2 on the road. Neutral site 1-1.
Badgers record when…
14-1-1 when they lead after one period

2-6-1 when they trail after one period

8-3-1 when tied after one period
18-0-1 when leading after two periods
2-8-1 when trailing after two periods
North Dakota’s record when…
13-1-1 when they lead after one period

5-9-0 when they trail after one period
5-3-2 when tied after one period
19-1-0 when leading after two periods
1-10-1 when trailing after two periods
 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Paul LaDue: 2012-13 USHL Defenseman of the Year (Video)



Researching an article that I am working on, found this video of incoming UND freshman defenseman Paul LaDue. This should give you an idea of what kind of player UND is getting.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

UND Hockey Awards

GRAND FORKS, N.D.Senior center Corban Knight has been named the recipient of the Jeff Anderson Scholarship Award as the University of North Dakota’s most valuable player, highlighting the 2012-13 team awards that were announced last night.

Knight was a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist and a second-team All-American after registering career-highs in points (49), assists (33) and goals (16). His 33 assists, which tied for third nationally, made him UND’s first player to put together back-to-back 30-assist seasons since current Minnesota Wild star Zach Parise (2002-04).

Knight also earned All-WCHA Second Team honors and was named to the NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team. He led the nation with a career-high 623 faceoff wins, 120 more than any other player and second-most in UND single-season history. A two-time WCHA Offensive Player of the Week and the national player of the month in December, Knight put together a 19-game point streak that was UND’s longest in 25 years.

UND’s other team award recipients included:
Cliff "Fido" Purpur Award: Danny Kristo (Sr. || Forward || Eden Prairie, Minn.)
  • Award is given to the player who exemplifies hard work, determination and being a creator of excitement on the ice
  • Was a Hobey Baker Award finalist, first-team All-American and the College Hockey News Player of the Year
  • Tied for second nationally with career-high 52 points and led WCHA with career-high 26 goals
Archie Krum Memorial Athletic Scholarship: Andrew MacWilliam (Sr. || Defense || Calgary, Alberta)
  • Award is given to the player who demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic standards, athletic excellence
  • Team captain was named to third straight Academic All-WCHA Team and was NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team selection
  • Appeared in all 42 games and set career highs for points (13) and assists (11)
Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship: Colten St. Clair (Fr. || Forward || Gilbert, Ariz.)
  • Award is given to the freshman who demonstrates initiative, character and a sense of responsibility
  • Appeared in 40 games and collected three goals and seven assists
Rookie of the Year: Rocco Grimaldi (Fr. || Forward || Rossmoor, Calif.)
  • Led all WCHA rookies and ranked third nationally with 36 points in 40 games
  • Led the nation’s freshmen with 147 shots on goal
Most Improved Player: Dillon Simpson (Jr. || Defense || Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Appeared in all 42 games and led UND defensemen with career-high 24 points
  • Also had career highs in goals (5) and assists (19)

Coaches' Unsung Hero Award: Joe Gleason (Sr. || Defense || Edina, Minn.)
  • Played in 41 games and set career highs in points (18), goals (5) and assists (13)
  • WCHA nominee for Derek Hines National Unsung Hero Award
Virg Foss 3-Star Award: Danny Kristo (Sr. || Forward || Eden Prairie, Minn.)
  • Award is given to the player who receives the most 3-star voting points from the print media following home games
  • Won award for second consecutive season
  • Was a Hobey Baker Award finalist, first-team All-American and the College Hockey News Player of the Year
  • Tied for second nationally with career-high 52 points and led WCHA with career-high 26 goals
North Dakota (22-13-7, 14-7-7 WCHA) qualified for the NCAA postseason tournament for the 11th consecutive season, the longest active streak in Division I men’s hockey. UND advanced to the NCAA West Region final, where it was defeated by eventual-NCAA champion Yale

Monday, February 25, 2013

UND 6th in USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
Quinnipiac
(37)
23- 4-5
975
1
2
Minnesota
(10)
21- 6-5
948
2
3
Miami
( 2)
21- 8-5
907
3
4
Boston College
( 1)
18- 8-3
835
4
5
New Hampshire
17- 8-5
770
5
6
North Dakota
17- 9-6
734
6
7
St. Cloud State
19-12-1
670
7
8
Western Michigan
18- 8-8
650
8
9
Minnesota State
20- 9-3
635
9
10
Denver
16-10-5
515
10
11
Notre Dame
19-12-3
489
11
12
Massachusetts-Lowell
18- 9-2
487
12
13
Nebraska-Omaha
18-12-2
356
14
14
Niagara
21- 6-5
335
16
15
Yale
14-10-3
323
13
16
Wisconsin
14-10-7
237
18
17
Merrimack
14-11-6
199
17
18
Dartmouth
13-10-4
119
19
19
Boston University
14-14-2
112
15
20
Providence
13-10-7
80
NR
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 57, St. Lawrence 36, Union 14, Ferris State 12, Alaska 3, Robert Morris 2.

Monday, February 11, 2013

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll; UND 7th


February 11, 2013

Team(First Place Votes)RecordPointsLast Poll
1Quinnipiac(41)21- 3-49832
2Minnesota( 9)19- 5-49491
3Miami18- 7-58743
4Boston College16- 7-28195
5New Hampshire16- 7-37794
6Western Michigan18- 7-57486
7North Dakota16- 8-67207
8St. Cloud State18-11-16578
9Minnesota State18- 9-355911
10Yale13- 6-355710
11Denver15- 9-54959
12Notre Dame18-11-147811
13Boston University13-11-133113
14Massachusetts-Lowell14- 9-231716
15Niagara18- 5-529915
16Nebraska-Omaha16-12-227414
17Dartmouth11- 8-421617
18Wisconsin12- 9-715819
19Merrimack13-10-515120
20Alaska13-11-457NR
Others receiving votes: Union 40, Providence 16, Ferris State 12, Northern Michigan 5, Colgate 2, St. Lawrence 2, Holy Cross 1, Rensselaer 1.


Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/#ixzz2KelxPAVd

While the polls don’t really matter, I do have to admit that I am surprised that UND swept the UNO Mavericks and stayed at seventh. Looking at the top of the poll, and seeing Quinnipiac Bobcats sitting there, makes one wonder.