Showing posts with label Grand Forks North Dakota. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grand Forks North Dakota. Show all posts

Monday, March 17, 2014

NCHC Frozen Faceoff tickets on sale today to Champions Club, general public

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A select number of Inaugural NCHC Frozen Faceoff tournament ticket packages will go on sale to members of the North Dakota Champions Club and the general public today.

Champions Club members have until 5 p.m. CT  today to make their requests by e-mail. If there are any ticket packages still remaining after fulfilling the Champions Club requests, general public requests will then be granted.

Requests should be e-mailed to
E-mail requests should have the words “NCHC Tickets” in the subject line, and Champions Club members should include the number of tickets requested in the body of the e-mail. Priority for ticket purchasing is based on Champions Club Priority Points as of March 1, 2014. General public requests need only to include the number of tickets requested and a phone contact. All e-mails will receive a confirmation.

Inaugural NCHC Tournament ticket packages cost $130 and are good for all four games in the tournament. The UND Box Office does not sell single-game tickets. For more tournament ticket info, visit

NCHC Tournament Official UND Pre-Game Celebrations

UND Fans attending the NCHC Tournament are invited to join the UND Alumni Association
& Foundation and UND Athletics for pregame festivities beginning three hours prior to any game that UND is playing. The pregame events will be held at the Pourhouse (10 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN), within walking distance of the Target Center and area hotels. 

All UND alumni, family and friends are invited to this free event with cash bars, a full restaurant, DJs and more! The Pourhouse invites all UND fans back to the venue after each hockey game. The usual cover charge will be FREE to UND fans or anyone with a game ticket. On-site and nearby parking are available.

We hope to see you this weekend as we flood the streets of Minneapolis in UND Kelly green!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

UND Hockey: Game time change for Friday's game against Miami

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A reminder to University of North Dakota fans that Friday night’s men’s hockey game against Miami University will begin at 7:38 p.m. Central due to the CBS Sports Network broadcast of the game.

The game tickets for Friday night, which were printed prior to the 2013-14 television scheduled being released, incorrectly indicate a 7 p.m. start time.

Saturday’s game will begin at 7:07 p.m. Central.

UND enters the weekend three points out of first place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference with four weeks remaining in the regular season.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Weekend Match-Ups (by Donn)

I forgot to post my predictions last weekend, but believe me, I got them all correct. J  Here are this weekend match-ups and they are up for your viewing pleasure.


St. Cloud St……………….7-2-1-0…………...22
North Dakota………………7-5-0-0……….….21
Western Michigan………..5-5-0-0…………...15
Colorado College……….. 2-7-3-1…….….….10

NCHC Games

Western Michigan @ #3 St. Cloud St. 
Last weekend the Broncos swept the RedHawks (5-4, 3-2) in Kalamazoo and the Huskies split with the Pioneers (6-3W, 5-2L) in Denver.

With a sweep last weekend the Broncos can now see the top of the standings.  If they could pull off another pair of wins with weekend they would be could be looking down the standings…  However, that is a tall task; the Huskies will be looking to cement their top spot in the standings.  The Broncos have won four in a row and 5 of the last 6 games.  So they do have some momentum going into SC, but there’s a reason they are ranked number three.  HUSKIES SWEEP

#16 Denver @ Minnesota-Duluth
Last weekend the Pioneers split with the Huskies (6-3L, 5-2W) in Denver and the Bulldogs swept the Mavericks (3-2, 3-1) in Omaha.

The Bulldogs have won three in a row entering the weekend.  The Pioneers have won, lost, and tied their last three games.  DU is 3-2-3 on the road and UMD is 3-4-1 at home.  I’m going with the UMD on Friday and DU on Saturday.  SPLIT

Nebraska-Omaha @ Miami
Last weekend the Mavericks were swept by the Bulldogs (3-2, 3-1) in Omaha and the RedHawks were swept by the Broncos (5-4, 3-2) in Kalamazoo.

The Mavericks have lost four in a row and haven’t won a in their past six games.  The RedHawks are losers of their last three and lost four of the last five.  Someone could end their slump this weekend at the expense of the other, could.  SPLIT

Non-Conference Games

Bemidji State vs #20 North Dakota (Fri. Bemidji, Sat. Grand Forks)
Last weekend NoDak swept the Tigers (5-3, 3-2) in Grand Forks and the Beavers swept the Lake Superior (5-2, 3-1) in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

The Beavers are 3-8-3 on the road and 4-3-3 at home, and NoDak is 7-4-1 at home and 4-3-1 on the road.  UND leads the all-time series 25-2-2.  It appears that UND is heating up with winning seven games in a row, here’s to the streak continuing this weekend.  NORTH DAKOTA SWEEP

#7 Providence (13-5-4) @ Colorado College (2-15-3)
Last weekend the Friars lost to Boston College (5-2) on the road and the Tigers were swept by NoDak (5-3, 3-2) in Grand Forks.

The Tigers have been struggling all season long and it doesn’t get any easier this weekend with the Friars from the Hockey East coming for a visit.  FRIARS SWEEP
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Friday, December 06, 2013

(Video) North Dakota goals versus Western Michigan; Hakstol interviewed on the bench

CBSSN in-game analyst Shireen Saski interviews UND head coach Dave Hakstol on the player’s bench. I never thought we would see that. I am also not a big fan of that, at all. It's like coming to someone office and interviewing them. It was also kind of funny, Saski couldn't say Hak's name without stumbling. 

UND freshman forward Luke Johnson had a breakout game for UND (2g-0a—2pts). The UND defense continues to rack up the points as well. Sophomore defenseman Jordan Schmaltz had another strong game for UND on the backend as he had (0g-2a—2pts). 
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Sunday, December 01, 2013

North Dakota Slips Past St. Lawrence

Grand Forks, ND – The University of North Dakota hockey team came into tonight’s game mired in a horrible slump, going 2-7-1 in their last 10 games.
After last night’s 5-2 loss to the St. Lawrence Saints, the UND hockey team had a closed door meeting to air their differences.
Tonight, alternate captain Stephane Pattyn gave us a glimpse of what was said.
“Yeah, yesterday was kind of just an open floor,” Pattyn said. “Everyone talked and gave their thoughts about what we needed to do. We had some great conversations. We definitely grew up as a team last night and I think today’s (win) helped too.”
It appeared that the closed door meeting worked.  Through two periods of play, the UND hockey team played on their toes and took the play to the St. Lawrence Saints.
UND got goals from forwards Rocco Grimaldi, Connor Gaarder and Stephane Pattyn, and would take a 3-1 lead going into the third period.
St. Lawrence pushed hard in the third period, and cut the lead to 3-2 with a goal by the national scoring leader, Greg Carey. UND was able to hold off a late surge by the Saints to get the 3-2 win.
After the game, head coach Dave Hakstol didn’t seem to relish the win all that much.
“Real hard fought game,” head coach Dave Hakstol said. “We competed hard for 60-minutes. They pushed real hard in the last portion of the third period. We wanted to come back and do a little better tonight. I thought we did a little better.”
So far this season, UND has dug themselves into a hole with undisciplined play.
“We needed to come out like that,” Pattyn said. “We need to prove ourselves. A game like today was going to move us a step forward. We’ve dug ourselves in a hole so far this season and today’s one small step out of that hole.”
Pattyn continued, “That last 24-hours weren’t that much fun. Not much excitement going on in our dressing room. But we got focused and we knew we had to come out and do a job. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves today, to come out, to come out hard. Our steps are moving forward right now.”
Coming into tonight’s game, UND was 0-4-2 on Saturday nights. With the win tonight, UND improved that record to 1-4-2.
UND goalie Zane Gothberg stopped 25-of-27 shots and improved his record to 3-5-2 with the win. The sophomore goalie made many big saves late in the game to preserve the win.

Notes of interest

With the win tonight, UND is 3-6-1 in the last 10 games. With the win, UND improves to 5-7-2.
UND is 2-2-2 in non-conference play.
St Lawrence forward Greg Carey had an impressive weekend, scoring (2g-4a—6pts) on the weekend. Carey is the NCAA points leader with (11g-18a—29pts).
This was UND’s second win of the season when they score three or fewer goals.
UND has gone 1-0-1 the last two Saturday night’s.
Next weekend, UND travels to Kalamazoo to take on the Western Michigan Broncos December 6-7, 2013, game time is 6:07 central.
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Saturday, November 02, 2013

SCSU bites UND 3-2

Grand Forks, ND – What a difference a week makes, for the University of North Dakota.
Last Saturday night, during a game against the U-18 team UND sophomore forward Drake Caggiula tried to jump over a U-18 player, the sophomore forward fell and landed on his head.  Caggiula was taken off of the ice on a stretcher and transported to Altru Hospital. At first, it didn’t look good and it appeared that the talented forward might be seriously injured and miss some time.
Fortunately, that ended up not being the case.
Fast forward to this weekend, Caggiula was in the lineup and laid out a Huskie forward with a huge check, on his first shift. He also scored a highlight-reel goal at 3:10 of the opening period.

UND would give up three goals in the third period to Kevin Gravel, Kalle Kossila and Andrew Prochno. UND never could get any closer than one goal back and ended up losing the game 3-2, in their first ever  NCHC home conference game to the Saint Cloud State University Huskies.
Even though UND lost the game, Caggiula seemed relieved that he was able to get back out on ice after last week’s game.
“Nice to be back,” Caggiula said.  “Missed the first day of practice this week, I really told trainers that I want to go aggressive with the rehab. To get me back out there in the best condition that I could be in, I felt pretty good being out there.  It’s pretty exciting; I was pretty scared last week. It was just a good feeling to get out on the ice.”
One person that didn’t seem “real” happy with the results of the game was head coach Dave Hakstol. This is what the head coach had to say about the game.
“I thought it was a good hockey game, back-and-forth with a few momentum swings,” UND coach Dave Hakstol said. “I thought we were back on our heels for five minutes. Credit them for that little push, but we look for that push to come out of our locker room at the start of the third period.”
After five games this season there is one area of concern, the power play. UND is 4/24 on the power play (.167). On the flip side of the equation, UND has gone 1/27 on the penalty kill. Actually, UND has killed 26 opponent power plays in a row.
With the win SCSU is 4-0-1 and 1-0 in NCHC play, with the loss, UND dropped to 2-2-1 overall and 1-2 in the NCHC. The same two teams play again tomorrow night at 7:07 p.m. central.
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Friday, November 01, 2013

Drake Caggiula's goal

This is the goal by UND sophomore forward Drake Caggiula that gave UND a 1-0 lead. This was a dirty goal...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

UND Hockey: Ryan Gropp backs out of his commitment to UND.

Western Hockey League
Western Hockey League (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There's big news to hit Grand Forks, ND today. Highly sought UND recruit Ryan Gropp has backed out of his commitment to UND to sign a contract with the Seattle Thunderbird's of the WHL, thus, ending his college hockey eligibility. Personally, I don't know how de-committing from UND and signing with the Western Hockey League is going to help his development, but whatever.
PENTICTON, BC – The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Tuesday that forward Ryan Gropp (96) has left the team for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson’s statement:

“Ryan’s mindset last summer when he committed to UND (University of North Dakota) and decided to return to Penticton, was that he would enter the NCAA as a true freshman which coincides with his draft year.

Unfortunately Ryan did not get off to the start everyone expected this season, hence possibly affecting his long term goals. After a few discussions with Ryan and his family, we came to the conclusion it would be best for Ryan to change directions and move on to the WHL.

Ryan was a great teammate during his time in Penticton, and our organization wishes him nothing but the best in his future hockey endeavors.”
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Sunday, October 06, 2013

UND Hockey: UND slips past Manitoba

Interior of Ralph Englested Arena during a hoc...
Interior of Ralph Englested Arena during a hockey game. The arena is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tonight, The University of North Dakota kicked off the 2013-14 season with an exhibition game against the Manitoba Bison (Canadian Interuniversity Sport). The Bison entered tonight’s game with a 0-2-0 record and were outscored 9-0 on the weekend by the Alberta Golden Bears of Canada West. Things didn’t get any better for the Bison tonight. When Manitoba left Grand Forks, ND they had been outscored 12-0 on the weekend, and were still winless after losing 3-0 to UND.
The game was choppy at times and the hometown team looked a little bit rusty. UND came into game with only one official practice under their belt, but the green and white still managed to put 39 shots on net. Despite the high shot total, UND was only able to put three past Manitoba goalies Joe Caliguri and Deven Dubyk.
The game featured three players from the greater Grand Forks Area (Gage Ausmus, Luke Johnson and Paul LaDue). One of the local players, Luke Johnson made an immediate impression on the home town folk, scoring UND’s third goal at the 03:26 mark of the third period. After the game, the freshman was asked about his debut in a UND uniform.
“It was incredible,” Luke Johnson said. “Growing up here, I always dreamed of being on the ice with that caliber of player. So, it was nice to get out there and get the first one.”
The rust showed on special teams and the power play went 0-8 on the evening. Johnson was asked about his impression of the power play.
“We have worked on it a little bit the past week, but were going to need some work on it,” Johnson said.
The UND head coach concurred with his freshman forwards assessment of the power play and had this to say about his team’s first game.
“I thought we did a lot of good things,” Hakstol said. “I will get a little more specific than that. I thought we really started out the game trying to play with some structure. I thought as we got moving through the game, our five-on-five play improved as we went through the game. As I expected, I thought we were a little rocky on our specialty teams.  We scored the shorthanded goal, we were a little out of sync on the PK, but we got the job done.   Our power play was a little out of sync, but I think we still got 14 or 15 shots on goal.”
Last season, during the exhibition game against Manitoba, UND forward Michael Parks suffered a lower body injury and missed 17 games. After missing all but one game during the first half of the season, Parks returned to the lineup and scored (7g-1a—8pts) in 25 games. Tonight, Parks was one of the forwards that stood out. Parks scored at the 11:38 mark of the second period to give UND a 2-0 lead. After the game the sophomore forward seemed pleased with his game.
“I think we had a real strong game as a team,” Parks said. “I think it’s good that we got the first one out of the way, because we got a lot of young guys in there. We had what seems to be a pretty long preseason here.  Then with working really had at practice, we were really excited to get on the ice in a game.”
The regular season starts for real next weekend (October 11-12, 2013 ) when UND plays the University of Vermont Catamounts in a two game series at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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Monday, August 12, 2013

UND Hockey: Single-game Men’s and Women’s Hockey Tickets on Sale Aug. 15

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The front entrance to Ralph Englested Arena in Grand Forks, ND. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
For those wondering about single game tickets there is some good news for you. 

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced today that single-game tickets for men’s and women’s hockey will go on sale on Thursday, Aug. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. Central.

Additionally, UND Champions Club members can participate in a pre-sale for men's hockey single-game tickets on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nearly 800 single-game seats are available for every men's hockey home game on the 2013-14 schedule, with additional seats available for exhibition games and holiday series. Single-game men’s hockey tickets cost $40 (adult) and $25 (youth) for Friday games and $45 (adult) and $25 (youth) for Saturday games. Exhibition games cost $29 (adult) and $19 (youth).
All single-game women’s hockey tickets cost $7 (adult) and $5 (youth).

Although men's hockey season tickets have once again sold out, fans can add their name to the season-ticket waiting list by joining the Champions Club and making a refundable $100 ticket deposit. Nearly 40 accounts remain on the waiting list. Over half of the accounts on the waiting list were offered season tickets this summer. Fans who are on the waiting list can participate in a pre-sale for single-game tickets on Tuesday Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Waiting list and Champions Club members will be e-mailed a passcode and instructions prior to the appropriate pre-sale date.

Tickets can be purchased at the UND Box Office at Ralph Engelstad Arena or via

For more information, contact either UND Champions Club Executive Club Director Mike Mannausau (701.777.4216, or Champions Club Associate Director Katie Horob (701.777.4078,

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Dillon Simpson to return for his senior season

UND Hockey fans breathed a sigh of relief today, as they got some really good news, soon to be senior defenseman Dillon Simpson tweeted that he will return for his senior year on his twitter account today. I  would have to think that Simpson would be a good candidate to wear a letter for UND next season. Simpson was the leading point scorer for defensmen last season with (5g-19a—24pts). In 114 games at North Dakota Simpson has scored (9g-43a—52pts).
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Friday, March 29, 2013

A few things.... NCAA Hockey

Chad from a Tradition of Execellence posted this question on Twitter and this was my answer.

Here is the link to the WDAZ Story on the UND trip the Grand Rapids. Corey from WDAZ will be with the team as they play in the Regional

Another Epic Fail, this time by the Niagara University SID office. It's really not all that hard, A simple search on could have cleared this up. I am also sure that SID from UND Jayson Hajdu could have answered any questions that the SID Niagara could have had, as well.

For the geographically challenged, NDSU is in Fargo, ND and doesn't have Division I college hockey. UND is Grand Forks, ND and is the seven time NCAA Division I Champion. NDSU is a football school, UND is a hockey school and an up an coming school in FCS football.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monique Lamoureux - WCHA Defensive Player of the Week

A pair of veteran defensemen – Megan Bozek of the University of Minnesota and Monique Lamoureux of the University of North Dakota – have been named the WCHA Women's co-Defensive Players of the Week for Nov. 20. 

Lamoureux, a senior from Grand Forks, N.D., led the North Dakota defense with a four-point weekend in two WCHA victories over Bemidji State on Nov. 17-18. She topped the team with a +7 plus/minus rating, placed nine shots on goal, and scored three goals, including a power-play tally, and one assist in the 3-1 and 7-3 victories at BSU. She was named the Second Star of the Game last Sunday and now has collegiate career totals of 91 goals, 123 assists and 214 points in 122 games played.

Also nominated: Jessica Wong, D; UMD; Kari Schmitt, D, OSU.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

UND and UMD gut out hard fought 4-4 tie

Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo
Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grand Forks, ND – This past week at the Wednesday press conference University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol said, “records mean nothing this time of year.” While the UMD Bulldogs came into the game with a 2-5-1 record overall and 0-3-1 WCHA – good for last place in the WCHA – the Bulldogs didn’t play like a team that was in 12th place.
They played more like a team that was at the top half of the standings and were the aggressors all game lone.
The Bulldogs came out of the gates hard in the first period and put a tenacious forecheck on the Green and White. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Bulldogs has UND on their heels early and were a miserable team to play against.
That hard work would pay off for the Bulldogs as they would take an early lead with a goal from senior forward Mike Seidel at the 03:49 mark of the first period.
The opportunistic Seidel would take a UND turnover deep in the UND defensive zone and deposited the puck in the UND net past Clark Saunders.
UND would answer the UMD goal at the 13:49 mark of the first period with a goal by senior defenseman Andrew MacWilliam – the burly defenseman teed up a shot from the blue line and launched a missile that blew by the UMD goalie Aaron Crandall.
That was all of the scoring in the first period. UMD outshot UND 15-11.
The second period would turn into a track meet for both teams as UND senior forward Danny Kristo would book end two goals by UMD freshman Austin Farley.   UMD would again outshoot UND 14-13 in the second period.
You see a pattern developing here?
Both teams exchanged goals in the third period. At the 12:47 mark of the third period freshman forward Rocco Grimaldi sniped a beautiful goal to give UND a short lived 4-3 lead. That lead lasted one minute and 20 second.
At the 14:08 of the third period, UMD defenseman Drew Olson scored a nice goal from the point that Clarke Saunders didn’t see – tie game once again.  UMD would get the better of the chances in the third period but neither team would dent the twine again and the game with end in a hard fought 4-4 tie.
Tonight, UND gave up 46 shots on goal – that is the most shots on goal that UND has given up in seven seasons of hockey. Coach Hakstol didn’t see that all that pleased about that stat either but was quick to credit UMD’s effort.
“Yeah that’s too many to give up in our own building.” Hakstol said. “They worked awful hard for them – they played hard through 60 minutes – so did we. We were a little too sporadic at times and I thought that soaked away some of our momentum at different times.  But it was a really hard fought back and forth hockey game.”
Not only was UND outshot by a pretty big margin during the game, UND was also outshot 17-7 in the third period. Coach Hakstol didn’t seem to be all that pleased with giving up 17 shots in the third period.
“We don’t want to give away 17 shots in the third period too often,” Hakstol said.
You have to give credit where credit is due, Bulldogs utilized their aggressive forecheck and speed to beat UND at their own game all night long. As the game wore on, UMD didn’t back off either and the Bulldogs keep attacking and counter attacking. In the end it was a hard fought ugly game and maybe a tie was an appropriate ending. Senior forward Danny Kristo  also thought UMD played well.
“Duluth played well,” Kristo said. They came at us hard. They definitely got a lot of puck to the net we got to shape up our defensive zone a little bit; we gave up a lot of shots tonight. It was a hard fought game and we got the rubber match tomorrow.”
The same two teams face off tomorrow night at 7:07pm CT.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Notes from the Wednesday press conference

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Here are some of things that I picked up from today’s Wednesday UND hockey press conference for the Men's and Women's teams.
UND Women’s head coach Brian Idalski on his team’s play this past weekend. 

“I think we say a lot – we’re almost good,” Idalski said. “We’ll make a play here – we’ll make a play there and then we just don’t finish it off or something happens, or we’ll make a mistake and it ends up costing us – there is a lot of good things – a lot of things we’re improving on.  But we just can’t seem to put it all together for a full 60 minutes yet. Something we’re working on – I think something that we’re going to get – it’s just going to take a little time… we’re almost really good.”

Coach Idalsk was asked about the status of injured forwards Leah Jensen and Michelle Karvinen.

“I got nothing new on that,” Idalski said. 

UND Freshman Forward Bryn Chyzyk had this to say about playing with Derek Rodwell and Steph Pattyn.  

 “It’s fun,” Chyzyk said. “I am not used to it right now – but I really enjoy it – it’s fun.  I think, I feel like kind of our role is to – maybe when the crowd is sitting down – kind of settled in – to kind of get them on their feet; get them going – to get the guys on the bench – to get them going and scoring some goals for us. So… it’s a fun role to be a part of for sure, I like playing with those two guys and yeah I enjoy it.” 

Chyzyk was asked, how intense of a person is Steph Pattyn. 

It’s funny you ask, I played against him up in Manitoba. I was so scared of that guy, he’s a scary guy to play against, but I defiantly like him a lot better on my team.” 

This is what UND freshman goalie Zane Gothberg had to say about getting his first collegiate start and  also his first win of collegiate career. 

“It felt great,” Gothberg said. “It’s been a long time coming I guess, growing up in Thief River you always dreamed about coming out and stepping on the ice in the Ralph it’s kind of a dream come true. Not only to play your first game; but to pick up the win as well.”  

UND head coach Dave Hakstol was asked if we will see the line of Danny Kristo, Corbin Knight and Rocco Grimaldi will be on the same line this weekend. 

Probably it depends on how the games go, I mean… they won’t play together I don’t think, to start the weekend but you know at any time obviously were going to mix things up when we feel that we need to. we stayed really consistent with our lines throughout most of last weekend’s games until we got to that last ten minutes when we were down by a goal I just felt we need to mix it up a little bit to try to get ourselves back in that game. Probably the flow of the game and the tempo of the game and where we’re at different times in the game will dictate whether or not we will see the three.. Any combination of three guys together.”

UND forward Michael Parks will not play this weekend and his status is unchanged. 
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