Showing posts with label UND Fighting Sioux hockey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UND Fighting Sioux hockey. Show all posts

Monday, October 03, 2016

UND Men’s HOCKEY 2016-17 National Television Schedule

The University of North Dakota hockey team has a massive, loyal fan base that lives in many states across the nation. While most of UND Hockey game are on NCHC.TV, not everyone wants to mess around with web based programs. This season, UND will have about 13-15 games on national television. This is good news for the fans that have either Dish Network or DirecTV (with the sports pack).  Also, ASN picked up a two away games that UND is playing in. There's a possibility that the list could grow by two. Last season, ASN televised a few UND hockey games.

Oct. 28 — at Minn. Duluth 7:07 p.m. TV: FSN North, Fox College Sports, Tickets.

Nov. 4 — at Minnesota 7 p.m. TV: FS North, Fox College Sports. Tickets.

Nov. 5 — at Minnesota 8 p.m. TV: FS North, Fox College Sports. Tickets.

Nov. 18 — at St. Cloud St. 7:37 p.m. TV: FS North, Tickets.

Dec. 3 — vs. Boston College in NYC 6:30 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network. Tickets.

Dec. 10 — WESTERN MICH. 7:07 p.m. TV: Midco SN, Fox College Sports, Tickets.

Jan. 14 — MIAMI 7:07 p.m. TV: Midco SN, Fox College Sports, Tickets.

Jan. 20 — MINN. DULUTH 7:37 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network. Tickets.

Jan. 21 — MINN. DULUTH 7:07 p.m. TV: Midco SN, Fox College Sports, Tickets.

Feb. 3 — ST. CLOUD ST. 7:37 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network. Tickets.

Feb. 4 — ST. CLOUD ST. 7:07 p.m. TV: Midco SN, Fox College Sports, Tickets.

Feb. 17 — at Western Mich. 6 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network. Tickets.

Feb. 25 — OMAHA 7:07 p.m. TV: Midco SN, Fox College Sports, Tickets.

March 17-18 — NCHC Frozen Faceoff (Minneapolis) TV: CBS Sports Network. Tickets.

March 24-26 — NCAA West Regional (Fargo). TV: ESPNU, ESPN2 or ESPN3. Tickets TBA.

April 6-8 — NCAA Frozen Four (Chicago). TV: ESPN, ESPN2. Ticket info.

Friday, June 08, 2012

MacWilliam "has" shoulder surgery

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Runnin' with the Dogs favorite beat writer Brad Schlossman has revealed that Andrew MacWilliam played a portion of the season with a dislocated shoulder – what is more impressive was the fact that Big Mac was able to play such a physical game with an injured shoulder.
Brad Elliot Schlossman, University of North Dakota Hockey --- UND defenseman Andrew MacWilliam has had surgery on his shoulder.

MacWilliam played about the last two months of the season with an ongoing dislocated shoulder issue, according to a source.

The senior-to-be is expected to be one of UND’s top players next season and a candidate to be one of the captains. At this point, it is unclear whether MacWilliam will be able to play in the season opener, but it is possible.
Speaks to the type of hockey player that the UND Fighting Sioux coaching staff recruit – this past season there were an incredible amount of games lost to injury – but the Fighting Sioux where still able to qualify for the NCAA Tourney and secure a number one seed. I had heard that one of the Fighting Sioux defenseman had played the Minnesota series with a separated shoulder.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Assistant Coach, Men’s Hockey - Job announcement

If you have seen it, here is the Job Announcement for the UND Assistant coaching position.

Posting Number: #12-309 Closing Date: 5/30/2012
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Status: Full-Time Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Athletic Total
Location: Grand Forks, ND Position

Description: Assist in all phases of coaching a Division 1 Men's hockey program to include but not limit to: assist with all competitions, practices, games and travel; teach game skills and strategies; oversee academic supervision of players and recruiting of student athletes; work extensively with the defensemen. Participate in public relations, alumni functions and fund raising.

Other duties as assigned by the head coach. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications:
• Bachelors' degree
• Experience Working under NCAA Rules and Regulations
• Interpersonal and Communications Skills
• Experience Coaching/developing defensemen at the NCAA D1 level or above
• Experience with in-game bench management of defensemen at the NCAA D1 level or above
• Experience evaluating and recruiting players at NCAA D1 level or above
• Experience with coaching/developing specialty teams play at the NCAA D1 level or above
• Experience in the area of video breakdown and analysis at the NCAA D1 level or above
• Playing experience as a defensemen at the NCAA D1 level
• Experience designing and executing on-ice practice at the NCAA D1 level or above
• Must have a thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance and follow all NCAA, conference and UND rules and regulations
• Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well being of student-athletes
• Criminal History Background check Preferred Qualifications:
• Playing experience as a defensemen at the NHL level
• Coaching experience as a defensemen at the NHL level

Special Instructions: Please complete UND Application/Control Card form found online at referencing job title and posting number.
If claiming Veteran’s preference, a DD Form 214 must be attached. If claiming Disabled Veterans Preference, a DD Form 214 and a copy of VA statement dated within past year must be attached. All applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date and have complete name and current mailing address. Special Conditions: Work Schedule dependant on workload
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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Developing – Cary Eades out at UND

Official Press Release

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota head men’s hockey coach Dave Hakstol announced today that associate head coach Cary Eades will not have his contract renewed as part of a restructuring of UND’s coaching staff for the 2012-13 season.

Eades has been a member of the Fighting Sioux coaching staff for each of Hasktol’s eight seasons behind the bench and was elevated from assistant coach to associate head coach prior to the 2006-07 season.

“Cary has provided tremendous leadership to our program and to the individuals within our program,” Hakstol said, “and I truly appreciate the loyalty and dedication he has demonstrated throughout his time at North Dakota. At this point in time, I felt a need to redefine and restructure the roles and duties within our coaching staff. There are no additional, underlying reasons for my decision, which was an extremely difficult one to make.”

During his eight years as a member of Hakstol’s staff, Eades helped lead the Sioux to six seasons of 25-plus victories, five NCAA Frozen Four appearances, four WCHA Final Five championships and two MacNaughton Cup titles as WCHA regular season champions. Eades coached UND’s defensemen and power play, and also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator.

“I am very appreciative of the past eight years at the University of North Dakota and am very proud of my contributions to the team’s success that we’ve enjoyed. Winning some form of a championship – WCHA league, WCHA playoff or NCAA regional – in each season is a testament to that,” Eades said. “I can also hold my head high knowing that our shelves are stocked with talent for next year’s team and beyond.

“I am a much better person and hockey coach because of this experience and I truly appreciate all of the current and former players, coaches, administration, alumni and, of course, our loyal, diehard Sioux fans for their part in my personal growth. It’s now time for me to look forward and pursue other career opportunities, and embrace the challenges that lie ahead in my life.”

Eades’ association with UND hockey extends well beyond his most recent stint as assistant and associate head coach. Eades previously was an assistant coach for the 1987 NCAA and WCHA champion Sioux while serving as a member of former UND head coach John “Gino” Gasparini's staff for seven seasons from 1984-91.

“I learn from the people I work with, and I’ve learned a lot from Cary,” Hakstol said. “He’s been an outstanding friend and coach to work with.”

Prior to embarking on a coaching career, Eades played hockey at UND for four seasons (1978-82), playing on two UND NCAA championship teams (1980 and 1982) and three WCHA championship teams (1979, 1980, 1982). He was UND's team captain his senior season (1981-82). Eades played in 144 games for the Sioux, scoring 85 goals and 79 assists for 164 points. His 85 career goals are tied for ninth in program history. UND compiled a 117-47-3 (.710) record during Eades four years of college.

Hakstol said a definitive timeline for naming a replacement has not yet been determined.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

COLLEGE HOCKEY: UND weighing hockey league options

Brad Schlossman the beat writer for the Fighting Sioux hockey team has a very interesting article in today's Grand Forks Herald. It would seem as if the dominos are beginning to fall as the formation of the Big Ten Hockey Conference approaches… I think a lot of fans are wondering what is going to happen to the college hockey landscape especially in the CCHA and the WCHA minus the B1G teams… Stay tuned.
Brad Schlossman; Grand Forks Herald --- UND is having formal discussions about pulling out of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and joining several other schools in creating a new power hockey league, multiple sources have told the Herald.

The move would blow up two of college hockey’s major conferences and vastly change the landscape of the sport for the 2013-14 season.

That’s when the Big Ten Hockey Conference will form, plucking Minnesota and Wisconsin from the WCHA and Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State from the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The possible new conference would combine remaining powers from the WCHA and CCHA.

The new league is not a done deal, but sources say that the talks have progressed beyond preliminary stages.

“Several institutions have been looking at the college hockey landscape and different possibilities that might be out there,” said UND athletic director Brian Faison, who declined to name other institutions. “At the end of the day, we have to do what’s in the best interest of UND hockey and that’s what we’re going to do. It’s an emotional decision. It’s a business decision.”

The reason for the move would be for UND to align itself with schools that have similar philosophies about their hockey programs and are willing to invest in them and create new media opportunities.

It is believed that eight teams are involved in the talks to some degree. Nebraska-Omaha, which recently dropped its football program and will put its focus on hockey, is likely one. Omaha athletic director Trev Alberts didn’t return a phone message.

Colorado College athletic director Ken Ralph said his school is examining its current status.

“It’s pretty clear that the formation of the Big 10 is causing folks to look closer at alignment,” Ralph said. “We’re in the same boat. We’re really being thoughtful at how we’re looking at our league. We’ve done a tremendous amount of researching over the last three months. We’re trying to figure out what that research is telling us.”

CCHA members that fit the bill include Notre Dame, Miami and Western Michigan. League commissioner Fred Pletsch didn’t return a phone call.

Though rumors persist about a Hockey East team also being involved in the talks, league commissioner Joe Bertagna said he has “no reason to believe those reports.”

WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod said he’s aware of the ongoing discussion about the new conference.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hextall signs with the Coyotes.

I hope Brett Hextall likes Winnipeg... The Twitter World just exploded with this breaking news, it's what some of us have feared for a while, Brett Hextall signed an entry level deal with the Winnipeg Jets Phoenix Coyotes. --- The Phoenix Coyotes have signed forward Brett Hextall to an entry-level contract.

Hextall, 23, scored 13 goals and 16 assists in 39 games at the University of North Dakota. He led his team to two  one Frozen Four appearances in three seasons.

Hextall, the son of former goaltender Ron Hextall, was drafted in the sixth round, 159th overall, by the Coyotes in the 2008 Entry Draft. Ron Hextall played 13 seasons in the NHL.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sioux open the WCHA playoffs with a Fratt Party: Sioiux 8 Huskies 0

The Fighting Sioux have played the Michigan Tech Huskies three times this season and have won by an combined 25-3, add to that goal total; in the past three weeks the Fighting Sioux have gone 5-0 and scored 35 goals and given up only 6, albeit the Sioux have played two teams sitting at the bottom of the WCHA standings but you play the schedule you’re given; right. Or that was what we were told when Yale was ripping through some bad teams in early part of the season. The same team the Sioux beat two weeks ago by a combined score of 10-3 waltzed into Omaha’s barn last night and won tonight the first game of the series 4-2.

The games between the Sioux and the MTU Huskies have been so one sided this season that you all most feel sorry for the Huskies, but like I said last weekend this is the same team that swept the Fighting Sioux back in December of 2006 and I doubt they felt sorry for the Fighting Sioux back then. like I mentioned in a previous blog post last weekend, the Michigan Tech Huskies have had two dismal back to back thirty loss seasons and have also lost at least twenty five games six of the last eight seasons... Folks that’s horrible hockey, and what can you do? The Fighting Sioux cannot afford to take the foot off the gas this time of year going into the playoffs. I also think that head coach Dave Hakstol has done a good job managing his team and not allowing them to take it easy on MTU or take the Huskies for granted.

So going forward and not letting the foot off of the gas, the Fighting Sioux have absolutely demolished the MTU Huskies in two previous games and tonight’s game was no different than last weekend’s results as the Fighting Sioux lead by five goals after one period of hockey (5-0) with goals from Hextal, Frattin (X2), Gregoire (X2). The score was 7-0 after two periods of hockey as Frattin and Gregoire finished off their hat tricks. The Sioux finished the scoring off in the third period with a goal from Jake Marto. Also having a big night for the Fighting Sioux was Senior Captain Chay Genoway who had (0g-4a-4pts) on the night.

Goon's Three Stars of the Game
1.) Matt Frattin (3g-1a-4pts)
2.) Chay Genoway (0g-4a-4pts)
3.) Jason Gregoire (3g-0a-3pts)

I think there are a few players that are playing well and worth a mention with four points tonight, Matt Frattin now has as season total of (32g-21a-53pts) so he has actually amassed almost half of his 112 points this season.

Junior forward Jason Gregoire missed seven games earlier in the season with an undisclosed upper body injury and has a season line of (24g-16a-40Pts) and has 106 points in 116 games, (56g-50a-106pts). It’s my opinion that Jason Gregoire is one of the best two way forwards in the WCHA.

Box score

USCHO; My favorite Pseudo Reporter... :)

Grand Forks Herald

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sioux sled past Huskies 11-2 end regular season as top musher...

Kudos to Redwing77 for posting yesterday’s game summary after the game. I couldn’t help my self with thst title… Yesterday's game between the Fighting Sioux and the MTU Huskies was a dismantling in systematic fashion… The Fighting Sioux scored two goals in the first 49 second of the game and before they could announce those two goals the MTU Huskies forward Patrick McCadden scored to make the score 2-1 only 1:23 into the game.

From that point on, it was off to the races for the UND Fighting Sioux hockey team as they skated around, through and over the hapless MTU Huskies 11-2 in Houghton, Michigan. The game was never close from there on out, the score was 6-1 after one period, 9-2 after two periods and the Sioux got two more in the third period crushing the Huskies… Kudos to both teams for not letting it get out of hand in the third period after the score was out of reach.

Watching the MTU Huskies you almost feel sorry for them, they really are a sad bunch, the MTU Huskies have had two 30 loss seasons in a row, and the Huskies have lost 25 games six times in the last eight seasons. I had not realized the Huskies were this bad until I say a twitter exchange last night between UMD Radio voice Bruce Ciskie and RWD. This is the same hockey teams that swept the Sioux in December of 2006 and beat the Sioux in Houghton during the 2007 season.

Balanced scoring

Breaking down the scoring for the Sioux yesterday afternoon - Junior forward Jason Gregoire paced the Fighting Sioux with a hat trick, Freshman forward Brock Nelson and Junior forward Brett Hextall each scored two goals. Chipping in one goal each was the Pony Express line of Matt Frattin, Evan Trupp, Brad Malone and freshman Derek Rodwell. With the win last night the Sioux extended their unbeaten streak to nine games, in cae anyone is keeping score, that’s the third longest in the nation.

A team full of Champions

Senior Forward Matt Frattin is the points champ in the WCHA with (22g-18a-40pts). Junior Forward Jason Gregoire was 7th with (18g-13a-31pts) Gregoire missed four games because of injury.

Goals Scoring

Matt Frattin was first in the WCHA for goal scoring for the Fighting Sioux with 22 goals, DU Forward freshman forward Jason Zucker was second with 20 goals, UMD’s forward Mike Connolly was third with 19 goals and Jason Gregoire was fourth with 18 goals.


Corban Knight proved to be a good set up man for the Fighting Sioux as he tied for second in the WCHA for assists with 21; Jack Connolly from UMD was first with 28 assists.


Sophomore goaltender Aaron Dell is the top WCHA goaltender with a 1.97 GAA. Kent Patterson from the Minnesota Golden Gophers was second with a 2.31 GAA and Kenny Reiter from UMD was third with a 2.32 GAA. We can split hairs all day long and say that GAA is a team defense stat, whatever, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

High Flying Sioux

The UND Fighting Sioux were the top offensive team in the WCHA scoring 4.00 goals a game, UNO was second 3.36, DU was third with 3.32 and UMN and UMD tied with 3.25.

Stingy on Defense

The Fighting Sioux were the top defensive team in the WCHA giving up 2.21 goals per game, WCHA new comer UNO was second with 2.46, Wisconsin was third 2.57 and the UMD Bulldogs were fourth with 2.61, DU rounded out the top five with 2.68.

Sioux not a bunch of Goons…

Michigan Tech was the most penalized team in the WCHA with Michigan Tech with 15.7 penalty minutes per game, DU tied UMN for second with 15.2 minutes per games, UNO was third with 14.1, and the Fighting Sioux were fifth with 13.9, C.C. was sixth with 13.8.

Top Power Play in the WCHA

The Fighting Sioux have the top power play in the WCHA scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play chances, UMD was second with 21.9%, BSU was third with 21.2%, SCSU was fourth with 19.3% and Minnesota was fifth with 18.8.

Top Scoring Team in the WCHA

The Fighting Sioux were the top scoring team in the WCHA with 112 goals, Second was UNO with 94 goals, third was DU with 93 goals, Minnesota tied with UMD for fourth with 91 goals and SCSU was sixth with 84 goals. Just for the Record the Fighting Sioux are also the 2nd ranked team in scoring nationally and are currently ranked 8th nationally on defense as well.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sioux 3 Sled Dogs err Huskies 2

SCSU Hack/Thug Aaron Marvin is stopped by Aaron Dell - SC Times photo
I have to admit that I didn’t see the game last night because I didn’t want to watch another Sioux hockey game on the B2TV Network. I must say that this season I have been less than impressed with the quality of video broadcasts that the B2Network have produced. Since I have been unimpressed with their hockey broadcasts this season, adjectives like lackluster come to mind in describing them. In my opinion I don’t think their broadcast was worth the $7.00 that the B2TV Network charges to watch the games, so we spent $7.00 and went to the EDC hockey tourney instead. Speaking frankly the B2TVNetwork broadcasts suck, I don't know how I can say it any other way.

I know that this only lends credence to the argument that the NCAA needs to have a NCAA Center Ice hockey package so fans can view their team and not have to watch their favorite team on a laptop or desktop computer.

So yesterday; I decided to take in EDC Hockey yesterday with a buddy of mine and we spent the afternoon and evening watching North Dakota high school hockey. We watched three hockey games back to back and got to see player that hopefully will be a future Fighting Sioux hockey player in Keaton Thompson who said last week that he would like to be a member of the Fighting Sioux. It hard to believe that this kid is only a freshman in high school because he shows great poise and puck handling skills for a kid that is still developing physically, it will be interesting to see what he looks like in a couple of seasons. Thompson is supposed to join the Force now that his season is over. This is a developing story that I will follow closely. It will be interesting to see if he accelerates his high school studies or not.

While I was at the EDC games I followed the game on the chat and it sounded like that WCHA officials had what can only be classified as another very bad game on the ice. What I gleaned from the chat is that officials were blowing calls up and down the ice for no particular reason other than they are incompetent. Apparently, coach Hakstol was less than pleased with what he saw on the ice gave WCHA official Brad Shepherd an earful after the second period. Incidentally or maybe ironically, Brad Shepherd happens to be the son of WCHA on ice officials Greg Shepherd, I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

It’s the opinion of this blogger that Brad Shepherd is not a good on ice official and is only officiating hockey games in the WCHA because of his father’s position. I believe that nepotism and cronyism in the WCHA front office is having a very serious affect on the quality and integrity of play in the WCHA. I have been unimpressed with Brad Shepherds work all season long and I am not finding this situation to be amusing or funny.

I am hoping that when the Big Ten is finally a reality that Shepherd and crew of on ice buffoons go with the Big Ten Hockey Conference where they can team up with CCHA buffoon Matt Shegos, the fans deserve better than what they are getting from the on ice officials in college hockey. I don't believe the argument that they are only part time so fans should just shut the hell up and take it. The member schools need to start speaking up and let them selves be heard. I think we have seen enough of the WCHA officials quality of work to realize that they are being fed a red herring. This is the best hockey league in college hockey and the refs are bunch of bumbling buffoons that I wonder how they are able to tie their skates before the games they officate.

With the win last night there is some positives, Junior Brett Hextall now has 4 goals in 5 games, some have linked Hextalls resurgence to Hextall wearing his give blood play hockey hat during post game and Wednesday interviews. Hey if it works keep doing it, don’t take that hat off or wash it till after the season is over. I would recommend Mr. Hextall sleep with that hat on his head if he has to, whatever it takes.

With the win last night the Fighting Sioux are 7-1-2 on the big sheets this season (1-0-1 Kendall Hockey Classic), (2-0-0 Wisconsin), (2-0-0 Mankato), (1-1-0 C.C.), (1-0-1 SCSU) = 7-1-2 in ten games on Olympic sheets of ice this season.

Links to the game

Huskies fight hard but denied the win [SC Times]

North Dakota Edges Huskies 3-2 at the National Hockey Center [Center Ice]

Box Score

UND MEN'S HOCKEY: It’s old hat for Hextall and the Sioux [Grand Forks Herald]

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Update on the condition of Fighting Sioux forward Danny Kristo

Here is the latest on Fighting Sioux forward Danny Kristo... Sounds like he is very fortunate.
St. Paul, Minn. - Feb. 3 - University of North Dakota hockey player Danny Kristo remains in fair condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Kristo, who is suffering from frostbite on the toes of his right foot, maintains full use of all of his extremities and is in the early stages of recovery.

"I'm doing fine, I'm planning on recovering as safely and as quickly as possible," Kristo said. "I'm just trying to get better day by day. I'm doing better today than I was yesterday and I was doing better yesterday than I was the day before. I'm feeling a lot better than I was the first two days.

"I definitely feel fortunate, I definitely feel lucky. I want to say thanks to the fans and friends and family members who have prayed for me."

Said Kristo's father, Mark Kristo: "Our family wants to express our sincere gratitude for all of the thoughts and prayers from his friends, supporters and the Sioux family during these past few days."

After being discharged from Regions Hospital, Kristo is expected to remain at his parents' home in Eden Prairie, Minn., for continued treatment before returning to Grand Forks.

Genoway out 3-5 weeks

According to Brad Schlossman and from listening to the UND coaches show, there is some good news on the Chay Genoway front; he will be out 3-5 weeks and his injury is not career/season ending, and we should see him in a Fighting Sioux uniform again.
UND is expecting to get its captain back this season.

Sioux coach Dave Hakstol said on the coaches show this evening that defenseman Chay Genoway is expected to be out for three to five weeks. Genoway, who suffered a leg injury last Friday at Colorado College, was being evaluated for much of this week after returning to Grand Forks.

Hakstol said the team’s medical personnel were thorough in their evaluation, which continued into Wednesday.

“We’ve really taken time to make sure that we went through the right steps and the right processes,” he said. “I know people want to know right away what’s going on, but that’s not possible in a lot of cases.”

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Kristo out indefinitely with frostbite - Updated Links

According to Brad Schlossman Fighting Sioux forward Danny Kristo is out indefinitely with "frostbite" Goon's World would like to wish Danny Kristo a speedy recovery... It's a big loss to the Fighting Sioux hockey team because Danny Kristo had been hot as of late, in the past twelve games, Kristo has four goals and 13 assists for 17 points.
UND forward Danny Kristo suffered frostbite on his toes of his right foot due to exposure to extreme cold while walking near campus on Sunday evening, the school announced today.

He is out indefinitely and there is no timeline on a possible return. Kristo is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

“We have been in close contact with Danny’s family,” UND coach Dave Hakstol said. “My concern is with Danny’s health and his full recovery.”

"Links to the Story"

Frostbite strikes UND hockey player; return to ice uncertain [PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune]

UND hockey forward Kristo out indefinitely with frostbite [Fargo Forum]

UND hockey player Kristo out indefinitely with frostbite [Grand Forks Herald]

Kristo Has Frostbite, Out Indefinitely [Hockey Buzz]

Sioux Star: Out from Frostbite [MSLSD, AKA MSNBC]

Sioux Star: Out from Frostbite [Valley News Live]

Kristo absence will be felt. [Valley News Live]

Danny Kristo, North Dakota Hockey Player, Hospitalized With Frostbite. [NHL Fan House]

UND Hockey's Kristo Out Indefinitely with Frostbite []

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Matt Frattin on the Pipeline show

Matt Frattin was on the Pipeline show last night with Guy Flaming. Click here to listen to Matt Frattin on the Pipeline show. [Click to listen]

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week - Aaron Dell UND...

Aaron Dell has pick up the defensive player of the week in the WCHA with his strong play last weekend in Madison, Wisconin against the Badgers. Dell played 104 minutes of shutout hockey on the weekend before being scored on.
WCHA.COM --- University of North Dakota goaltender Aaron Dell, who allowed just one even-strength goal while backstopping the No. 8-ranked Fighting Sioux to a two-game conference road sweep over Wisconsin last weekend, is the Red Baron® WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 16, 2010.

A 6-0, 191-pound sophomore from Airdrie, Alberta, Dell started and won both games in UND's WCHA sweep at then No. 13-ranked Wisconsin, the first sweep for the Sioux at the Kohl Center in Madison since 2002-03.

He registered his first shutout of the season last Friday (Nov. 12) night, stopping all 16 shots he faced in a 1-0 North Dakota victory. He also helped UND kill all six UW power-plays, including a pair of 5:00-minute majors, in that game. Dell then played two more shutout periods last Saturday (Nov. 13) in a 4-2 North Dakota triumph before UW finally scored twice in the third period. Prior to those two goals, Dell had held the Badgers off the board for the first 104:36 of the series and in the two games he had a 1.00 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.

The series at Wisconsin marked Dell's third and fourth straight starts (and his eighth and ninth appearances of the season) after having played in only five games (none consecutive) as a freshman.

Also nominated: Brad Hunt, D, BSU; Sam Brittain, G, DU; John Faulkner, G, UNO; and Scott Gudmandson, G, UW.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Brad Malone suspended one game by the WCHA

I don't have a problem with the suspension, however, why did it take the WCHA so long for the league to hand it down this suspension? They couldn't have come down with the decision on Tuesday? I mean seriously, by moving slowly in handing down this suspension, the WCHA looks like a bunch of bumbling buffoons, that makes them also look incompetent. I don't think any of us are shocked by the decision, most of us figured a suspension was coming, it was just a matter of how long.
MADISON, Wis. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association today (Nov. 4, 2010) announced a one-game suspension to University of North Dakota hockey player Brad Malone for his actions in the October 30 game vs the University of Denver.

Malone's suspension was determined after a review of the incident under the WCHA's Supplementary Discipline Policy and Procedures. At the time of the incident, he was assessed a 5:00-minute major penalty for charging and a 10:00-minute game misconduct.

Malone will be required to serve this one-game suspension in his team's next regularly scheduled game on Friday, November 5 vs the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lines for tonight's game - links to stats as well.

Lines for tonight's game - I will post updates on Twitter, that's if Sioux7 doesn't take my Black Berry away from me, he has threatened to in the past. Well; At least I am not having conversations with people on during the game like the guy that sat next to me at the game last night. HA! :)

You can read them here []. You can click here for scores around the country [click for scores]

UND's lines

17 Jason Gregoire–10 Corban Knight–26 Brett Hextall
19 Evan Trupp–22 Brad Malone–21 Matt Frattin
7 Danny Kristo–29 Brock Nelson–27 Carter Rowney
8 Mike Cichy–9 Mario Lamoureux–11 Derek Rodwell

2 Andrew MacWilliam–5 Chay Genoway
3 Derrick LaPoint–25 Jake Marto
18 Dillon Simpson–24 Ben Blood

31 Brad Eidsness
32 Aaron Dell
35 Tate Maris

[click for UND stats here]

Denver's lines

19 Kyle Ostrow–14 Jesse Martin–18 Luke Salazar
11 Chris Knowlton–16 Anthony Maiani–9 Beau Bennett
17 Jason Zucker–15 Drew Shore–26 Shawn Ostrow
37 Nate Dewhurst–27 Dan Olszewski–3 Jon Cook

4 Matt Dononvan–6 Chris Nutini
5 John Lee–21 William Wrenn
24 John Ryder–10 David Makowski

Denver Sieves

1 Sam Brittain
28 Josh Rosenholtz

[Click for DU stat here]

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Eidsness Save in O.T.

Here is the save that everyone was talking about on Saturday morning. Yeah, it's a game saver. The save came off of a defensive turn over in UND's end by senior defenseman Chay Genoway in overtime against UAA.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Kristo will sit for Sunday's game

According to RWD’s favorite beat writer Brad Schlossman, Sophmore forward Danny Kristo will be sitting out for the exhibition game against Manitoba because he was cited for underage drinking. I hope once the season begins that the Fighting Sioux hockey players focus on the task at hand. Unacceptable!
Sophomore forward Danny Kristo will be benched for Sunday’s exhibition against Manitoba after being cited for drinking underage.

UND announced the suspension for violating team rules today. Kristo will be eligible to return to the team for the first regular-season game against Alaska-Anchorage next weekend.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sioux pick up Jack Rowe...

In case you haven't seen it yet, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey team got a commitment from a big time recruit. Forward Jack Rowe will play at UND beginning in 2012 or 2013. Here is a link to some stats on Jack Rowe. Rowe recently played in the under 17's Five Nations Tournament.
Grand Forks Herald --- As one of the top 16-year-old hockey recruits in the country, Cary, Ill., resident Jack Rowe visited several college campuses.

His 12-year-old sister was having none of it, though.

“She loves UND. She wears UND clothes all around,” Rowe said. “When I visited any other schools, she would never come along.”

Much to the pleasure of his sister — and the rest of his family — Rowe has decided that he’ll play hockey for the Fighting Sioux in a couple of years. The 1994-born forward recently chose UND over Michigan State and Michigan.

Although he was born in Denver and has lived in suburban Chicago for almost all of his life, Rowe has strong ties to North Dakota.

His grandparents, Cleo and Neil, both live in Grand Forks. Neil attended UND. His father, Jack Sr., went to Grand Forks Red River.

When he notified his grandparents that he would be attending UND, they were thrilled.

“They were crying,” Rowe said. “I’m just really excited to play for the coaches and be part of the program, because it’s the best program in the country in a lot of people’s opinion.”

UND will be getting a talented forward who plays midget major hockey with Team Illinois. Rowe recently showcased his skills to the world.

He led the gold-medal U.S. team in scoring at the Five Nations tournament earlier this month. Team USA featured the best 1994-born forwards who do not play for the National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Another reason to be positive - Chay Genoway's return...

Here is another reason to have a positive outlook for the 2010-2011 Fighting Sioux hockey season. Edit - If you haven't seen it; super pseudo reporter Patrick Miller from USCHO has an awesome article on Chay Genoway's recovery. Reading this this story makes me very happy that the captain Chay Genoway will be back on the ice when the puck drops in October. I would have to think that Chay is going to be one of the favorites/front runners for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
Then, in the blink of an eye, it all changed. At Ralph Engelstad Arena in a game against St. Cloud State, an elbow from behind stapled Genoway’s head to the glass. It happened so fast that the officials at first threw the wrong Huskies player out of the game.

Eventually, SCSU center Aaron Marvin was assessed a major for checking from behind and a game misconduct. The WCHA later added a one-game suspension for the hit on Genoway.

“I never lost consciousness,” Genoway says. “I knew I had my bell rung. I’d had my bell rung before. It seemed a little different. I knew where I was and all that. It was one of those things. I knew I probably shouldn’t finish the game. I kind of had the idea that something was wrong. I had a headache.
Genoway won’t discuss the medical details of his current status, and coaches are prohibited by federal law from disclosing such information. But he plans to be playing for North Dakota when the season begins in October, and he hopes his teammates give him the opportunity to captain the team again.

“Summer feels like it’s gone by fast, but not fast enough,” Genoway says. “I’m ready for October. It’s been too long.”[Read the whole story here]
I also can't wait for the first time SCSU and UND play this winter, mark it on your calender December 3rd and 4th Aaron Marvin and the SCSU Huskies travel to the Ralph Engelstad Arena to get beat by the Fighting Sioux.
BallHype: hype it up!