Showing posts with label UND Hockey. Show all posts
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Monday, December 15, 2014

North Dakota Drops to Second in USCHO Poll


USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll


December 15, 2014


Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
Boston University
(18)
11- 3-2
930
2
2
North Dakota
(12)
13- 4-2
896
1
3
Minnesota State
( 6)
13- 4-0
869
3
4
Harvard
(11)
9- 1-2
836
5
5
Michigan Tech
13- 3-0
758
4
6
Miami
11- 5-0
720
6
7
Minnesota-Duluth
( 3)
12- 6-0
664
9
8
Minnesota
9- 4-1
650
7
9
Massachusetts-Lowell
10- 3-3
643
8
10
Vermont
13- 3-1
612
10
11
Denver
10- 5-0
510
11
12
Nebraska-Omaha
10- 4-2
496
12
13
Bowling Green
11- 3-2
430
13
14
Quinnipiac
10- 5-1
292
15
15
Boston College
9- 7-1
233
16
16
Providence
9- 6-1
229
18
17
Colgate
9- 6-1
221
14
18
Merrimack
10- 5-2
158
19
19
Robert Morris
11- 2-3
125
17
20
Penn State
9- 4-2
79
NR
Others receiving votes: Union 61, Yale 56, Mercyhurst 10, Northern Michigan 9, Ferris State 8, Dartmouth 3, Holy Cross 1, St. Lawrence 1.

 

Monday, December 08, 2014

UND lands three-of-four players on the NCHC Players of the Week.

Pretty good week for UND as they land three-of-four players on the NCHC Players of the Week.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) announced its Bauer NCHC Players of the Week for the week of Dec. 1-7 on Monday with North Dakota capturing three of the four awards. The winners for week nine of the season are Miami senior forward Cody Murphy for Offensive Player of the Week, North Dakota junior defenseman Jordan Schmaltz for Defenseman of the Week, UND freshman defenseman Tucker Poolman for Rookie of the Week and North Dakota junior netminder Zane McIntyre for Goaltender of the Week, his second straight week claiming the award.

DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK
Jordan Schmaltz, North Dakota
Junior Defenseman
Verona, Wis.

Schmaltz was productive at both ends of the ice in UND’s sweep of Lake Superior State, totaling five points in the series while contributing on both special teams. He notched multiple points in both games, including four on the power play, scoring a goal and chipping in four assists on the weekend. In Friday’s 7-4 comeback win, the Blues prospect handed out a trio of assists, including two on the man advantage, to tie a career high for both points and assists. The next night, Schmaltz tallied a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in a 3-1 victory as his helper set up the game’s first goal while his score late in the third period sealed the win. He blocked a shot in each game, while helping UND go a perfect 9-for-9 on the penalty kill, including 7-for-7 Saturday, and 5-for-9 on the power play in the series.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Tucker Poolman, North Dakota
Freshman Defenseman
East Grand Forks, Minn.

Poolman showed off his versatility in North Dakota’s sweep of Lake Superior State, playing forward one night and defenseman the next, while racking up three points in the series. In Friday’s 7-4 comeback win, he moved to forward after UND lost two forwards to injury in the first period and scored a pair of power play goals in a span of a little more than six minutes in the second period, the latter of which tied the game at 4-4. He was named first star of the game for his efforts. The next night, the Winnipeg draft pick moved back to his natural defenseman position and dished out an assist on a power play goal in the third period that sealed the 3-1 win. Poolman was tabbed third star of the game Saturday. He finished the weekend with eight shots on goal, including seven Friday, and two blocked shots. He also was big on special teams, helping UND go 9-for-9 on the penalty kill in the series and 5-for-9 on the power play with all three of his points coming on the man advantage.

GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
Zane McIntyre, North Dakota
Junior Goaltender
Thief River Falls, Minn.

For the second straight week McIntyre claimed NCHC Goaltender of the Week after compiling a .933 save percentage and a 1.21 goals-against average in two games and 99 minutes of action. He went 2-0-0 in net in a sweep of Lake Superior State, entering in relief on Friday, as he came in early in the second period with UND down 3-0 and stopped 12 of the 13 shots he faced to allow North Dakota to rally for the 7-4 win. The Bruins prospect was named the game’s third star Friday. The next night, he surrendered just one goal late in the contest while making 16 saves in his only start of the series – a 3-1 UND victory. McIntyre helped kill all nine LSSU power plays on the weekend, including seven on Saturday, and stopped 28 of 30 shots against in the series to pick up his NCAA-leading 12th win of the season.

Here is the link to the full article.

UND No. 1 In Both Polls

USCHO Poll
December 08, 2014.

1. North Dakota (38) 12-3-2
2. Boston University (1) 10-3-2
3. Minnesota State (1) 12-4-0
4. Michigan Tech (1) 12-2-0
5. Harvard (6) 9-1-2
6. Miami 11-5-0
7. Minnesota 9-4-1
8. Massachusetts-Lowell 10-3-3
9. Minnesota Duluth (3) 11-5-0
10. Vermont 11-3-1
11. Denver 9-4-0
12. Omaha 8-4-2
13. Bowling Green 11-3-2
14. Colgate 9-5-1
15. Quinnipiac 10-5-1
16. Boston College 8-7-1
17. Robert Morris 10-1-3
18. Providence 8-6-1
19. Merrimack 10-5-2
20. Union 9-6-1

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll

1. North Dakota (29) 12-3-2
2. Boston University (1) 10-3-1
3. Minnesota State 12-4-0
4. Michigan Tech 12-2-0
5. Harvard (4) 9-1-2
6. Minnesota 9-4-1
7. Miami 11-5-0
8. Massachusetts-Lowell 10-3-3
9. Minnesota Duluth 11-5-0
10. Vermont 11-3-1
11. Denver 9-4-0
12. Omaha 8-4-2
13. Colgate 9-5-1
14. Bowling Green 11-3-2
15. Quinnipiac 10-5-1

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

UND Number One in USCHO Poll


December 01, 2014

Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
North Dakota
(29)
10- 3-2
957
2
2
Minnesota State
( 5)
11- 3-0
830
7
3
Boston University
( 4)
9- 3-1
826
1
4
Miami
10- 4-0
789
5
5
Michigan Tech
12- 2-0
781
6
6
Minnesota
( 2)
8- 4-0
758
3
7
Massachusetts-Lowell
( 1)
8- 3-3
667
4
8
Minnesota-Duluth
( 3)
9- 5-0
652
8
9
Harvard
( 6)
7- 1-2
587
18
10
Denver
8- 3-0
564
10
11
Vermont
11- 3-1
562
13
12
Nebraska-Omaha
7- 3-2
456
11
13
Colgate
9- 5-1
397
9
14
Bowling Green
10- 3-1
366
15
15
Quinnipiac
9- 4-1
286
14
16
Providence
7- 5-1
221
20
17
Boston College
7- 7-0
159
12
18
Merrimack
10- 4-1
128
NR
19
Northern Michigan
8- 3-1
109
19
20
Robert Morris
8- 1-3
107
NR
Others receiving votes: St. Cloud State 104, Union 67, Yale 61, St. Lawrence 39, Michigan 9, Ferris State 7, Dartmouth 5, Penn State 4, Alaska 2.