GRAND FORKS, N.D. – With the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) race going down to the wire, fans can see both games of North Dakota’s critical Feb. 21-22 series at Minnesota Duluth on live television.
Friday’s game will be broadcast live nationally on FOX Sports North Plus, which is also available on DirecTV channels 652-1 (HD) and 652 (SD) and DISH Network channels 9515 (HD) and 445 (SD).
Saturday’s game can be seen live regionally on Midco Sports Network channel 622 (HD) and 26 (SD).
Coverage from UMD’s AMSOIL Arena begins both nights at 7 p.m. Central. Tom Hansen will handle the play-by-play duties alongside former Minnesota Duluth player Judd Medak.
North Dakota will enter the series tied for second place, three points ahead of third place Nebraska-Omaha, just three points behind league-leading St. Cloud State and five points ahead of Minnesota Duluth, which is tied for fifth place.
Note: It was originally announced earlier this month that Midco Sports Network would televise both games of the series. With FOX Sports North Plus now carrying Friday’s game, Midco Sports Network will pick up Saturday’s game only.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Two of the three games ended in a tie. Bemidji State squandered a 4-1 lead and lost 5-4 in overtime to the Michigan Tech Huskies. Here's what the Beavers head coach Tom Serratore had to say about last night's game.
“It’s a tough loss, it’s a demoralizing loss,” BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. “I’d be lying if I said any different. I feel bad for our fans. We had a lead right there and had a meltdown. They converted on a couple power-play goals there, and they basically outworked our penalty kill. And that’s all you can say right there.” [Jack Hittinger, Bemidji Pioneer]Out in the west, a fight broke out at the end of last night’s game between the Colorado College Tigers and Denver Pioneers last night. Pioneers sophomore goalie Jussi Olkinuora (game disqualification for fighting) and Tigers senior center Rylan Schwartz (disqualification for contact to head) will miss game two tonight in Denver as a result of their one game disqualification’s.
There were also some controversial calls as well, I will put links to the video to let you decide if the ref made the right call or not.
I can say with complete confidence that the officiating crew of Todd Anderson and Brad Shepherd was absolutely brutal last nigth, you've have to think that there is no way these two officials could do any worse. We will see tonight.
But I digress.
The good thing for both teams is that the on ice officials were consistently bad for both sides, so I wouldn’t blame the officials for the result of last night’s game. Bad officiating is just one aspect that the teams have to make adjustments for and both UMD and UND did that.
Not to beat a dead horse but the men in stripes in other games had a tough night as well, as you will be able to see from some of the examples that I have posted here.
UND freshman forward Rocco Grimaldi was checked into the boards by UMD forward Justin Crandall. [Click to view video] There was no call on the play; I think that’s the wrong call, but not surprising based on who was reffing this game. Grimaldi was in a vulnerable position and Crandall drove him into the boards while he was facing the boards.
Grimaldi would go down the tunnel and return to the bench a short time later. I think this hit is just as bad as the one that Jordan Schmaltz put on Saint Cloud State Huskies forward Drew Leblanc last weekend that cost Schmaltz a game misconduct. I think the refs need to be more consistent with their calling of the games.
Here is the video of a hit that UND senior defenseman Andrew MacWilliam put on UMD Bulldog freshman forward Tony Cameranesi. Apparently, UMD Bulldog radio announcer Bruce Ciskie had originally took issue with the MacWilliam hit but later changed his mind. In this case I think the on ice officials made the right call. [click to view]
Here is one from the weak call department – Wisconsin’s Joseph LaBate's checked on Minnesota's Erik while it was technically a check from behind, it shouldn’t have been more than a 2 minute minor in my opinion. I also don’t blame Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves for being upset with this call. What do you think? [click to view]
Asked if he thought the major penalties were warranted, Eaves responded by saying he’d asked to speak with Greg Shepherd, the WCHA supervisor of officials. They did meet in a nearby hallway for roughly 5 minutes, Eaves’ exasperated voice easy to hear [Andy Baggot, Madison.com].Here is a hit from the ref made the right call department. Wisconsin Badgers forward Tyler Barnes hits Tom Serratore in the head. [Click to view] Barnes was given a five minute major and a game misconduct.
Originally posted at the Hockey Writers – Combine.
Tap of the stick to @statsoncrack ... After having a tough night in the face off dot last weekend, senior forward Corbin Knight was stellar going 18-11. UND as a team was dominant in the faceoff circle and went 53-32 in the faceoff circle. Freshman forward Rocco Grimaldi was 15-6 in the faceoff circle as well.
UND is ranked 48th overall nationally in the Penalty Minutes. So UND is not a bunch of goons that some seem to think… The “Halos” from Minneapolis are ranked 56th overall. On the flip side of that equation, UMD is ranked second overall nationally in Penalty Minutes.
I think that one point that has been glossed over so far this season is that fact that UND’s energy line which has included the likes of Steph Pattyn 4 PIM, Derek Rodwell 2 PIM, Bryn Chyzhyk 4 PIM and or Colton St. Clair 2 PIM have not taken a lot of penalty minutes.
Just for the record, from what I have heard from a few people that Steph Pattyn was a feared fighter in the MJHL and took his share of Penalty Minutes in junior hockey and has a grand total of 2 minors so far this season. Here is a video of one of his fights if you want take a look, there is an old saying, it's better to be the hammer than the nail... [click to view]
At a recent press conference Bryn 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.”
Friday, November 16, 2012
This weekend the University of North Dakota takes on the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs and I have noticed a few people that have said that UMD has a 5-6-1 record in the last twelve games against UND. That’s not the case that stat is incorrect… Here is a screen shot of the UND and UMD series from College Hockey News, you can see the record is 7-3 the last 10 games that the two teams have played. If you go further UND has a 7-5-1 record against UMD the last 13 games. [click to view UND game notes]
Since the 2002-03 season UND has a 23-9-3 record against the UMD Bulldogs.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
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College hockey returns to CBS Sports Network on Friday, Feb. 10 (8:00 PM, ET) as No. 16-ranked North Dakota visits No. 3-ranked Minnesota Duluth. Ben Holden and Dave Starman handle the call, along with reporter Shireen Saski.
The Network provides live pre-game coverage from AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. to preview the night’s action and discuss college hockey news from around the country.
During the game, fans can join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #CBSHockey. This week’s Twitter Question is: What changes would you make to hockey’s NCAA Tournament?
For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux travel to Duluth Minnesota to play the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at Amsoil Arena February 10-11, 2012.
Game Time: 7:07 pm both nights.
Records and Rankings: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (15-10-2 overall, 11-9-0 WCHA); The Fighting Sioux are ranked 16th in the USCHO poll and 15th in the USA Today Poll. North Dakota was off last weekend. Official Release.
The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (18-6-4, 12-5-3 WCHA) split their last series with the UAA Seawolves in Anchorage Alaska (4-1 W, 2-3 L). The Bulldogs are ranked 3rd in the USCHO and 3rd in the USA Today Polls. Official Release
Series History: The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux are 17-6-2 in the last 25 games against the Bulldogs. UND also leads the all-time series between the two teams with 134-74-8 (.639), The Fighting Sioux have a 54-38-5 (.582) record in Duluth.
Radio: UMD 94X (94.1/104.3 FM)UMD’s Bruce Ciskie with the play-by-play. UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox, UND’s Tim Hennesy with the play-by-play.
TV: CBS Sports Network (Friday only) 613 on DirecTV.
Players to Watch:
For UND: Forwards: Danny Kristo (14g-17a—31pts), Corbin Knight (8g-18a—24pts) and Brock Nelson (19g-12a—31pts), Carter Rowney (8g-8a—16pts). Defense: Nick Mattson (5g-10a—15pts), Dillion Simpson, (1g-12a—13pts), Ben Blood (2g-11a—13pts). Goaltenders: Aaron Dell .892 save percentage and a 2.81 goals against average. Brad Eidsness .917 save percentage and a 2.31 goals against average.
UND Injuries: Forward Rocco Grimaldi is out (season knee surgery), Brendan O’Donnell out (season ending surgery), defenseman Derek Forbort questionable; Derek Rodwell is out (season shoulder surgery).
For UMD: Forwards: Jack Connolly (15g-27a—42pts), J.T. Brown (16g-21a—37pts), Travis Olesuk (16g-21a—37), Caleb Herbert (10g-14a—24pts) Defense: Brady Lamb (5g-14a—19pts). Scott Kishel (3g-14a—17pts). Goaltender: Kenny Reiter .914 save percentage and a 2.30 goals against average.
Other games in the WCHA: Minnesota State at Alaska Anchorage, Minnesota at Denver, Colorado College at Bemidji State, Nebraska Omaha at Michigan Tech. Saint Cloud, Wisconsin Idle