Showing posts with label University of Minnesota Duluth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label University of Minnesota Duluth. Show all posts

Saturday, February 22, 2014

UND vs. UMD Game Two

Champ, UMD mascot.
Champ, UMD mascot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
UND Forward lines
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks (A)
28 Stephane Pattyn (A)–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
25 Mitch MacMillan–29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair
North Dakota Defense Pairings
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
18 Dillon Simpson ©–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher

UND Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
Out: 7-Wade Murphy (Fr., F), 20-Gage Ausmus (Fr., D), 22-Andrew Panzarella (Jr., D), 26-Coltyn Sanderson (So., F), 30-Matt Hrynkiw (Fr., G)
Minnesota Duluth’s lines
11 Austin Farley–21 Caleb Herbert–25 Justin Crandall
14 Alex Iafallo–17 Dominic Toninato–26 Adam Krause
8 Kyle Osterberg–13 Tony Cameranesi–19 Max Tardy
23 Austyn Young – 27 Cal Decowsk28 Sammy Spurell

Minnesota Duluth Defense Pairings
4 Carson Soucy–7 Andy Welinski
6 Derik Johnson–15 Willie Raskob
16 Tim Smith–3 Dan Molenaar

Minnesota Duluth Goalies
36 Matt McNeely
1 Aaron Crandall
30 Alex Fons

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

UND vs. UMD - Tickets still Available


Get your tickets at umdbulldogs.com... It's worth the trip if you can swing it.
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Monday, December 09, 2013

Sophomore Bryn Chyzyk suspended from team indefinitely



GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota head men’s hockey coach Dave Hakstol announced today that he has suspended sophomore forward Bryn Chyzyk indefinitely due to a violation of team and athletics department policy.

Hakstol also indicated that any potential reinstatement will not be revisited prior to January 2014 and that no further comment will be provided.

Chyzyk had appeared in 13 of UND’s 16 games this season, registering two goals and two assists.






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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ref Humor



Funny story, last Saturday Night, @StatsOnCrack told me to meet him down by the referee's dressing room after the warm up between UND and the UMD Bulldogs. I was introduced to on-ice official Derek Shepherd. That was kind of awkward and I said, "I hope I haven't been too hard on you." Shepherd said, "Don't worry, I talk behind your back as well." He told me to keep up the good work. Apparently, the refs like the videos I post.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

UMD Slaps UND 6-3

The University of North Dakota’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde season continues. Coming into tonight’s game the University of North Dakota had a respectable record of 3-1-0 on Friday nights. On the flip side, the UND hockey team has yet to win a hockey game on Saturday nights, 0-3-1 and 1-0-0 on Sunday. 

Tonight, with the 6-3 loss to the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, UND now has a 0-4-1 record on Saturday nights. Through 10 games (4-5-1 – 3-5-0 NCHC), the Green and White has yet to win a hockey game on Saturday night. Tonight’s loss didn’t appear to sit well with UND head coach Dave Hakstol.

“We didn’t play a complete game as we needed to,” Hakstol said. “I thought we had to play really intelligent complete game. Little bit low on energy. I thought…we didn’t manage obviously the last two minutes of the first period very well after playing an excellent first period. After digging ourselves out of that we didn’t manage the last minute of the second period very well. That’s the difference in the game, those three, three and a half minutes. The end of the day it’s the result that counts.”

The UND hockey team faced some adversity this week. Key players are dealing injuries.   Quite a few players missed practice because of the flu. You also have to give credit where credit is due, UMD played a better hockey game than UND did tonight.

“It’s been a bit of a long week,” Hakstol said. “We didn’t cut ourselves any slack. We needed to play very intelligent and full 60-minutes tonight to give us a chance to win this game. That’s the way that I feel. I give Duluth all of the credit in the world, they’re a good hockey team. They made a lot of plays. I don’t think we did everything that we need to do tonight... to give ourselves the best chance to win this game. “

“Obviously there’s some stuff we need to work on as a team,” North Dakota freshman defenseman Paul LaDue said. “We had a few breakdowns and they (UMD) capitalized on them.”

In a night where some might want to look at the negatives, there were a few positive points to build on going forward. Ladue also scored the first goal of his UND career.

“It felt pretty good, but it would feel a lot better with a win right now”, LaDue said. “It’s good to get it off my back and hopefully they will keep coming.”

But another positive to take away from tonight’s game, UND sophomore forward Bryn Chyzyk scored his first goal of the season.

“Just kind of got a loose puck off of the wall,” Chyzyk said. “Just tried to feed it to the net – it must have hit a few sticks or something. I don’t know, but it went in. Obviously it wasn’t enough.”


Next weekend, UND travels to Boston, Massachusetts to play a two game nonconference series against the Boston University Terriers at Agganis Arena.
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Overhead picture of Michael Parks Goal


Can you see the puck? It's right next to the goalies glove.
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UND takes bite out of Bulldogs 4-2

English: Ralph Engelstadt Arena at the Univers...
English: Ralph Engelstadt Arena at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. *Personally photographed by the undersigned May 8, 2007. Elcajonfarms 03:46, 3 July 2007 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Grand Forks, ND – Coming into tonight’s game against the University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of North Dakota had lost two home games in a row and was looking to right the ship and get their first conference win at home.  In the last three games at home, UND was winless and held a 0-2-1 record.
With tonight’s 4-2 win, make that 1-2-1.
So far this season, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference games have been a war. Six teams are currently separated by three points. With each game, the league standings shift and teams move up and down depending whether they win or lose.
Tonight’s game between UND and UMD is probably what the founding members’ envisioned when they first decided to embark on the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference.  Let’s just say, the game was an exciting 60-minute dog fight. No pun intended.
“Pretty exciting hockey game I would imagine for the fans,” head coach Dave Hakstol said.
UND would jump to a 2-0 lead with goals by Rocco Grimaldi and Michael Parks. Then the momentum swing in the Bulldogs favor.
UMD would come racing back to tie the game on a couple of UND miscues in a 20-second stretch during the third period. UMD would score its first goal of the game at the 06:37 mark of the third period on a goal by forward Alex Iafallo. It appeared that UND goalie Clarke Saunders thought the ref was going to blow the whistle on the delayed penalty, but the ref didn't, and the puck ended up in back of the UND net. UMD would score again 20-seconds later on the power play with a goal by Adam Krause.  Tie game 2-2.
“Everyone is human and I went oh crap for about 10 seconds,” UND goalie Clarke Saunders. “Delayed penalty, I don’t know if that’s defined as possession or not. I thought so. The puck was there and I went for it.”
On the second UND goal, initially, the goal had been waved off after referees Derek Shepherd and CJ Beaurline had reviewed the goal. Upon talking to the UND bench, the officials returned to the penalty box area and reviewed the play again and then awarded UND the goal. The replay in the press box was obvious, it was a good goal. For some reason, the second review of  the goal by the officials took a long time. When head coach Dave Hakstol was asked if he had asked the refs to take another look at the goal.
“Yeah, I did,” Hakstol said. “They don’t come and ask coaches what they should do. They go and make calls on their own. I thought they did a real good job.”
UND goalie Clarke Saunders was under attack all night long and he stopped 34 of 36 shots. After the game coach Hakstol was very complimentary of his starting goaltender.
“Clarke did a real good job tonight,” Hakstol said. “I think that Clarke has been excellent his last two outings.”
Sophomore defenseman Jordan Schmaltz would get the game winner on the power play at the 10:05 mark of the third period and junior forward Stephane Pattyn would ice the game with an empty net goal at the 19:04 mark to round out the scoring for UND.
UND will go for its first conference home sweep tomorrow night 07:07 p.m. when they play the Bulldogs in game two at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. With the win UND improves to (4-4-1, 3-4-0 NCHC) on the season. UND is now tied for the lead in the NCHC, but has played three more games than Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Cloud State.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

UND: The Weekend Ahead (11/16-11-17)

The University of North Dakota entertains the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in an important two-game WCHA series this weekend at Ralph Englestad Arena on November 16 and 17.
North Dakota (4-3-1, 2-1-1 WCHA) #6 USCHO and #5 USA Today polls versus University of Minnesota Duluth (2-5-1, 0-3-1 WCHA)
Game times: 7:37 pm CT on Friday, 7:07 pm CT on Saturday.
Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.
Webcast and Audio:  UNDSPORTS.COM  and UMD 94X 
TV: Midco Sports Network, FOX College Sports Central,
DirecTV 623 (Friday), DirecTV 608 (Saturday)
Series History: All-Time: UND leads the series against the Bulldogs 135-75-8 (.638), UND’s record against UMD in Grand Forks, ND – UND leads 75-31-2 (.704). UND’s record against UMD in Duluth, MN – UND leads 55-39-5 (.581). UND’s record against UMD at Neutral sites – Series tied 2-2-1 (.500). UND record against UMD the Last 10 games – UND leads 7-3-0 (.700) 
Players to Watch:
North DakotaForwardsDanny Kristo (1g-6a—7pts), Rocco Grimaldi (3g-3a—6pts), Connor Gaarder (3g-3a—6pts), Mark MacMillan (3g-3a—6pts), Corbin Knight (2g-3a—5pts), Carter Rowney (2g-2a—5pts). Defense: Jordan Schmaltz (1g1a—2pts) Dillon Simpson (1g-2a—3pts), Andrew MacWilliam (0g-2a—2pts), Derek Forbort (2g-3a—5pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 3-2-1, 1.98 GAA, .931 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 1-1-0, 2.54 GAA, .902 save percentage.
University of Minnesota Duluth: Forwards: Mike Seidel (5g-4a—9pts), Tony Cameranesi (3g-4a—7pts), Austin Farley (2g-4a—6pts). Defense: Wade Bergman (0g-6a—6pts), Andy Welinski (1g-2a—3pts), Chris Casto (0g-2a—2pts). Goaltenders: Matt McNeely 1-3-1, 2.78 GAA, .892 save percentage, Aaron Crandall 1-2-0, 3.05 GAA, .898 save percentage.
Originally posted at the Hockey Writers – Combine
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

National Collegiate Hockey Conference Announces Selection of Don Adam as Director of Officiating



Colorado Springs, September 20------The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) has announced that Don Adam will assume the role of Director of Officiating for the conference at the conclusion of the 2012-13 college hockey season.

NCHC men’s ice hockey will make its debut during the 2013-14 season with eight successful Division 1 programs- Colorado College, University of Denver, Miami University (Ohio), University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of North Dakota, St Cloud State University and Western Michigan University.

“We are excited about having Don Adam join the NCHC staff and look forward to having him assist us in overseeing the important officiating program,” said NCHC Commissioner Jim Scherr. “Don brings a proven level of on-ice and supervisory officiating expertise and his long term commitment to the college game is invaluable to our goals. Don’s hiring is another significant step for our conference as we move towards a new era in college hockey and the start of our new conference playing in 2013-14.”

Adam has served as one of the top NCAA Division I Ice Hockey officials in the nation for 24 seasons. As an on-ice official he has worked numerous WCHA championships, NCAA tournaments, and NCAA national championships. He was also selected by the International Ice Hockey Federation to officiate an impressive list of key international competitions which includes five World Championships, as well as the 1992 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, and Nagano, Japan. 

Adam was also an NHL referee trainee for three seasons, as well as an NHL-contracted official for one season. He brings additional prior experience as the Director of Officiating for both the West Coast Hockey League and Roller Hockey International. His reputation and involvement as a supervisor of officials for USA Hockey’s Officials Development Program to the professional hockey ranks reflects his commitment to ice hockey officiating at all levels for over 25 years.

“I am excited to join the staff of the NCHC and recognize this as a unique opportunity to positively contribute to what I believe will become one of the top conferences in the nation,” Adam said. “I’ve had the good fortune to work with many of the NCHC’s coaches and administrators over the course of many seasons and, based upon my respect for them both personally and professionally, I look forward to continuing those relationships in the future. Under the leadership of both Jim Scherr and Joe Novak, this opportunity will allow me to implement and develop an officiating staff that the NCHC will be proud of.”

Adam currently resides in Denver and is employed by the city of Louisville (CO) as a police officer, where he has served the public for the last nine years. Adam compares his two current professions and looks forward to applying his experiences to his new position: "Both professions require a lot of quick decisions in pressure-filled situations. Experience, judgment, common sense and clear communication are all huge factors in achieving success, and I’m excited to face the challenges that this new position will present me with.”

NCHC coaches are enthusiastic about the new conference executive:

George Gwozdecky- University of Denver- “For over two decades, Don Adam has been regarded as one of the top hockey officials in the NCAA. His leadership skills, organizational ability along with his experience will be a valuable asset to the conference and 
will assure that, under his direction, the league will receive the finest collegiate officiating available.”
Rico Blasi - Miami University Ohio “It’s very exciting to have someone like Don with the knowledge and experience leading our on-ice officials. Along with his experience, his communication skills make Don a great asset.”

Dean Blais - University Nebraska at Omaha- “Don Adam brings a wealth of experience in officiating to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Don, as Director of Officiating, will be active in evaluating, recruiting, coaching and directing our conference officiating staff according to NCAA rules and regulations. He is a great communicator and will have a lot of significant responsibilities with our new conference. We are all looking forward to his role and leadership with our officiating program.”

Dave Hakstol/ University of North Dakota- “Don is very well respected throughout college hockey. Over the years his officiating style has constantly evolved as changes have come to the way the game is played and he is very well equipped to build a quality staff of officials for the NCHC.”
And: "Don has always been the personification of an honest, well-prepared and knowledgeable official. What more can you ask for?" - Lou Vairo - 1984 United States Olympic Hockey Coach • Former Assistant Coach; New Jersey Devils (NHL) • Currently: Director, Special Projects; USA Hockey

Summary of Don Adam's officiating career

One year under contract as an NHL referee (1993-94).
Two Olympic Winter Games as a referee (1992 in Albertville, 1998 in Nagano).
Two NCAA Frozen Fours as a referee (1997 in Milwaukee, 2003 in Buffalo, N.Y.).
Director of Officiating for both the West Coast Hockey League and Roller Hockey International
USA Hockey Officiating Development Program staff member
22 years as a Western Collegiate Hockey Association referee (plus two as a linesman).

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WCHA Issues Suspension to MSU Women’s Hockey Coach

Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo
Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This can be marked up as being the head scratcher of the week. The WCHA has suspended MSU-M Women’s coach Eric Means for five games. The suspension isn’t that head scratcher, but the fact that he was suspended two months after the season was over, so much for swift justice.

 April 23, 2012/For Immediate Release

MADISON, Wis. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association today announced that head women’s hockey coach Eric Means of Minnesota State University, Mankato has been issued a five-game suspension from coaching due to a violation of the WCHA Code of Conduct.

The decision was reached by the WCHA Women’s Executive Committee after a review of his actions during the February 17 (2012) game versus the University of Minnesota Duluth. The five-game suspension, which includes one first round WCHA playoff game that Means sat out voluntarily back on February 24, will consist of the first four conference games (no exhibition or non-conference games) of the upcoming 2012-13 season.

Minnesota State University issued a statement in response to today’s announcement from the Association that said “We understand and accept the decision made by the Women’s WCHA Executive Committee. MSU Athletics supports the underlying principles of sportsmanship, respect, and fair play and insists on integrity, ethical conduct, and accountability from all staff, coaches, and student-athletes. This decision suggests that the WCHA is committed to similar principles and ideals and this outcome sends a strong message to member institutions underscoring those expectations.”

The WCHA will have no further comment on this issue.
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Monday, April 09, 2012

2011-12 AHCA/CCM Hockey Men’s Division 1


Here are the 2011-12 East and West All Americans teams.

All-American Teams

All-American West First Team
Goalie: Taylor Nelson, Sr., Ferris State University (Regina, SK)
Defense: Torey Krug, Jr., Michigan State University (Livonia, MI)
Defense: Justin Schultz, Jr., University of Wisconsin* (West Kelowna, BC)
Forward: Jack Connolly, Sr., University of Minnesota Duluth*# (Duluth, MN)
Forward: Jaden Schwartz, So., Colorado College (Wilcox, SK)
Forward: Reilly Smith, Jr., Miami University (Mimico, ON)

All-American East First Team

Goalie: Troy Grosenick, So., Union College (Brookfield, WI)
Defense: Danny Biega, Jr., Harvard University (Montreal, QC)
Defense: Brian Dumoulin, Jr., Boston College* (Biddeford, ME)
Forward: Spencer Abbott, Sr., University of Maine (Hamilton, ON)
Forward: Alex Killorn, Sr., Harvard University (Montreal, QC)
Forward: Austin Smith, Sr., Colgate University (Dallas, TX)

All-American West Second Team

Goalie: Kent Patterson, Sr., University of Minnesota (Plymouth, MN)
Defense: Chad Billins, Sr., Ferris State University (Marysville, MI)
Defense: Dan DeKeyser, So., Western Michigan University (Clay Township, MI)
Forward: Nick Bjugstad, So., University of Minnesota (Blaine, MN)
Forward: J.T. Brown, So., University of Minnesota Duluth (Burnsville, MN)
Forward: Jason Zucker, So., University of Denver (Las Vegas, NV)

All-American East Second Team

Goalie: Joe Cannata, Sr., Merrimack College (Wakefield, MA)
Defense: Mat Bodie, So., Union College (East St. Paul, MB)
Defense: Tim Kirby, Sr., U.S. Air Force Academy (Austin, MN)
Forward: Barry Almeida, Sr., Boston College (Springfield, MA)
Forward: Brian O’Neill, Sr., Yale University (Yardley, PA)
Forward: Jeremy Welsh, Jr., Union College (Bayfield, ON)
* First Team in 2010-11; # Second Team in 2009-10

University of Denver defenseman Joey LaLeggia was named the sixth annual HCA National Division I Rookie of the Year award.
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Monday, October 31, 2011

INCH Power Rankings

ECAC Hockey logoImage via WikipediaAs always I include the INCH Power Rankings and I think you will find them amusing, Yale who has played two games against ECAC foes is ranked 5th. 6 ECAC teams in the two twenty power rankings.
Are we to glean from these rankings that the ECAC is the best conference in college hockey?

1. Boston College
2. Colorado College
3. Minnesota
4. Michigan
5. Yale
6. Merrimack
7. Union
8. Denver
9. Notre Dame
10. Western Michigan
11. Ferris State
12. Lake Superior State
13. Colgate
14. Boston University
15. Dartmouth
16. Quinnipiac
17. North Dakota
18. Michigan Tech
19. Clarkson
20. Northern Michigan
Dropped out: Miami
Bubble-licious: Harvard, Maine, Minnesota Duluth
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