Showing posts with label University of North Dakota. Show all posts
Showing posts with label University of North Dakota. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

(Video) UND vs. UMN Frozen Four Semi Final



I decided to put this video up before I deleted the DVR of the UND and UMN game. This game is a tough one to swallow, because UND dominated the Gophers for most of the game and they deserved a better fate than this. I think this game will burn in the minds of the UND players for most of the summer.
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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Blast from the Past: UND 4 UMN 4



UND had a 3-1 lead  in this game and let it slip away. The Minnesota Golden Gophers would charge back and score two unanswered goals to get the tie. This was the last series that UND played against the Gophers. One of those games that was fun to watch.
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Corban Knight makes his NHL Debut


Former Fighting Sioux forward Corban Knight became the 13th former UND hockey player to play in the NHL this season.
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Corban Knight Will make NHL debut with Flames tonight

Former Fighting Sioux forward Corban Knight will make his NHL debut tonight.


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Friday, October 11, 2013

UND Hockey: The Weekend Ahead (10/11-10/12)

This weekend, the University of North Dakota entertains the Vermont University Catamounts in an non-conference series at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on October 11-12, 2013.
Matchup: UND (0-0-0, 0-0-0 NCHC) vs. Vermont (0-0-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East)
Date: October 11-12, 2013.
Time: 7:37 p.m. Friday / Saturday 7:07 p.m. Central.
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.
Webcast: undsports.com
TV: Midco Sports Net (HD channel 622, SD channels 27 & 322)
Series History: All-time: UND leads the series against the Catamounts 2-0-0 (1.00). UND vs. UVM in Grand Forks: None.  UVM vs. UND in Burlington, VT: None.
Players to watch:
North DakotaForwards: Rocco Grimaldi (13g-23a—36pts), Mark MacMillan (13g-12a—25pts), Drake Caggiula (8g-8a—16pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (5g-19a—24pts), Nick Mattson (3g-12a—15pts), Jordan Schmaltz (3g-9a—12pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 13-9-4, GAA 2.30 and .917 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 9-4-3, 2.46 GAA and .920 save percentage.
Vermont Forwards: Chris McCarthy (13g-18a—31pts), Jake Fallon (9g-13a—22pts), Matt While (6g-11a—17pts). Defense: Nick Luukko  (3g-7a—10pts), Michael Paliotta (1g-9a—10pts), Yvan Pattyn (3g-4a—7pts), Caylen Walls 2g-5a—7pts). Goaltender: Michael Santaguida 29-10-3, 2,28 GAA, .933 save percentage (Surrey Eagles, BCHL).
Vermont Injuries: Forward Kyle Reynolds (9g-11a—20pts) (out for the year injury), Goaltender Brody Hoffman 11-9-6, 2.86 GAA and .904 save percentage (injured did not make trip).
Fun fact: UND freshman forward Adam Tambellini played with Vermont goalie Michael Santaguida when they played for the Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League.
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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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Saturday, October 05, 2013

UND Women's hockey: A period of domination



During the second period of the University of North Dakota Women game vs. Lindenwood, the UND women attempted 44 shots, 24 shot got through to the LU goalie Nicole Hensley and three went in. You have to give credit to the LU goalie Nicole Hensley, she has been good all weekend long.
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Friday, October 04, 2013

Friday Evening Links: Hockey Season is Upon US


Here's my article at the Hockey Writers about UND's Two Headed Monster in Net.








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My Ballot for the 1st Annual NCHC Blog/Web Media Preseason Poll

Here is the ballot that I submitted for the 1st Annual NCHC Blog/Web Media Preseason Poll. Feel free to tell me what you think.


Predicted Order of Finish:
Denver University - 3
St Cloud State - 4
Nebraska-Omaha   - 6
Western Michigan - 7
Colorado College - 8

All-Conference Team

F- Jonny Brodzinski – SCSU
F- Mark MacMillan – UND
F- Alexander Krushelnysky – C.C.
D- Dillon Simpson – UND
D- Joey LaLeggia – DU
G- Frank Slubowski – Western Michigan

Player of the Year   - Ryan Walters UNO
Rookie of the Year    - Adam Tambellini – UND
Defenseman of the Year - Joey LaLeggia – DU
Breakout Player of the Year - Zane Gothberg – UND 

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

UND Hockey: New look to UND's on ice appearance



The UND hockey team is going to have green hockey pants and green helmets at home. On the road will be the same as last season. I am kind of excited of them returning to the old look, of years past.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Comparing the Trophies (NCHC vs. B1G)


Jackie was too chicken to put this picture up herself, even though she has full blogger rights on this blog. :) So, I will take the heat for her. Comparing the two trophies which one do you like better? Obviously, I like the Julie and Spencer Penrose Memorial Cup better.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Big Ten Hockey: To use Point System like NCHC

Brad Elliot Schlossman from the Grand Forks Herald, is reporting that the Big Ten Hockey conference will use a point system like the one that the NCHC announced a few weeks ago.

This past May, it was announced that the Big Ten will also use the shootout.


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Monday, September 09, 2013

NCHC Hockey Releases Media Guide



You can go to this link and look at the NCHC's new Media Guide. It's pretty sharp as well. On this link you will be able to navigate to the page where you can peruse at all of the teams in the NCHC. This is the link for the UND page.



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Saturday, September 07, 2013

UND vs. SDSU on FCS



Good news for fans that can't make the game tonight. The game will be on Fox College Sports.


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Friday, September 06, 2013

UND Hockey Jersey's for 2013-14



Here's the new UND Hockey Jersey's via the NCHC twitter account. Thoughts? Based on some of the responses I have seen, I maybe in the minority, but I like these jerseys. I did confirme with the UND Hockey team, that there’s no difference in this season’s jersey from last year.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

UND Hockey: Official 2013-14 Roster Posted


The Official 2013-14 UND Hockey Roster is posted. You will notice that there's a name missing from the Roster.



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