Showing posts with label WCHA playoffs.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WCHA playoffs.. Show all posts

Thursday, March 08, 2012

UND vs. BSU Series Notes

The University of North Dakota  Fighting Sioux entertain the Bemidji State Beavers in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs at Ralph Engelstad Arena March 9-11, 2012.

Game Time: 7:37 pm CT Friday and 7:07 pm CT Saturday Night and Sunday Night (if necessary).

Records and Rankings: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (20-12-3 overall, 16-11-1 WCHA); The Fighting Sioux are ranked 12th in the USCHO poll the USA Today Poll. North Dakota swept Minnesota State last weekend (4-2 W, 3-0 W). Official Release

Bemidji State University (17-16-3, 11-14-3 WCHA) “are not” ranked in the USCHO Poll or in the USA Today Poll. The Beavers swept their weekend series with the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (2-1 W, 5-4 W).  Official Site

Series History: The Fighting Sioux lead the all-time series against the Bemidji State Beavers 22-2-1. The Fighting Sioux have a 14-1-1 record at home against the Beavers. The Sioux and the Beavers split the season series 1-1 in Bemidji back on November 19-20, 2011. Since losing to the Beavers back on November 20th, 2012 the Fighting Sioux have gone an impressive 16-5-2.

Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.

TV Friday: UND Sports Network, Fox College Sports Central, DirecTV 617, MidcoSN3, theScore
TV Saturday: UND Sports Network, Fox College Sports Central, DirecTV 617, MidcoSN3
TV Sunday: UND Sports Network, Fox College Sports Central, DirecTV 617, MidcoSN3

Players to Watch:

For UND: Forwards: Danny Kristo (17g-23a—40pts), Corbin Knight (12g-22a—34pts) and Brock Nelson (23g-16a—39pts), Carter Rowney (16g-9a—25pts). Defense: Nick Mattson (6g-12a—18pts), Dillon Simpson, (1g-15a—16pts), Ben Blood (2g-15a—17pts).  Goaltenders: Aaron Dell .893 save percentage and a 2.87 goals against average. Brad Eidsness .923 save percentage and a 2.09 goals against average.

UND Injuries: Taylor Dickin is out (lower body injury), Forward Rocco Grimaldi is out (season knee surgery), Brendan O’Donnell is out (season ending surgery), Derek Rodwell is out (season shoulder surgery).

For BSU Forwards: Jordan George (18g-12a—30pts), Shea Walters (12g-13a—25pts), Brance Orban (9g-13a—22pts) Aaron McLeod (8g-14a—22pts) Defense: Brad Hunt (5g-19a—24pts), Brady Wacker (4g-6a—10pts) Matt Prapavessi (1g-12a—13pts)  Goaltenders: Dan Bakala .914 save percentage and a 2.57 goals against average, Andrew Walsh .915 save percentage and a 2.37 goals against average.

Other WCHA Series (March 9-11 best of three series): Alaska Anchorage at Minnesota, Wisconsin at Denver, Nebraska Omaha at Saint Cloud State, Michigan Tech at Colorado College, Minnesota State at Minnesota Duluth.
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Series ticket packages for WCHA first round on sale Tuesday, Feb. 28

Let's fill up the Ralph for the first round of the WCHA Playoffs.

Official Release

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Series ticket packages for North Dakota's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) first-round playoff series will go on sale on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. Central.

Ticket packages for both the general public and UND students go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Student tickets will be available online only at General public ticket packages can be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000, logging on to or by visiting the UND Ticket Office at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. The ticket office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UND students will receive an e-mail with a keyword needed to purchase a series ticket passage. Student ticket packages will be held for students until the student pre-sale ends on Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. All unsold student tickets will then be released to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2. Students may purchase up to four reserved seat tickets per UND student ID.

Series ticket packages are $40 for adults, $20 for youth and $14 for UND students.

Single-game WCHA first-round playoff tickets will go one sale on Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Single-game tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth and $7 for UND students. Single-game tickets are subject to availability.

The first round of the WCHA playoffs take place March 9, 10 and 11 (if necessary). Game times are 7:37 p.m. on Friday and 7:07 on Saturday and Sunday. All times Central. UND's first-round opponent has not yet been determined.