Michigan Tech vs. North Dakota Series Notes

The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux entertain the Michigan Tech Huskies at Ralph Englestad Arena February 17-18, 2012.

Game Times: 7:37 Friday and 7:07 Saturday Night

Records and Rankings: The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (16-11-2 overall, 12-10-0 WCHA); The Fighting Sioux are ranked 14th in the USCHO poll and 15th in the USA Today Poll. North Dakota split their weekend series with the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (3-1 W, 4-5 L).  UND is 7-3-1 its last 11 games. Official Release

The Michigan Tech Huskies (13-14-3, 10-9-3 WCHA) are unranked in both national polls. The Tech Huskies took one point against the University of Omaha Mavericks (3-3 T, 0-4 L). MTU is 4-3-3 its last 10 games. Official Release

Series History:  The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux lead the all-time series against the Michigan Tech Huskies with a 144-90-9 (.611). UND owns a record of 81-33-4 at home against the MTU.

Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.

WEBCAST: FightingSioux.com

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

Players to Watch:

For UND: Forwards: Danny Kristo (14g-17a—31pts), Corbin Knight (8g-18a—26pts) and Brock Nelson (20g-12a—32pts), Carter Rowney (12g-9a—21pts). Defense: Nick Mattson (5g-10a—15pts), Dillon Simpson, (1g-12a—13pts), Ben Blood (2g-12a—14pts).  Goaltenders: Aaron Dell .890 save percentage and a 2.90 goals against average. Brad Eidsness .924 save percentage and a 2.08 goals against average.

UND Injuries: Forwards Rocco Grimaldi (season knee surgery), Brendan O’Donnell (season ending surgery), and Derek Rodwell (season shoulder surgery) are out.

For MTU  Forwards: Brent Olsen (9g-18—27pts), Jordan Baker (9g-16a—25pts), David Johnstone (9g-14a—23pts) Ryan Furne Defense: Steven Seigo (3g-16a—19pts), Daniel Sova 2g-9a—11pts) Riley Sweeney 0g-10a—10pts)  Goaltender: Josh Robinson .909 save percentage and a 2.85 goals against average.

Other games in the WCHA:  Minnesota Duluth at Minnesota State, Alaska Anchorage at Saint Cloud, Denver at Wisconsin, Nebraska Omaha at Colorado College, Bemidji State at Minnesota.

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