North Dakota-Alaska Anchorage Preview

The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux travel to Anchorage Alaska to play the UAA Seawolves this weekend.

Game Times: 7:07 PM Alaska Time both nights (10 PM central).

Television: The games against UAA will be on Midcontinent this weekend: channel 323 in North Dakota and South Dakota, channel 413 in InternationalFalls and Fairmont,Minn. Midcontinent will be picking up the broadcast from GCI Cable Television in Anchorage.

Radio: The games can be heard at 96.1 the Fox.

Internet:  Webcast from GCI. [Click to view]

Records and Rankings:

UND – 6-7-1 overall, 4-6-0 WCHA; received votes in both national polls. The Fighting Sioux swept the No. 5-ranked Colorado College in Grand Forks,ND last weekend (7-6 win, 4-3 win).

UAA – 5-7-2 overall, 2-7-1 WCHA; unranked in both national polls. The Seawolves took three points from the Minnesota State Mankato Mavericks last weekend (5-4 win and 5-5 tie).

Series History:

The Fighting Sioux lead the all-time series with UAA Seawolves, 42-17-4 (27-3-3 at home and 15-14-1 in Anchorage).

The Fighting Sioux have only lost twice in their last 13 meetings against the UAA Seawolves (9-2-2 during that stretch). In the last 10 games, UND leads the series, 7-2-1.

Players to Watch:  

For the Fighting Sioux: forwards Danny Kristo (7g-10a—17pts), Corbin Knight (6g-11a—17pts) and Brock Nelson (10g-7a—17pts) are tied for the team lead in scoring. Goaltender Aaron Dell currently holds a .887 save percentage and a 3.27 goals against average.

For the Seawolves: forwards Mickey Spencer (7g-2—9pts), Brett Cameron (2g-5a—7pts) and Daniel Naslund (2g-5a—7pts).   Goaltenders Chris Kamal (.890 save percentage, 3.10 goals against average), and Rob Gunderson (.884 save percentage, 3.28 goals against average).

Key Numbers:

1 – The number of gamess the Seawolves and Fighting Sioux have won on the road this season.

2 – The UAA Seawolves are ranked second in Penalty Minutes (15.1).

5 – The number of wins the Seawolves have so far this season.

6 – The Fighting Sioux & the Seawolves are ranked 6th on the power play (20.8).

7 – The number of losses that the Sioux have so far this season.

7 – The Fighting Sioux are ranked seventh in team defense (3.21).

8 – The number of losses that the Seawolves have for far this season.

9 – The Fighting Sioux are ranked ninth in the WCHA in scoring (2.86).

10 – Fighting Sioux forward Brock Nelson has 10 goals so far this season.

10 – Fighting Sioux forward Danny Kristo has 10 assists so far this season.

10 – The Seawolves are ranked 10th on the Penalty Kill (76.7).

11 – The Fighting Sioux have scored 11 goals in the third period this season.

11 – The Seawolves are ranked 11th in scoring Offense (2.43).

11 – The Seawolves are ranked 11th in Scoring Defense 11th (3.36)

11 – The Fighting Sioux are ranked 11th in Penalty Minutes (11.8).

Other games in the WCHA: Minnesota State at Minnesota, Bemidji State at Saint Cloud State, Nebraska Omaha at Alabama Huntsville, Minnesota Duluth at Michigan Tech,Denver at Colorado College (Friday only). Wisconsin is Idle.

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