Series Preview: North Dakota vs. Clarkson

The University of North Dakota entertains Clarkson University at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba this weekend in the US College Hockey Classic.

Game Time: 7:37 pm Saturday.

Television: TV: NONE

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


 Tickets: There are still tickets available for this series according to the UND Ticket Site.

Records and Rankings: UND (10-8-2 overall, 7-7-0 WCHA) UND is ranked 19th in the USCHO poll.North Dakota tied Harvard (4-4 tie and won 7-3).

Clarkson Knights (9-9-4, 3-4-2 ECAC); Unranked in the latest USCHO poll. Clarkson lost at the Florida College Classic toMaine 6-1 and Cornell 5-3 this past weekend.

Series History:  UND is 6-0 against the Clarkson Knights and haven’t met since the 1999-2000 season.

Players to Watch:

For UND: Forwards: Danny Kristo (11-12a—23pts), Corbin Knight (6g-15a—21) and Brock Nelson (15g-8a—23pts). Goaltenders: Aaron Dell .891 save percentage and a 2.87 goals against average. Brad Eidsness .918 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average.

For the Knights: Forwards: Seniors Louke Oakley (8g-10—18pts), Jake Morley (4g-5a—9pts) and Nick Tremblay (9G-6A—15pts) and sophomore Ben Sexton (5g-6a—11pts). Defenseman: Sam Labrecque (2g-11a—13pts) Goaltender: Senior Paul Karpowich record 9-7-4 and a 1.93 goals against average and a .938 save percentage.

Key Numbers:

1 – Aaron Dell has one shutout so far this season.

2 – Clarkson goalie Paul Karpowich, is ranked second in the nation in save percentage .938 and shutouts with five.

5 – Brock Nelson is ranked fifth in the nation in goals per game with 0.75.

7 – Clarkson goalie Paul Karpowich is ranked seventh in the nation with and seventh in goals against average 1.93.

7 – UND has seven conference wins so far this season.

9 – Danny Kristo is ranked ninth in the nation for game winning goals with three.

9 – Brock Nelson has nine power play goals for UND to lead the nation.

10 – UND has 10 wins this season.

13 – Corbin Knight is ranked 13th in the nation for assists per game with 0.83.

19 – UND is ranked 19 in the Pairwise Rankings.

59This is the first time in 59 years that UND will play in Canada.

Other games in the WCHA: Minnesota State at St. Lawrence, Denver vs. Alabama Huntsville, Cornell at Colorado College, RIT vs. Wisconsin, Minnesota Duluth at Western Michigan, Minnesota vs. Notre Dame (Saturday).

Idle: Alaska Anchorage, Bemidji State, Michigan Tech, Nebraska Omaha, Saint Cloud,


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