Series Preview: Sioux vs. Tigers

The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux entertains the Colorado College Tigers this weekend at Ralph Engelstad Arena game times; 7:37 PM CT Friday and 7:07 PM CT Saturday.

Since 2002-03 the Sioux have a 13-12-3 record against the Tigers.

The games will be on Fighting Sioux Sports Network 23 Midco, 617 FCS DirecTV.

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

Internet:  Webcast from FightingSioux.com

Records and Rankings:

UND – 4-7-1 overall, 2-6-0 WCHA; unranked in both polls. The Fighting Sioux split with BSU last weekend 5-2 win, 1-0 loss.

C.C. – 7-2-0 overall, 5-2-0 WCHA; ranked fourth in both national polls, the Tigers swept Wisconsin last weekend 4-2, 4-1.

Players to Watch:  

For the Fighting Sioux, junior forwards Danny Kristo 4g-8a—12pts and Corbin Knight 5g-7a—12pts are tied for the team lead in scoring. On the other side of the ice, for the C.C. Tigers the Schwartz brothers, Jaden Schwartz 5g-8a—13pts and Rylan Schwartz 7g-4a—11pts lead the Tigers in scoring.

Junior goalie Aaron Dell is the top goaltender for the Fighting Sioux. Dell has a 3-6-1 record with a 2.87 goals against average and a .887 save percentage.

 The Tigers goalies Joe Howe 4-1-0 record with a 2.69 goals against average with .906 save percentage has split time with Josh Thornimbert 3-1-0 record with a 2.42 goals against average with a .923 save percentage.

Key Numbers:

0 – The number of ties the Colorado College Tigers have at this point in the season.

2 – The number of losses that Colorado College Tiger have at this point in the season.

2 – The Colorado College Tigers power play is ranked second in the WCHA going 12/47.

2 – The Colorado College Tigers penalty kill is ranked second and the Tigers have killed 34/40 penalties

3 – The Fighting Sioux penalty kill is ranked third and the Fighting Sioux have killed 42/51 penalties.

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

8 – The Fighting Sioux power play is ranked eighth in the WCHA going 11/61.

9 – The Fighting Sioux have scored nine goals in the third period.

9 – The Colorado College Tigers have scored nine goals in the first period.

9 – The Fighting Sioux have only given up nine goals the last five games, yet have a 2-3-0 record to show for.

10 – The Fighting Sioux are ranked 10th in the WCHA in scoring.

10 – Aaron Dell is ranked 10th in goals against average (2.87) in the WCHA.

11 – The Colorado College Tigers have allowed 11 goals during the second period

11 – The Fighting Sioux have scored 11 goals on the power play.

12 – The Fighting Sioux have scored 12 goals in six WCHA games.

12 – The Colorado College Tigers have scored 12 goals on the power play.

15 – Aaron Dell is ranked 15th in save percentage (.887) in the WCHA.

Other games in the WCHA: Alaska-Anchorage at Minnesota State, Saint Cloud at Nebraska Omaha, Minnesota at Michigan State, Michigan Tech at Saint Lawrence, Princeton, Miami, Providence at Denver (Denver Cup), Mercyhurst at Wisconsin. Duluth and Bemidji State are idle.

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