UND and UNO Series Preview

The University of North Dakota entertains the University of Nebraska Omaha at the Ralph Engelstad Arena this weekend.

Game Times: 7:37 pm Friday and 7:07 pm Saturday.

Television: TV: Fighting Sioux Sports Network, Fox College Sports Central, DirecTV (Ch. 617 Friday, Ch. 623 Saturday).

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

Internet: FightingSioux.com

Records and Rankings: UND – 8-7-1 overall, 6-6-0 WCHA; Ranked 19th in the USCHO polls. North Dakota swept unranked Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska last weekend (5-2 win, 4-1 win).

Nebraska Omaha – 8-7-3, 6-3-3 WCHA; unranked in both National polls. The Mavericks split a non-conference series with University of Alabama Huntsville in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend (3-1 loss and 6-2 win).

Series History: UND and UNO have split the all time series 2-2. Both teams are 1-1 in their own buildings.

Players to Watch:

For the Fighting Sioux: Forwards Danny Kristo (8g-11a—19pts), Corbin Knight (6g-15a—21pts) and Brock Nelson (14g-8a—22pts) are the top line for the Fighting Sioux. Goaltender Aaron Dell currently holds a .881 save percentage and a 3.09 goals against average.

For the Mavericks: Forwards Terry Broadhurst (14g-9a—23pts), Matt White (8g-15a—23), Jayson Megna (6g-11a—17pts), Josh Archibald (7g-4a—11pts). Defense Andrej Sustr (3g-8a—11pts), Michael Young (3g-6a—9pts). Goalies Dayn Belfour currently holds a .899 save percentage and a 2.30 goals against average.

Key Numbers:

1 – Numbers of wins UNO got against the UAH Chargers last weekend.

3 – UNO is in third place in the WCHA standings.

4 – Wins in a row for the Fighting Sioux.

6 – Both UND and UNO have 6 conference wins so far this season.

9 – Brock Nelson has 9 power play goals for the Fighting Sioux to lead the nation.

12 – UND has 12 conference points so far this season.

14 – Brock Nelson has 14 goals on the season.

15 – UNO has 15 conference points so far this season.

18 – UND is ranked 18th in the Pairwise Rankings.

23 – UNO forward Terry Broadhurst has 23 points so far this season.

27 – UNO is ranked 27th in the Pairwise Rankings.

Other games in the WCHA: Alabama Huntsville at Minnesota State, Michigan Tech at Minnesota, Denver at Bemidji State, Alaska Anchorage at, Colorado College, Minnesota Duluth at Wisconsin. Saint Cloud State is Idle this weekend.


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