This weekend, the University of North Dakota entertains the Colorado College Tigers in an important two-game conference series at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Last weekend, UND played two exhibition games in Burnaby, British Columbia, where they split (2-3 L, 4-3 W). This is the first series for the University of North Dakota in 2014.
Matchup: North Dakota (9-7-2, 5-5-0 NCHC) versus Colorado College (3-13-3, 2-5-3 NCHC).
Date: Jan. 10-11, 2014.
Time: Friday, 7:38 p.m. Central Standard Time / Saturday, 7:07 p.m. Central Standard Time
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM)
The Fox Webcast: undsports.com (UND Insider)
TV: Friday: CBS Sports Network (221 DirecTV) Saturday: Midco Sports Network
All-Time Series History
All time, UND leads the series 139-79-10 (.632). In Grand Forks, ND, UND leads the series 83-20-6 (.789). Against the Tigers in Colorado Springs, CO UND trails 48-57-4 (.459). At Neutral sites, UND leads the series 8-2-0 (.800). Under Hakstol, UND leads the series 16-12-1 (.569 ) Last 10 games against the C.C. Tigers, UND leads 6-4-0 (.600). Last season, UND went 1-2 against the Tigers, losing in the quarterfinals to C.C. 3-4.
Players to Watch
- Rocco Grimaldi (6g-11—17pts)
- Drake Caggiula (5g-6a—11pts)
- Luke Johnson (4g-7a—11pts)
- Michael Parks (3g-8a—11pts)
- Stephane Pattyn (3g-4a—7pts)
- Connor Gaarder (2g-4a—6pts)
- Dillon Simpson (3g-7a—10pts)
- Jordan Schmaltz (2g-8a—10pts)
- Paul Ladue (3g-5a—8pts)
- Nick Mattson (1g-5a—6pts)
- Troy Stecher (1g-5a—6pts)
- Clarke Saunders 2-2-0, GAA 3.60 and .900 save percentage
- Zane Gothberg 7-5-2, 2.36 GAA and .917 save percentage.
- Alexander Krushelnyski (4g-7a—11pts)
- Sam Rothstein (4g-4a—8pts)
- Alex Roos (4g-4a—8pts)
- Jeff Collett (3g-4a—7pts)
- Jacob Slavin (1g-8a—9pts)
- Gustov Olofsson (2g-2a—4pts)
- Eamonn McDermott (0g-2a—2pts)
- Josh Thorimbert 2-13-3, 3.08 GAA, .899 save percentage
Who’s Hot for UND
UND forward Rocco Grimaldi has five-game points streak (2g-3a—5pts). In the last four games, UND forward Luke Johnson has scored (1g-3a—4pts). In the last four games, UND defenseman Jordan Schmaltz has (0g-6a—6pts). In the last four weekend series, UND forward Connor Gaarder has at least a point each weekend (2g-3a—5pts). In the last four weekend series, forward Stephane Pattyn has a least a point in each weekend (2g-2a—4pts).
Second Half Team
|Year||Before Xmas||After Xmas|
|2004-05||13-7-2 (.636)||12-8-3 (.587)|
|2005-06||12-7-1 (.625)||17-9-0 (.654)|
|2006-07||7-10-1 (.417)||17-4-4 (.760)|
|2007-08||8-6-1 (.567)||20-5-3 (.768)|
|2008-09||9-8-1 (.528)||15-7-3 (.660)|
|2009-10||9-6-3 (.583)||16-7-2 (.680)|
|2010-11||13-5-2 (.700)||19-4-1 (.813)|
|2011-12||9-8-1 (.528)||17-5-2 (.750)|
|2012-13||10-5-3 (.639)||12-7-4 (.609)|
|TOTAL||98-69-17 (.579)||144-56-22 (.698)|