This weekend, the University of North Dakota entertains the University of Minnesota Duluth at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Last weekend, UND broke a four game losing streak with a series split against the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.
Matchup: North Dakota (3-4-1, 2-4-0 NCHC) vs. Minnesota Duluth (4-3-1, 1-1-0 NCHC)
Date: November 15-16, 2013.
Time: 7:37 p.m. Friday / Saturday 7:07 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena (11,634).
Series History: Record: Record: All-time, UND leads the series136-75-9 (.639). In Grand Forks, ND UND leads 76-31-3 (.705). In Duluth, MN UND leads 55-39-5 (.581) At Neutral sites, the series is tied 2-2-1 (.500). Under UND head coach Dave Hakstol UND leads the series 19-7-3 (.707). Last 10 games, UND leads 7-2-1 (.750). Last season, UND was 1-0-1 against UMD.
Players to watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Rocco Grimaldi (2g-5a—7pts), Drake Caggiula (4g-2a—6pts), Michael Parks (2g-4a—6pts), Brendan O’Donnell (3g-1a—4pts), Luke Johnson (1g-3a—3pts), Mark MacMillan (2g-2a—4pts). Defense: Troy Stecher (1g-3a—4pts), Nick Mattson (1g-3a—4pts), Gage Ausmus (1g-1a—2pts), Jordan Schmaltz (1g-1a—2pts), Dillon Simpson (0g-2a—2pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 1-0-0, GAA 3.52 and .908 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 2-4-1, 2.84 GAA and .908 save percentage.
UND injuries: Sophomore forward Colten St. Clair, lower body injury, out six weeks.
Bull Dog: Forwards: Alex Iafallo (3g-3a—6pts), Kyle Osterberg (3g-2a—5pts), Caleb Herbert (2g-3a—5pts), Joe Basaraba (2g-2a—4pts), Dominic Toninato (2g-2a—4pts). Defense: Carson Soucy (0g-4a—4pts), Andy Welinski (1g-2a—3pts). Goalies: Matt McNeely 1-1-1, 1.64 GAA and .923 save percentage, Aaron Crandall 3-2-0, 1.81 GAA and .925 save percentage.