This weekend, the University of North Dakota travels to Boston, Massachusetts to play the Boston University Terriers at Agganis Arena in a nonconference series. Last weekend, UND split their weekend series with the UMD Bulldogs (4-2 W, 3-6 L). This is the first time that UND will visit Agganis Arena since the 2008-09 season.
Matchup: North Dakota (4-5-1, 3-5-0 NCHC) vs. Boston University (5-6-0, 2-3-0 Hockey East).
Date: November 22-23, 2013.
Time: 6:40 p.m. Friday / Saturday 6:07 p.m. Agganis Arena (6,150).
TV: NBC Sports Network (Friday) • Midco Sports Network, NESN (Saturday)
Series History: Record All-time UND leads the series 12-8-1 (.595). In Grand Forks, UND leads the series 6-1-1 (.813). In Boston, the Terriers lead the series 6-4-0 (.600) On neutral ice, UND leads 2-1-0 (.667). Under Hakstol: Series is tied 2-2-0 (.500). Last 10 games, UND trails the series 4-5-1 (.450). Last year, UND split with BU (4-2 W, 2-4 L) at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Players to watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Rocco Grimaldi (3g-7a—10pts), Drake Caggiula (4g-4a—8pts), Michael Parks (3g-4a—7pts), Luke Johnson (1g-4a—5pts), Defense: Dillon Simpson (1g-5a—6pts), Nick Mattson (1g-4a—5pts), Troy Stecher (1g-3a—4pts), Jordan Schmaltz (1g-1a—2pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 2-0-0, GAA 3.62 and .906 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 2-5-1, 2.86 GAA and .907 save percentage.
UND injuries: Colten St. Clair, Mark MacMillan, Derek Rodwell, Brendan O’Donnell.
Boston University Terriers: Forwards: Robbie Baillargeon (3g-6a—9pts), Cason Hohmann (2g-6a—8pts), Danny O’Reagan (4g-3a—7pts), Matt Lane (3g-4a—7pts). Defense: Anti Oksanen 2g7a—9pts), Garrett Noonan (2g-6a—8pts). Goalies: Sean Magurie 1-4-0, 2.49 GAA, 929 save percentage, Matt O’Connor 4-2-0, 3.08 GAA, .913 save percentage.