This weekend, the University of North Dakota travels to Kalamazoo, Michigan to play Western Michigan Broncos in an important two-game NCHC series. Last weekend, UND split their non-conference series with St. Lawrence Saints of the ECAC (2-5 L, 3-2) at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Matchup: North Dakota (5-7-2, 3-5-0 NCHC) versus Western Michigan (6-5-2, 2-2-0 NCHC).
Date: December 6-7, 2013.
Time: 6:36 p.m. Central Friday / Saturday 6:05 p.m. Central
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) The Fox
TV: CBS Sports Network, Friday (DirecTV 221, Dish Network 152)
All-Time Series History
UND leads the All-time series 5-0-0 (1.000). In Grand Forks, ND, UND leads the series 2-0-0 (1.000). In Kalamazoo, Michigan, UND leads the seris 2-0-0 (1.000). Neutral sites, UND lead the series 1-0-0 (1.000). Under coach Dave Hakstol: UND leads the series 1-0-0 (1.000).
Players to watch
North Dakota: Forwards: Rocco Grimaldi (5g-7a—12pts), Michael Parks (3g-6a—9pts), Drake Caggiula (4g-5a—9pts), Luke Johnson (1g-4a—5pts), Brendan O’Donnell (3g-2—5pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (1g-5a—6pts), Nick Mattson (1g-5a—6pts), Troy Stecher (1g-4a—5pts), Paul Ladue (1g-4a—5pts), Jordan Schmaltz (2g-2a—4pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 2-2-0, GAA 3.60 and .900 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 3-5-2, 2.75 GAA and .908 save percentage.
UND injuries: Colten St. Clair (Out), Mark MacMillan (Questionable)
Western Michigan: Forwards: Shane Berschbach (7g-12a—19pts), Justin Kovacs, (5g-9a—14pts), Josh Pitt (3g-6a—9pts), Chase Balisy, (1g-8a—9pts). Defense: Jordan Oesterle (2g-5a—7pts), Dennis Brown (2g-3—5pts). Goaltenders Frank Slubowsk 5-4-3, 2.23 GAA, .925 save percentage, Lukas Hafner 1-1-0, 0.50 GAA, .978 save percentage.