WCHA Final FiveThis weekend, the University of North Dakota travels to the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota to play in theWCHA Final Five Red Baron WCHA Final Five, March 21-23, 2013.
Historically, this is also the last Red Baron WCHA Final Five before UND moves to the NCHC next season.
Matchup: #Unranked Colorado College (16-18-5, No. 6 seed) versus North Dakota #6 (21-11-7, No. 3 Seed)
Dates: March 21, 2013
Times: March 21: 7:07 p.m. (CT).
TV: Midco/FCS/DirecTV (668)/Dish Network (436)
Live Stats: wcha.com
Series History: All-Time: All-Time: UND leads the all-time series 139-78-10 (.634). UND leads the series against the Tigers in Grand Forks, ND 83-20-6 (.789). UND trails the series against the Tigers in Colorado Springs, CO 48-57-4 (.459). At Neutral sites; UND leads the series against the Tigers 8-1-0 (.889). WCHA Playoff’s, UND leads 7-2-0 (.778). Against the Tigers in the WCHA Final Five, UND leads 4-0-0 (1.000). The last 10 games, UND leads 7-3-0. UND went 2-2 against the Tigers this season.
Players to Watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Corbin Knight (15g-33a—48pts), Danny Kristo (24g-26a—50pts), Rocco Grimaldi (13g-21a—34pts), Mark MacMillan (13g-12a—25pts), Carter Rowney (10g-16a—26pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (3g-18a—21pts), Joe Gleason (5g-11a—16pts), Joe Gleason (5g-11a—16pts), Nick Mattson (3g-12a—15pts), Derek Forbort (4g-9a—13pts), Jordan Schmaltz (3g-9a—12pts) Andrew MacWilliam (1g-9a—10pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 12-6-4, 2.30 GAA, .915 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 7-4-3, 2.52 GAA, .918 save percentage.
Colorado College Tigers: Rylan Schwartz (17g-31a—48pts), Alexander Krushelnyski (14g-26a—40pts), William Rupuzzi (15g-19a—34pts), Scott Winkler (13g-14a—27pts), Archie Skalbeck (12g-11a—23pts) Defense: Mike Boivin (14g-14a—28pts) Eamonn McDermott (3g-19a—22pts), Peter Stoykewych (1g-8a—9pts). Goalies: Joe Howe 12-11-4, 3.09 GAA, .912 save percentage, Josh Thorimbert 4-7-1, 3.73 GAA, .873 save percentage.
Cross-posted at the Hockey Writers Combine.