After a three-year hiatus, the University of Wisconsin Badgers returns to the Ralph Engelstad Arena. With realignment, UND has taken on new rivals and conference teams.  New rivalries aside,  there is nothing like renewing an old rivalry at home. UND has been able to keep the rivalry with the Wisconsin Badgers going, but it’s been a while since the hated Badgers last played at the Ralph.

How long has it been?

This will be the first time the Badgers have played against UND in Grand Forks, ND since February 1-2, 2013. UND would take three-of-four points from the Badgers with a (1-1 T, 4-1 W).

Since taking over in net, third-string, walk-on junior goalie, Matt Hrynkiw is (5-0-1, 1.48 GAA, .942 Sv%). Hrynkiw is ranked 13th in the nation. Those are pretty impressive numbers for a goalie, no matter what place he is in the pecking order. I would imagine that Matej Tomek, Cam Johnson are going to have to earn their way back into the lineup.

Here’s some of the stories making the news today in the college hockey

Game Day Links

UND MEN’S HOCKEY: Finally, UND returns home [Grand Forks Herald]

MEN’S HOCKEY: What happened to Wisconsin? [Grand Forks Herald]

Candace and Matthew have their weekly NCHC Picks: November 6 [USCHO.COM]

Disappointment a week earlier fueled Western Michigan for upsets of Omaha [USCHO.COM]

Nebraska-Omaha has NCHC’s newest rink [Duluth News Tribune]

The UMD Bulldogs will play the UNO Mavericks without Tony Cameranesi [Duluth News Tribune]

Mavs expect tight series with Duluth once again [Omaha.com]

Western Michigan hockey travels to Miami looking to sustain recent success [MLive.com]

Trough These Doors: Through These Doors – 505 – Fresh Faces [UND Sports]

No. 19 RedHawks Host Broncos in First Home NCHC Series [Miami RedHawks]

Denver’s Troy Terry ready for Gold Pan series against Colorado College [Denver Post]

Bloggers Roll

Lets Go DU: Taming the Tigers: CC Weekend Preview

Friday Gameday: A Big Fight Feel [Daddy Dump and Chase]

About The Author

College Hockey Writer, Contributing Editor

Eric Burton is a 1996, 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota. Eric covers college hockey and the University of North Dakota for Inside Hockey. Eric is the editor of the SIN BIN. Lastly, Eric was the college hockey writer for The Hockey Writers.

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