This weekend, the University of North Dakota hockey team entertains the St. Cloud State Huskies in an important two-game conference series. This is the final home series of the regular season.

Series History

All-time, UND leads the series against SCSU 62-37-12 (.613). In Grand Forks, UND  leads the series against the Huskies 30-16-6 (.635). In St. Cloud, UND leads the series 26-20-6 (.558), At Neutral sites, UND leads the series 6-1-0 (.857). Under head coach Dave Hakstol, ND leads the series 24-15-7 (.598). In the last 10 games against the Huskies, UND trails 3-6-1 (.350).  UND has split the last two series against the Huskies.

Tale of the tape

#1North Dakota (22-6-3, 13-5-2-0 NCHC) vs. St. Cloud State Huskies (15-14-1, 10-9-1-0 NCHC).
Date: February 27-28, 2015
Game Time: Friday 7:37 p.m. CT, Saturday 7:07 p.m. CT
Location: Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks ND.
Last time out: SCSU swept UNO (4-3 W, 2-0 W)
Last time out: UND swept WMU (3-1 W, 3-2 W O.T.)
SCSU Offense: 24th Nationally
SCSU Defense: 25th Nationally
SCSU PWR: 14th
SCSU Last 10 games: 6-4-0 (.600)
UND Offense: 7th Nationally
UND Defense: 10th Nationally
UND PWR: 2nd
UND Last 10 games: 8-1-1 (.850)
TV: Friday:  CBS Sports Network, DirecTV 221, DISH Network 158
Live Streaming: None
TV: Saturday:   Midco Sports Network, FOX College Sports Atlantic, DirecTV 608, DISH Network 449
Live Streaming: NCHC.TV

Key Players to watch

North Dakota – Forwards: Drake Caggiula (15g-16a—31pts), Michael Parks (12g-19a—31pts), Mark MacMillan (16g-9a—25pts), Nick Schmaltz (4g-19a—23pts), Luke Johnson (6g-12a—18pts), Brendan O’Donnell (10g-5a—15pts). Defense: Jordan Schmaltz (3g-22a—25pts), Paul LaDue (4g-13a—17pts), Nick Mattson (2g-11a—13pts), Tucker Poolman (6g-5a—11pts), Keaton Thompson (1g-7a—8pts), Gage Ausmus (2g-2a—4pts). Goalies: Zane McIntyre (22-6-2, 1.96 GAA, .932 SV%), Cam Johnson (0-0-0, 5.54 GAA, .765SV%).

UND Injuries: None reported.

St. Cloud State – Forwards: Jonny Brodzinski (17g-12a—29pts), Joey Benik (11g-18p—29pts), Kalle Kossila (4g-20a—24pts), David Morely (12g-11a—23pts), Patrick Russell (10g-13a—23pts). Defense: Ethan Prow 3g-12a—15pts), Andrew Prochno (3g-11a—14pts), Tim Daly (1g-6a—7pts). Goalies: Charlie Lindgren (14-13-1, 2.30 GAA, .916 SV%), Rasmus Reijola (1-1-0, 2.36 GAA, .892 SV%)

Special teams

St. Cloud State – The Huskies penalty kill is ranked 44th in the nation (73/92, 79.3%). The Huskies power play is ranked 3rd in the nation (29/124 23.4%).

North Dakota – UND’s penalty kill is ranked 23rd in the nation (108/127, 85.0%). UND’s power play is ranked 17th in the nation (27/132, 20.3%).

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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