This weekend, UND entertains the Colorado College Tigers in an important two-game conference series at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This weekend’s series ends a six-game homestand that has seen UND go 3-1-0.

Series History

All-time, UND leads the series against the Colorado College Tigers 145-80-10 (.638). In Grand Forks, ND, UND leads 87-21-6 (.789). In Colorado Springs, CO, UND trails in the series 50-57-4 (.468). At neutral sites, UND leads 8-2-0 (.800). Under head coach Dave Hakstol, UND leads the series 22-13-1 (.625). In the last 10 games against the Tigers, UND leads 7-3-0 (.700).

Tale of the tape

#2 North Dakota (16-5-2, 7-4-1 NCHC) vs. Colorado College (5-14-1, 1-9-1 NCHC).
Date: January 23-24, 2015
Game Time: Friday 7:07 p.m. CT, Saturday 7:07 p.m. CT
Location: Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND
Last time out: C.C. split with Nebraska-Omaha (4-3W, 1-4 L)
Last time out: North Dakota swept Niagara University (7-1 W, 5-0 W).
C.C. Offense: 45th Nationally
C.C. Defense: 56th Nationally
C.C. PWR: 42nd
C.C. Last 10 games: 2-7-1 (.250)
UND Offense: 6th Nationally
UND Defense: 8th Nationally
UND PWR: 4th
UND Last 10 games: 7-2-1 (.750)
TV: Friday: CBS Sports Network, DirecTV (221), DISH Network (158)
Live Streaming: None
TV: Saturday:  Midco Sports Network, FOX College Sports Pacific, DirecTV (608), DISH Network (452)
Live Streaming: NCHC.TV

Key Players to watch

North Dakota – Forwards: Drake Caggiula (9g-15a—24pts), Michael Parks (8g-15a—23pts), Mark MacMillan (11g-8a—19pts), Nick Schmaltz (3g-14a—17pts), Brendan O’Donnell (9g-4a—13pts), Luke Johnson (4g-7a—11pts), Defense: Jordan Schmaltz (3g-17a—20pts), Paul LaDue (3g-8a—11pts), Tucker Poolman (6g-4a—10pts), Gage Ausmus (2g-2a—4pts). Goalies: Zane McIntyre (16-5-2, 1.87 GAA, .933 SV%), Cam Johnson (0-0-0, 5.54 GAA, .765SV%).

UND Injuries: Troy Stecher (lower body injury) out indefinitely, Colton St. Clair (upper-body injury) questionable.

Colorado College Tigers: Forwards: Cody Bradley (8g-10a—19pts), Hunter Fejes (5g-9a—14pts), Scott Wamsqanz (5g-6a—11pts), Sam Rothstein (4g-7a—11pts). Defense: Jacob Slavin (2g-8a—10pts), Teemu Kivihalme (4g-2a—6pts), Aaron Harstad (3g-2a—5pts). Goalies: Chase Perry (1-7-1, 3.64 GAA, .884 SV%), Tyler Marble (4-7-0, 3.95 GAA, .880 SV%).

Special teams

Colorado College – The Tigers penalty kill is ranked 40th in the nation (67/83, 80.7%). The Tigers power play is ranked 26th in the nation (15/82%).
North Dakota – UND’s penalty kill is ranked 7th in the nation (86/98, 87.8%). UND’s power play is ranked 15th in the nation (20/96, 20.8%).

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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