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.
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%).
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%).