University of North Dakota entertains Holy Cross in an important two game nonconference series at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. This weekend, is also the 11th annual Subway Holiday Classic.
Dates: January 4-5, 2013
Times: Jan. 4: 7:30 p.m. (CT); Jan. 5: 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.
Live Video & Audio: www.UNDSports.com
Series History: UND has only played Holy Cross twice during UND’s hockey history. UND leads series 2-0 (home 1-0 neutral site 1-0). UND defeated the Crusaders 5-2 in the now famous 2006 NCAA West Region final that was held at Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND also blanked the Crusaders 3-0 in the 2004 NCAA West Region semifinal in Colorado Springs.
The University of North Dakota is 13-5-2 (.700) all-time at the Subway Holiday Classic.
Players to Watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Danny Kristo (8g-13a—21pts), *Rocco Grimaldi (7g-9a—16pts), Mark MacMillan (7g-8a—15pts), Corbin Knight (8g-15a—23pts), Drake Caggiula (5g-6a—11pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (2g-6a—8pts), Andrew MacWilliam (1g-5a—6pts), Derek Forbort (4g-6a—10pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 8-3-3, 2.19 GAA, .925 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 2-2-0, 2.97 GAA, .902 save percentage.
Holy Cross Crusaders: Forwards: Kyle Fletcher (7g-9a—16pts), Adam Schmidt (9g-5—14pts), Rob Linsmayer 4g-10a—14pts), Brandon Nunn (7g-5a—12pts), Defense: Evan Zych 0g-12—12pts) Nilan Nagy (1g-5a—6pts). Goalies: Matt Ginn 9-3-2, 2.90 GAA, .909 save percentage.
*Attending 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Championship