Matchup: North Dakota (13-7-4, 8-4-4 WCHA) #5 versus #16 Saint Cloud State (14-10-3, 11-5-0 WCHA).
Dates: January 25-26, 2013
Times: Jan. 25: 7:37p.m. (CT); Jan. 26: 7:07 p.m. (CT)
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.
TV: Midco Sports Network, FOX College Sports Central, DirecTV 623
SERIES HISTORY: The University of North Dakota leads the all-time series against the Saint Cloud State Huskies 60-32-11 record (.636). North Dakota holds an impressive 30-13-5 (.677) record against the Huskies in Grand Forks, ND. North Dakota split their series (3-0 W – 2-5 L) with the Huskies on November 9 and 10, 2012, at the National Hockey center. UND holds a 6-3-1 record against the Huskies during the last 10 games.
Players to Watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Danny Kristo (14g-17a—31pts), Rocco Grimaldi (8g-11a—19pts), Mark MacMillan (8g-9a—17pts), Corbin Knight (11g-22a—33pts), Drake Caggiula (6g-6a—12pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (2g-12a—14pts), Derek Forbort (4g-8a—12pts), Joe Gleason (3g-8a—11pts) Jordan Schmaltz (1g-6a—7pts) Andrew MacWilliam (1g-5a—6pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 10-5-3, 2.37 GAA, .915 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 3-2-1, 3.11 GAA, .895 save percentage.
Saint Cloud State Huskies: Forwards: Drew LeBlanc (7g-27a—34pts), Nic Dowd (11g-15a—26pts), Kalle Kossila (11g-10a—21pts), Ben Hanowski (7g-12a—19pts), Defense: Nick Jensen (3g-16a—19pts) Andrew Prochno (2g-12a—14pts). Goalies: Ryan Faragher 13-8-0, 2.29 GAA, .911 save percentage, Joe Phillippi 1-0-0, 3.00 GAA, .842 save percentage, Rasmus Reijola 0-2-0, 5.14 GAA, .804 save percentage.