Friday, November 16, 2012

North Dakota vs. Minnesota-Duluth: Notes & Links

  • North Dakota: 4-3-1 Overall (2-1-1 WCHA)
  • Minnesota-Duluth: 2-5-1 Overall (0-3-1 WCHA)
  • Gametime: Friday 7:37 CST/Saturday 7:07 CST
  • Both games will be broadcast across the region on a variety of media outlets and as always, here's the standard broadcast information. Fox College Sports will also carry both games of the series. Friday's game can be found on DirecTV channel 623 while Saturday's will air on DirecTV channel 608.
  • Series Notes (PDF): North Dakota and Minnesota-Duluth
  • For all of the GF Herald stories, check out Brad Schlossman's Friday Morning Reading.
  • Duluth News-Tribune: Bulldogs Take WCHA Winless Skid to North Dakota
  • Duluth News-Tribune: Bulldogs Looking For Right Chemistry
  • The Ciskie Blog: UMD Returns to Grand Forks, Trying to Stop Slide
  • Bulldog Country: Series Preview
  • Series Numbers: North Dakota leads the all-time series 135-75-8, including a 75-31-2 record in Grand Forks. Dating back to the 2003-04 season, UND sports a 23-7-2 mark against the Bulldogs, including a 12-2-1 advantage at Engelstad Arena. UMD is one of just five programs North Dakota has faced at least 200 times, with Minnesota, Michigan Tech, Denver, and Colorado College being the others. 
  • UND goaltender Clarke Saunders is second among WCHA goaltenders in both GAA (1.98) and Save Percentage (.931).
  • UND has the second best penalty kill in the WCHA, having killed off 87.5% of shorthanded situations.
  • UMD senior forward Mike Seidel leads all WCHA skaters with four power play goals and Tony Cameranesi is third among WCHA freshmen with seven points (4G, 3A), while Austin Farley is tied for fourth with six (2G, 4A).
  • UMD is averaging the third fewest goals per game (2.38) among WCHA teams while allowing the fourth most (2.88). They are also the most penalized team in the country, taking an average of 19.0 penalty minutes per game.
  • UMD's head coach is former Sioux player and assistant coach Scott Sandelin and one of his assistants, Jason Herter, is also a former Sioux player.
  • Bulldog defenseman Willie Corrin is the nephew of former Sioux head coach Dean Blais, and his full name is William Blais Corrin.
  • Michael Parks could return to the UND lineup for the first time since suffering a lower body injury in the exhibition game against Manitoba. He was a full participant in Thursday's practice, playing on a line with freshmen Rocco Grimaldi and Drake Caggiula. On the Minnesota-Duluth injury front, defenseman Chris Casto is expected to return to the lineup while defenseman Luke McManus is questionable (UMD injury news courtesy of Rink & Run).
  • Seven members of this season's UMD squad are NHL draft picks, while 14 North Dakota players have heard their names called by NHL brass.
  • USCHO's This Week in the WCHA
  • USCHO Weekend Review: UMD is in Trouble
  • USCHO's Weekend Picks
  • CHN's Tale of the Tape
  • CHN's WCHA Power Rankings
  • CHN's WCHA 3 Up, 2 Down
  • CHN's Three Things
  • WCHB Weekly WCHA Preview
  • WCHA Weekly Press Release
  • The Hockey Writer's Combine: UND vs. UMD Series Notes
  • Sioux Sports Series Preview
  • Episode 2.07 of Through These Doors:

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