Here is a breakdown of Fighting Sioux head coach Dave Hakstol’s record before and after the Christmas break for every year that he has been at the University of North Dakota.
Year Before After
2004-05 13-7-2 (.636) 12-8-3 (.587)
2005-06 12-7-1 (.625) 17-9-0 (.654)
2006-07 7-10-1 (.417) 17-4-4 (.760)
2007-08 8-6-1 (.567) 20-5-3 (.768)
2008-09 9-8-1 (.528) 15-7-3 (.660)
2009-10 9-6-3 (.583) 16-7-2 (.680)
2010-11 13-5-2 (.700) 19-4-1 (.813)
2011-12 3-6-1 (.389) ? --
Totals 74-55-12 (.567) --- 116-44-16 (.705)
I was listening to the Gopher Puck Live podcast
tonight while I was out walking the dog and the Gopher Puck Live
hosts were looking at this weeks match up between the Fighting Sioux and Bemidji State University Beavers; Ryan Cardinal said, “you can’t win a league tile in the first half but you can lose it.” That is very true, no one has hung a banner based on their play during the first two months of the season. However, championship teams tend to stay in the hunt during the early part of the season.
In looking at the numbers courtesy of Jayson Hajdu of the UND SID office
, I am wondering if the Fighting Sioux are getting set for another patented second half run. If the Fighting Sioux don't start winning game fast they might have to play for a bid to the Final Five on the road. That being said, there is a lot of hockey left to play this season.