Originally written January 30, 2013 on Goon's World:
This weekend, the University of North Dakota entertains the University of Wisconsin Badgers in a crucial two game WCHA series at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Matchup: North Dakota (13-8-5, 8-5-5 WCHA) #7 versus #19 Wisconsin (11-8-5, 8-5-5 WCHA). Dates: February 1-2, 2013 Times: February 1: 7:37p.m. (CT); February 2: 7:07 p.m. (CT) Radio:  UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox. TV: Midco Sports Network, FOX College Sports Central, DirecTV Webcast: UNDSports.com SERIES HISTORY: All-Time: UND trails the Wisconsin Badgers 64-86-11 (.432) In Grand Forks, UND trails the Badgers 32-36-8 (.474), In Madison, UND trails 27-46-3 (.375), At Neutral sites, UND leads the series 5-4-0 (.556). UND holds a 4-5-1 (.450) in the last 10 games and a 4-2 record the last six games (.666) against the Wisconsin Badgers. UND is 7-3-4 in the last 15 games it’s played at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Players to Watch: North Dakota: Forwards: Danny Kristo (15g-18a—33pts), Rocco Grimaldi (9g-11a—20pts), Mark MacMillan (8g-9a—17pts), Corbin Knight (12g-23a—35pts), Carter Rowney (6g-8a—14pts), 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 10-5-4, 2.34 GAA, .914 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 3-3-1, 3.11 GAA, .897 save percentage. Wisconsin Badgers: Forwards: Michael Mersch (15g-6a—21pts), Derek Lee (3g-16a—19pts), Tyler Barnes (6g-7a—21pts), Joseph Labate (4g-6a—10pts), Nic Kerdiles (3g-7a—10pts), Defense:  Jake McCabe (2g-8a—10pts) John Ramage (4g-3a—7pts). Goalies: Landon Peterson 5—2-2, 1.83 GAA, .934 save percentage, Joel Rumpel 6-6-3, 1.85 GAA, .930 save percentage. UND Official Web Page Wisconsin Official Web Page Cross Posted at the Hockey Writers - Combine...

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