Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux travel to St. Paul, Minnesota to play the St. Cloud State Huskies, in the quarterfinals of the WCHA Final Five, at the Xcel Energy Center, March 15th, 2012.

Game Time: 7:07 pm Thursday.

Television: The Red Baron WCHA Final Five games will be shown live on Fox Sports North DirecTV 668.

Radio: The games can be heard at 96.1 the Fox and or on KNSI FM 103.3/AM 1450 

AUDIO: FightingSioux.com,  WCHA.com

Records and Rankings: The Fighting Sioux (22-12-3); are ranked 12 in both National polls. The Fighting Sioux swept the Bemidji State Beavers in the first round of the WCHA playoffs (4-2 W, 4-3 W).  Official Release

Saint Cloud State University (17-16-5); are unranked in both National polls. The Huskies  swept the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (4-0 W, 3-1 W). Official Release

Series History:  The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux are 58-31-11 (.635) against the Saint Cloud State Huskies in the all-time series. The Fighting Sioux are also 9-2 against the Huskies in the playoffs.  The Fighting Sioux are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games against the Huskies.

Players to Watch: 

For UND: Forwards: Danny Kristo (17-23a—40pts), Corbin Knight (13g-22a—35pts) and Brock Nelson (23g-17a—40pts). Defense: Nick Mattson (6g-12a—18pts), Dillon Simpson, (2g-15a—17pts), Ben Blood (3g-15a—18pts), Joe Gleason (0g-14a—14pts), Andrew MacWilliam (2g-4a—6pts).  Goaltenders: Aaron Dell .896 save percentage and a 2.79 goals against average. Brad Eidsness .920 save percentage and a 2.17 goals against average.

UND Injuries: Forward Rocco Grimaldi is out, Brendan O’Donnell out, defenseman Derek Forbort out, Michael Parks is questionable, Derek Rodwell is out (season shoulder)

For the Huskies: Forwards: Ben Hanowski (22g-20—42pts), Jared Festler (15g-19a—34pts), Travis Novak (12g-13a—25pts). Defense: Nick Jensen (6g-26a—32pts), Andrew Prochno (5g-23a—pts), Jared Rabey (6g-8a—14pts). Goalies: Mike Lee .930 save percentage and a 2.24 goals against average. Ryan Faragher .915 save percentage and a 2.77 goals against average.
Related articles
  • The Final Five is set (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
  • Fighting Sioux Finish off the Bemidji State Beavers 4-3 (insidehockey.com)
  • Sioux slip past Beavers 4-1 (insidehockey.com)
  • UND vs. BSU: Series Notes (insidehockey.com)

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