Ever seen a goalie in the penalty box before? If you haven't, here is Minnesota State's goalie serving a 5 minute face masking penalty in tonight's game. - Imgur
The University of North Dakota travels to Minneapolis, Minnesota to take on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers in a pivotal two game WCHA series at Mariucci Arena.
Matchup: North Dakota (16-6-3, 8-3-3 WCHA) #6 versus #1 Minnesota (16-3-3, 8-3-3 WCHA).
Dates: January 18-19, 2013
Times: Jan. 18: 7:07p.m. (CT); Jan. 19: 5:07 p.m. (CT)
Radio: UND 96...
A video before bed. I never get tired of watching this replay. This was one of my favorite Fighting Sioux hockey teams. Former Fighting Sioux forward Chris Porter puts the puck through Jeff Frazee's massive five hole to send UND to 2007 NCAA Frozen Four at St. Louis, Missouri. This game was sweet revenge for the Gophers beating UND the week before in the Final Five on a fluke...
Each week, I participate in a WCHA Web Media Poll that is put on by the Tech Hockey Guide with 11 other people that represent both the print media as well as the hockey blogosphere.
There was some movement in this week’s poll. Minnesota and North Dakota remain at the number one and number two spots. Denver moves up one spot to three. Nebraska-Omaha moves down one spot...
There is an old saying, ‘I guess if you repeat something enough times it becomes true’. Doh’k! I have pretty much covered this subject in this blog post and here as well.
Roman Augustoviz, The Roman Empire --- These strong rivals will not meet in the regular season again until the 2016-17 season, according to what Gophers coach Don Lucia said on his weekly radio show on...
Matthew Semisch, Radio Free Omaha
2. North Dakota
4. Nebraska Omaha
5. St. Cloud State
7. Minnesota Duluth
8. Minnesota State
9. Colorado College
10. Michigan State
11. Bemidji State
12. Alaska Anchorage
Andy Johnson, (@AndyJohnsonB5Q)
2. North Dakota
3. Saint Cloud State
A little something to watch before bed. It's four+ days until UND versus UMN. It's a shame that this will be the last time UND plays UMN in a league game. I guess all good things must come to an end. Oh the memories... This goal was from February 1, 2008, the Fighting Sioux win at the 2:28 mark of overtime against the Golden Gophers on a great goal by Evan Trupp, assisting...
For whatever reason, there is a lot of negative energy this week, perusing Sioux Sports, that sight has become toxic, you'd think that UND has no chance of taking any points. You would also think that UND is a bunch of talentless, good for nothing, hacks. I don't get it, you'd think that UND is also having a horrible and sub par season, and that is just not the case....
January 14, 2013
(First Place Votes)
Here is the week 14 WCHA Power Rankings. This season, I have been doing the WCHA Power Rankings with Taylor Seibel who is a contributor of College Hockey Weekly.
In my humble opinion, there are three tiers that are starting to emerge in the WCHA. You have the first tier; this is the top six teams that all have at least 12 wins in their over-all record. You also have a middle...
This past weekend North Dakota’s women’s hockey team traveled to Ridder Arena to faceoff against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The weekend would be a test to see how close North Dakota is to challenging the Gophers in the potential post-season run.
It might be a little early to talk about the post-season, but after the weekend the Gophers remain an unbelievable 22-0-0...
Here are the highlights of UND's win against the C.C. Tigers. It was awesome to see Dan "Jimmer" Senkbeil gets his first goal of his college career as UND gained the split with a 5-3 win. Jim was given the hard hat award for scoring the game winning goal.
It was nice to see Mitch MacMillan get his first goal since Feb. 11, 2011. I find it amusing that the there...
It's here and it's on... This will be the final WCHA series between the two teams, before they go their separate ways. So after this season, there will be no more after regular season games, for at least four years. I wouldn't be surprised it that last longer.
If UND plays Minnesota during the next four seasons it will be during the NCAA tourney. So I expect there...
We hear all of the time that the fans are too hard on the officials. This is the reason many of us don't want the NCHC to hire "any" of the WCHA's current officials. This is unacceptable. This is a brutal call and can't defend this. Brad Shepherd made the wrong call and it cost UND a power play goal. The fans deserved better than this, what a gong show. This...
UND forward Mitch MacMillan
Eric Classen, UND Sports
Grand Forks, ND – Last night, the University of North Dakota ended their seven game unbeaten streak with a 4-3 loss to the Colorado College Tigers. The Tigers on the other hand stopped a horrendous seven game winless streak.
Upon arriving at the arena, it appeared that UND head coach Dave Haksol was not pleased...
25 Mitch MacMilliam – 10 Corban Knight (A) – 7 Danny Kristo (A)
9 Drake Caggiula– 27
Carter Rowney (A) –15 Michael Parks
21 Brendan O’Donnell – 16 Mark MacMillan – 19 Rocco Grimaldi
8 Dan Senkbeil – 28 Steph Pattyn – 20 Joe Gleason
2 Andrew MacWilliam (C) – 5 Nick Mattson
Tough way to lose a hockey game – UAA’s Tyler Currier was given a five minute major and a game misconduct for this hit on Minnesota Gophers forward Zach Budish at the 15:52 mark of the third period and the Gophers used that major penalty to cash in on the power play and win the game 4-3. [Click to view video]
This is a penalty, there is no question about it, however, Budish...
Tonight, was not a good night for the boys in Green and White. Also, the men in stripes had a very bad night, I know, I know, it's Brad Shepherd and Todd Anderson. What do I expect? I expect the refs to be professional and not yelling obscenities at the playes on the ice. That being said, the refs didn't cost UND the game, UND did it to themselves.
I do think that the...
Grand Forks, ND – There was much anticipation coming into tonight’s game. UND was riding a 6-0-1 mark in the last seven games that they had played in.
The Colorado College Tigers came into this game as a team going the opposite direction of UND. The Tigers were winless in 0-6-1 their last seven games and hadn’t won since the last time the two teams met on November 31...
15 Michael Parks –10 Corban Knight (A) – 7 Danny Kristo (A)
9 Drake Caggiula– 27 Carter Rowney (A) –19 Rocco Grimaldi
25 Mitch MacMilliam – 16 Mark MacMillan – 13 Connor Gaarder
8 Dan Senkbeil – 28 Steph Pattyn –17 Colten St. Clair
2 Andrew MacWilliam (C) – 5 Nick Mattson
18 Dillon Simpson–20...
This doesn’t pass the smell test. Does anyone believe the bravo sierra that they’re shoveling in Fargo right now? So, NDSU doesn’t want to pay UND in football because; they’re still whining about UND not playing NDSU when they made the transition to division I FCS while UND was still Division II.
If not, then what the heck is stopping this historic match-up from happening...
Check it out, I found a link to this page in my stats counter and apparently, it's from the Calgary Flames fan page and apparently according to this author, UND fans are conducting a Jihad in voting for Corban Knight for Hobey Baker. I don't think this Calgary Flames fan realizes what they're fan base is up against, UND has one of the largest fan bases in college hockey...
Eric Classen / UND Athletics
If you’re a fan of college hockey, you will know that nominations for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award went out this week. You can find the initial list of names on the Hobeybakeraward.com website.
Like any other college hockey fan, I went to the Hobey Baker site to see the names that were listed in the fan voting. Perusing the names, I found...
The Greatest Sioux Jersey Tournament being held by the Sioux Jersey Blog has now narrowed the field from 16 to 8. Go to the Sioux Jersey Blog and click on the link to go vote for your favorite Fighting Sioux Jersey. [Click to vote]
Even though they're former Gopher hockey players, and they're from two teams I am not all that fond of, Keith Ballard who's from the Vancouver Canucks and Paul Martin who's from the Pittsburgh Penguins; they both did a pretty good job in this video and it's very funny. Thank God the NHL is back on.