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STAFF BLOG UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA HOCKEY Two from GF begin pro careers
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In 2006, the University of Minnesota earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Its reward was coming to Grand Forks and playing in front of a hostile crowd of about 12,000, who were almost all rooting for the Gophers to lose.
Clarkson forward Jamie Lee Rattray scored both goals in a 2-1 Clarkson victory over UND on Saturday afternoon to help the Golden Knights grab a split against UND in a matchup that both teams know will be big come NCAA tournament selection time.
It was bitterly cold outside the other night at my lake cabin, my reluctance to close it up for the winter now edging into the second week of December. Outside, great pillows of snow adorned the cluster of needles on the pine trees.
The UND women’s hockey team took a big step toward the NCAA tournament on Friday afternoon. Even though it’s still three months until the bracket will be picked, UND’s 2-1 win over No. 6 Clarkson figures to pay big dividends at that time.
UND used two goals by freshman Luke Johnson, one by senior Derek Rodwell and an outstanding performance by goaltender Zane Gothberg to earn an 3-2 victory over Western Michigan in front of 3,110 lively fans at the Lawson Ice Center.
The Broncos (6-5-3) have won four games in a row and have only allowed three goals in the last five games. They rank in the top 10 nationally in team defense for the third year in a row under Murray, who coached 10 years in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues.
Winning faceoffs is not a concern Dave Hakstol has had in a while. Thanks to players such as Corban Knight, Brad Malone, Chris VandeVelde, T.J. Oshie, Jonathan Toews, Travis Zajac and Zach Parise, UND has ranked near the top nationally in that category each year in the last decade. But this season, that dominant center is not there yet.
St. Louis Blues forward David Backes remembers fondly the games he played against T.J. Oshie while the two were Western Collegiate Hockey Association rivals. Oshie and Backes are not only teammates now but also linemates for one of the NHL’s top teams.
When the national college hockey poll was released Monday afternoon, there was a rarity. The UND men’s hockey team was not ranked. It hasn’t happened often since the poll started in 1997, but UND did face a strikingly similar situation just two years ago.
Top-ranked Minnesota had its 10-game home unbeaten streak snapped by in-state foe Minnesota Duluth on Sunday afternoon at Mariucci Arena. The loss dropped the Gophers to 9-2-1 on the season and improved the No. 19 Bulldogs’ record to 6-5-1.
The UND men’s hockey team admits that there’s some frustration creeping in.
“Absolutely,” forward Rocco Grimaldi said. “It’s tough, I’m not going to lie,” defenseman Nick Mattson said. “It wears on you.” Things didn’t get any better on Friday night, either.
In a formal press conference in Agganis Arena on Friday night, a typically stern Dave Hakstol refused to look past this weekend and worry about the implications of a rough start to his UND men’s hockey season.
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