The Los Angeles Kings are planning to sign UND junior defenseman Derek Forbort. Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told Los Angeles blog Mayor’s Manor that the plan is to sign the 6-foot-5, first-round pick in “the next few days.”
Nobody has to remind UND’s seniors how their freshman year ended. “Obviously, losing to Yale, it was a bit of an early lesson as freshmen,” senior defenseman Andrew MacWilliam said. “Yale’s a heck of a team. They’re going to be good.” UND will get another shot at the Bulldogs.
Was it a lineup change or an attitude adjustment? Opinions may differ. Whatever you choose, though, the third period resulted in 20 minutes filled with 20 shots, two goals and an effort worth landing North Dakota in today’s NCAA West Regional championship game against Yale.
UND captain Andrew MacWilliam scored a game-tying goal early in the third period, Kristo scored the eventual winner 57 seconds later and UND earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Niagara University in a first-round NCAA tournament game in Van Andel Arena.
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When the NCAA placed the 2013 men’s hockey West Regional in Grand Rapids, Mich., the organization probably didn’t envision the season unfolding this way. For the first time since 1979, the NCAA tournament doesn’t include at least one school from Michigan.
Each year of their college career, Corban Knight and his classmates entered the NCAA tournament on a big winning streak. That’s why they aren’t alarmed this week. There’s no doubt that UND has taken a different path to the NCAA tournament this year.
Let me start this off by saying that in my playing days in NCAA Division III hockey, I was a goalie. So in any game I watch, at any level of play, I pay particular attention to goaltending on both ends of the rink.
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