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Ice Time: Wisconsin at UND

FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018

No. 16 Wisconsin

at No. 14 UND

When: 7:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Ralph Engelstad Arena.

TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622 HD).

Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM).

Webcast: NCHC.tv.

Live blog: undhockey.areavoices.com.

TEAM STATS

UND

Scoring

26 Cole Smith jr f 2-2--4

8 Nick Jones sr f 0-4--4

29 Jordan Kawaguchi so f 0-4--4

2 Gabe Bast so d 2-1--3

3 Matt Kiersted so d 1-2--3

28 Hayden Shaw sr d 0-3--3

6 Colton Poolman jr d 2-0--2

16 Grant Mismash so f 2-0--2

27 Ludvig Hoff jr f 1-1--2

24 J Bernard-Docker fr d 0-2--2

18 Collin Adams so f 1-0--1

7 Zach Yon jr f 1-0--1

25 Joel Janatuinen sr f 1-0--1

10 Gavin Hain fr f 0-1--1

19 Mark Senden fr f 0-1--1

22 Rhett Gardner sr f 0-1--1

14 Jasper Weatherby fr f 0-0--0

17 Jonny Tychonick fr d 0-0--0

5 Casey Johnson jr d 0-0--0

4 Andrew Peski jr d 0-0--0

9 Dixon Bowen jr f 0-0--0

20 Josh Rieger so d 0-0--0

21 Jackson Keane fr f 0-0--0

Goaltending

31 Adam Scheel fr 2-1-1 1.90 .900

1 Peter Thome so 0-1-0 4.51 .786

Wisconsin

Scoring

2 Wyatt Kalynuk so d 4-5--9

18 Seamus Malone sr f 3-5--8

16 Tarek Baker so f 2-6--8

9 Linus Weissbach so f 2-6--8

24 Sean Dhooghe so f 5-2--7

19 K’Andre Miller fr d 2-5--7

22 Max Zimmer jr f 2-4--6

17 Will Johnson sr f 2-3--5

13 Roman Ahcan fr f 2-3--5

25 Dominick Mersch fr f 1-2--3

29 Brock Caufield fr f 1-1--2

15 Matthew Freytag sr f 0-2--2

12 Mick Messner fr f 1-0--1

6 Peter Tischke sr d 0-1--1

20 Josh Ess so d 0-1--1

19 Ty Emberson fr d 0-1--1

11 Jack Gorniak fr f 0-1--1

5 Tyler Inamoto so d 0-0--0

28 Jared Zirbel sr f 0-0--0

14 Jesper Peltonen fr d 0-0--0

23 Jason Dhooghe so f 0-0--0

Goaltending

1 Jack Berry jr 2-2-0 3.77 .876

32 Daniel Lebedeff fr 2-0-0 1.50 .936

TALE OF THE TAPE

UND

Record: 2-2-1

Ranking: 14

Offense: 2.60 (37th)

Defense: 2.80 (29th)

Power play: 17.4 (37th)

Penalty kill: 66.7 (54th)

Goaltending: .859 (50th)

Wisconsin

Record: 4-2

Ranking: 16

Offense: 4.50 (5th)

Defense: 3.00 (31st)

Power play: 27.6 (8th)

Penalty kill: 64.3 (57th)

Goaltending: .893 (36th)

THE FOCUS

Sophomore defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk, a Philadelphia Flyers draft pick, is off to a dominant start for the Badgers. Kalynuk, who is elite at getting pucks through traffic and to the net, leads the Badgers with nine points in six games. He also has four goals from the back end, leads the team in power-play points and blocked shots. Kalynuk, who wears No. 2, had 25 points as a rookie for Wisconsin last season.

THE PICK

Wisconsin has been up-and-down early this season, but the Badgers may have found something in goal with rookie Daniel Lebedeff, who has started the last two Saturdays and won both. He has a .936 save percentage and a 1.50 goals-against. UND, meanwhile, has to come down off the high of beating Minnesota in Las Vegas last week, which will be a challenge in the series opener.

Wisconsin 3-2; UND 4-2

NOTES

**** Former UND and Grand Forks Central forward Luke Johnson notched his first NHL point on Wednesday night -- and assist on the 299th-career goal for former UND forward Jonathan Toews. Johnson has played eight games for the Blackhawks this season. He was on the same line as former UND teammate Nick Schmaltz on Wednesday.

**** Bismarck’s Alec Rauhauser, a defenseman at Bowling Green, is the player of the month in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Rauhauser has eight points in seven games to open the season and is a team-best plus-9. Bowling Green is 5-1-1.

**** Defenseman Christian Wolanin became the 20th former UND player to play in the NHL this season when he suited up for the Ottawa Senators against the Arizona Coyotes this week. A week earlier, Rocco Grimaldi was No. 19, suiting up for the Nashville Predators.

**** Highly touted UND recruit Massimo Rizzo finally played his first game of the season last week for the Penticton Vees. Rizzo, expected to be a mid-round draft pick this year, was recovering from an injury.

**** Traditional powerhouses Boston College and Boston University are a combined 0-8 and have been shut out a combined five times to start the season.

**** This weekend, there will be a fundraising hockey tournament in Grafton for former Grafton-Park River and Air Force star Chad Demers, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in September. Demers is expected to attend. The tournament will go from 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday

NCHCCon. OverallW-L-T Pts. W-L-TDenver 0-0-0 0 3-0-1St. Cloud St. 0-0-0 0 5-1-0Minn. Duluth 0-0-0 0 6-1-1Colorado Coll. 0-0-0 0 4-1-1Miami 0-0-0 0 6-2-0Western Mich. 0-0-0 0 3-3-0UND 0-0-0 0 2-2-1Omaha 0-0-0 0 0-5-1

Today’s games

Wisconsin at UND, 7:37 p.m.

Miami at Omaha, 7:07 p.m.

Western Michigan at Denver, 8:07 p.m.

St. Cloud State at Colorado College, 8:37 p.m.

Saturday’s games

Wisconsin at UND, 7:07 p.m.

St. Cloud State at Colorado College, 7:07 p.m.

Miami at Omaha, 7:07 p.m.

Western Michigan at Denver, 8:07 p.m.

Big TenCon. OverallW-L-T Pts. W-L-TPenn State 0-0-0 0 5-0-0Michigan St. 0-0-0 0 3-1-0Wisconsin 0-0-0 0 4-2-0Notre Dame 0-0-0 0 3-2-1Ohio State 0-0-0 0 3-2-1Michigan 0-0-0 0 3-2-0Minnesota 0-0-0 0 1-1-1

Today’s games

Wisconsin at UND, 7:37 p.m.

Ferris State at Michigan State, 6 p.m.

Arizona State at Penn State, 6 p.m.

Michigan at Lake Superior State, 6:07 p.m.

Ohio State at Notre Dame, 6:35 p.m.

MSU-Mankato at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

WCHACon. OverallW-L-T Pts. W-L-TLake Superior 2-0-0 6 4-0-0MSU-Mankato 2-0-0 6 5-1-0Ferris State 2-0-0 6 3-3-0Bemidji State 1-1-0 3 2-1-1N. Michigan 1-1-0 3 2-4-0Bowl. Green 0-0-0 0 5-1-1Michigan Tech 0-0-0 0 1-3-0Anchorage 0-2-0 0 1-3-0Fairbanks 0-2-0 0 0-7-1Ala. Huntsville 0-2-0 0 0-8-0

Today’s games

Ferris State at Michigan State, 6 p.m.

Michigan at Lake Superior State, 6:07 p.m.

Northern Michigan at Bowling Green, 6:37 p.m.

MSU-Mankato at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Michigan Tech at Alabama Huntsville, 7:07 p.m.

Bemidji State at Alaska Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.

Today’s other games

Brown at Colgate, 6 p.m.

Yale at Cornell, 6 p.m.

Princeton at Dartmouth, 6 p.m.

Quinnipiac at Harvard, 6 p.m.

Clarkson at RPI, 6 p.m.

St. Lawrence at Union, 6 p.m.

Boston College at Merrimack, 6 p.m.

UMass Lowell at Maine, 6 p.m.

Air Force at Army, 6:05 p.m.

Sacred Heart at Bentley, 6:05 p.m.

RIT at Mercyhurst, 6:05 p.m.

Niagara at Robert Morris, 6:05 p.m.

UConn at Vermont, 6:05 p.m.

American International at Canisius, 6:35 p.m.

USCHO RANKINGS

  1. Minnesota Duluth (47) 6-1-1
  2. St. Cloud State (2) 5-1
  3. Providence 4-1-1
  4. MSU-Mankato 5-1
  5. Notre Dame 3-2-1
  6. Penn State (1) 5-0
  7. Ohio State 3-2-1
  8. Denver 3-0-1
  9. Bowling Green 5-1-1
  10. Minnesota 1-1-1
  11. UMass 5-1
  12. Michigan 3-2
  13. Northeastern 4-2
  14. North Dakota 2-2-1
  15. Quinnipiac 5-0
  16. Wisconsin 4-2
  17. Union 4-2-1
  18. Cornell 0-2
  19. Princeton 0-1
  20. Miami 6-2
Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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