FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2019

UND at No. 9 Western Michigan

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When: 5:30 tonight, 6:05 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Lawson Ice Arena, Kalamazoo, Mich.

TV: CBS Sports Network (GF Ch. 314/635 HD) on Friday only.

Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM).

Webcast: NCHC.tv on Saturday only.

Live blog: undhockey.areavoices.com.

Stories

A reminder of the Old Ralph? Here's a story on Lawson Ice Arena, where WMU has a huge home-ice advantage

Despite WMU's success, Andy Murray still has no contract beyond this year. WMU's starting goalie just recently got put on scholarship. Here are 10 things you may not know about Western Michigan

UND is set to get its captain back this weekend. Here's an update on who's in and who's out of the lineup this weekend

What's the future of NCAA regionals? Here's what the Herald knows

Tale of the tape

UND

Record: 13-12-2

Ranking: NR

Offense: 2.52 (46th)

Defense: 2.44 (20th)

Power play: 15.2 (48rd)

Penalty kill: 81.6 (29th)

Goaltending: .892 (47th)

WMU

Record: 16-9-1

Ranking: 9

Offense: 3.54 (6th)

Defense: 2.85 (31st)

Power play: 18.1 (30th)

Penalty kill: 80.3 (33rd)

Goaltending: .903 (35th)

The focus: Wade Allison

Western Michigan junior forward Wade Allison’s numbers are down by his standards -- he has six points in 12 games this season -- but there’s no denying his impact on the Broncos. In the 12 games he’s played, the Broncos are 10-1-1 and averaging 4.25 goals per game. In the 14 games he missed due to two separate injuries, the Broncos went 6-8, averaging 2.92 goals per game. UND has played one game against Allison this season. He scored a goal and Western Michigan won 6-2.

The pick

This may be the most challenging series UND has played to date. It’s against a highly skilled opponent, on the road, in the most difficult venue the Fighting Hawks will visit all season. It’s against a team that’s lost one time in the last year with their star player, Wade Allison, in the lineup. The deck is stacked against UND. But the Fighting Hawks have played its best against top opponents this season, and at some point, this team is going to get rewarded for all of its puck possession.

UND 3-2, 4-3.

Former player notes

* Former UND and Warroad High star T.J. Oshie reached the 500-point mark in his NHL career Thursday night, when he scored two goals and added an assist in Washington's 5-1 win over San Jose. Oshie, the game's No. 1 star, now has 18 goals on the season.

* Former UND and Thief River Falls standout goalie Zane McIntyre won his 10th-consecutive start for the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League on Sunday afternoon. McIntyre, who has been called up to the NHL once this season, hasn’t lost since the calendar flipped to 2019 and has stopped 94 of the last 96 shots he’s faced.

* Drake Caggiula, the Most Outstanding Player of the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four, was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Chicago Blackhawks in January. Last week, he got his first chance at playing his old team and he scored a goal in leading the Blackhawks to a 5-2 victory.

* There was a goal-scoring run from former UND players in Thursday night's Chicago-New Jersey game. Caggiula, Jonathan Toews and Travis Zajac all had goals in the game.

College hockey notes

* Boston College coach Jerry York, age 73, signed a contract extension this week that will take him through the 2021-22 season. York, the all-time winningest college hockey coach, has been at Boston College since 1994.

* Quinnipiac standout Brandon Fortunato, who ranks sixth nationally in points by a defenseman (28 points in 26 games) will miss the rest of the season after an injury sustained in practice. The New Haven Register reported that Fortunato suffered a fractured fibula and ruptured ankle ligaments.

* Wisconsin’s leading scorer and first-round NHL Draft pick K’Andre Miller is expected to miss this weekend’s series against Notre Dame because of a lower-body injury he sustained last Saturday.

* Miami ended the second-longest winless streak in program history -- and the longest in more than 25 years -- by beating Omaha last Saturday. The RedHawks had gone 15 games without a win (0-11-4).

NCHC

As of 2/14/2019

SOURCE: Grand Forks Herald

Today’s games

UND at Western Michigan, 5:30 p.m., CBS Sports

Denver at Minnesota Duluth, 7:07 p.m., CBS Sports

Saturday’s games

UND at Western Michigan, 6:05 p.m., NCHC.tv

Denver at Minnesota Duluth, 7:07 p.m., NCHC.tv

Big Ten

As of 2/14/2019

SOURCE: Grand Forks Herald

Today’s games

Minnesota at Ohio State, 5 p.m., BTN

Penn State at Michigan State, 6 p.m.

Wisconsin at Notre Dame, 6:05 p.m., NBC Sports

Saturday’s games

Minnesota at Ohio State, 5 p.m., BTN

Wisconsin at Notre Dame, 5:05 p.m., NBC Sports

Penn State at Michigan State, 6 p.m.

WCHA

As of 2/14/2019

SOURCE: Grand Forks Herald

Today’s games

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

Alaska Fairbanks at Bowling Green, 6:37 p.m.

Northern Michigan at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.

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

Saturday’s games

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

Alaska Fairbanks at Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.

Northern Michigan at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.

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

Today’s other games

RIT at Sacred Heart, 10:05 a.m.

Cornell at Brown, 6 p.m.

Dartmouth at Clarkson, 6 p.m.

Princeton at RPI, 6 p.m.

Harvard at St. Lawrence, 6 p.m.

Quinnipiac at Union, 6 p.m.

Colgate at Yale, 6 p.m.

Maine at Merrimack, 6 p.m.

Vermont at Northeastern, 6 p.m.

Boston College at UMass, 6 p.m.

Mercyhurst at Army, 6:05 p.m.

Robert Morris at Holy Cross, 6:05 p.m.

Bentley at Niagara, 6:05 p.m.

Boston University at UConn, 6:05 p.m.

Providence at UMass Lowell, 6:15 p.m.

Canisius at Air Force, 8:05 p.m.

American International at Arizona State, 8:05 p.m.

Pairwise Rankings

  1. St. Cloud State 21-4-3
  2. UMass 21-6
  3. Ohio State 19-5-4
  4. Minnesota Duluth 17-7-2
  5. Quinnipiac 21-6-1
  6. MSU-Mankato 24-6-2
  7. Denver 15-6-4
  8. Cornell 15-6-2
  9. Arizona State 19-10-1
  10. Western Michigan 16-9-1
  11. UMass-Lowell 17-8-2
  12. Clarkson 19-9
  13. Harvard 13-7-3
  14. Northeastern 17-9-1
  15. Bowling Green 18-8-3
  16. Notre Dame 15-10-3
  17. Providence 16-9-5
  18. Penn State 16-10-2
  19. Lake Superior State 18-8-2
  20. Union 14-9-5
  21. North Dakota 13-12-2
  22. Michigan 12-12-6
  23. Yale 11-9-3
  24. New Hampshire 11-10-8
  25. Colorado College 11-14-4

Team stats

UND

Scoring

29 Jordan Kawaguchi so f 6-13--19

8 Nick Jones sr f 5-10--15

24 J Bernard-Docker fr d 4-10--14

3 Matt Kiersted so d 5-7--12

22 Rhett Gardner sr f 8-3--11

6 Colton Poolman jr d 4-7--11

16 Grant Mismash so f 5-4--9

2 Gabe Bast so d 4-5--9

26 Cole Smith jr f 2-7--9

19 Mark Senden fr f 4-4--8

27 Ludvig Hoff jr f 3-4--7

18 Collin Adams so f 2-5--7

28 Hayden Shaw sr d 2-5--7

9 Dixon Bowen jr f 3-3--6

21 Jackson Keane fr f 2-3--5

10 Gavin Hain fr f 3-1--4

14 Jasper Weatherby fr f 2-2--4

17 Jonny Tychonick fr d 0-4--4

25 Joel Janatuinen sr f 1-2--3

5 Casey Johnson jr d 1-1--2

4 Andrew Peski jr d 1-1--2

7 Zach Yon jr f 1-0--1

31 Adam Scheel fr g 0-1--1

20 Josh Rieger so d 0-0--0

1 Peter Thome so g 0-0--0

Goaltending

31 Adam Scheel fr 12-9-2 2.03 .910

1 Peter Thome so 1-3-0 3.75 .838

Western Michigan

Scoring

29 Colt Conrad sr f 8-20--28

16 Hugh McGing jr f 12-14--26

21 Josh Passolt so f 15-10--25

26 Ethen Frank so f 13-9--22

28 Cam Lee jr d 6-14--20

22 Austin Rueschhoff so f 7-12--19

9 Dawson DiPietro jr f 4-8--12

6 Corey Schueneman sr d 1-11--12

24 M. Samuelsson fr d 4-6--10

12 Cole Gallant fr f 3-6--9

4 Luke Bafia jr d 3-5--8

13 Drew Worrad fr f 3-5--8

23 Paul Washe so f 2-5--7

17 Wade Allison jr f 3-3--6

14 Jade McMullen sr f 3-3--6

10 Lawton Courtnall jr f 3-3--6

2 Kale Bennett jr d 0-5--5

25 Jared Kucharek fr d 0-4--4

11 Rhett Kingston fr f 2-1--3

20 Jamie Rome fr f 0-2--2

3 Michael Joyaux fr d 0-1--1

35 Trevor Gorsuch sr g 0-1--1

7 Carson Vance so d 0-0--0

18 Brett Van Os so f 0-0--0

27 Cam Orchard so f 0-0--0

19 L. Samuelsson so f 0-0--0

1 Austin Cain so g 0-0--0

33 Ben Blacker jr g 0-0--0

Goaltending

35 Trevor Gorsuch sr 14-5-1 2.31 .923

1 Austin Cain so 2-2-0 4.17 .826

33 Ben Blacker jr 0-2-0 3.19 .898