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UND HOCKEY: UND hit the post a lot last season, the numbers show

I wrote a story about midway through the season detailing how often UND had hit the post. Nick Schmaltz led the nation with nine posts at the time -- he was on a crazy run of hitting them -- but didn't hit another one all season. UND still finish...

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Coltyn Sanderson (26) tries to get one around Jacob Nehama (31) wrapping around the net in the first period of Friday's NCHC playoff game at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

I wrote a story about midway through the season detailing how often UND had hit the post.  Nick Schmaltz led the nation with nine posts at the time - he was on a crazy run of hitting them - but didn’t hit another one all season. UND still finished the season No. 1 in posts and Schmaltz’s good friend and linemate,  Brock Boeser, ended up leading the nation in posts.

These advanced stats are available on collegehockeynews.com.

You’ll notice that, in general, the teams that hit the most posts were the best teams. That’s probably not a surprise, because you need to generate offensive scoring chances to hit the post.

It’s also interesting that UND had four different individuals who hit more posts than Anchorage’s entire team, while two others tied UAA’s grand total of five posts.

Here are your numbers.

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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