For the first time in a month, North Dakota will be on home ice this weekend when the Fighting Hawks host Miami University in NCHC action.
UND enters the week alone in third place in the NCHC with 17 points, four ahead of fifth-place Miami.
Minnesota Duluth (26 points) and Denver (23) rank 1-2 in the conference standings.
All UND men’s hockey games, home and away, can be heard on 96.1 FM (The Fox) and on stations across the UND Sports Home of Economy Radio Network, as well as through the iHeart Radio app. Longtime broadcaster Tim Hennessy, in his 38th season as the voice of UND men’s hockey, calls the action while Steve Olson provides color analysis.
Both games will be telecast live on Midco Sports Network. Play-by-play voice Alex Heinert calls the action and is joined by color analyst Jake Brandt and rinkside reporter Katie Hale. Saturday’s game will also be carried live by FOX College Sports. Consult local listings for channel information.
Both games will be streamed live via NCHC.tv.
Receive real-time Twitter updates during all UND men’s hockey games by following @UNDMHockey. Fans can also follow the action via live chat at UNDsports.com, featuring Brad Schlossman and Tom Miller of the Grand Forks Herald and Jayson Hajdu of UND Athletics.
A limited number of tickets remain available for Friday’s game while Saturday’s game is SOLD OUT. Additional tickets for both games will be made available on Ticket Release Thursday at 10 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the UND Box Office at Ralph Engelstad Arena or online at UNDsports.com/tickets.
The RedHawks are coming off of a home sweep of St. Cloud State last weekend, extending their winning streak to four games and their unbeaten streak to five (4-0-1).
Prior to its current 5-game unbeaten streak, Miami had endured a 9-game winless skid in which it went 0-7-2.
Senior forward Anthony Louis (11-14--25) and sophomore forward Keifer Sherwood (10-13--23) rank third and fifth, respectively in the NCHC scoring race, while junior captain Louie Belpedio (3-6--9) anchors the blueline.
The RedHawks boast the top penalty-killing unit in the NCHC at 85.3 percent, which ranks 13th in the nation.
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