#9 St. Cloud State
(3-0-1, 0-0-0 NCHC)
#5 North Dakota
(2-1-1, 1-1-0 NCHC)
Friday, Nov. 1, 7:37 p.m. Central & Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:07 p.m. Central
Ralph Engelstad Arena (11,634) • Grand Forks, N.D.
TV: Midco Sports Network
Friday Radio: 96.1 The Fox
Saturday Radio: 100.3 Cat Country
North Dakota returns to National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) play this weekend when it hosts old WCHA rival St. Cloud State.
It will be the first conference series of the year for the Huskies, while UND enters the weekend 1-1-0 in NCHC play.
The puck drops at 7:37 p.m. Central on Friday and 7:07 on Saturday.
Honoring Gino Gasparini
On Saturday night, fans are encouraged to arrive early and celebrate the accomplishments and legacy of John “Gino” Gasparini, the winningest coach in program history, prior to opening faceoff.
Gasparini’s hockey career at UND began as a player in 1965. He played through the 1967-68 season, serving as captain his senior season.
As head coach from 1978-94, he amassed a career overall record of 392-249-24 (.608), went 277-197-21 (.581) in the WCHA and led UND to national titles in 1980, 1982 and 1987. He was a 3-time WCHA Coach of the Year (1978-79, 1981-82, 1986-87) who also went on to serve as UND’s Director of Athletics from October 1985 to June 1990.
In honor of Gasparini’s impact at the University of North Dakota and his lifetime of commitment to his players, several of his former student-athleteshave established a scholarship endowment in his name -- the Gino and Tootsie Gasparini Athletics Scholarship Endowment -- that will support UND men’s hockey student-athletes.
All UND men’s hockey games, home and away, can be heard on 96.1 FM (The Fox) and on stations across the UND Hockey Radio Network. Veteran broadcaster Tim Hennessy, in his 35th season as the voice of UND men’s hockey, calls the action while Steve Olson provides analysis during home games.
This weekend’s games will be broadcast live in high definition on Midco Sports Network. Dan Hammer handles the play-by-play while former North Dakota standout Scott Koberinski (1985-89) serves as color analyst and Katie Hale handles intermission interviews.
Both games can also be seen via high definition webcast with a UND Insider subscription at UNDsports.com. Subscribers can also watch the live HD stream on their iPhone or Android by purchasing the UND Sports premium app.
Receive real-time Twitter updates during all UND men’s hockey games by following @UNDMHockey. Additional coverage can be found at @UNDsports and @UNDSID.
Fans can also follow the action via live chat at UNDsports.com, featuring Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald and Jayson Hajdu of UND Athletics.
Limited general admission tickets remain available for both games this weekend. No reserved tickets are currently available but a limited number of reserved tickets may become available on Ticket Release Thursday.
Tickets can be purchased at the UND Box Office at Ralph Engelstad Arena or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Click on the PDF link at the top of this article to view the complete version of this week's game notes.