Minnesota Duluth is back on the road today, dry and sunny, to Grand Forks, N.D. The Bulldogs haven’t met North Dakota at Ralph Engelstad Arena in more than two years. Games are 7:37 p.m. Friday and 7:07 p.m. Saturday (94.1 FM).
A Thursday update on North Dakota and UMD from the News Tribune here.
North Dakota remains without a nickname and will do so at least until January of 2015. North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said this week he’s not anticipating a replacement nickname any time soon.
The Grand Forks Herald has a feature on defenseman Dillon Simpson here.
UMD’s sports information office has series notes here.
U.S. College Hockey Online has WCHA notes, including a look at Bemidji State defenseman Brady Wacker, who is married and a father of a kindergartener. That story is here.
Goalie Alex Stalock won a seventh straight game Wednesday for Worcester (Mass.) in the American Hockey League. It is the second-longest streak of his Sharks career and his marks this season are .915 and 2.35. His other streak was from Nov. 21 to Dec. 6, 2009.The streak has coincided with Worcester’s move into first place in the AHL’s Atlantic Division. An update from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette is here.