2010 NCAA MEN’S ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
NORTHEAST REGIONAL · DCU CENTER · WORCESTER, MASS.
NORTH DAKOTA-YALE POSTGAME NOTES
MARCH 27, 2010
Yale 3, North Dakota 2
- The Bulldogs improve to 21-9-3 on the season and 2-3 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. It is their first NCAA Tournament victory since beating St. Lawrence, 4-1, in the consolation game of the 1952 tournament. Yale also appeared in last year’s tournament, losing 4-1 to Vermont in the first round.
- Yale is now 20-46-15 all-time in postseason play and 7-2-1 against nationally ranked opponents this season.
- Mark Arcobello’s goal in the second period made him the sixth Bulldog to hit 30 points this season. Brian O’Neill’s assist on Arcobello’s tally tied him with Broc Little for the team lead with 40 points.
- Denny Kearney’s first-period goal gives him points in 25 of 33 games this season and goals in four of his last seven contests.
- Tom Dignard has recorded an assist in four of his last five games.
- Senior goaltender Ryan Rondeau improves to 2-1-1 on the season. It’s his first decision since a 3-3 tie Nov. 7 at Union. His only other victory of the season was a 5-2 win at Princeton in the season-opening game Oct. 31.
- Yale will play Boston College on Sunday. It will mark the first-ever meeting between the programs in the NCAA Tournament.
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING SIOUX
- The Fighting Sioux end the season at 25-13-5.
- North Dakota drops to 5-1 all-time against Yale, 0-1 in the NCAA Tournament. The last time the two teams met before tonight was in a two-game series hosted by the Fighting Sioux on Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2003. North Dakota won by scores of 8-4 and 10-0.
- North Dakota is now 3-1 all-time in NCAA Regional games played in Worcester.
- Head coach Dave Hakstol is now 30-14 all-time in postseason play at North Dakota, including a 9-6 mark in the NCAA Tournament.
- North Dakota finishes the season 4-9-4 in games in which their opponents have scored first and 1-10-1 when trailing after two periods.
- North Dakota drops to 5-9-2 against teams in the NCAA Tournament and 11-9-4 in games versus nationally ranked opponents.
- Brett Hextall’s goal in the third period gave him points in two straight games. Matt Frattin’s third-period tally extended his point-scoring streak to three games.