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Published January 23, 2013, 06:44 PM

UND Men's Hockey team returns to the Ralph to host St. Cloud State

UND returns home after getting a point against Minnesota. UND hosts St. Cloud State Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th.

By: Dan Corey, WDAZ

COMING OFF THE BIGGEST SERIES OF THE REGULAR SEASON, THE UND MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM RETURNS HOME TO THE RALPH FOR A WEEKEND STAND AGAINST ST. CLOUD STATE.

THE SERIES AGAINST THE GOPHERS DIDN'T GO AS UND FANS SCRIPTED BUT THEY DID STEAL ONE POINT IN MINNEAPOLIS.

THE FOCUS FOR 13-7-4 UND NOW SHIFTS TO THE HUSKIES WHO ARE CURRENTLY RANKED 16TH.

UND, WHO IS RANKED FIFTH, IS ACTUALLY BEHIND SCSU IN THE WCHA STANDINGS AND HEAD COACH DAVE HAKSTOL KNOWS WHAT HIS TEAM HAS TO DO LOOKING AHEAD.

HAKSTOL, "WE'RE JUST GOING TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND KEEP WORKING HARD, IMPROVING THE SMALL AREAS OF OUR GAME. WE CONTINUE TO BE EXCITED ABOUT THE THINGS THAT OUR TEAM IS DOING, THE WAY WE'RE WORKING, THE SMALL IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'RE MAKING. WE'RE JUST GOING TO KEEP WORKING ON THAT DURING OUR WORK WEEKS AND THEN CRITICALLY TURNING THOSE INTO WINS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS.

UND SPLIT THIS SEASON EARLIER IN THEIR TRIP TO ST. CLOUD WITH A 3-0 WIN AND A 5-2 LOSS.

THE HUSKIES ARE COMING OFF A HUGE SWEEP OF DENVER AND THE UND PLAYERS ARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT FOR THIS WEEKEND, ONE OF THEM IS MITCH MACMILLAN WHO TRANSFERRED TO GRAND FORKS FROM ST. CLOUD STATE.

MACMILLAN, "IT WOULD DEFINITELY FEEL GOOD TO GET THE SWEEP AGAINST THESE GUYS. THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY BEHIND WITH ME, SO IT WOULD BE NICE."

FRIDAY NIGHT'S GAME IS SET FOR 7:37.

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