UND just concluded today’s practice session at the Resch Center.
There’s no confirmation on whether he’s playing yet, but there’s a good sign for Sioux fans: Jason Gregoire did participate in practice Friday. Gregoire missed last weekend’s Final Five with an undisclosed injury. Prior to the Final Five, he had 27 points in 14 games.
A couple of other injured forwards — Carter Rowney and Derek Rodwell — also skated for the Sioux on Friday. Their availability is not known, either.
UND also held its weekly shootout at the end of practice. The first person to shoot, Andrew MacWilliam, outlasted the field, scoring three times. He sniped the first one and was able to hit slap shots through the five-hole on the others. Corban Knight finished second.
The highlight save of the day belonged to Brad Eidsness, who slid from right to left and gloved a two-on-one attempt.
Mark Bedics of the NCAA told me that one of the Sioux players broke the glass at the start of practice. I missed it, because it happened during RPI’s press conference. So after practice, I did some investigating.
Jake Marto said that Dillon Simpson flipped a shot, sending the puck through the glass, but Brett Bruneteau apparently cracked it first. “I guess I’ll give him credit, because he’s in there whining about it,” Simpson said.