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Grimaldi to make pro decision before end of school year

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota will soon know whether its leading scorer is coming back for next season.
Sophomore forward Rocco Grimaldi says he wants to decide before the end of the school year whether he will return for his junior…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND rebounds to split with Saints

December 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — When the buzzer sounded, there was a huge roar from the Ralph Engelstad Arena crowd and a look of relief from the five University of North Dakota players on the ice.
It wasn’t a work of art, but after the last month, any win is wor…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND rebounds to split with Saints

December 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — When the buzzer sounded, there was a huge roar from the Ralph Engelstad Arena crowd and a look of relief from the five University of North Dakota players on the ice.
It wasn’t a work of art, but after the last month, any win is wor…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND’s Grimaldi relishes time at World Juniors

January 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Rocco Grimaldi left Russia last weekend with a gold medal in hand and his highlights playing on ESPN. Continue Reading

WORLD JUNIORS: Grimaldi stars as U.S. wins gold

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. is wearing World Junior Championship gold again, and it can thank UND’s Rocco Grimaldi. Trailing 1-0 in the second period, Grimaldi scored back-to-back goals and his linemate, Vince Trocheck, finished it off with an empty-net goal in the third period, giving the Americans a 3-1 win over Sweden and a third gold medal at the event. Continue Reading

UND’s Grimaldi on World Juniors roster

December 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS USA Hockey officials made their rounds in the last month, trying to identify which players it will bring to this year’s World Junior Championship.
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MEN’S HOCKEY: Grimaldi on initial U.S. World Junior Championship roster

December 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND freshman forward Rocco Grimaldi is one of 27 players named to the initial U.S. World Junior Championship roster. Continue Reading

UND’s Grimaldi sidelined for season

January 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Rocco Grimaldi will have to wait another year to introduce his game-breaking speed and elite talent to the college hockey world. Continue Reading

UND HOCKEY: Grimaldi out for the year

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After struggling with an injury that’s ailed him since fall camp, the UND freshman forward and preseason Western Collegiate Hockey Association rookie of the year will have season-ending surgery on his kneecap, the school announced Thursday. Continue Reading

Taking center stage

June 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For UND hockey recruit Rocco Gimaldi, faith and skill overcome sizeStitched on the back of Rocco Grimaldi’s right shoe is ’1 Samuel 16:7.’ For a guy who reads the Bible daily and plans to become a pastor when his hockey career is over, there’s no better way to explain why he has embraced his 5-foot-6, 163-pound frame. Continue Reading