GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota rings in the New Year with a pair of exhibition games at the 2014 Great Northwest Showcase in Burnaby, British Columbia.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota rings in the New Year with a pair of exhibition games at the 2014 Great Northwest Showcase in Burnaby, British Columbia.

UND will face the University of British Columbia on Friday, followed  by a meeting with host Simon Fraser University on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m. Pacific (9 p.m. Central) at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.

The Great Northwest Showcase began in 2012 as a four-game exhibition showcasing top level international university men’s hockey, while promoting the importance of education during an athlete’s competitive career.

The event is organized by the Burnaby Mountain Hockey Society, a non-profit organization incorporated in 2010 as the promotional and fundraising body of the Simon Fraser University men’s hockey program.