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Club lacrosse team frustrated by treatment

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer May 1, 2018

UND’s club sports seasons are coming to a close, but the men’s lacrosse club ended their season a bit earlier than they hoped with a cancellation of their only home game of the season due to field...

UND nickname with a potential mascot to match

Nick Erickon, Sports Writer April 22, 2018

UND is taking steps in another direction of the rebranding from the Fighting Sioux to the new Fighting Hawks nickname. UND Today announced on March 6 that UND had a 17-person committee to determine...

Succeeding Don Lucia, Bob Motzko was named the Minnesota Gophers men's hockey head coach on March 27, 2018 with a five-year contract worth $2.9M.

Motzko named as Gophers new head coach

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer April 8, 2018

Bob Motzko, after taking the St. Cloud State Huskies to potentially one of their biggest and best chances at a historic season, decided to move on to his true calling of becoming the head coach of the...

Candidates for UND hockey captain show promise

Candidates for UND hockey captain show promise

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer March 26, 2018

Now that some of the early signings have been completed, we can start to prepare and see what can be expected of next season. A year ago, Cam Johnson was campaigning to be the acting captain for the UND...

UND hockey program NHL signed athlete passes 100

UND hockey program NHL signed athlete passes 100

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer March 26, 2018

Early signings at the University of North Dakota are very similar to the nature of blizzards: they always pack a punch and usually happen more than once a year. Christian Wolanin and Shane Gersich became...

UND goalie Peter Thome celebrates Shane Gersich's goal in the second period of Saturday's hockey game against Colorado College at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

It’s Thome time

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer February 11, 2018

  The night started out just like any other night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Except this time, there was a different number in net. Peter Thome took over the game Saturday night against Colorado...

UND head coach Brad Berry leads the men's hockey team in a practice last season at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Bye, Bye, Bye

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer February 4, 2018

UND sat idle on a bye week this past weekend and it seems to be coming at a good time for them. They’re 12-8-8 while being tied for fourth place with the University of Minnesota Duluth in the NCHC with...

UND forward Ludvig Hoff (#27) watches goalie Cam Johnson makes a save against the Minnesoa Gophers earlier this season. Hoff was named to the Norwegian men's Olympic ice hockey team on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

He’s Hoff to the Olympics

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer January 29, 2018

The NHL’s decision to not allow NHL players time off to play in the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea is now granting childhood dreams of many players across the NCAA.   Will Borgen from SCSU...

Within the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), no players on the UND men's hockey team were submitted to be Hobey Maker nominees this year

Hobey Hoax

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer January 22, 2018

The candidates for the coveted Hobey Baker were recently announced and Fighting Hawks fans were left collectively scratching their heads in confusion. The list lacked any University of North Dakota representation....

Graphic by Shiny Mahlum

Hockey after college

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer October 20, 2017

Everyone who calls themselves a fan of college hockey has probably informed you they prefer watching it over the NHL. That is absolutely the case with most UND hockey fans. This year is even more meaningful....

Future Faceoff

Future Faceoff

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer October 19, 2017

Lost out on the ticket lottery to get to the Vegas showdown in 2018 against the Gophers? More people did than did not, considering it was estimated that 6,000 of the 7,773 tickets were sold before they...

Fighting Hawks offensive lineman Dan Bell celebrates with fans following Saturday's Homecoming win over Northern Colorado.

Turning a corner

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer October 8, 2017

UND football had been struggling through the first half of their season, and we all hate to see it. We want to watch UND succeed in all of their respective sports. The team has been plagued with injuries...

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