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The Freshmen Seven

The Freshmen Seven

August 29, 2018


Filed under Hockey Talk, kyle kinnamon, Showcase, Sports

It is almost that time of year again here in Grand Forks. The University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey team takes the ice for their 72nd season. North Dakota looks to hang their ninth NCAA Championship banner at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. North Dakota is a hungry team with loads of young talent waiting to show...

Track and Field takes the Drake Relays

Track and Field takes the Drake Relays

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under madison overby, Showcase, Sports

This week marked one of the final weeks in an abnormal season for the Fighting Hawks track and field team. With a tune up meet in Fargo next weekend and the conference meet less than two weeks away, the season is quickly winding down. For a select few, this past week was filled with travel to one o...

Softball sliding into the home stretch

Softball sliding into the home stretch

John Gregg, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under John Gregg, Sports

Fighting Hawks softball struggled against Big Sky rival Sacramento State this weekend as the Hawks battled the Hornets. The Hawks finished one and two against the Hornets, winning UND’s first ever game against Sacramento State. UND’s play this weekend places them just one game back from qualifying for p...

March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Allyson Bento, Showcase, Sports

One year. 16 colleges. Two countries. This now divides the family that once was the UND women’s hockey program, a program removed after a short 15 years, a program that showed more promise as each year went on, a program cut in its prime. One year. What has happened in one year? Find...

Candidates for UND hockey captain show promise

Candidates for UND hockey captain show promise

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Nick Erickson, Showcase, Sports

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 squad. We have an idea as to who our goalie will be with Peter Thome being the only goalie besides...

UND hockey program NHL signed athlete passes 100

UND hockey program NHL signed athlete passes 100

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Nick Erickson, Sports

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’s 99 and 100th players in history to make it to the NHL. Wolanin signed on with the Ottawa Senators las...

One game at a time

One game at a time

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Allyson Bento, Showcase, Sports

One down, two to go. For the NCHC that is. With Omaha in the dust, UND is far from out of the woods and like always it is do or die. After saturday’s overtime win the Fighting Hawks will continue on their mission back to the NCAA tournament. Looking back at last season, UND came into th...

The JUCO way to go

The JUCO way to go

John Gregg, Sports writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, John Gregg, ND, Sports

In recent years, it’s become a norm for many student athletes to be recruited out of high school and receive offers to attend various schools to play their sport. For some, the non-conventional route can be a good decision for their careers for many reasons whether it be academic or physical. Junior...

He’s Hoff to the Olympics

He’s Hoff to the Olympics

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Nick Erickson, Showcase, Sports

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 and Troy Terry of Denver are headlining the NCHC on the USA roster for the games set in February....

All tied up

All tied up

John Gregg, Sports Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under John Gregg, Sports

This past weekend, the No. 4 ranked Denver Pioneers traveled to the Ralph to battle the Fighting Hawks Men’s Hockey team. It was a much-anticipated matchup between the 2016 National Champions in UND and the 2017 Champions in Denver. Playing to a sell-out crowd Friday night, UND came out to a strong...

Hobey Hoax

Hobey Hoax

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Nick Erickson, Showcase, Sports

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. Specifically a few individual fans on Facebook. One account claimed to have discuss...

Basketball looking for a bounce back

Basketball looking for a bounce back

John Gregg, Sports Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under John Gregg, Sports

With a less than fabulous start to the season, the Fighting Hawks Men’s basketball hope to improve come crunch time. Recent wins to conference teams, Idaho State, Weber State, and a win to non-conference in state rival, North Dakota State propel the team in the right direction. “These last th...

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