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Motzko named as Gophers new head coach

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.

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 University of Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team. Don Lucia resigned on March 20 which left it...

Back in time

Back in time

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

October 20, 2017

There is a certain sense of pride to be included in something that makes history, like  winning a national championship or being a part of a historical rivalry. UND hockey alumnus Andy Kollar has checked off both boxes. Kollar was a part of the 1999-2000 UND National Championship team, and while that was a...

Hawks or Gophers?

Cole Johnson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

This Friday and Saturday will be the first time since 2012 that the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team makes its way to the Ralph Engelstad Arena. It looks to be a matchup of two young talented hockey teams. Coming into the games, the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks are ranked fourth...

Ralph’s Rivalry Returns

The 2016 NCAA championship banner is raised at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on September 30, 2016.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

When the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota first took the ice back in 1930, the players probably didn’t what they were about get their schools into. Did they know Grand Forks and the Twin Cities would be linked forever? Did they know this one game would turn into an almost...

Home Sweep Home

UND captain Austin Poganski out-maneuvers St. Lawrence captain Joe Sullivan during Friday's home game.

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017

The University of North Dakota came into the home opener weekend looking to earn its first sweep on home ice in nearly a year. The last home ice sweep was on October 21 and 22 of 2016 against Bemidji State. UND broke the streak and swept St. Lawrence University. UND came into Friday’s contest looking...

Heading down the Gopher Hole

UND goalie Lexie Shaw tracks the puck against Minnesota State University Mankato earlier this season.

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

After a tough sweep against Minnesota Duluth, UND Women’s Hockey team will look to bounce back against another big rival, the University of Minnesota. The Hawks were on the wrong end of a low scoring series as both teams combined for five goals scored on the weekend with Friday’s game resulting...

Going down the Gopher Hole

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

The biggest rivalry in college hockey will enter a new chapter in the history of UND vs the University of Minnesota this weekend. The Hawks will travel to Minneapolis this weekend to take on the U of M Golden Gophers. Games against the Gophers are different from other games. The intensity is ratcheted...

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