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One game at a time

One game at a time

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018

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...

Bye, Bye, Bye

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

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 only eight games remaining in the season.   Head Coach Brad Berry seems to be optimistic about the season going forward due to this bye week timing for the team.   “We didn’t have a bye week in the first half, a lot of teams did,” Berry said. “This comes at a good time on a few different things on a mental and ...

He’s Hoff to the Olympics

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.

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

All tied up

UND faced the Denver Pioneers this past weekend in a home series that resulted in two overtime ties.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

January 28, 2018

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...

A tale of two coaches

A tale of two coaches

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

At first glance, the head coach of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team, Brad Berry, and the head coach of the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team, Don Lucia, may seem to have a lot in common. Both men are currently coaching two of the most storied men’s hockey programs in ...

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 were even made available to the general public. With everyone sitting near their computer at 2 p.m. t...

Flashback Friday

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Minnesota versus North Dakota. The epitome of college hockey rivalries. It’s one of the most storied and intense rivalries in all of sport. “This is the biggest rivalry in college hockey,” junior defensemen Hayden Shaw said. “Nothing has changed. If anything, for the fans, it has just been 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...

Making moves

UND forward Nick Jones (#8) breaks away from a face-off against St. Lawrence Friday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks swept the Saints in a two game series.

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017

Transferring schools in college sports is not uncommon, but in college hockey it is done very rarely. For the University of North Dakota, this season there have been three transfers, two leaving the program (Chris Wilkie and Matej Tomek) and one coming into the program (Nick Jones). Prior to this l...

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...

UND ready to reload

Grant Mismash committed to play for the UND men's hockey team in Nov. 2016.

Thomas McCullough, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

As the 2016-2017 University of North Dakota’s Men’s Hockey season comes to a close, the team looks to bounce back next season with a refreshed lineup. Since their final game against Boston University, several UND players from this season have not only signed NHL contracts, but have already started...

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