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Phil Sykes: From Walk-On to Two-Time NCAA Champion

Phil Sykes: From Walk-On to Two-Time NCAA Champion

Claire Weltz, Sports Editor February 14, 2022

Phil Sykes is a two-time NCAA champion with UND’s hockey team. But Sykes grew up a 21-hour drive from Grand Forks in Dawson Creek, BC. That’s 1,293.7 miles. (About half the width of the United States...

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...

UND head coach Brad Berry leads the mens 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 mens 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...

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

All tied up

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Ralph’s Rivalry Returns

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...

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.

Making moves

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...

UND captain Austin Poganski out-maneuvers St. Lawrence captain Joe Sullivan during Fridays home game.

Home Sweep Home

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....

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