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Tearing down the legacy

Using frames that once contained women's hockey jerseys, a display for the UND soccer program is now in place on the ice level of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

The University of North Dakota is a staple in the hockey community, recognized for producing high-class hockey players into the National Hockey League and the Olympics. So, when the news came out about the cutting of women’s hockey at UND, there was a shock around the community as a whole. Whether it was from ...

Cutting champions

Protests have erupted in response to UND’s decision to cut the women’s hockey team and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

It’s almost been a month since UND Athletics Director Brian Faison announced that the women’s hockey team, as well as the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, would be cut at the university. After taking time to gather my thoughts on the situation, one thing still hasn’t sat well with...

One step forward, two steps back

Brian Idalski is the head coach of the UND women's hockey program, which was eliminated as part of a 1.3 million budget cut for the Athletics department. File photo.

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

March 31, 2017

In a large sunlit room, there was nothing bright about the mood as people walked into the Gorecki Alumni Center with somber faces and heavy hearts. Standing behind the podium, UND Athletic Director Brian Faison announced that the university would be cutting the men’s and women’s swim and dive pr...

Flashback Friday: OT heroes

Emma Nuutinen celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Ohio State on Feb. 18 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Photo courtesy of Russ Hons Photography

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

    If UND women’s hockey forward Emma Nuutinen had one thing on her mind heading into overtime against Ohio State, teammate Kristen Campbell assured her of what it should be. Score. “In between periods, I was grabbing a drink and Kristen Campbell said to me, ‘You are goin...

Senior send off against Ohio State

Members of the UND women's hockey team pose for a team photo after competing in the annual Peter's Winter Classic event on Jan. 16, 2017. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017

The UND Fighting Hawks women’s hockey team is back home to take on the Ohio State University Buckeyes for one final weekend series of games before the WCHA playoff next weekend. The Hawks (13-13-6, 10-11-5-3 WCHA) come off a stretch of disappointing road losses to the no. 2 University of Minnesota-Duluth...

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...

Hawks look to fly past Beavers

Hallie Theodosopoulos chases the puck as Bemidji State's Lisa Laiti attempts to block her earlier this season at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

  After a pair of heartbreaking losses to the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers, the UND Fighting Hawks women’s hockey team looks to get back into the win column this weekend against the Bemidji State Beavers. Losing two tightly contested games in Wisconsin dropped the Fighting Hawks to a record of 12-9-5 (9-7-4-2 WCHA), but UND has a case...

Peter’s Ice Palace

Peter Elander (center), associate head coach of the UND women's hockey team and host of the Winter Classic, hands a puck to forward Charly Dahlquist Monday afternoon at his backyard ice rink called 'Peter's Ice Palace.'

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

If you grew up in a winter climate like North Dakota, there’s a good chance you had an outdoor rink experience not the experience like the one provided at Peter’s Ice Palace. Peter Elander, the associate head coach of the UND women’s hockey program, is trying to give children, students and even...

There’s no place like home

Vilma Tanskanen chases the puck during Saturday's game against Minnesota State Mankato at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

October 18, 2016

UND sweeps MSU at the Ralph for home opener last weekend Fans at the Ralph had plenty to cheer about this weekend as the UND women’s hockey team swept their opponents, the Minnesota State Mavericks. It was a weekend for young talent as UND put on a strong offensive showing with 10 goals against th...

Hawks soar home for homecoming

Halli Krzyzaniak intercepts University of Minnesota Duluth forward Michela Cava during a game at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center last season.

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

October 14, 2016

UND welcomes MSU to the Ralph for home opener this weekend The Fighting Hawks are returning to the Ralph Engelstad Arena for their home opener this weekend against the Minnesota State Mavericks. This will be the second conference series the women’s hockey team face this season after last weekend...

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