UND is hoping to bring the NCAA hockey tournament back to North Dakota.
UND athletic director Brian Faison said the school is working on putting together a bid to host a men’s hockey regional at Fargo’s Scheels Arena in 2015 or 2016.
It was an atmosphere unlike anything that Lou Nanne has seen — before or since — in his long career in hockey. Now 71 years old, Nanne remembers fondly the reception his Minnesota North Stars team received returning home to the Met Center in Bloomington for Game 3 of the 1981 Stanley Cup finals after losing the first two games in New York to the Islanders.
Quinnipiac jumped to an early lead and cruised past St. Cloud State 4-1 on Thursday in the NCAA hockey semifinals. Jordan Samuels-Thomas had a goal and an assist for the top-seeded Bobcats while Ben Arnt, Kellen Jones and Jeremy Langlois also scored for Quinnipiac (30-7-5).
It will indeed be a Planes, Trains and Automobiles trip to the Frozen Four for Oliver and his wife, who will make a 20-hour drive overnight to watch their son, Nick, compete in a national semifinal game with St. Cloud State (7 p.m. tonight, ESPN2 in Pittsburgh).
MacWilliam, a physical defenseman from Alberta, signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, while Kristo, a skilled forward from the Twin Cities, signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.
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