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TAMPA, Fla.—Whether they're soaking up the sun on the sandy Florida beaches or mulling around by Amalie Arena, UND hockey fans who made the trip to the Frozen Four are relishing Friday's break between the national semifinals and the championship game. The throng of UND hockey fans, who haven't been able to enjoy Friday like this since 2005, ate up a good portion of the 18,000-plus in attendance during Thursday night's 4-2 win over the University of Denver. But those fans back in Grand Forks also made a big impression on the UND hockey team, players said Friday.
TAMPA, Fla. -- UND had its fist clenched, ready to give its fans one more gut punch late Thursday night. As the third-period clock drained, any Fighting Hawks’ fan who...
TAMPA, Fla. -- While Matt Hrynkiw sat in his locker stall Wednesday afternoon at Amalie Arena quietly eating a post-practice taco spread, television cameras and reporters swarmed the stall next...
UND offensive line coach Luke Knauf jokes that he didn’t have to do much coaching in 2015, with veterans Brandon Anderson, Sean Meehan and Colton Boas manning the interior of...
CINCINNATI—The talk around the Midwest Regional at U.S. Bank Arena is about the elite lines of North Dakota and Michigan. For UND, it's the CBS Line of Nick Schmaltz, Brock Boeser and Drake Caggiula. For Michigan, it's the CCM Line of Kyle Connor, JT Compher and Tyler Motte. What places UND at a different level, however, is what Northeastern coach Jim Madigan calls "the blend" of the Fighting Hawks.
CINCINNATI—After scoring at least 17 goals for the third straight year, Northeastern's Kevin Roy could have made the move to professional hockey last summer. The senior forward was a fourth-round NHL draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2012, the same season he was named the United States Hockey League's player of the year. "I just wanted to come back and get my degree and do something special with this program," said Roy, a Lac Beauport, Quebec, native, who surprised some out of high school by spurning Canadian major juniors in favor of an NCAA education.
MINNEAPOLIS -- This isn’t Colorado College anymore. Or Western Michigan. Or even Nebraska Omaha. This is the NCHC Frozen Faceoff and UND wasn’t quite prepared for it. Minnesota Duluth, behind...
For the fifth time in the last six seasons, the UND men's basketball team will play in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. But for the first time, the Fighting Hawks will play host. UND (17-15) will host UC Irvine (25-9) of the Big West Conference on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND has never won in the CIT. UND lost at Nebraska Omaha in 2014, at Northern Iowa in 2013, at Drake in 2012 and at Air Force in 2011.
The UND men's hockey team is headed back to Minneapolis for the Frozen Faceoff, and the Fighting Hawks can expect a much tougher challenge than Colorado College provided in the NCHC quarterfinals. No. 1 UND manhandled the No. 8 Tigers for a second straight night Saturday, scoring four goals in the first period en route to an easy 5-1 win at Ralph Engelstad Arena. It's a safe bet things won't be that easy at the Target Center for the remainder of the conference tournament. The Frozen Faceoff is shaping up to be a gauntlet.
In the first half of the season, one concern for the UND offense was the reliance on the dynamic top line of Nick Schmaltz, Drake Caggiula and Brock Boeser. As we’re closing in on mid-March, there’s now a crazy bit of trivia that goes directly against that early-season storyline.