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Are There Really Any Neutral Regional Sites?

Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald touched on this subject today. Brad Schlossman, UND Hockey Blog — Ferris State coach Bob Daniels, on a conference call, lamented his team’s experience in the 2003 regionals, when it lost to Minnesota in a partisan Mariucci Arena. He said that it’s too big of an advantage to […]

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A Look Back: Hakstol Moves to Philly

A year ago Monday was a whirlwind day in the hockey world. Early May 18, 2015, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol had been hired by the Flyers to become their 19th head coach. Hakstol left UND with a 289-143-43 record and a .654 winning percentage. The only thing […]

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UND Hockey: Waiting on Nick Schmaltz

Someone posted this article on Sioux Sports. I am not familiar with this Chicago Blackhawks Blog. Honestly, it’s the first time that I’ve ever read it. I don’t know how dialed in he is to the Blackhawks organization. That being said, “if” Schmaltz is set to return, that would be a huge turn of events. […]


My Favorite Derek Shepherd Moment

This past spring, National Collegiate Hockey Conference, and Western Collegiate Hockey Association referee, Derek Shepherd announced his retirement from college hockey officiating. Some people have posted their favorite Shepherd moments. I have a couple memories that I can share. The first time that I had met Shepherd was in passing during the 2005-2006 season. I […]

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NCHC Early Departures & Points

With the end of each college hockey season there are the usual early departures. This season, it appears that UND will be hit the hardest in the NCHC. Minnesota Duluth Kasimir Kaskisuo, So, G (19-15-5, 1.92 GAA, .923 SV%) Toronto Maple Leafs Nebraska-Omaha Jake Guentzel, Jr, F (19g-27a—46pts) Pittsburgh Penguins St. Cloud State Charlie Lindgren, […]

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UND Hockey Announces Team Awards

Today, head coach Brad Berry announced the 2015-16 team awards. UND’s MVP Award: Senior Forward Drake Caggiula, Whitby, Ontario Cliff “Fido” Purpur Award: Junior Defenseman Troy Stecher. Richmond, British Columbia Archie Krum Memorial Athletic Scholarship: Junior Defenseman Gage Ausmus, East Grand Forks, Minn. Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship: Freshman Goaltender Ryan Anderson, Roseau, Minn. Rookie of […]


UND Hockey: Early Departure’s Contract Details

Here’s are the recent deals of the four UND hockey players that recently gave up their college eligibility to sign a professional contract. You can see that Paul Ladue and Troy Stecher bot the best deals when they signed. UND is currently waiting to see if Nick Schmaltz is going to do. Also, Drake Caggiula […]

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How to Get a Copy of 24 Hours to a Title

I’ve had a few people ask me how to get a copy of Brad Schlossman’s great insert feature in Sunday’s Grand Forks Herald. Mine was delivered to my front door this morning. By the way, it was a fabulous read. For the people that don’t live in Grand Forks, ND, it’s pretty simple. Brad explains […]

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Paul LaDue Signs with the Kings

The Mayor John Hoven, not to be confused with the former governor of North Dakota is reporting that UND defenseman Paul LaDue has signed with the L.A. Kings. Not a shock, this was expected to happen. The list of people that UND is waiting on is growing smaller. Obviously, this isn’t’ a shock, this was […]

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How does Cam Johnson Stack Up?

Looking at the numbers at UNDSPORTS, sophomore goalie Cam Johnson will go down as one of UND’s best goalies to ever wear the uniform. SAVE PERCENTAGE (Min. 10 GP) 1. Cam Johnson (2015-16) ……….935 2. Jean-Philippe Lamoureux (2007-08). .932 3. Zane McIntyre (2014-15)………. .929 Jordan Parise (2005-06)………… .929 5. Karl Goehring (1999-00)……….. .927 6. Zane McIntyre (2013-14)……….. […]


Taking a Look at USA’s U18 Roster

For the past week, I have been attending the IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Ralph Engelstad Arena. I have a few observations. Team USA has been scoring goals in bunches and has outscored the opposition 38-4. Team USA also has back-to-back shutouts. First, there isn’t a single UND recruit on this year’s U18 roster. Second, there’s […]


Tyson Jost Buys Into UND’s Hockey Culture

Currently, at Ralph Englestad Arena, the IIHF U18 Worlds tournament is taking place. And during the tourney, I had an opportunity to talk to future Fighting Hawks forward Tyson Jost. During my brief conversation with Jost, he couldn’t hide his excitement. The arena and the UND coaching staff has made quite an impression on the […]

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Gopher Rejects?

Back in the day, during Sioux vs. Gophers hockey games, University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Mascot, Goldy Gopher used to hold a sign that said Manitoba’s pride on Ice. Check out this graphic, this past season, UND had 9 former Minnesota high school hockey players. Some of these recruits were taking in the opposition’s back […]

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UND Hockey: Coming and Goings

I am looking forward to coming back to UND for my Soph season to defend our NCAA National Championship! — Brock Boeser (@BBoeser16)