Cole Smith

UND Hockey’s Smith Signs With NHL’s Nashville Predators

11 goals this season (career-high)

NASHVILLE, Tenn .— (UND Athletics) Senior alternate captain Cole Smith has signed an NHL free agent deal with the Nashville Predators, announced Thursday. A Brainerd, Minn., native, Smith scored a career-high 11 goals this season to give him 24 for his career. He was a positive plus/minus rating in each of the past three seasons and is a finalist for the…

UND Hockey Looking for Players to ‘Take a Step’ in Exhibition Game

The Fighting Hawks play Manitoba on Saturday at 7:07 p.m.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Saturday’s hockey game between UND and Manitoba may just be an exhibition, but it should provide some insight into the upcoming season. Its’ the first chance for everyone to see how this 2019 squad has come together and the first opportunity for the freshman to show why they’ve done enough to earn playing time “The game…

Rink Report: Peter Thome Steps Up for UND After Adam Scheel’s Injury

The sophomore goaltender returns in this week's series against UMD

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When one man goes down, the next is ready to step up. That is the case for UND hockey after the team’s star goaltender, Adam Scheel, suffered an injury in Saturday’s game. The timing does align, however, as sophomore goalie Peter Thome is just now returning after an injury of his own. “I feel great,” Thome said….

UND Hockey Gearing Up for An Amplified Amsoil Arena Against Minnesota Duluth

The Hawks have lost eight of their last nine matchups with the bulldogs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND hockey will have a dogfight on their hands this weekend. The Hawks will head to Amsoil arena to face the defending national champs, Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs bolster an elite roster with student-athletes like Scott Perunovich who tops the conference scoring race with 16 points in 12 games. They also have netminer Hunter Shepard who…

Rink Report: UND Prepping for Dog Fight Against No. 2 Minnesota Duluth

The No. 2 Bulldogs are in a four-way tie for second place in the NCHC

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey expects a dogfight every time they match up with conference foe, Minnesota Duluth. UND lost eight of their last nine meetings with the defending national champs, and no current Hawks have tallied more than three career points against them. The team says they’ll need to focus on all the little details to get…

UND Has Some Tricks-and-Treats Up Their Sleeve For No. 16 Wisconsin


GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There won’t be any Goblins, Ghosts or Witches out on the ice this weekend, so UND Hockey will rely on their ‘scary’ skills to frighten Wisconsin. The team says they have a couple tricks-and-treats up their sleeves this Halloween to help take down the No. 16 badgers. “I think we’re frightening to face because of our speed,”freshman…