College hockey

Force’s Lynden Breen Pursuing Hockey At Maine

Fargo Force assistant captain Lydnen finished the 2020 season leading the team in points (48)

FARGO, ND – Assistant captain Lyden Breen tells KVRR he’s lined up to attend the University of Maine starting in the fall. The forward finished the 2020 season with 48 points, 18 goals, and 30 assists, all of which lead the team. All that was despite time missed due to two shoulder separations, one in November and February. After that…

UND’s Jordan Kawaguchi named USCHO Player of the Year

Kawaguchi is a an all NCHC First-team selection and a Hobey Baker Award finalist

GRAND FORKS,  N.D.– The University of North Dakota hockey team continued to be recognized for its stellar season with more national honors Friday. Head coach Brad Berry was named the national coach of the year by both USCHO.com and College Hockey News while junior forward Jordan Kawaguchi was dubbed the USCHO.com Player of the Year. Berry, in his fifth year, guided North Dakota to a…

UND Hockey Grateful for Home Ice in Opening Round of NCHC Playoffs

UND missed out on home ice advantage in round one last year for the first time in 17 years

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey will be staying put for the opening round of the postseason. The Fighting Hawks are set to host the No. 8 seed, Colorado College, at home in the NCHC playoffs. Being at home tastes a whole lot sweeter than it has in the past, as the team remembers all too well what happened…

UND Hockey Picked Fourth in NCHC Preseason Poll

UND starts season October 5th Against Manitoba

ST. PAUL, Minn.– (UND ATHLETICS) The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) unveiled its 2019-20 preseason poll today in the lead-up to its annual media day function at the Xcel Center. North Dakota was slated to finish fourth in the prognostications predicted by the league’s media. Two-time defending NCAA national champion Minnesota Duluth topped the polls with Denver and Western Michigan just…

KVRR Round Table: UND Hockey Season Review

The KVRR Sports team analyzes the UND 17-18 hockey season.

FARGO, N.D. — The University of North Dakota missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in 16 years. The Fighting Hawks finished their season with a win in the third place game of the NCHC tournament over Minnesota-Duluth. The KVRR sports team analyzes the Fighting Hawks’ season and look at the squad moving forward after the departure of Christian…

College Hockey: Lucia Steps Down at Minnesota After 19 Years

Lucia steps down with 457 wins, the most in program history.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (University of Minnesota) — University of Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle and Head Coach Don Lucia today announced that Lucia will step down as Minnesota’s head men’s hockey coach, pending the approval of the University’s Board of Regents later this week. Coyle and Lucia have agreed that he will remain with Gopher Athletics as special assistant to the athletics director…

History Made as UND, Minnesota Both Miss NCAA Hockey Tournament

UND misses national tournament for first time in 16 years.

FARGO, N.D. — The NCAA men’s hockey tournament was announced on Sunday morning. North Dakota’s run of consecutive appearances in the tournament ends at 15. UND, the University of Minnesota and Boston College have all missed out on the NCAA tournament. The Hawks, Gophers and Eagles have combined to win eight national titles since 2000. This is the first time…

College Hockey: Overtime Loss Puts UND Playoff Hopes in Jeopardy

North Dakota faces Duluth in the third place game on Saturday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (UND Athletics) — In the crazy world that is postseason hockey, North Dakota suffered heartbreaking overtime loss on Friday yet remained alive in its chase for a 16th straight NCAA Tournament berth. St. Cloud State’s Nick Poehling scored 1:47 into overtime to lift the Huskies to a 4-3 victory over North Dakota in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinals,…

College Hockey: UND Sweeps Omaha, Advances to Frozen Faceoff

Fighting Hawks score 53 seconds into overtime to eliminate the Mavericks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The UND Fighting Hawks are headed to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. Fourth-seeded North Dakota defeated fifth-seeded Omaha 4-3 in overtime to sweep the NCHC quarterfinal series at the Ralph. North Dakota advances to the Xcel Energy Center for the semifinals of the conference tournament. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines Tags: College hockey, Fighting Hawks, Fighting Hawks…

College Hockey: UND Shuts out Omaha, Takes 1-0 Series Lead

North Dakota is one win away from the NCHC Frozen Faceoff

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Fourth-seeded North Dakota took game one of the best-of-three series with fifth-seeded Omaha 4-0 in the first round of the NCHC playoffs. Christian Wolanin and Nick Jones both netted their 12th goals of the season in the victory. Joel Janatuinen also scored in the win. With a win on Saturday North Dakota will advance to the…