Colton Poolman

UND’s Colton Poolman signs with Calgary Flames

Poolman was a two-year captain with the Fighting Hawks

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Graduating senior free agent defenseman Colton Poolman (East Grand Forks, Minn.) has signed a one-year, entry-level NHL deal with the Calgary Flames, announced Friday. The two-time captain helped guide the Fighting Hawks to a 26-5-4 overall record this season with a National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) regular season title and the top spot in the NCAA Pairwise Rankings at the…

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 Aims for Sole Possession of the Penrose Cup in Regular Season Finale

The Fighting Hawks already have clinched a share of the trophy, but need one more point to secure the cup outright

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — With a sweep against Western Michigan, UND hockey officially clinched it’s share of the Penrose Cup, but  there is still something to fight for in the Hawks last regular season series against Omaha, as UND has a chance to clinch that trophy outright. “We want to own the Penrose trophy outright,” head coach Brad Berry said….

UND Hockey Stresses the Importance of Non-Conference Wins Ahead of Canisius Series

The Fighting Hawks were swept by the Golden Griffins last season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Opening weekend of college hockey is always an exciting time at UND, but this year, maybe more so than most. The Fighting Hawks open things up against Canisius, the same opponent that  stunned North Dakota last season, pulling off a two-game sweep in a series that would ultimately cost UND it’s shot at the playoffs. That…

Depth Providing Confidence for UND Hockey’s Upcoming Season

The Fighting Hawks return 20 players from last year's team

GRAND FORKS, N. D. –It’s a new season for UND hockey, but there aren’t a whole lot of new faces. The team returns to the rink excited about the depth they are bringing back and poised to have a comeback season after failing to make the playoffs the last two years. “The biggest thing is we’ve retained a lot of…

Rink Report: UND Carries Momentum into First Round of Playoffs

The Fighting Hawks will play at Denver this Weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the past sixteen years, North Dakota hockey has had home-ice advantage in the first round of the NCHC playoffs and has gotten to start the postseason at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. That streak comes to end this year, however, as the team finished the regular season in 5th place in the conference and now must head…

UND Hockey Finds Extra Motivation to Prepare for SCSU

The Fighting Hawks play the Huskies Friday Night

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Nobody ever said it was easy to play hockey in the NCHC. North Dakota is always priming for a good matchup as a part of the toughest hockey conference in the country. That competition really heats up this weekend, with top-ranked St. Cloud State headed to the Ralph. UND players say they are up to the…

Rink Report: UND Takes Care of Details in Preparation for Tough Stretch

The Fighting Hawks will play No. 1 St. Cloud State this weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Part of North Dakota hockey’s recent struggles hasn’t been getting the lead in games, it’s been keeping it. The past four games has been much of the same for the Fighting Hawks. They get off to a two-goal lead over their opponent, but each time, they’ve failed to hold onto that lead. Members of the team…

UND Uses Semester-Ending Loss as Motivation Heading into 2019

The Fighting Hawks closed the first half of the season with a split against Denver

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota men’s hockey is practicing this week, but the team is done with regular-season games until the new year. The Fighting Hawks sit at No. 13 in the country, and capped off the first half of the season with a split at home against Denver. UND was in and out of rhythm for the first…

College Hockey: UND Isn’t Overlooking a Struggling Alaska Anchorage Team

The Seawolves are 1-8-1 through their first ten games

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey is looking to bounce back into the win column after getting swept this past weekend. The Hawks will face an Alaska Anchorage team that has won just one of its first ten contests. The Seawolves have been shut out in five of those losses and rank dead last in the NCAA in scoring…