Fighting Hawks Hockey

Former UND Hockey Coach Blais Enshrined in 2020 US Hockey Hall of Fame

Coach in Grand Forks for nineteen seasons

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– (UND Athletics) Former University of North Dakota head hockey coach Dean Blais was announced as one of four honorees in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 Monday. Blais spent 19 seasons at North Dakota, first as an assistant under Gino Gasparini, then later for a decade as the head coach from 1994-2004. As a…

NCHC Delays Start To Regular Season

Schools won't play their first games of the season until November 20th at the earliest

On Thursday afternoon, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced they will delay the start of their season until November 20th at the earliest. The conference includes North Dakota and Minnesota.   National Collegiate Hockey Conference Release: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – After thorough discussion and thoughtful planning over the past few months, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) has announced a delay…

UND Hockey Returns to The Ralph for Voluntary Workouts

Small group of players; no coaches

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Ralph Engelstad Arena has opened back up as the University of North Dakota begins its phasing process of oping back up sorts facilities. For UND hockey players, it allows them to return on a voluntary basis for workouts. Players arrive to The Ralph and take a temperature check before starting their workout. No coaches are with…

UND Hockey’s Michaud Signs with Winnipeg Jets Organization

Come to UND this season as Grad Transfer

GRAND FORKS, N.D.– (UND Athletics) Senior Westin Michaud has agreed to sign a professional contract with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, an affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. Michaud made the most of his one season at North Dakota, tying for the team lead in goals with 16, helping North Dakota to a National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season title and a…

UND Hockey’s Berry Named Spencer Penrose Coach of the Year

First UND Coach to win award since 2001

GRAND FORKS, N.D.– (UND Athletics) For the first time since 2001, a University of North Dakota head hockey coach has won the Spencer Penrose CCM/AHCA Division I Men’s Coach of the Year Award as Brad Berry completed the sweep of coaching awards. He was also earlier named the NCHC Coach of the Year, the USCHO Coach of the Year and was named College…

UND Hockey’s Brad Berry On Shortened Season

North Dakota Hockey Head Coach Brad Berry recaps the 2020 season

FARGO, ND – A few days prior to winning his second Herb Brooks NCHC Coach of The Year award, Fighting Hawks Head Coach Brad Berry joined KVRR Sports to discuss the shortened season, his message to the team, and more. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Brad Berry, Coach of the Year, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fighting Hawks Hockey, NCHC, North Dakota…

UND Hockey’s Berry Named Herb Brooks NCHC Coach of the Year

Second-Time Taking Home Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– (UND Athletics) Following national coach of the year honors from both USCHO.com and College Hockey News, UND head coach Brad Berry was also selected by his peers as the top bench man, Thursday winning the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Herb Brooks Coach of the Year award. Berry led UND to a resurgent 2019-20 campaign that saw the Fighting…

UND Hockey’s Kawaguchi Named NCHC Forward of the Year: Pinto Rookie of the Year

More Postseason Accolades for UND Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– (UND Athletics) The University of North Dakota hockey team made an impressive run though the regular season, going 26-5-4 and grabbing the No. 1 spot in the NCAA Pairwise Rankings. Individual honors continue to pour in as today junior Hobey Baker Award finalist Jordan Kawaguchi was dubbed the NCHC’s Forward of the Year and freshman Shane Pinto was named the NCHC Rookie…

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…

Bye Week Gives Opportunity for UND Hockey to Keep Improving in Competitive Areas

UND is back at no.1 in latest USCHO Poll

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota Hockey is riding high into a bye week after earning their first series sweep in a month and putting up nine goals against Colorado College. UND won’t play again until February 14th against Denver. The Fighting Hawks won’t get back on the ice until tomorrow with an off ice work out today. As of…