Fighting Hawks

UND Athletics Pauses Workouts After 29 Positive COVID-19 Tests

29 came back positive after 200 tests

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — (UND Athletics)  Statement from UND Athletic Director Bill Chaves: “Based on results from our weekly test that occurred on Thursday, we have been working through 29 (of over 200 student-athletes tested) positive cases from that test. Given this situation, we have paused workouts this week so that we can hit a reset on a number of…

FCS All-American Mason Bennett Looking to Turn Dreams into Reality With NFL, CFL Draft Approaching

Bennett is a top ten prospect in the CFL

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota football’s All-American defensive end Mason Bennett is looking to hear his name affiliated with a new team in both the NFL and CFL drafts. Being from Manitoba, Bennett is tabbed as one of the top ten prospects in the CFL. Bennett is on many NFL teams radars as well after becoming the Fighting Hawks…

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’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 and College Hockey News while junior forward Jordan Kawaguchi was dubbed the Player of the Year. Berry, in his fifth year, guided North Dakota to a…

NDSU Heads to 5th NCAA Tournament with Summit League Championship Win Over UND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Herd is thundering to the NCAA Tournament with a resounding win over North Dakota in the Summit League Championship Game. North Dakota State’s defense shut down North Dakota early on with the Fighting Hawks’ first basket coming from Marlon Stewart around seven minutes into the game. NDSU was perfect from the free throw line in…

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 Uses “Next-man-up” Mentality in St. Cloud State Series

The Fighting Hawks were without their top two goal scorers in Jordan Kawaguchi and Shane Pinto

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the first time since October, UND hockey finished a weekend without a win, ending a series against St. Cloud State with a loss and a tie. On Saturday night, the Hawks were without two of their top goal scorers as Jordan Kawaguchi sat out with an undisclosed injury and Shane Pinto was ejected after a…

UND’s Thome sparking second-half defensive surge

The junior goaltender did not play at all in the first half of the season.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The past few weeks have been some of the best defensively for North Dakota hockey. The Fighting Hawks are unbeaten in the last five games and have given up just five goals in that span. It seems like everyone on the blue line has done their part to step up and contribute to this success, but…

UND Hockey Tops Denver

The Fighting Hawks opened up the series against the Pioneers with a 4-1 victory

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Top-ranked North Dakota got four different goal scorers and roder junior goalie Peter Thome, who stopped 26 of 27 shots to secure a solid 4-1 win over No. 5/6 Denver Friday evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena Shane Pinto opened the scoring just six minutes in. Denver’s (17-7-5, 7-6-4-3) Bobby Brink answered early in the second but Nort Dakota…