Fighting Hawks

UND Football Adjusts to New Offensive System During Spring Practice

The Fighting Hawks learn a new system under first year Offensive Coordinator Danny Freund

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football began its spring practice this month and is using this offseason to adapt to some changes. It’s the first opportunity the team has had to take the gridiron under new offensive coordinator, Danny Freund. The Fighting Hawks new play caller has UND getting used to a faster offense with players having the chance to…

UND Hockey Takes Underdog Mentality into First Round of Playoffs

The Fighting Hawks will play Denver on the road

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey is playing the first round of the NCHC tournament in Denver. The fighting hawks need to win the best-of-three series there to ensure their season stays alive. They are 1-2-1 against Denver so far this year, but have actually outscored the pioneers 7-to-6 in the four games. UND has gotten used to playing as…

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 Handles Buisness Against Omaha

The Fighting Hawks defeated the Mavericks 2-1

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota Hockey got the 2-1 victory over Omaha to start the final regular season series off on a high note. UND scored first with a wrap around goal from Gabe Bast. The Mavericks would tie things up in the second, after capitalizing on a five-on-three power play. Nick Jones sealed the deal in the third,…

Rink Report: Senior Weekend Gives UND One More Shot to Secure Home-Ice in the Postseason

The Fighting Hawks play Omaha this weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a series split with Colorado College, UND hockey continues to find itself in a state of urgency before its final two games of the regular season. This weekend holds all the more weight as it still allows UND to control part of its own destiny. If the team can pull off the series sweep, they have…

KVRR Roundtable: Last Four Games are Critical for UND

The KVRR Sports Team break down the Remainder of the Fighting Hawks Season

FARGO, N.D. — The UND Hockey team has just four games left to play in the regular season. Wins are crucial in each of those games as they try to keep their hopes alive to make it to the NCAA tournament. KVRR’S Sports Team discusses what has and has not been working for the Fighting Hawks and why winning out…

Rink Report: UND Gets Ready to take on Colorado College

The Fighting Hawks will Travel to Colorado Springs on Thursday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It  has been hard for North Dakota hockey to catch a break this past month, as the last four series have all come against top-ten ranked opponents for the Fighting Hawks. the challenge gets a little bit lighter this weekend as they head to Colorado College to take on a team that sits just below them…

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 Prepares for Rematch with WMU

The Broncos defeated the Fighting Hawks Earlier this season

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota hockey is back on the road this weekend to face Western Michigan, which is currently ranked ninth in the country and 10th in the pairwise. It’s the fighting hawks second series against the broncos this season. When they faced each other in November, Western Michigan handed UND two losses, including a shutout defeat in the…

Rink Report: UND Uses Bye Week to Prepare for Western Michigan

The Fighting Hawks are 0-2 against the Broncos this season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND is feeling rejuvenated after a bye weekend that gave them some time to get healthy and regroup. There is not much time to rest, however, as the team prepares to take on another tough NCHC battle – this time against No. 10 Western Michigan. It’s a game UND knows is going to be challenging, but one…