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Rink Report: UND Hockey Aims to Reach Higher Level of Play in Second Half

Brad Berry is content with UND's first half

GRAND FORKS, N.D —After scoring a total of 57 goals and earning ten wins, head coach Brad Berry is far from displeased with how his young group has ended the first-half of the regular season. “We’re pretty content with what we’re doing,” Berry said. “To be 10-5-5 with a young group and growing on the road and at home we’ll…

North Dakota Hockey Prepares for St. Cloud State’s High-Powered Offense

The Huskies are the nation's leading offensive unit, having outscored their opponents 110-46 this season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND hockey is getting all set for a road series at St. Cloud State this weekend, and the Fighting Hawks are certainly going to have their hands full. The Huskies are the nation’s leading offensive unit, having outscored their opponents 110-46 this season. SCSU has also scored at least five goals in nine games already this…

Rink Report: Cam Johnson Brings Confidence Headed into Series Against St. Cloud

St. Cloud leads the nation in scoring offense (4.54 goals per game)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —North Dakota is heading to St. Cloud for the final regular season game of the first-half. The Huskies sit atop the NCHC standings with 18 points. They also lead the nation in scoring offense and scoring margin per game, so the Fighting Hawks says they’re definitely pleased to have UND goalie Cam Johnson back in the net…

College Hockey: UND Reflects On Its First Sixteen Games of the Season

UND dropped to number six in the USCHP poll after Union series

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — With the first half of the regular season winding down, UND hockey has been reflecting a lot on its first sixteen games. The biggest lessons, however, came from the Hawks’ last two contests against then-unranked Union. Following that series, UND dropped to number six in the USCHP poll. Head Coach Brad Berry says one of the…

College Hockey: UND’s Slow Friday Night Starts Continue to be it’s Achilles Heel

UND fell to Union College 4-1 last Friday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND Hockey turned a lot of heads and shocked a ton of fans last weekend, but not in a good way. The Hawks walked away from their series against unranked Union College winless. Even worse than that, UND’s Friday night contest was described as a “clunker of a performance”. The team says the issue was their…

Rink Report: UND Hockey Focusing on a Faster Start this Friday Night

The Hawks lost last Friday's game against Colorado College.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND hockey is returning to non-conference play this weekend when the Hawks visit the Badgers out in Wisconsin. A major point of emphasis for UND is coming out strong on Friday night, an area the Hawks have struggled so far this season. “I think when you drill it all down Fridays have not been as successful…

Rink Report: UND not Overlooking Colorado College

The Tigers split a series against the Fighting Hawks last season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a split against Minnesota at home last weekend, North Dakota hockey is on the road this Friday and Saturday to open up conference play. The Fighting Hawks hang onto their No. 4 ranking, and now they’re working on making sure the upcoming pair of contests against Colorado College don’t turn into a trap series. “These…

UND Athletic Director Brian Faison Retiring on Dec. 31

Faison oversaw 14 regular-season conference titles and a men's hockey national championship in his 10 years as A.D.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There are only two-and-a-half months left in the Brian Faison era of UND athletics. Tuesday morning, Faison announced his plan to retire as Athletic Director at the end of the year. Ten years ago when he took over as the A.D. the athletics department looked very different. 14 regular-season conference title banners now hang at UND that…

UND Hockey: Mismash, Johnson Earn Individual Awards After St. Lawrence Sweep

Grant Mismash is the NCHC Rookie of the Week. Cam Johnson is the NCHC Goaltender of the week

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) – University of North Dakota senior goaltender Cam Johnson and freshman forward Grant Mismash both received National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) honors on Monday afternoon when the conference announced its weekly individual awards. Johnson was named the NCHC Goaltender of the Week and Mismash was the NCHC Rookie of the Week after the Fighting Hawks skated to a…

Six Different Players Score, UND Hockey sweeps St. Lawrence

Grant Mismash scores first collegiate goal in UND win.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Eighth-ranked North Dakota hockey downed St. Lawrence 6-1 on Saturday to complete its first series sweep of the season at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Six different players scored for the Fighting Hawks including freshman Grant Mismash. Mismash’s goal was the first of his collegiate career. Colton Poolman and Joel Janatuinen both chipped in a pair of assists…