NCHC Hockey

Fargo’s Kleven Ready to Make Impact in Year Two for UND Hockey

Kleven played on the third line defense and had seven points in his freshman year

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota’s Tyler Kleven has only just dipped his skates into the college game. As a freshman last season, the defenseman played 22 of the 29 games scoring five goals and dishing out two assists. “Getting 20-30 games under my belt and getting adjusted to the speed and the physicality and just being able to play…

UND Hockey Building Chemistry As Season Approaches

14 new player have come as eight left for the NHL

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota hockey’s season is just around the corner with their first exhibition getting it started October 2nd against Bemidji State. Before then, there are still some kinks to work out. UND had eight players leave for the NHL after last season ended in the NCAA Tournament’s  Fargo regional final. 14 new players have since joined…

UND Hockey Wins First NCHC Frozen Faceoff

First team to win Regular Season & postseason title in NCHC

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota Hockey wins its first NCHC Frozen Face-off Title in school history holding off St. Cloud State, 4-3. The Fighting Hawks are the first NCHC program to win both the regular season and postseason tournament. Riese Gaber was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player with three goals including the game-clinching goal against the Huskies in…

UND Hockey’s Pinto Wins NCHC Player of the Year; Berry Coach of the Year

First time UND player has won award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– (UND Athletics) Following up on his All-National Collegiate Hockey Confernce First Team selection as well as the league’s forward and defensive forward of the year wins, sophomore Shane Pinto today was named the NCHC Player of the Year. He becomes the first UND player to win the award in the eight years of the conference and the first…

UND Hockey’s Weatherby Holds 7-Game Point Streak into Final Regular Season Game

Weatherby named NCHC player of the Month

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey has reached its final game of the regular season closing things out for the fourth and final time against Omaha Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Down these last stretch of games no one has been hotter than forward Jasper Weatherby. The Fighting Hawks went undefeated in the month of February and Weatherby…

UND Hockey Closes Out Regular Season With Single Games Against Omaha

Fighting Hawks are 3-1 against the Mavericks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After winning the Penrose Cup and locking up the NCHC title last weekend with a series sweep over Omaha, North Dakota hockey looks towards a unique finish to the year with just single games against UNO the next two Friday’s. Since leaving the bubble in December, the second half of conference play has all been two-game…

Penrose Cup in Sight for UND Hockey

Win both games against Omaha and UND clinches NCHC regular season title

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey is about to get real familiar with Omaha as both programs get set to play each other over the final four games of the season. Luckily for the Fighting Hawks, three of those four come on home ice. It presents an opportunity for UND to clinch the Penrose Cup and take the NCHC…

UND Hockey Wins First of Four on Home Ice

Shutout Denver 3-0

GRAND FORKS, N.D — (UND Athletics) Host North Dakota began a stretch in which it will play five of its final six regular season games at home with a 3-0 blanking of Denver Friday evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The No. 1/2 Fighting Hawks got a pair of goals from Shane Pinto following up a Jasper Weatherby tally in the win while Adam Scheel stopped 24 shots…

UND Hockey Ready to Get Comfortable on Home Ice

Fighting Hawks play five of last six at home along with postseason tournament

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Coming off a bye, North Dakota hockey still owns the top seed in the NCHC and a number two ranking in the latest USCHO poll. The Fighting Hawks have the best winning percentage keeping them ahead of St Cloud State and Minnesota-Duluth heading down the final stretch. With six games left in the regular season, five…

COVID restrictions move hockey tournament from St. Paul to Grand Forks

COLORADO SPRINGS (KVRR) – The National Collegiate Hockey Conference will hold its championship from March 12-16 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. “Due to continued challenges with COVID-19, we are forced to alter the structure and location of the 2021 NCHC Tournament. Circumstances surrounding travel, testing, and fan attendance made the traditional format difficult to complete,” NCHC Commissioner…