NCHC Hockey

UND Hockey Returns Home For First Series Since February Of 2020

Fighting Hawks host Colorado College for a two-game series

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The last memory North Dakota hockey fans have of Ralph Engelstad Arena is Shane Pinto scoring an overtime winner to beat Western Michigan. That was February 29th of 2020. Saturday is the first time back on home ice. The Fighting Hawks are riding a lot of momentum heading into its series with Colorado College. Against Denver,…

UND Hockey Adapting to More Schedule Changes

Games the next two weekends move dates

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey fans change your calender’s because for the second consecutive week the game schedule is shifting. Don’t worry the Fighting Hawks won’t have to postpone any series just play on different days. This weekend’s series with Denver originally slated for Friday and Saturday is pushed back to Sunday and Monday. The Pioneers’ last two…

UND Hockey Not Ruling Out Games Before Next Scheduled Series On Jan. 15

HC Brad Berry said "there is an openness" from the NCHC to move games around

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Another week. Another postponed series for North Dakota hockey as its home opener with Omaha was rescheduled for February 19th and 20th at Ralph Engelstad Arena. However, there could be some pucks flying for the Fighting Hawks even sooner. The next series scheduled on the Hawks calendar is January 15th and 16th against Denver. For the…

UND Hockey Getting Ready to Live the “Pod Life”

Team leaves for Omaha pod on Sunday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It’s March 7th and you’re feeling pretty good as a North Dakota hockey player winning your last regular season game 5-0 over Omaha and finishing as the number one team in the NCHC, until all was shut down due to COVID-19. Now it’s time for those players to get redemption. UND leaves for the Omaha bubble…

2020 Schedule Puts Emphasis On Strong Start for UND Hockey

26 game All-NCHC schedule with first 10 in Omaha beginning Dec. 2

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The college hockey season has arrived. North Dakota is lacing up the skates for a 26-game All-NCHC schedule starting December 2nd with the first 10 games in the Omaha pod. UND plays the defending two-time national champions Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State twice. And won’t seem them again until the postseason. The rest of the 16…

UND Hockey Tops Preseason USCHO Poll

Four NCHC teams in top 20

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The NCHC starts its season in the Omaha pod on December 1st. Once North Dakota hockey begins conference play it’ll be as the number one team in the country after receiving 28 first-place votes in the USCHO preseason poll. Headlining the group of returners is Hobey Baker award finalist, Jordan Kawaguchi, coming off a 45-point campaign…

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’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: Brad Berry Named USCHO Coach of the Year; Jordan Kawaguchi Hobey Baker Finalist

Postseason Awards Dished Out to UND Hockey With End to Winter Sports Season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — (UND Athletics)  Postseason awards are starting to accumulate for the University of North Dakota hockey team after a memorable 26-5-4 season in 2019-20. Fifth-year head coach Brad Berry was named the USCHO.com’s Coach of the Year while junior forward and Hobey Baker Award finalist Jordan Kawaguchi was honored on the website’s All-America First Team. Berry and the Fighting Hawks enjoyed…