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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…

Minnesota Wild Fire Coach Bruce Boudreau

He is the eighth NHL coach to lose his job this season.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Bruce Boudreau. He is the eighth NHL coach to lose his job this season and the sixth fired for performance reasons. Assistant Dean Evason was named the Wild’s interim coach. Minnesota is 27-23-7 and three points out of a playoff position in the Western Conference with 25 games left to play. Boudreau…

Former UND Hockey Player Announces Run For Mayor In Grand Forks

Mayor Brown has been in office since 2000

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A former NHL and UND Hockey player is throwing his hat into the race for mayor of Grand Forks. Brandon Bochenski announced he would try and replace Mayor Michael Brown Bochenski says he’s focused on helping grow the city he says has been stalling under Brown. He says he will put an excitement and a burst…

Minnesota Olympic Hockey Star Found Incompetent to Stand Trial

The decision was made during a hearing Monday in Cook County.

GRAND MARAIS, Minn.–“Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey star Mark Pavelich has been found incompetent to stand trial for felony assault. The decision was made during a hearing Monday in Cook County. The Minnesota Duluth alum and former N-H-L player was arrested in August when a neighbor reported Pavelich attacked him with a metal pole. The judge said at the time…

Minnesota Wild Introduce New GM Paul Fenton

Fenton spent last 12 seasons as assistant GM with Nashville Predators.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team. The new general manager of the Minnesota Wild has been tasked with retooling a roster that has produced a consistent regular season winner but, more importantly, scant success in the playoffs. “I’m confident…

Moorhead Native Will Borgen Signs with Buffalo Sabres

Borgen is set to join the Rochester Americans, Sabres AHL affiliate.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo Sabres PR) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Will Borgen to a three-year, entry-level contract. Borgen will sign an ATO and report to the Rochester Americans (AHL). The entry-level contract will begin starting with the 2018-19 season. Borgen (6’2″, 188 lbs.) recently completed his NCAA career with St. Cloud State, collecting 41…

Goaltender Johnson Signs Deal with New Jersey

Johnson to try out with Devils minor league club.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) — University of North Dakota senior goaltender Cam Johnson has agreed to a one-year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils, the National Hockey League franchise announced on Saturday. Johnson will travel to Binghamton (AHL) and sign an AHL Amateur Try-Out Agreement with the club the following day. Johnson, an undrafted free agent, recently concluded a…

Stanley Cup Champion, Hometown Hero Matt Cullen Visits with Kids at Sanford

Matt Cullen Brings the Stanley Cup to Cully's Kids Cabin in Sanford Children's Hospital

FARGO, ND — Matt Cullen made sure kids at Sanford Children’s Hospital had a sweet morning. His first stop on the Stanley Cup tour was to Cully’s Kids Cabin in the hospital, which is a playroom created by the $1 million donation from the Cullen Children’s Foundation. The foundation provides financial resources to organizations that support children’s health care needs,…

Moorhead’s Matt Cullen Rejoining Wild for his 20th Season

Cullen is coming off of two Stanley Cup championships with Pittsburgh

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Former Moorhead Spud Matt Cullen is deciding to put off retirement for at least another season. Cullen signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild worth $1 million with a possible $700,000 in bonuses. The 40-year-old centerman is coming off of two Stanley Cup championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins. His 19-year NHL career has been spent across…