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UND Hockey, Davies Product, Tyler Kleven goes second round to Ottawa in 2020 NHL Entry Draft

Becomes third Fargo, N.D., native to be drafted

GRAND FORKS, N.D. –  (UND Athletics) Freshman defenseman Tyler Kleven was selected in the second round by the Ottawa Senators in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday morning. Kleven, who is the 42nd ranked North American skater per NHL’s Central Scouting prior to the draft, joins teammate Jake Sanderson as selections in the event by the Senators and becomes the fifth American drafted. The Fargo, N.D., native is the third player from the city to be…

UND Hockey’s Jake Sanderson selected fifth by Ottawa in 2020 NHL Entry Draft 

Sanderson becomes eighth first rounder at UND since 2010 

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey adds another player to the professional ranks. Freshman defenseman, Jake Sanderson, — was selected fifth overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2020 NHL Draft. Sanderson is the first american player and the first defensman taken. The selection is yet another by the Senators from UND. In 2019, the Sens selected forward Shane…

UND Football Excited for Spring Season

Fighting Hawks first year as members of Missouri Valley Football Conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota football  also released their eight game spring schedule in their first year  as members  of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. It all starts on February 20th against Missouri State, one of three consecutive home games before a bye. The Fighting Hawks end their season against the Bison on April 17th, a match up  that…

NDSU, UND Practice Hours Increased After NCAA Announces College Basketball Return

College Basketball start date is November 26th

FARGO, N.D. — Thanksgiving Eve will never be the same as the NCAA Division One Council gifted college basketball fans with a November 25th start date. The day before america enjoys some delicious turkey. The season starts 15 days later than originally scheduled. Teams can only play a max of  24 games four less than usual. With just four non-conference…

Former UND Hockey Coach Blais Enshrined in 2020 US Hockey Hall of Fame

Coach in Grand Forks for nineteen seasons

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– (UND Athletics) Former University of North Dakota head hockey coach Dean Blais was announced as one of four honorees in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 Monday. Blais spent 19 seasons at North Dakota, first as an assistant under Gino Gasparini, then later for a decade as the head coach from 1994-2004. As a…

UND Football Returns to the Practice Field

Workouts had been paused since August 17th

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If these were normal times, North Dakota football would playing their opening game with Valparaiso in Grand Forks on Thursday. Instead, it is the first day  the Fighting Hawks are on the practice field for the first time since the athletic department paused all workouts on August 17th. Its part of the NCAA’s rule for programs…

UND Athletics Pauses Workouts After 29 Positive COVID-19 Tests

29 came back positive after 200 tests

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — (UND Athletics)  Statement from UND Athletic Director Bill Chaves: “Based on results from our weekly test that occurred on Thursday, we have been working through 29 (of over 200 student-athletes tested) positive cases from that test. Given this situation, we have paused workouts this week so that we can hit a reset on a number of…

2020 U.S.A. Hockey Hall of Fame Game in Nashville moved to 2021

This season’s HOF game moving to Grand Forks, Nashville event postponed to 2021-22 season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – (UND Athletics) The 2020 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game originally scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., has officially been postponed and moved to the new date of Saturday, October 30, 2021 due to the Coronavirus. “We have been closely monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and have tried to…

UND Athletes “Back to the Basics” Returning to Campus for Voluntary Workouts

UND athletics spells out specific guidelines for voluntary on-campus workouts as athletic programs attempt to begin activities

  GRAND FORKS, ND – The University of North Dakota has opened up all athletic facilities for voluntary player workouts. Every workout conducted by the strength staff is scheduled in small group meetings with capacity requirements. With the different athletes returning, each one is on a different fitness level based off what could be done during quarantine. That gave strength…