UND Hockey

UND’s Weatherby Signs Pro Deal With San Jose Sharks

Forgoes senior season; entry level deal

GRAND FORKS, N.D. –  (UND ATHLETICS) Forward Jasper Weatherby will pursue his professional career, signing with the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, the club announced on Tuesday. Weatherby, a fourth-round selection by the Sharks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, inks an entry-level contract and will report to the club immediately. “This weekend we learned that Jasper (Weatherby) would be signing…

Brent Johnson Excited To Hit The Ice In Grand Forks

The incoming freshman played in USHL with the Sioux Falls Stampede last year

  GRAND FORKS, ND (KVRR) – He’s a soon-to-be-freshman but the spotlight was fully on UND defenesmen Brent Johnson on Saturday. The 18-year old was taken in the 3rd round of the NHL draft with family and friends by his side. The Washington Capitals used the 80th overall pick to take the standout out of Frisco, Texas; the first ever…

Senden, Frisch Headline Captains for UND Hockey

Senden previously captain for the Force in 2018

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — (UND ATHLETICS) Senior forward Mark Senden has been named the 2021-22 University of North Dakota hockey captain in a vote by his peers on Thursday. Joining him in the leadership group are fellow senior and now two-time assistant captain Jasper Weatherby, senior forward Gavin Hain, junior defenseman Ethan Frisch and sophomore defenseman Jake Sanderson, who will…

UND Hockey’s Berry “Excited” to Revive Old Rivalries in 2021-22 Schedule

Play Quinnipiac in rematch of 2016 National Championship Game

FARGO, N.D. — With how hot it has been outside it’s time to think cooler thoughts especially or all those North Dakota hockey fans out there. The 2021-22 season schedule is out!. There are 11 non-conference games featured including two home series with Cornell and Minnesota over thanksgiving weekend and the second week in January. A road match-up against Quinnipiac…

“He has a wealth of knowledge dealing with younger athletes” Hakstol Hired by NHL’s Newest Expansion Team Seattle

Fargo Force general manager reacts to hiring of friend Dave Hakstol for the Kraken

FARGO, N.D. — A familiar face is heading up the NHL’s newest franchise next season as former North Dakota hockey player and coach Dave Hakstol was hired to be the head coach of the Seattle Kraken. Hakstol returns to a bench boss position after being let go by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2019. With UND, he led the Fighting Hawks…

EGF’s Panzer Proud To Continue UND Hockey Legacy But Wants To Carve His Own Path

Many have told the sophomore his game resembles his dad's, who helped North Dakota to a pair of national titles

EAST GRAND FORKS, MINN (KVRR) – You might already know East Grand Forks’ Jeff Panzer, a former two-time Hobey Baker finalist, USHL player of the year, and a two-time National Champion at UND. The mark he’s established is second to none. “As you get older, I think you reflect a little differently, championships and games and things like that are…

UND’s Adams Signs Pro Deal With New York Islanders

Adams is a former sixth round pick of the Isles

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York Islanders sign former North Dakota center man Collin Adams to a two-way two-year deal. Adam was the second leading scorer for UND this past season. The reigning NCHC player of the month was top five in the nation when it came to plus-minus and never missed a game over the past two years….

Kawaguchi Wins Lowe’s Senior Class Award; Scores First AHL Goal

In debut, scored for Texas Stars

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Jordan Kawaguchi has made history for North Dakota becoming the first Fighting Hawks player to win the NCAA senior of the year award in division one men’s hockey. It comes after the senior captain led the team to it’s first ever frozen faceoff title and it’s second consecutive Penrose Cup tallying 36 points and taking home…

Kawaguchi Makes History Earning NCAA Senior Of Year

Jordan Kawaguchi becomes the first Fighting Hawk to take home the NCAA honor in UND history

  GRAND FORKS, ND (KVRR) – Jordan Kawaguchi has made history for UND, becoming the first Fighting Hawk to win the NCAA Senior of The Year award in DI men’s hockey. It comes after the senior captain led the team to it’s first ever Frozen Faceoff title and it’s second straight Penrose cup, tallying 36 points and taking home 1st…

UND Hockey’s Mismash Signed by Nashville Predators

Was second round of the Preds in 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D — Forward Grant Mismash becomes the sixth North Dakota hockey player this week to sign a pro deal. Mismash put pen to paper on a two year contract with the team that drafted in the second round back in 2017, the Nashville Predators. The senior had a career year in 2021 scoring ten goals  and adding 9…