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UND Hockey’s Brad Berry On Shortened Season

North Dakota Hockey Head Coach Brad Berry recaps the 2020 season

FARGO, ND – A few days prior to winning his second Herb Brooks NCHC Coach of The Year award, Fighting Hawks Head Coach Brad Berry joined KVRR Sports to discuss the shortened season, his message to the team, and more. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Brad Berry, Coach of the Year, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fighting Hawks Hockey, NCHC, North Dakota…

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’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…

UND’s Jordan Kawaguchi named USCHO Player of the Year

Kawaguchi is a an all NCHC First-team selection and a Hobey Baker Award finalist

GRAND FORKS,  N.D.– The University of North Dakota hockey team continued to be recognized for its stellar season with more national honors Friday. Head coach Brad Berry was named the national coach of the year by both USCHO.com and College Hockey News while junior forward Jordan Kawaguchi was dubbed the USCHO.com Player of the Year. Berry, in his fifth year, guided North Dakota to a…

UND Hockey’s Smith Signs With NHL’s Nashville Predators

11 goals this season (career-high)

NASHVILLE, Tenn .— (UND Athletics) Senior alternate captain Cole Smith has signed an NHL free agent deal with the Nashville Predators, announced Thursday. A Brainerd, Minn., native, Smith scored a career-high 11 goals this season to give him 24 for his career. He was a positive plus/minus rating in each of the past three seasons and is a finalist for the…

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…

UND Hockey Grateful for Home Ice in Opening Round of NCHC Playoffs

UND missed out on home ice advantage in round one last year for the first time in 17 years

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey will be staying put for the opening round of the postseason. The Fighting Hawks are set to host the No. 8 seed, Colorado College, at home in the NCHC playoffs. Being at home tastes a whole lot sweeter than it has in the past, as the team remembers all too well what happened…

UND Hockey Aims for Sole Possession of the Penrose Cup in Regular Season Finale

The Fighting Hawks already have clinched a share of the trophy, but need one more point to secure the cup outright

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — With a sweep against Western Michigan, UND hockey officially clinched it’s share of the Penrose Cup, but  there is still something to fight for in the Hawks last regular season series against Omaha, as UND has a chance to clinch that trophy outright. “We want to own the Penrose trophy outright,” head coach Brad Berry said….

UND Hockey Uses “Next-man-up” Mentality in St. Cloud State Series

The Fighting Hawks were without their top two goal scorers in Jordan Kawaguchi and Shane Pinto

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the first time since October, UND hockey finished a weekend without a win, ending a series against St. Cloud State with a loss and a tie. On Saturday night, the Hawks were without two of their top goal scorers as Jordan Kawaguchi sat out with an undisclosed injury and Shane Pinto was ejected after a…