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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Wisconsin

Captain Rhett Gardner scored three goals on a night that honored another University of North Dakota captain to lead the Fighting Hawks men’s hockey team ( 4-2-1) to a 5-0 win over the University of Wisconsin on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Before the game, North Dakota honored former team captain Jim Archibald (1981-85) who was recognized during the pregame introductions as …


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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey defeated the University of Minnesota-Duluth 4-1 in the third-place game of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff on Saturday night in St. Paul’s Excel Energy Center, but it wasn’t enough to extend the Fighting Hawks’ run to 16 consecutive national tournament berths. Boston University’s victory over Providence in the Hockey East championship …


RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s quest for landing a spot in the NCAA tournament field took a hit Friday with a 3-2 overtime loss to St. Cloud State University in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff. Nick Poehling’s goal 1:47 into overtime gave the Huskies, who already …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

A goal by Nick Jones — his second of the game — just 53 seconds into overtime gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 4-3 win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena and a trip to the National College Hockey Conference’s Frozen Faceoff  next weekend in St. Paul. The Fighting Hawks (16-12-10 overall) …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team secured fourth place and gained home ice for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs with a 2-2 tie with St. Cloud State University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (14-12-10 overall, 8-10-6 NCHC) picked up the extra point when Rhett Gardner scored just over four minutes into 3-3 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team gained a weekend split with Colorado College with a 5-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Tigers won 4-2 Friday night. The win put UND in a tie for third place in the NCHC with Western Michigan University and snapped a six-game winless streak. The Fighting …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College

Despite spectacular goals by defensemen Christian Wolanin and Colton Poolman, the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team dropped a 4-2 National Collegiate Hockey Conference decision to Colorado College on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The win for the Tigers (12-11-4 overall, 6-8-3 NCHC) left them just one point behind the Fighting Hawks (12-9-8 overall, 6-7-4 NCHC) in the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Denver University

Christian Wolanin scored for the University of North Dakota and Kohen Olischefski tallied for Denver University as the Fighting Hawks and the Pioneers skated to a 1-1 overtime tie in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad University. Denver (14-6-6 overall, 8-4-4-3 NCHC) picked up the extra point as Ian Mitchell scored on 3-on-3 hockey after a …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of North Dakota blew a 2-0 first-period lead and gave up five straight goals over the next two periods to drop a 5-2 National Collegiate Hockey Conference decision to the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night in AmsOil Arena in Duluth. Shane Gersich and Austin Poganski scored in the opening period for the Fighting Hawks (12-8-6 overall, 6-6-2-2 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of Minnesota-Duluth continued its recent mastery over the University of North Dakota with a 5-3 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win Friday night in AmsOil Arena in Duluth. The Bulldogs (12-9-3 overall, 6-7 NCHC), who  have beaten the Fighting Hawks seven straight games, received goals from five different players — Joey Anderson, Peter Krieger, Parker Mackay, Karson Kuhlman and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Bemidji State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with Bemidji State University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena to close out its nonconference schedule. Nick Jones and Christian Wolanin scored goals for the Fighting Hawks (12-6-6), while Dillon Eichstadt and Leo Fitzgerald scored for the Beavers (11-7-6). Cam Johnson had 18 saves in goal for …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Bemidji State University

Austin Poganski score two goals, the first just 18 seconds into the game, to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 5-1 win over Bemidji State University on Friday night in Bemidji’s Sanford Center. Nick Jones also tallied two goals for the Fighting Hawks (12-6-5), and Trevor Olson added an empty-netter to round out the scoring. …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha

Austin Poganski scored two goals and goalie Peter Thome recorded his first shutout Saturday night to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a weekend split with the University of Nebraska-Omaha in National Collegiate Hockey Conference action in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Also scoring for the Fighting Hawks (6-4-2 NCHC, 11-6-5 overall) were Rhett Gardner, Joel Janatuinen, Christian Wolanin, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of Nebraska-Omaha spoiled the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s 2018 opener with a 4-1 win over the Fighting Hawks on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Mavericks (3-6 National Collegiate Hockey Conference, 11-8-1 overall) received goals from Fredrik Olofsson, Luke Norgard, David Pope and Zach Jordan, while Shane Gersich scored the only goal for the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. U.S. Under-18

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team received goals from Cole Smith, Austin Poganski, Matt Kiersted and Jordan Kawaguchi en route to a 5-2 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 team Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Ryan Savage and Oliver Wahlstrom scored for the U-18 team. Cam Johnson, Peter Thome and Ryan Anderson shared the goaltending duties for …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team gained a tie for first place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference after a shootout win over St. Cloud State University on Friday night in Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, but the Huskies came back to take the series finale 3-1 on Saturday night. In Friday shootout, UND’s Christian …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Western Michigan University

Nick Jones had a goal and an assist and Cole Smith tied a 65-year-old record for the fastest goal at the beginning of the third period as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team completed a sweep of National Collegiate Hockey Conference foe Western Michigan University with a 4-1 win Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad University. Hayden Shaw and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Miami University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team overcame a 2-0 deficit against Miami University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena to score a shootout win in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play. The Fighting Hawks (7-2-3 overall, 2-1-1 NCHC) and the RedHawks (4-5-1 overall, 1-2-1 NCHC) were tied 3-3 after regulation and a 5-on-5 5-minute overtime and a 3-minute …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Miami University

Nick Jones scored two goals and goaltender Peter Thome stopped 27 of 28 shots as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team defeated Miami University 4-1 in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Rhett Gardner and Grant Mismash also scored for the Fighting Hawks (7-2-2 overall, 2-1 NCHC). Karch Bachman scored the only goal for …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota

Christian Wolanin scored two goals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-0 win over the University of Minnesota on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The victory for the Fighting Hawks (4-1-1) gave them a split of the weekend series with the Gophers (3-3). Minnesota won the Friday night opener 2-1. Nick Jones and Colton …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota

University of Minnesota goalie Eric Schierhorn stopped 34 of 35 shots as the Gophers defeated the University of North Dakota 2-1 in their first visit to Ralph Engelstad Arena since January 2012. Rhett Gardner scored the only goal for North Dakota (3-1-1), while Rem Pitlick and Steve Johnson tallied for Minnesota (3-2) in the nonconference game between the traditional rivals. Fighting …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Manitoba

Ludvig Hoff scored two goals and Grant Mishmash, Jordan Kawaguchi, Johnny Simonson and Christian Wolanin scored one goal each as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team defeated the University of Manitoba 6-2 in an exhibition game Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Calvin Spencer and Remi Laurencelle scored goals for the Bison. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 10 of 12 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — NCAA West Regional: University Of North Dakota vs. Boston University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team fell short in its quest for a second straight NCAA Division I title, dropping a 4-3 double-overtime Midwest Regional decision to Boston University on Friday in Scheels Arena in Fargo. The Fighting Hawks (21-16-3) led 1-0 after one period on a goal by Rhett Gardner, but the Terriers (24-11-3) tied it in the second on …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team took a big step toward reaching the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Frozen Faceoff next weekend with a 5-2 victory over St. Cloud State University in Game 1 of their NCHC first-round playoff series Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Rhett Gardner, Shane Gersich, Brock Boeser, Austin Poganski and Joel Janatuinen scored for …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s quest for home-ice advantage in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs took a hit Saturday night as the Fighting Hawks were shut out 3-0 by the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Senior Night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. With the loss, UND (9-12-1-1 NCHC, 16-14-3 overall) is tied with Omaha (9-11-2 NCHC, 16-13-5 overall) for the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s scoring woes continued Friday night as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 3-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference game to St Cloud State University before 11,682 fans  in Ralph Engelstad University. Tucker Poolman scored the lone goal for UND (7-9-1-0 NCHC, 14-11-3 overall), which was on the verge of facing back-to-back shutout losses for …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of Minnesota-Duluth men’s hockey team completed its first sweep of the University of North Dakota in its 73-year history, a 4-0 National Collegiate Hockey Conference shutout of the defending national champions Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. UMD freshman goalie Hunter Miska made 29 saves  in the shutout of UND (6-7-1-1 NCHC 13-9-3 overall), the first time the Fighting Hawks …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Western Michigan University

Austin Polanski scored two goals to lead the University of North Dakota to a 5-1 win over National Collegiate Hockey Conference rival Western Michigan University on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Shane Gersich, Colton Poolman and Dixon Bowen added single goals for the Fighting Hawks (9-5-3 overall and to 3-3-1-1 in the NCHC), while Scott Moldenhauer scored the lone …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota vs. Boston College

The University of North Dakota, behind freshman Tyson Jost’s two goals, defeated Boston College 4-3 on Saturday night in New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the in the first-ever College Hockey Showdown before a crowd of 11,348. Trevor Olson and Joel Janatuinen scored the other goals for the Fighting Hawks, who upped their record to 8-5-3. Colin White, Chris Brown and Matthew …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota vs. Michigan State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with Michigan State University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The tie came on the heels of a 4-3 defeat to the Spartans on Friday night. Zach Yon and Tucker Poolman scored goals for UND (7-5-3), while Thomas Ebbing and Patrick Khodorenko tallied for MSU (4-6-1). In the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota vs. Michigan State University

Michigan State University withstood a fierce third-period comeback effort by the University of North Dakota to claim a 4-3 men’s college hockey win over the Fighting Hawks on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. After the two teams traded first-period goals, the Spartans (4-6) took a 4-1 lead early in the third period then withstood two goals by UND freshman Tyson Jost …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team, behind a hat trick from Shane Gersich, snapped a six-game winless streak with a 4-0 shutout of St. Cloud State University on Friday night in the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. The Fighting Hawks (6-4-2 overall, 1-3-1 in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference) outshot the Huskies (6-5 overall, 2-3 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Minnesota-Duluth

No. 2-ranked University of Minnesota-Duluth shut out No. 1 University of North Dakota 3-0 on Saturday night in AmsOil Arena in Duluth to complete a weekend sweep of the Fighting Hawks for the first time since January 1995. The Bulldogs received goals from Karson Kuhlman, Kyle Osterberg and Carson Soucy to up their National Collegiate Hockey Conference record to 2-0-0 and 5-1-2 overall. UND dropped …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Part 2, NCAA Frozen Four, University of North Dakota Versus Denver University, April 7, 2016

Here are some more photos from Russ Hons of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s NCAA Frozen Four semifinal win over Denver Universityn on Thursday night. The victory advances the Fighting Hawks (33-6-4)  to the championship game tonight in Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. UND will meet Quinnipiac (32-1-7) at 7 p.m., looking for its first national title since 2000 and eighth overall. Check out …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — NCAA Frozen Four, University of North Dakota Versus Denver University, April 7, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team, led by its talented CBS line of Drake Caggiula, Brock Boeser and Nick Schmaltz, kicked the semifinal jinx with a 4-2 win over Denver University to advance to the championship game of the NCAA Frozen Four on Thursday night in Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Fighting Hawks (33-6-4), who had lost …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Denver University, NCHC Frozen Faceoff, March 19, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with Denver University in the third-place game of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff on Saturday in Minneapolis’s Target Center. Nick Schmaltz scored for UND, while Trevor Moore scored for DU. Cam Johnson stopped 16 shots on goal for the Fighting Hawks, and Evan Cowley had …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College, January 22, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team picked up two points in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference game against Colorado College on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena, but things could have turned out much better for the Fighting Hawks. Brock Boeser’s shootout goal gave UND the extra point in a game that will go down in the books as a 5-5 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha, January 15, 2016

The University of Nebraska-Omaha men’s hockey team snapped the University of North Dakota’s eight-game winning streak, the longest in the country, with a 4-3 overtime victory Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The loss cost the Fighting Hawks a share of first place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Omaha junior wing Austin Ortega scored his 17th goal of the year at …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Alabama-Huntsville, January 1, 2016

University of North Dakota goalie Cam Johnson wrote himself in the Fighting Hawks’ record book Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The sophomore goaltender broke a longtime UND men’s hockey record as he ran his scoreless streak covering five games to 278 minutes, 38 seconds with his 1-0 shutout victory over the University of Alabama Huntsville in nonconference play. Johnson’s fourth consecutive shutout …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth, December 11, 2015

The University of North Dakota’s men’s hockey team hasn’t been outshot many times this season,  but that’s where the Fighting Hawks found themselves Friday night in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference game against the University of Minnesota-Duluth. But that didn’t matter. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped all 40 shots he faced as the Fighting Hawks shut out the Bulldogs 3-0 …