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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 …


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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. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team shut out the University of Nebraska-Omaha 4-0 in the opening round of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (15-12-10 overall) received goals from Shane Gersich, Christian Wolanin, Nick Jones and Joel Janatuinen to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. A win …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team suffered a blow to its quest for home ice in the first round of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs with a 4-3 overtime loss to St. Cloud State University, the No. 1 team in the country. The Huskies (22-6-5 overall, 16-4-3 NHCC), who already have clinched the Penrose Cup for the …

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. Denver University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team skated to a 3-3 overtime tie with No. 4-ranked Denver University in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference game Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (12-8-7 overall, 6-6-3-2 NCHC) led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Cole Smith and Shane Gersich, but the Pioneers (14-6-5 overall, 8-4-3 NCHC) …

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. 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. 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. Western Michigan University

The University of North Dakota withstood a 6-on-3 disadvantage in the final two minutes of the third period to hang on for a 4-3 win over Western Michigan University in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. With the win, UND climbed to within one point of league-leading WMU. Austin Poganski scored twice and Ludvig …

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 — NCHC Frozen Faceoff: University Of North Dakota vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team came up short Saturday night in Minneapolis’ Target Center, dropping a 4-3 decision to the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the championship game of National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff. Despite the loss, the Fighting Hawks (21-15-3) advance to next week’s NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey West Regional in Fargo as the No. 3 seed …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — NCHC Frozen Faceoff: University Of North Dakota vs. Denver University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team qualified for its 15th straight appearance in the 16-team NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 shutout of Denver University on Friday night in Minneapolis’ Target Center in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Four. Austin Poganski’s goal just 2:30 into the third period sealed the win for the Fighting Hawks (21-14-3). …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team is heading back to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Frozen Faceoff next weekend in Minneapolis. Trevor Olson’s goal 7:38 into overtime lifted the Fighting Hawks (20-14-3) to a 6-5 win over St. Cloud State University (16-19-1) on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. North Dakota on the first game in the best-of-three series Friday …

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. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

  The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team picked up three crucial National Collegiate Hockey Conference points with its 6-4 win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad University. Tyson Jost and Brock Boeser each scored two goals for the Fighting Hawks (9-11-1-1 NCHC, 16-13-3 overall) and Johnnie Simonson and Christian Wolanin scored one goal each. …

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

Mike Gornall hadn’t scored a goal all season. But Saturday night, he tallied two —the second in overtime — to lead the University of North Dakota to a 2-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over St. Cloud State University in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (9-9-1-1 NCHC, 15-11-3 overall)  trailed 1-0 before Gornall scored his first goal at 6:10 of …

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. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of Minnesota-Duluth men’s hockey team continued its mastery over the University of North Dakota this season, posting a 5-3 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over the Fighting Hawks on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Bulldogs beat the Hawks twice in Duluth earlier this season. After Tyson Jost gave UND (13-8-3 overall, 6-6-1-1 NCHC) a 1-0 lead in …

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. 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. Denver University

Two goals by forward Shane Gersich were not enough as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team dropped a 3-2 National Collegiate Hockey Conference game to Denver University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. No. 6-ranked nationally UND (5-4-2, 0-3-1-1 in NCHC) is now winless in its last six games (0-4-2). The Fighting Hawks jumped out to a 1-0 lead in …

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

The University of North Dakota’s Shane Gersich took a page out the playbook of Chicago Black Hawks star Patrick Kane on Friday night in a game against the Fighting Hawks National Collegiate Hockey Conference rival Denver University. Gersich scoring a stunning spin-o-rama goal — a move Kane is know for — before a packed Ralph Engelstad Arena while the two teams skated three-on-three …

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 — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Minnesota-Duluth

Unbeaten and No. 1-ranked University of North Dakota was unable to overcome a three-goal deficit against the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Friday night in Amsoil Arena in Duluth, eventually falling 5-2 to the No. 2 Bulldogs in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference opener for both teams. UMD (4-1-2 overall, 1-0-0 in NCHC) jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first period as senior Alex …

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

Here are some crowd photos from Russ Hons of the University of North Dakota-Denver University third-place game in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff on Saturday in Minneapolis’ Target Center. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

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. University of Minnesota-Duluth, NCHC Frozen Faceoff, March 18, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team, already a lock for a No. 1 seed in next weekend’s NCAA tournament, was handed a 4-2 setback by the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff semifinals Friday night in Minneapolis’ Target Center. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 16 nationally and seeded fourth in the tournament, fell behind …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College, March 12, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team said goodbye for another season to Ralph Engelstad Arena on Saturday night, easily handling Colorado College 5-1 to sweep its National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoff series with the Tigers, sending the Fighting Hawks to this weekend’s Frozen Faceoff in Minneapolis, where they will meet the University of Minnesota-Duluth at 7:38 p.m. Friday in Target Center. …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College, March 11, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team is one game away from next weekend’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Frozen Faceoff after a convincing 7-1 in the opening game win over Colorado College in their best-of-three series Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Nick Schmaltz scored a career-high two goals to lead the Fighting Hawks (29-5-3). Chipping in one goal each were Coltyn Sanderson, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Western Michigan University, March 5, 2016

Five different players scored as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team came from behind to beat Western Michigan University 5-4 on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The win gave the Fighting Hawks, 28-5-3 overall and 19-4-1 in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, their 11th series sweep this season and moved them to No. 1 in the Pairwise Rankings, …