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 3-on-3 session before a Christian Wolanin snapshot beat Ryan Larkin and UND freshman goalie Peter Thome stopped Miami’s Carson Meyer. The shootout win gave UND five of the six points available in the series after Friday’s 4-1 victory. Tucker Poolman, Dixon Bowen and Shane Gersich scored for the Fighting Hawks in regulation, while Gordie Green, Ryan Siroky and Josh Melnick scored for the RedHawks. Thome finished the game with 20 saves, while Larkin stopped 29 shots. UND, with 8 points in league play, is one point out of first place, shared by Colorado College and Western Michigan, with 9 points each. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 Miami (4-5 overall, 1-2 NCHC). Ryan Larkin  had 22 saves in goal for Miami. The two teams meet again tonight in REA. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 Hawks goalie Cam Johnson made 16 saves. The two teams close out the two-game series tonight. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 shots, and his backup, Peter Thome, had five saves and didn’t allow a goal. Byron Spriggs stopped 29 shots for Manitoba. UND officially opens the season next Friday and Saturday with a nonconference series against Alaska-Anchorage.   (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 night. UND will play either Denver University or the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Friday in Target Center. Austin Poganski, Tyson Jost, Brock Boeser, Shane Gersich and Christian Wolanin scored the other goals for the Fighting Hawks, who recorded their 15th straight season of 20 or more wins. Nick Poehling and Grand Forks Red River’s Jon Lizotte scored twice and Patrick Newell once for the Huskies, whose season ended with the loss. North Dakota goalie Cam Johnson had 30 saves, while SCSU’s Jeff Smith stopped 35 shots. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 the Fighting Hawks (19-14-3), while Jacob Benson ad Jimmy Schuldt scored for the Huskies (16-18-1). UND goalie Cam Johnson had 26 saves, and SCS’s Jeff Smith stopped 31 shots. The two teams meet again tonight in the second game in their best-of-three series. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 fourth place in the NCHC — the last spot for home ice in the first round of league playoffs and one point ahead of St. Cloud State University — with two games remaining for all league teams. David Pope, Riley Alferd and Austin Ortega scored goals for the Mavericks. North Dakota goalie Cam Johnson had 24 saves, while Omaha’s Evan Weninger stopped 22 shots. The Fighting Hawks close out their regular-season schedule next weekend on the road against Miami of Ohio. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

The University of North Dakota women’s hockey team forced a third and decisive game of its Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff series with a 4-1 win over Ohio State University on Saturday afternoon in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Amy Menke led the Fighting Hawks (15-15-6) with a goal and two assists. Charly Dahlqvist, Vilma Tanskanen and Ryleigh Houston scored the other UND goals. Maddy Field scored the lone goal for the Buckeyes (14-17-5). Goalie Lexie Shaw had 17 saves for UND, while OSU’s Kassidy Sauve stopped 33 shots. The two teams meet again Sunday afternoon. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

 

 

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. Steven Spinner had two goals for the Mavericks (8-11-2-0 NCHC, 15-13-5 overall), while David Pope and Fredrik Olafsson each scored once. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 33 shots. Omaha goalie Alex Blankenburg had 31 saves. The victory, coupled with St. Cloud State’s 4-3 overtime loss to Denver University, moved UND into fourth place in the NCHC standings, one point ahead of the Huskies and three ahead of Omaha with all three teams having three games remaining. The top four teams in the final standings earn home ice for the first round of league playoffs. The two teams meet again tonight.

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

The University of North Dakota women’s hockey team sent its seniors out in style Saturday afternoon in Ralph Engelstad Arena, claiming a 3-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Ohio State University on Senior Day. Emma Nuutinen, Kayla Gardner and Charly Dahlquist scored for the Fighting Hawks (14-14-6 overall, 11-12-5 WCHA), while Maddy Field and Lauren Boyle had goals for the Buckeyes (13-16-5 overall, 7-16-5-2 WCHA). Annie Chipman and Lexie Shaw combined for 15 saves in goal for UND, while OSU’s Kassidy Sauve stopped 26 shots. UND, which finished fourth in the WCHA, hosts Ohio State (fifth) on Feb. 24-26 in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)