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 Wisconsin

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team rode the goaltending of freshman Peter Thome, who was making his first collegiate starts, to a win and a tie with the University of Wisconsin this past Friday and Saturday in Madison. The Fighting Hawks (7-2-1) defeated the Badgers (6-5) 3-2 Friday night and skated to a 2-2 overtime tie Saturday night. Thome stopped 58 of 62 shots in the two-game series, which helped him gain the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Goaltender of the Week honors. Collin Adams, Austin Poganski and Nick Jones scored for UND in the opener, while Shane Gersich and Adams tallied in the finale. UND returns home this weekend to host Miami in NCHC action. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 Poolman scored the other UND goals. Fighting Hawks goalie Cam Johnson stopped 22 shots in gaining his 10th career shutout. Minnesota goalie Eric Schierhorn, who stopped 34 of 35 shots Friday, had 14 saves. UND opens NCHC play next weekend at Colorado College. (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 — NCAA West Regional: Faces Of The Game

Here are some of the Faces of the Game from Friday’s NCAA Division I Midwest Regional  Hockey Tournament semifinals in Fargo’s Scheels Arena. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 a goal by Doyle Somerby. BU took a 3-1 lead early in the third period on goals by Bobo Carpenter and Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson. UND sent the game to overtime with goals later in the period from Ludvig Hoff and Christian Wolanin. After a scoreless first overtime in which UND appeared to have won the game less than four minutes into the period on a goal by Dixon Bowen that was later disallowed after a replay showed the play was offside, Charlie McAvoy scored the game winner at 11:48 of the second overtime. UND outshot BU 59-28 in the game. Cam Johnson had 25 saves in goal for the Fighting Hawks, while BU freshman goalie stopped 56 shots. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 and will host Boston University (23-11-3), which lost to Boston College in the Hockey East semifinals Friday. The UND-BU game is scheduled for 2 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN2. Top-seeded Minnesota Duluth will meet Ohio State in the other West Region semifinal at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Brock Boeser, Tyson Jost and Trevor Olson scored goals for the Fighting Hawks against UMD. Joey Anderson, Dominic Toninato, Riley Tufte and Adam Johnson scored goals for the Bulldogs. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 19 shots, while UMD’s Hunter Miska had 32 saves. (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.)