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

Jacob Bernard-Docker’s second goal of the weekend gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 3-2 overtime win over the University of Wisconsin on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena and a sweep of the weekend series. The Fighting Hawks ( 4-2-1) shut out the Badgers 5-0 Friday night. Bernard-Docker also scored in the Friday night win over the …


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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 …


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

Colton Poolman scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 3-1 victory over archrival University of Minnesota in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game on Saturday night in sold-out Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Poolman’s first goal, his first of the season, tied the game in the second period …

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

Cole Smith scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-3 win over Minnesota State University-Mankato on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The gave North Dakota a a split in the two-game series. Minnesota State won 7-4 Friday night. Gabe Bast and Grant Mishmash scored the other goals …

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

Max Coatta scored three goals to lead No. 7-ranked Minnesota State University-Mankato to a 7-4 win over the University of North Dakota on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (0-2-1) jumped out to a 2-1 lead just 2:44 into the first period, but a checking from behind major penalty and an automatic game disqualification against captain Rhett …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team rebounded from a Friday night loss to Bemidji State University by skating to a 1-1 tie with the Beavers on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Grant Mishmash gave the Fighting Hawks (0-1-1) a 1-0 first-period lead lead, but Charlie Combs scored at 15:46 of the third period to pull BSU (1-0-1) even. …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Athletics Night Of Champions

Grand Forks photographer attended the University of North Dakota Athletics Night of Champions awards banquet Tuesday night in the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks. Among the winners were University of North Dakota junior thrower Molli Detloff and junior defenseman Christian Wolanin. Detloff was named the Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year, and Wolanin was named UND’s Glenn …

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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 — 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. …

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 — 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 — 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 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 …