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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team won its sixth Penrose Cup with a 3-0 victory over the  Western Michigan University in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The No. 3 Fighting Hawks (24-8-2 overall, 15-6-1 NCHC) received goals from Louis Jamernik V, Jackson Blake and Owen McLaughlin and a 35-save shutout from goalie …


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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team skated to a 5-3 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over the Western Michigan University on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena as it closed in on its sixth Penrose Cup. The No. 3 Fighting Hawks (23-8-2 overall, 14-6-1 NCHC) can clinch the title with a win tonight against the Huskies (18-12-1 overall, …


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

Jackson Blake scored a goal and added four assists to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 6-0 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Cameron Berg also chipped in two goals and an assist for the Fighting Hawks (21-8-2 overall, 12-6-1 NCHC). Also scoring goals …

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

The No. 5-ranked University of North Dakota men’s hockey team handed No. 4 University of Denver a 4-2 defeat in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena and in doing so completed a weekend sweep. UND won Friday night’s contest 5-2. The win for the Fighting Hawks (18-6-2 overall, 9-4-1 NCHC) solidified their first-place standing in …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team, ranked fifth in the nation, defeated No. 4 University of Denver 5-2 in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Five different players — Dylan James, Griffin Ness, Jackson Blake, Cameron Berg and Ben Strinden — scored for the Fighting Hawks (17-6-2 overall, 8-4-1 NCHC), who took sole …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team once again came up short in overtime, dropping a 5-4 National Collegiate Hockey Conference decision to the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (14-6-1 overall, 5-4-0 NCHC) blew three leads in the game to the Mavericks (11-6-2 overall, 4-4-1 NCHC) before dropping their fourth straight …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Riese Gaber and Owen McLaughlin each scored two goals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 6-4 win over University of Alaska Fairbanks on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Cameron Berg and Louis Jamernik V score the other goals for the Fighting Hawks (13-6-1), who snapped a three-game losing streak. The Nanooks (10-8-1) received …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team solidified its No. 1 ranking in  the country with a 5-0 victory over Bemidji State University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena to complete a weekend sweep of the Beavers. The Fighting Hawks (11-2-1) received goals from five different players — Jackson Blake, Dane Montgomery, Ben Strinden, Jackson Kunz and Garrett …

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

Jackson Blake scored 50 seconds into overtime to give the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 3-2 win over Bemidji State University on Friday Night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks UND (10-2-1) rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Beavers (5-8-0). Cameron Berg scored the other two UND goals, while Kasper Magnussen and Jackson Jutting …

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

Riese Gaber scored two goals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 5-1 victory over Miami University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (9-2-1 overall, 4-0-0 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) also received goals from Jackson Blake, Griffin Ness and Jayden Perron. UND netminder Ludvig Persson had 21 saves. The lone goal …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team remained unbeaten in conference play with a 6-4 victory over Miami University on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (8-2-1 overall, 3-0-0 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) were led by Jackson Blake who had a goal and and two assists and Owen McLaughlin who chipped in a goal and an …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Illinois State University

The University of North Dakota rallied late in the fourth quarter to eke out a 22-21 Missouri Valley Football Conference win over Illinois State University on Saturday in the Alerus Center. Gavin Ziebarth scored his second touchdown of the day with 25 seconds left in the game to secure the win for UND. Ziebarth  carried the ball 16 carries for …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Indiana State University

The University of North Dakota claimed an overtime victory against Indiana State University on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center, defeating the Sycamores 36-33 in Missouri Valley Football Conference play. The No. 15/17 ranked Fighting Hawks (5-3 overall, 3-2 MVFC) trailed 30-27 with less than a minute to play in regulation before kicker C.J. Elrichs booted a 32-yard field goal …

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

Jackson Blake scored two goals and added an assist to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 6-2 nonconference win over Minnesota State University Mankato on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Also scoring for the Fighting Hawks (4-1) were Owen McLaughlin, Jayden Perron, Logan Britt and Hunter Johannes. Sam Morton and Luc Wilson scored for …

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

Freshmen Jayden Perron and Jake Livanavage scored goals and goaltender Ludvig Persson stopped 21 of 22 shots to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 2-1 win over the University of Minnesota on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The victory for the Fighting Hawks (3-1) gave them a weekend split with the Gophers (3-1). Minnesota …

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

The no. 1-ranked University of Minnesota men’s hockey team blanked the University of North Dakota 4-0 on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Brody Lamb, Oliver Moore, Bryce Brodzinski and Jimmy Snuggerud scored for the Gophers (3-0) while holding the Fighting Hawks (2-1) off the scoresheet. Minnesota goaltender Justen Close stopped all 25 UND, while Fighting Hawks goalie Ludvig Persson …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team defeated Army 7-2 Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Jackson Blake and Hunter Johannes each scored twice as UND opened its season with a victory. Jayden Perron, Cameron Berg and Riese Gaber each scored once. Ludvig Persson had 10 saves in goal for the Fighting Hawks. (Check out more photos from Russ …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s 2022-23 season came to an end Friday night as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to St. Cloud State University in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference semifinals in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. The Fighting Hawks (18-15-6) held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 over the Huskies (23-12-3) on goals by …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team closed out its regular season in winning fashion with a 2-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Ethan Frisch and Chris Jandric scored goals for the Fighting Hawks (16-13-6 overall, 10-10-4 NCHC), while Matt Miller scored the only goal for the …

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

Riese Gaber’s third goal of the weekend early in the third period gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a come-from-behind 2-2 tie with St. Cloud State University in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Huskies (18-9-3 overall, 10-7-3 NCHC) gained the extra point with a shootout win. Gaber, who scored twice …

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

Riese Gaber scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-3 win over St. Cloud State University in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (13-13-4 overall, 7-10-2 NCHC) trailed 3-1 before Jake Schmaltz cut the lead to one goal early …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team won its third straight game with a  76-73 overtime victory over the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Summit League play. Four players for the Fighting Hawks (10-17 overall, 4-10 Summit) hit double figures in scoring, led by Matt Norman’s 21 points. Tsotne Tsartsize chipped in 17 …

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

Riese Gaber, Gavin Hain, Lous Jamermik V and Jackson Blake scored goals as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team defeated the University of Minnesota-Duluth 4-2 in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (10-10-4 overall, 4-7-2 NCHC) won their four straight game against the visiting Bulldogs (9-13-1 overall, 4-9-0 NCHC). Drew …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team erupted for six goals against Western Michigan University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena but surrendered seven en route to a 7-6 National Collegiate Hockey Conference loss in redshirt goalie Caleb Johnson’s first collegiate start before a hometown crowd. The Fighting Hawks (9-10-4 overall, 3-7-2 NCHC) blew a three-goal lead to …

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

Tyler Kleven scored two goals for the second straight game to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-2 nonconference win over Lindenwood University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Ben Strinden and Mark Senden also scored goals for the Fighting Hawks (9-8-4), while David Gagnon and Caige Sterger scored for the Lions (5-15-0). Goalie …

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

Tyler Kleven scored two goals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-3 nonconference win over Lindenwood University on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Nick Portz and Farmer scored the other goals for the Fighting Hawks (8-8-4), while David Gagnon, Hunter Johannes and Caige Sterzer scored goals for the Lions (5-14-0). Goalie Jakob Hellsten, …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team dropped a 71-49 Summit League contest to North Dakota State University on Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Bison (4-11 overall,1-2 Summit) led 36-20 after the first half and the Fighting Hawks (6-9 overall,0-2 Summit) couldn’t quite recover from the deficit.  Grant Nelson and Andrew Morgan led NDSU with 15 …

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

The University of North Dakota football team’s valiant rally in the second half of Saturday’s FCS playoff game in Odgen, Utah, against Weber State University fell just short as the Fighting Hawks fell 38-31 to the Wildcats. The Hawks trailed 24-0 in the first half and 31-14 heading into the third quarter before staging the comeback. UND quarterback Tommy Schuster …

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

No. 4 North Dakota State University handed No. 16/23 University of North Dakota a 42-21 Missouri Valley Conference loss Saturday in the Fargodome. The Fighting Hawks (7-4 overall, 5-3 MVFC) trailed 28-14 after the first half but couldn’t overcome the 14-0 first quarter lead racked up by the Bison (9-2, 7-1 MVFC). Cam Miller led NDSU, rushing for 93 yards …

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

The University of Denver men’s hockey team scored 3-2 come-from-behind National Collegiate Hockey Conference win against the University of North Dakota on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Griffin Ness and Chris Jandric scored for the Fighting Hawks (4-4-2 overall, 1-1-1 NCHC). The Pioneers (8-3-0, 4-1-0 NCHC) received goals from Carter King, Aiden Thompson and Jared Wright. UND goaltender Drew …

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

Tommy Schuster was 24-for-28 passing for 223 yards and three touchdowns to lead the University of North Dakota football team to a 28-19 Missouri Valley Conference win over the University of South Dakota on Saturday in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (7-3 overall, 5-2 MVFC) trailed twice in the first half but a blocked punt inside the 10-yard-line of …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team jumped out to a 2-0 in the first nine minutes of its game with Arizona State University on Saturday night but the Sun Devils (5-4-0) rallied for with goals from Matthew Kopperud, Lukas Sillinger and Robert Mastrosimone to claim a 3-2 win over the Fighting Hawks (3-3-1) in the 2022 U.S. Hockey …

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

The University of North Dakota football team held South Dakota State University in check for one half but stumbled the final two quarters as the Jackrabbits (7-1, 5-0 Missouri Valley Conference) handed the Fighting Hawks (4-3, 3-2 MVC) a 49-35 Missouri Valley Conference loss Saturday in the Alerus Center. No. 20 North Dakota led 21-14 at halftime but was outscored …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team surrendered a five-goal lead to fall 6-2 to Quinnipiac University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The No. 3 Fighting Hawks (2-1-1) led 2-1 after one period on goals by Riese Gaber and Jackson Blake, but the Bobcats (2-0-2) scored three goals in just over four minutes in the second period …

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

Gavin Hain has been a roll for the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team. The fifth-year senior scored twice and Ethan Frisch and Carson Albrecht each scored once as the Fighting Hawks defeated the College of the Holy Cross 4-1 to complete a weekend sweep of the Crusaders on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Hain has scored six …

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

The University of North Dakota football team capped Homecoming Week with an impressive 48-31 win over Missouri State University in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (3-2 overall, 2-1 MVFC) trailed 21-20 after the first half but outscored the No. 7-ranked Bears (2-3 overall, 0-2 MVFC) 38-10 in the second half to …

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

Tommy Schuster completed 20 of 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns to lead the University of North Dakota to a 29-27 Potato Bowl win over the No.-24 ranked University of Northern Iowa in Missouri Valley Conference football Saturday in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (1-1 overall, 1-0 MVC) clinched the seesaw game on Schuster’s 6-yard touchdown run …

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

Photographer Russ Hons traveled to Lincoln, Neb., this past weekend for the University of North Dakota football team’s season opener against the University of Nebraska. The Fighting Hawks gave the Cornhuskers a scare before falling 38-17 in a nonconference game. UND quarterback Tommy Schuster was 24-37 for 137 yards and one touchdown, a 1-yard strike to Adam Zavalney. Isaiah Smith …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — DockDogs

DockDogs is one of the fastest-growing sport on four legs. It was started in 2000 “to create a nationally recognized competitive sport based on rules and precedents in track and field competitions,” the organization’s website states. DockDogs brought the competition this past week to the Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minn. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was on hand for the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Total Eclipse Of The Moon

Those who stayed up late Sunday night were in for a treat. The first total lunar eclipse of the year was visible to people from the Americas, Europe and Africa. The Flower Moon, the May full moon, named as it coincides with the spring blooming season in America, was also a supermoon, making it the Super Flower Blood Moon of …

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

A goal by Brandon McManus in overtime lifted the University of Nebraska-Omaha to a 3-2 win over the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The win gave UNO a split in the series. UND won Friday night’s contest 4-1. The Fighting Hawks (15-11-1 overall, 10-5-1 NCHC), ranked …