Team of the Week: North Dakota

It’s just the beginning of another cold, unforgiving winter in Grand Forks, N.D., with early sunsets and dropping temperatures — and until this week, perhaps some worry in town that the sky was falling, too. After all, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks — the reigning national champions — entered their weekend series at St. Cloud State with a six-game winless streak, a true rarity for a program that …
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Stop and Start

It’s been an odd start of the season for Notre Dame, not counting the Zamboni malfunction Sunday afternoon following two scoreless periods at Matthews Arena. The final period will not be played, it has been determined, potentially robbing the Irish of its first weekend sweep since dismantling Arizona State to open the season. Notre Dame (5-3-2) has a quality victory against Minnesota-Duluth and …
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Stop and Start

It’s been an odd start of the season for Notre Dame, not counting the Zamboni malfunction Sunday afternoon following two scoreless periods at Matthews Arena. The final period may or may not be played, but for now, it potentially robbed the Irish of its first weekend sweep since dismantling Arizona State to open the season. Notre Dame (5-3-1) has a quality victory against Minnesota-Duluth and the …
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Progress Made on Arena for Arizona State

Arizona State will have a new 4,000-seat arena inb Tempe to play in beginning by 2019-20, if all goes according to a new plan. Arizona State has formed a negotiating agreement with the developer of its Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District, Catellus Development Corporation, and the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes to build a new facility. That would include a new 16,000-seat arena for the Coyotes. The …
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Turning the Page

At the end of every year, teams must deal with departures, whether due to players graduating or jumping up to the pro game. Depending on the situation, it can be jarring. On paper, Harvard’s losses look like too much to recover from. Graduates Jimmy Vesey and Kyle Criscuolo represented two of the Crimson’s top-three point scorers last year, with a combined tally of 78 points. In addition, the …
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College Hockey Weekend Roundup

The heated rivalry between Minnesota and North Dakota was subdued somewhat when the old WCHA split and the teams went to two new conferences three years ago. They met in the Frozen Four in 2014, but not in the regular season then. The two finally got back down to business, and the two games at Mariucci Arena this weekend lived up to billing. Friday, the teams were never more than a goal apart, and …
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North Dakota, Minnesota Return to Hate

Roughly 320 miles separate North Dakota’s Ralph Engelstad Arena from Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena. On Friday, the Fighting Hawks will take that trip across the border into the Twin Cities to resume one of the most fabled rivalries in college hockey. But this weekend’s matchup will be a little different. It will be the first meeting between the two programs in almost three years. Many players …
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Team of the Week: Minnesota-Duluth

North Dakota entered last weekend’s showdown at Minnesota-Duluth riding a 10-game unbeaten streak dating back to last season, a streak that of course included the Fighting Hawks’ national championship triumph in Tampa. Moreover, UND had not been swept in a league series in three years, and hadn’t been swept at the hands of Minnesota-Duluth since 1995. Propelled by dynamic special teams play and by …
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College Hockey Weekend Roundup

Minnesota-Duluth staked its claim to being the top team in the nation by sweeping North Dakota this weekend at home, capping it off with a 3-0 whitewash Saturday. The Bulldogs improved to 5-1-2 against what’s been a challenging schedule so far, as freshman Hunter Miska stopped 30 shots, earning both starts and wins on the weekend. Alex Iafallo, who had a hat trick in Friday’s win, picked up another …
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Team of the Week: St. Cloud State

Late last Friday night at Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena, St. Cloud State faced the very real possibility — indeed, a very real probability — of starting the season with three consecutive losses, as the Huskies trailed the Gophers by a score of 5-2 with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation. At the time, Minnesota, picked to finish first in the 2016-17 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, was …
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