North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's ice hockey

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North Dakota Fighting Hawks Ice Hockey
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Ice Hockey athletic logo
University University of North Dakota
Conference NCHC
Head coach Brad Berry
1st year, 18–2–2
Captain(s) Gage Ausmus
Arena Ralph Engelstad Arena
Capacity: 11,634
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Grand Forks, North Dakota
Colors Kelly Green and White
Fight song It's For You, North Dakota U
Stand Up and Cheer
NCAA Tournament Champions
1959, 1963, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2000
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
21 total appearances; most recent: 2015
NCAA Tournament Appearances
30 total appearances; most recent: 2015
Conference Tournament Champions
11 total championships; most recent: 2012
Conference Regular Season Champions
16 total championships; most recent: 2014–15

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's ice hockey team (UND) is the college ice hockey team at the Grand Forks campus of the University of North Dakota. They are members of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. UND have appeared in the NCAA tournament 30 times and the Frozen Four 21 times, and won seven NCAA Division I Championships, 16 Regular Season Championships and 10 WCHA Tournament Championships. The current men's head coach is former Fighting Sioux player Brad Berry, who is in his first season with the team. UND used Fighting Sioux as its nickname, but dropped the nickname under pressure from the NCAA. The team is now registered as the Fighting Hawks, a name that was chosen by the University on November 18, 2015.


Early history[edit]

Varsity ice hockey at the University of North Dakota began in 1929 as a NCAA independent team with no recorded coach. After four seasons the team disbanded during the heart of the Great Depression in 1936.[1] The program restarted after World War II with John Jamieson as the first coach. The 1946–47 season was the first winning season in UND history with a record of 7 wins, 6 losses, and 0 ties.[1] UND joined Michigan Tech, Colorado College, University of Denver, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota as founding members of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League (MCHL) in 1951.[2] In the program's first season in league play UND finished with a record of 13–11–1.[1] After two seasons the MCHL became the Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (WIHL) and later in 1959 became the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.[2] Artificial ice was installed in UND’s Winter Sports Building, commonly known as "The Barn", in 1953.[3]

Bob May became the 5th coach in UND history for the 1957–58 season and led the team to the 1957–58 WIHL Regular Season Championship. UND also received a bid to the 1958 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The team advanced to the championship game with a 9–1 win over Harvard in the semi-final round. UND fell in their first championship and post season tournament appearance to University of Denver 2–6.[4] Following the 1957–58 season the WIHL broke up, after Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, and Minnesota left the conference following a dispute over recruiting practices.[5] Despite not violating the WIHL or the NCAA's rules of the period, the four exiting schools accused Denver, North Dakota and Colorado College of breaking a gentlemen's agreement by recruiting overage Canadians.[5]

Thorndycraft era[edit]

Without a conference UND competed as an independent Division I team for the 1958–59 season. Barry Thorndycraft took over for May as head coach and continued the winning tradition established in the previous season. UND again reached the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and again advanced to the championship with a 4–3 overtime win over St. Lawrence.[6] UND beat former WIHL member Michigan State with another 4–3 overtime victory to win the university's first ice hockey national championship.[6] UND ended with a record of 20–10–1 on the season.[1] 1959 marked the official founding of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and after three seasons in the WCHA UND returned to the national stage for the 1963 NCAA Tournament held in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts at the McHugh Forum.[7] North Dakota blew away the hometown Boston College Eagles 8–2 and won the school's second ice hockey championship with a 6–5 win over rival Denver.[7] The team finished with a record of 22–7–3 and coach Thorndycraft was named WCHA Coach of the Year for 1962–63.

Peters, Selman, Bjorkman years[edit]

Thorndycraft left the program in 1964 and under new coach R.H. "Bob" Peters, UND won the MacNaughton Cup for the WCHA regular season championship in 1964–65.[1] The team advanced to the 1965 NCAA Tournament but lost 3–4 in the semi-final round to Boston College.[8] Bill Selman became coach in 1966 and led the team to their third MacNaughton Cup in history and a spot in the 1967 NCAA Tournament. UND's run ended with a 1–0 loss to Cornell 0–1 but Selman received the 1966–67 WCHA Coach of the Year award.[9] The following season UND received an at-large bid to the 1968 NCAA Tournament. North Dakota beat Cornell 4–1 in a rematch of the 1967 semi-final game. UND advanced to the National Championship game for the first time since winning it 5 seasons earlier in 1963. UND again found themselves in the National Championship game matched up with conference rival Denver, North Dakota would fall to the Pioneers 0–4.[10] Rube Bjorkman became the 9th coach in program history after previously serving as head coach at the University of New Hampshire. Over the 10 seasons as coach UND finished with two winning seasons, one in his first season as UND coach in 1968–69 and a second in 1971–72.[1] During his tenure as UND coach Bjorkman compiled a record of 149–186–11.

Gasparini era[edit]

John "Gino" Gasparini was hired in 1978, Gasparini played for UND from 1964–67 before a short stint in the International Hockey League then returning to UND under Bjorkman as an assistant coach. Gasparini's impact was immediate and UND finished the regular season winning the MacNaughton Cup and advancing to the 1979 NCAA Tournament. North Dakota picked up a 4–2 victory of Dartmouth in the semi-final round but fell in the national championship game to Minnesota 3–4.[11] North Dakota finished the season with a record of 30–11–1, the program's first 30-win season, as well as Gasparini being named WCHA Coach of the Year.[1] The 30 wins of the 1978–79 season was eclipsed the following season when North Dakota picked up 31 wins and the programs third National Championship with a 5–2 win over Northern Michigan.[12] North Dakota returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1984. North Dakota swept Rensselaer two games to none in the quarter final round but fell 1–2 in overtime to Minnesota-Duluth[13]

The 1986–87 season UND swept through the WCHA winning the MacNaughton Cup and WCHA Final Five Tournament.[1] UND advanced to the 1987 NCAA Tournament sweeping St. Lawrence in two games by a combined score of 9–4 and advancing to the Championship with a 5–2 win over Harvard.[14] North Dakota won their fifth NCAA Division I National Championship when UND defeated Michigan State Spartans in front of a Spartan crowd in Detroit, Michigan on March 28, 1987.[14] The team would make the NCAA Tournament one more time with Gasparini behind the bench in 1990 but fell in the regional round of the expanded NCAA Tournament when the team lost to Boston University two games to one in the best of three series.[15]

Blais era[edit]

The new Ralph Engelstad Arena in November 2001

After four quiet years, Dean Blais took over as head coach of North Dakota after John "Gino" Gasparini in 1994. In his third season as head coach, Blais led UND to the program's eighth MacNaughton Cup for WCHA regular season champions and fifth Broadmoor Trophy for WCHA playoff champions.[1] UND advanced to the Frozen Four after a 6–2 victory over Cornell in the quarterfinal round. UND then advanced to the National Championship with a 6–2 win over Colorado College. Under Blais, UND won 6–4 over Boston University to win the school's Six National Championship.[16][17] That same season Blais was named recipient of the Spencer Penrose Award for Division I College Coach of the Year.[18]

North Dakota returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and 1999 but were plagued with early-round exits. In the 1999–2000 season, after again winning the WCHA Tournament, UND advanced through the 2000 NCAA Tournament to the Championship against Boston College, looking for its first NCAA title since 1949. BC had a 2–1 lead entering the third period, but UND responded with three goals, with two by Lee Goren. Goren tied the game, assisted on Jason Ulmer's game-winning goal, and then scored into an empty Eagles net in the last minute of play to secure the game. It marked North Dakota's seventh national title overall and second since 1997, and was also the third time in three years that BC came up short in the Frozen Four.[19] Boston College got its revenge over UND the following season when the two teams again faced each other in the National Championship. BC won its first national title since 1949 by defeating North Dakota, 3–2, in overtime on a goal scored by sophomore forward Krys Kolanos just 4:43 into OT.[20][21]

In 2001, the team moved into the new $100 million, 11,500-seat Ralph Engelstad Arena,[22] replacing the aging 6,000-seat Old Ralph Engelstad Arena that served as the home for UND hockey since 1972. After missing the NCAA post-season tournament in 2002, UND returned in 2003. North Dakota fell to Ferris State 2–5 in the opening round of the West Regionals.[23] And in the 2004 NCAA Tournament, UND shut out Holy Cross 3–0 before getting shut out 0–1 in the West Regional Final to Denver.[24]

Hakstol era[edit]

UND vs. Denver in the 2008 WCHA Final Five

On July 9, 2004, Dave Hakstol was announced as the 15th coach in program history, replacing Dean Blais who left UND when he was named associate coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Blais served as UND head coach for 10 seasons and placed first among active coaches with a record of 262–115–13 and a .733 winning percentage.[18][25] With Hakstol behind the bench, UND continued their winning tradition that was prevalent under Blais. UND won 4–3 in overtime vs. Maine on October 8, 2004 to give Hakstol his first win as head coach.[26] UND received an at-large bid to the 2005 NCAA Tournament and found themselves in the Championship against long-time rival University of Denver.[27] DU freshman goaltender Peter Mannino backstopped an offensive attack that included a 2-goal game by DU forward Paul Stastny to hand UND a 1–4 loss.[28]

North Dakota made and advanced in the next three NCAA Tournaments but came up with third place finishes in the Frozen Four, losing to Boston College three straight seasons in a row. In 2006 losing 5–6 to the Eagles,[29] in 2007 falling 4–6,[30] and in 2008 losing 1–6.[31] Despite the third consecutive loss to BC in the Frozen Four, the seasons ended on high notes in 2006–07 when sophomore forward Ryan Duncan became the second UND player to win the Hobey Baker Award and the first in 20 seasons after Tony Hrkac in 1986–87.[3] The 2007–08 season was only the second time in UND Hockey history that North Dakota had two finalists for the Hobey Baker Award when junior forward T.J. Oshie and senior goalie Jean-Philippe Lamoureux; the other time in 2004 when Zach Parise, Brandon Bochenski were nominated.[3]

In March 2009 UND won a WCHA-leading 14th league championship with a 2–1 win at Wisconsin. The team advanced to the 2009 NCAA Tournament but fell in the Northeast Region semifinal to New Hampshire 5–6 in overtime after UNH's Thomas Fortney scored with :00.1 remaining in regulation to force ot and UNH's Josh LaBlanc scored 45 seconds into overtime.[32] UND capped off the 2009–10 regular season and won the 2010 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament to receive an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament. UND fell in the Northeast Regional semifinals to Yale 2–3 after The Bulldogs scored 3 goals in a span of 4:57 during the second period and Yale goaltender Ryan Rondeau stopped 34 UND shots.[33]

In March 2011 UND captured its WCHA-leading 15th league championship with an 11–2 win at Michigan Tech.[34] The team advanced as the #1 seed into the 2011 WCHA Tournament by beating #12 seed Michigan Tech (8–0, 3–1).[35] UND advanced to the 2011 WCHA Final Five to play Colorado College in the WCHA semi-final and won with a late 3rd period goal by Matt Frattin to advance them to the WCHA Championship.[36] UND then faced rival Denver for the Broadmoor Trophy. Denver took to the early lead 1–0 at 5:06 of the first period, UND rallied at 2:32 of the second period and struck again at 8:18 of the second period. Denver tied it up at 17:47 of the third period to force the game into overtime. Frattin scored the game winner at 5:11 of the second overtime to claim North Dakota's 2nd as many seasons and 9th Broadmoor Trophy overall for UND.[37] The team advanced to the 2011 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At the Midwest Regional, UND faced off first against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where they shut out the Engineers 6–0, advancing to play WCHA rival Denver for the second straight weekend. UND defeated the Pioneers of Denver 6–1 in the Midwest Regional Final to advance to their fifth Frozen Four in 8 seasons under Dave Hakstol. In the NCAA Frozen Four, UND would see their highly anticipated season come to an end with a 0–2 shutout to the Michigan Wolverines.

In March 2012, UND captured its 10th Broadmoor Trophy with a 4–0 victory over rival Denver. With this victory, UND made history by being the first team in WCHA history to capture the Broadmoor 3 straight years (2010,2011,2012), this is the second time UND has won the tournament from a play in game and also holds a 13 game unbeaten streak in the WCHA tournament and an 8 game WCHA Final Five unbeaten streak. UND lost to rival Minnesota in the NCAA tournament.

Hakstol left the team in May 2015 to take the head coaching job with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, becoming the first college coach to jump to an NHL head coaching position since Herb Brooks was hired by the Minnesota North Stars in 1987.[38]

National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC)[edit]

On July 14, 2011, College Hockey Inc. announced the formation of a new hockey league, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, which would begin play in the 2013–14 season. The league's six charter members were North Dakota, Colorado College, Denver, Miami (OH), Minnesota–Duluth, and Omaha. All were WCHA members except for CCHA member Miami. Two months after the announcement of the new league, the NCHC added a sixth WCHA member, Western Michigan, and another CCHA member, St. Cloud State. The NCHC has had no membership changes since starting play.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season GP W L T Finish Playoffs
2002–03 43 26 12 5 3rd, WCHA Lost in NCAA West Regional, 2–5 (Ferris State)
2003–04 41 30 8 3 1st, WCHA Lost in NCAA West Regional Finals, 0–1 (Denver)
2004–05 45 25 15 5 3rd, WCHA Lost in NCAA National Championship, 1–4 (Denver)
2005–06 46 29 16 1 T-3rd, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 5–6 (Boston College)
2006–07 43 24 14 5 3rd, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 4–6 (Boston College)
2007–08 43 28 11 4 2nd, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 1–6 (Boston College)
2008–09 43 24 15 4 1st, WCHA Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional, 5–6 (New Hampshire)
2009–10 43 25 13 5 T-4th, WCHA Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional, 2–3 (Yale)
2010–11 44 32 9 3 1st, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 0–2 (Michigan)
2011–12 41 26 13 3 4th, WCHA Lost in NCAA West Regional Finals, 2–5 (Minnesota)
2012–13 42 22 13 7 3rd, WCHA Lost in NCAA West Regional, 1–4 (Yale)
2013–14 42 25 14 3 2nd, NCHC Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 1–2 (Minnesota)
2014–15 42 29 10 3 1st, NCHC Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 3–5 (Boston University)


NCAA Tournament Championships[edit]

Year Champion Record Score Runner-up City Arena
1959 North Dakota 20–10–1 4–3 (OT) Michigan State Troy, NY RPI Field House
1963 North Dakota 22–7–3 6–5 Denver Chestnut Hill, MA McHugh Forum
1980 North Dakota 31–8–1 5–2 Northern Michigan Providence, RI Providence Civic Center
1982 North Dakota 35–12–0 5–2 Wisconsin Providence, RI Providence Civic Center
1987 North Dakota 40–8–0 5–3 Michigan State Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
1997 North Dakota 31–10–2 6–4 Boston University Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
2000 North Dakota 31–8–5 4–2 Boston College Providence, RI Providence Civic Center

WCHA Final Five playoff record[edit]

  • Final Five Playoffs (1988–2013) Record 64–34–0

WCHA Tournament Championships/Broadmoor Trophy[edit]

Year Record Coach
1967 19–10–0 Bill Selman
1968 20–10–3 Bill Selman
1979 30–11–1 John "Gino" Gasparini
1987 40–8–0 John "Gino" Gasparini
1997 31–10–2 Dean Blais
2000 31–8–5 Dean Blais
2006 29–16–1 Dave Hakstol
2010 25–12–5 Dave Hakstol
2011 32–9–3 Dave Hakstol
2012 25–12–3 Dave Hakstol

Regular Season Championships/MacNaughton Cup[edit]

Year Record Coach
1958 20–10–1 Barry Thorndycraft
1963 22–7–3 Barry Thorndycraft
1965 25–8–0 Bob Peters
1967 19–10–0 Bill Selman
1979 30–11–1 John "Gino" Gasparini
1980 31–8–1 John "Gino" Gasparini
1982 35–12–0 John "Gino" Gasparini
1987 40–8–0 John "Gino" Gasparini
1997 31–10–2 Dean Blais
1998 30–8–1 Dean Blais
1999 32–6–2 Dean Blais
2001 29–8–9 Dean Blais
2004 30–8–3 Dean Blais
2009 24–15–4 Dave Hakstol
2011 32–9–3 Dave Hakstol

Regular Season Championships /Penrose Cup[edit]

Year Record Coach
2015 29–10–3 Dave Hakstol

Current record[edit]

Historic record[edit]

Records vs. Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)[edit]

Team City, State Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Mariucci Arena 130–146–14 1–6 L 1–2 L
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota National Hockey Center 60–32–11 1–8 L 2–5 L
University of Denver Denver, Colorado Magness Arena 137–115–9 18–3 W 6–3 W
Michigan Tech University Houghton, Michigan MacInnes Arena 145–91–9 6–7 L 1–1 T
University of AK-Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska Sullivan Arena 47–18–5 3–2 W 3–3 T
University of MN-Duluth Duluth, Minnesota AMSOIL Arena 136–76–8 11–0 W 4–3 OT W
MN State University-Mankato Mankato, Minnesota Verizon Wireless Center 37–10–7 6–3 W 3–0 W
University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Kohl Center 64–86–11 5–7 L 4–2 W
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado World Arena 139–78–10 8–4 W 5–3 W
Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minnesota Sanford Center 24–3–1 7–4 W 5–1 L
University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha, Nebraska CenturyLink Center Omaha 3–3–0 6–5 W 1–0 W

Record vs. National Collegiate Hockey Conference opponents[edit]

Team City, State Prev. Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Denver Pioneers Denver, Colorado WCHA Magness Arena 136–115–9 18–3 W 6–3 W
Colorado College Tigers Colorado Springs, Colorado WCHA World Arena 139–78–11 8–4 W 5–3 W
Omaha Mavericks Omaha, Nebraska WCHA CenturyLink Center (2013–15)
Baxter Arena (2015–)
3–3–0 6–5 W 1–0 W
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs Duluth, Minnesota WCHA AMSOIL Arena 135–74–8 11–0 W 3–1 W
Miami RedHawks Oxford, Ohio CCHA Goggin Ice Arena 3–1–1 5–2 W 2–6 L
St. Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud, Minnesota WCHA National Hockey Center 60–32–11 1–8 L 2–5 L
Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo, Michigan CCHA Lawson Ice Arena 5–0–0 6–3 W 3–1 W

Record vs. other major opponents[edit]

Team City, State League Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor, Michigan CCHA 40–47–4 6–5 W 0–2 L
Michigan State Spartans East Lansing, Michigan CCHA 62–36–2 14–1 W 1–2 L
Northern Michigan Wildcats Marquette, Michigan CCHA 27–23–2 8–4 W 5–3 W
Boston College Eagles Boston, Massachusetts Hockey East 11–11–1 5–3 W 2–6 L
Boston University Terriers Boston, Massachusetts Hockey East 12–8–1 3–2 W 2–4 L
Notre Dame Fighting Irish South Bend, Indiana CCHA 17–17–3 5–6 L 2–5 L
Cornell Big Red Ithaca, NY ECAC 5–3–0 0–1 L 3–1 W

Head coaches[edit]

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of Jan 14, 2016 [1]

Tenure Coach Seasons Record Pct. Championships
2015– Brad Berry 1 16-2-2 - -
2004–2015 Dave Hakstol 11 289–143–43 .654 2 MacNaughton Cups, 1 Penrose Cup, 4 Broadmoor Trophies, 1 Title Game
1994–2004 Dean Blais 10 262–115–13 .733 5 MacNaughton Cups, 4 Broadmoor Trophies, 2 NCAA Titles, 3 Title Games
1978–1994 John "Gino" Gasparini 16 392–248–25 .608 4 MacNaughton Cups, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 3 NCAA Titles, 4 Title Games
1968–1978 Rube Bjorkman 10 149–186–11 .447 None
1966–1968 Bill Selman 2 39–20–3 .653 1 MacNaughton Cup, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 1 Title Game
1964–1966 R.H. "Bob" Peters 2 42–20–1 .675 1 MacNaughton Cup
1959–1964 Barry Thorndycraft 5 91–75–9 .546 2 MacNaughton Cups, 1 NCAA Title, 1 Title Game
1957–1959 Bob May 2 24–7–1 .766 1 MacNaughton Cup, 1 NCAA Title, 2 Title Games
1956–1957 Al Renfrew 1 18–11–0 .621 None
1949–1956 Cliff "Fido" Purpur 7 94–75–8 .554 None
1947–1949 Don Norman 2 20–17–1 .539 None
1946–1947 John C. "Jamie" Jamieson 1 7–6–0 .538 None
1935–1936 Buck Cameron 1 2–2–0 .500 None
1932–1933 Noland Franz 1 1–8–0 .111 None
1929–1932 Joe Brown 3 1–2–0 .333 None
1929–1936 Intramural Hockey 5 4–12–0 .333 None
Totals 12 coaches 66 seasons 1367–903–125 .597 15 Regular Season, 10 Tournament Titles, 7 NCAA Titles, 12 Title Games


2015–16 roster[edit]

As of December 5, 2015.[39]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 British Columbia Stecher, TroyTroy Stecher (A) Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1994-04-07 Richmond, British Columbia Penticton (BCHL)
3 Minnesota Poolman, TuckerTucker Poolman Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1993-06-08 East Grand Forks, Minnesota Omaha (USHL) WPG, 127th overall 2013
4 North Dakota Thompson, KeatonKeaton Thompson Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995-09-14 Devils Lake, North Dakota USNTDP (USHL) ANA, 87th overall 2013
6 North Dakota LaDue, PaulPaul LaDue (A) Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1992-09-06 Grand Forks, North Dakota Lincoln (USHL) LAK, 191st overall 2012
8 Wisconsin Schmaltz, NickNick Schmaltz Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1996-02-23 Verona, Wisconsin Green Bay (USHL) CHI, 20th overall 2014
9 Ontario Caggiula, DrakeDrake Caggiula (A) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-06-20 Whitby, Ontario Stouffville (OJHL)
10 North Dakota Simonson, JohnnyJohnny Simonson Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993-06-16 Grand Forks, North Dakota Lincoln (USHL)
11 Minnesota Olson, TrevorTrevor Olson Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1993-11-22 Duluth, Minnesota Sioux City (USHL)
13 Pennsylvania Gornall, MikeMike Gornall Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1994-10-26 Irwin, Pennsylvania Topeka (NAHL)
14 Minnesota Poganski, AustinAustin Poganski Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1996-02-16 St. Cloud, Minnesota Tri-City (USHL) STL, 110th overall 2014
16 Minnesota Boeser, BrockBrock Boeser Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1997-02-25 Burnsville, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL) VAN, 23rd overall 2015
17 Arizona St. Clair, ColtenColten St. Clair (A) Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1992-11-22 Gilbert, Arizona Fargo (USHL)
18 Nebraska Wilkie, ChrisChris Wilkie Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1996-07-10 Omaha, Nebraska Tri-City (USHL) FLA, 162nd overall 2015
19 Minnesota Gersich, ShaneShane Gersich Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 1996-07-10 Chaska, Minnesota Omaha (USHL) WSH, 134th overall 2014
20 Minnesota Ausmus, GageGage Ausmus (C) Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995-04-22 East Grand Forks, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL) SJS, 151st overall 2013
21 Manitoba Chartrand, DanysDanys Chartrand Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1994-01-17 Winnipeg, Manitoba Flin Flon (SJHL)
22 Saskatchewan Gardner, RhettRhett Gardner Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1996-02-28 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Okotoks (AJHL)
24 Michigan Wolanin, ChristianChristian Wolanin Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 1995-03-17 Rochester, Michigan Muskegon (USHL) OTT, 107th overall 2015
25 Finland Janatuinen, JoelJoel Janatuinen Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1995-02-02 Espoo, Finland Sioux City (USHL)
26 Saskatchewan Sanderson, ColtynColtyn Sanderson Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1991-05-26 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Weyburn (SJHL)
27 North Dakota Johnson, LukeLuke Johnson Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1994-09-19 Grand Forks, North Dakota Lincoln (USHL) CHI, 134th overall 2013
28 Minnesota Shaw, HaydenHayden Shaw Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1996-06-05 Woodbury, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL)
29 Manitoba Chyzyk, BrynBryn Chyzyk (A) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992-11-05 Virden, Manitoba Fargo (USHL)
30 Saskatchewan Hrynkiw, MattMatt Hrynkiw Junior G 5' 9" (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992-04-04 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Humboldt (SJHL)
31 Slovakia Tomek, MatejMatej Tomek Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1997-05-24 Bratislava, Slovakia Topeka (NAHL) PHI, 90th overall 2015
33 Michigan Johnson, CamCam Johnson Sophomore G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1994-07-11 Troy, Michigan Waterloo (USHL)
35 Minnesota Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1995-10-01 Roseau, Minnesota Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)

Notable alumni[edit]

Over 250 UND alumni have gone on to play professional ice hockey, including a number of current and former NHL players:[40]

Hobey Baker Award winners[edit]

In-season tournaments records[edit]

  • Badger Showdown 6 games: 4–2–0
  • Great Lakes Invitational 8 games: 5–3–0
  • Ice Breaker Invitational 6 games: 1–4–1
  • Lefty McFadden Invitational 2 games: 1–1–0
  • Pepsi Cola Tournament 2 games: 2–0–0
  • Kendell Hockey Classic 5 games: 4–0–1
  • Rensselaer Holiday Tournament 5 games: 4–1–0
  • Shillelagh Tournament 2 games: 1–1–0


See also[edit]



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