Clement rescues Hawks in win at N. Dakota

The deciding goal came from a player who hadn't lit the lamp in 13 months. Jack Clement (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Miami saw a three-goal lead evaporate before stay-at-home defenseman and captain Jack Clement stole the puck in the offensive zone and found the net, putting the RedHawks ahead for good as they edged No. … Continue reading Clement rescues Hawks in win at N. Dakota

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North Dakota blasts Miami

Miami's catastrophic start to its league slate extended itself into a fourth weekend. Blake Mesenburg (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). The RedHawks were torched by No. 19 North Dakota, 7-1 at Ralph Engelstad Arena on Friday, dropping them to 0-6-1 in the NCHC with just one conference point. Miami (4-7-2) fell behind by five before recording … Continue reading North Dakota blasts Miami

Preview: Miami at North Dakota

Miami is catching an NCAA perennial power in a rare weak moment. North Dakota is 1-3-1 in its last five games, including a loss to Arizona State in the U.S. Hall of Fame Game. But the Fighting Hawks are still ranked No. 19 in both major polls, and its four other losses came against Quinnipiac, … Continue reading Preview: Miami at North Dakota

NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

North Dakota appeared poised for another NCAA title run last season after tying for first place in the NCHC with 53 points thanks to a late seven-game winning streak. UND swept Colorado College in the first round of the conference tournament, but the Fighting Hawks fell to Western Michigan in the Frozen Faceoff semifinal and … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

Rally falls short as UND sweeps Miami

OXFORD, Ohio – Miami had already lost its series opener by three goals, and at the two-minute mark of the first period of the finale, MU was already behind down a goal vs. No. 7 North Dakota. Michael Regush (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). The RedHawks largely trailed from that point on but still ended up … Continue reading Rally falls short as UND sweeps Miami

Offense MIA as N. Dakota downs Miami

OXFORD, Ohio – No. 7 North Dakota was not only the better team on Friday, it benefited from seemingly every odd carom of the puck. The Fighting Hawks doubled up the RedHawks in shots on goal en route to a 4-1 win over MU at Cady Arena in the series opener. UND never trailed, scoring … Continue reading Offense MIA as N. Dakota downs Miami

Preview: North Dakota at Miami

It's just the second week of NCHC conference play, but North Dakota has already faced a gauntlet of an early-season schedule. The Fighting Hawks have played six of their last seven games against ranked opponents, and the unranked foe they faced was Penn State, which is 6-4. UND swept Denver in Grand Forks to open … Continue reading Preview: North Dakota at Miami

N. Dakota ends Miami’s season

There was an excellent chance Miami's stay in this season's NCHC Tournament would be a short one, after the RedHawks finished last in the conference and opened the playoffs at No. 2 North Dakota. But the hope was they would stick around for more than one period. The RedHawks gave up three goals in the … Continue reading N. Dakota ends Miami’s season

Preview: Miami at N. Dakota

Regardless of the NCHC postseason format, Miami was headed to The Ralph to open the conference playoffs. Due to COVID concerns, all eight teams will play the entire tournament – single elimination – at a single venue. That facility would be North Dakota's home rink. Under the traditional format, the RedHawks, as an eight seed, … Continue reading Preview: Miami at N. Dakota

UND sinks MU in pod finale

Miami closed out its pod schedule with a whimper. No. 3 North Dakota scored the final four goals as it pulled away from the RedHawks in a 6-2 win at Baxter Arena on Sunday. MU tied it at two with 13:14 left in the second period, but the Fighting Hawks (7-2-1) answered by taking the … Continue reading UND sinks MU in pod finale

N. Dakota blanks Miami in opener

Following an eight-win season, Miami drew the unenviable task of playing No. 1 North Dakota in its season opener, without the benefit of an exhibition and after a nine-month layoff. The result, not surprisingly, was a 2-0 loss to the Fighting Hawks at Baxter Arena on Wednesday. Miami's Ben Kraws (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). The … Continue reading N. Dakota blanks Miami in opener

NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

As difficult as it had to be for a loaded North Dakota team to see this spring's postseason canceled, almost all of the cogs from last season will dress for the Fighting Hawks again in 2020-21. Add to that a small-but-talented freshman class, headed by a pair of U.S. National Development defensemen drafted by Ottawa, … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

N. Dakota tops Miami on late goal

OXFORD, Ohio – Scoringwise, Saturday's game bore a striking resemblance to Friday. Miami took an early 2-0 lead, was ahead by one after the first period, No. 1 North Dakota eventually tied it and scored the go-ahead goal in the closing moments of the final frame. Unfortunately for the RedHawks, unlike Friday when the teams … Continue reading N. Dakota tops Miami on late goal

Miami salvages tie vs. No. 1 UND

OXFORD, Ohio – Miami was held to a season-low 16 shots on goal, including seven in the final 40 minutes of regulation. Miami's John Sladic (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). But John Sladic backhanded a puck in with 2:34 left in regulation as the RedHawks salvaged a 4-4 tie vs. No. 1 North Dakota at Cady … Continue reading Miami salvages tie vs. No. 1 UND

Preview: Miami at North Dakota

Miami opens its conference schedule this weekend, and coach Chris Bergeron makes his NCHC coaching debut in arguably the most hostile environment in college hockey. The RedHawks will face North Dakota in a two-game set in Grand Forks two weeks after going 1-0-1 in their first two road games of 2018-19 at Colgate. But while … Continue reading Preview: Miami at North Dakota