NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

North Dakota was considered one of the favorites to win the NCAA championship last season, but league rival Minn.-Duluth ended the Fighting Hawks' bid in an epic five-overtime regional final. UND should always be considered a contender not only for the top spot in the league but the national title, and despite losing a significant … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

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