Showing posts with label UND Hockey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UND Hockey. Show all posts

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from the bloggers at Goon's World. What are you thankful for on this holiday?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015-16 UND Hockey Schedule

Date            Opponent                                   Time (CT)
Oct. 3         Manitoba (exh.)                       7:07 pm
Oct. 9          vs. Lake Superior State^             3:30 pm
Oct. 10        vs. Maine^                                    7:00 pm
Oct. 16        at Bemidji State                            7:37 pm
Oct. 17       Bemidji State                           7:07 pm
Oct. 23        at Vermont                                           TBA
Oct. 24        at Vermont                                           TBA
Oct. 30        at Colorado College*                         TBA
Oct. 31        at Colorado College*                         TBA
Nov. 6        Wisconsin                                  7:37 pm
Nov. 7        Wisconsin                                  7:07 pm
Nov. 13      Miami*                                       7:37 pm
Nov. 14      Miami*                                       7:07 pm
Nov. 20       at St. Cloud State*                              TBA
Nov. 21       at St. Cloud State*                              TBA
Nov. 27       at Michigan State                                TBA
Nov. 29       at Michigan State                                TBA
Dec. 4         Denver*                                     7:37 pm
Dec. 5         Denver*                                     7:07 pm
Dec. 11        at Minnesota Duluth*                  7:07 pm
Dec. 12        at Minnesota Duluth*                  7:07 pm
Jan. 1         Alabama-Huntsville                7:37 pm
Jan. 2         Alabama-Huntsville                7:07 pm
Jan. 9         US. Under-18 Team (exh.)            TBA
Jan. 15       Omaha*                                     7:37 pm
Jan. 16       Omaha*                                     7:07 pm
Jan. 22       Colorado College*                   7:37 pm
Jan. 23       Colorado College*                   7:07 pm
Jan. 29        at Western Michigan*                  6:00 pm
Jan. 30        at Western Michigan*                  6:00 pm
Feb. 12        at Denver*                                           TBA
Feb. 13        at Denver*                                           TBA
Feb. 19       Minnesota Duluth*                 7:37 pm
Feb. 20       Minnesota Duluth*                 7:07 pm
Feb. 26        at Omaha*                                    7:07 pm
Feb. 27        at Omaha*                                    7:07 pm
Mar. 4        Western Michigan*                 7:37 pm
Mar. 5        Western Michigan*                 7:07 pm
Mar. 11-13  NCHC Quarterfinals (Best of 3)
Mar. 18-19  NCHC Frozen Faceoff (Minneapolis)
Mar. 25-27  NCAA Regionals
Apr. 7-9       NCAA Frozen Four (Tampa)
* NCHC game
^ Ice Breaker Tournament (Portland, Maine)
All times Central
Home games in bold
Schedule subject to change

Monday, May 18, 2015

UND to Announce New Head Coach at 1:00 PM

The news is breaking fans right now. According to Brad Schlossman, UND is going to hire Brad Berry to be the next head coach of UND.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Brian Faison will introduce the 16th head coach of the UND men’s hockey program today at a news conference in the main lobby of Ralph Engelstad Arena. The news conference will begin at 1 p.m. Central. A live of stream of the news conference will be available at

The new head coach, Faison and current UND players will be available for interviews immediately following the news conference.

For additional information, contact UND Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations Jayson Hajdu at 701.740.7659 (cell) or at

Dave Hakstol Named Head Coach of the Philadelphia Flyers

They say to be careful what you wish for. Coach  Dave Hakstol is moving on. The news broke this morning that Hakstol is going to be the next head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. For the fans that wanted Hakstol fired because his teams didn't win an NCAA title, you won't have Hak to kick around anymore. I must say personally, I am shocked. I don't think many saw this coming.

Official Press Release -- Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced this morning that Dave Hakstol has been named the 19th head coach in Flyers history.

“Dave brings a wealth of head coaching experience and success to the Philadelphia Flyers organization,” said Hextall. “He’s a proven winner and we are pleased to have him become part of the Flyers family.”

“I am extremely excited to be named the Philadelphia Flyers new head coach,” said Hakstol. “Through the process here with Ron [Hextall] and everybody in the Flyers organization I have gained even more of an understanding of the history and tradition of this organization and I’m very proud to become part of the Philadelphia Flyers today.”

Hakstol, 46 (7/30/1968), comes to the Flyers from the University of North Dakota where he spent the last 11 seasons compiling an overall record of 289-143-43 with a .654 winning percentage in 475 games. In 2014-15, he led North Dakota to a 29-10-3 record with a .726 winning percentage and a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four.

North Dakota made the NCAA Tournament in every one of Hakstol’s 11 seasons and reached the Frozen Four seven times in that span, which is the most of any program in the country during that period. Hakstol led North Dakota to an overall postseason record of 54-24 for a .692 winning percentage, including a 17-11 record in the NCAA Tournament, during his tenure.

He joined the school’s coaching staff in 2000 as an assistant coach, and took over the head coaching job four years later. Under Hakstol’s watch, North Dakota won three regular season conference championships – two in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA, 2008-09, 2010-11) and one in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC, 2014-15).  North Dakota also won WCHA playoff championships in 2005-06, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.  Hakstol received conference coach of the year honors twice, in the WCHA in 2008-09 and in the NCHC in 2014-15.  He was also an eight-time finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award as national coach of the year.

Hakstol’s program has produced 20 NHL players and a total of 46 that have played professionally at some level. His former players include Jonathan Toews (CHI) and Matt Greene (LAK), each of whom have won two Stanley Cups since leaving the school, as well as T.J. Oshie (STL), Travis Zajac (NJD), Drew Stafford (BUF, WPG) and Chris VandeVelde (EDM, PHI). He has also had seven players named Hobey Baker Award finalists, including Ryan Duncan who won the award in 2007, and 11 players named All-Americans.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Men’s and Women’s Hockey Players to Graduate this May

Here’s a list of the UNDhockey players that gradate this Saturday. I would like to congratulate them all. If you look at the list, a majority of these players graduated in four years. That's no easy task playing division I hockey and going to school.  

Men’s Hockey (6): Connor Gaarder (Entrepreneurship), Mark MacMillan (Entrepreneurship), Nick Mattson (Management), Brendan O'Donnell (Communication), Michael Parks (Communication), Stephane Pattyn (Entrepreneurship)

Women’s Hockey (3): Andrea Dalen (Business Economics), Michelle Karvinen (Graphic Design & Technology), Tori Williams (Psychology)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Family Affair: UND lands Colton Poolman

The University of North Dakota is known for its brother teams. This past year, UND had the Schmaltz Bros (Nick and Jordan). As of today, there will be another Poolman attending UND. Tucker's brother Colton Poolman has committed to UND. I would imagine that he's a year or two out. Here's the link to his Elite Prospects Page.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

USCHO All-American Teams

First Team
F Jack Eichel, Boston University
F Tanner Kero, Michigan Tech
F Jimmy Vesey, Harvard
D Matt Grzelcyk, Boston University
D Joey LaLeggia, Denver
G Jon Gillies, Providence

Second Team
F Daniel Ciampini, Union
F Matt Garbowski, RIT
F Zach Hyman, Michigan
D Mike Paliotta, Vermont
D Mike Reilly, Minnesota
G Zane McIntyre, North Dakota


Third Team
F Sam Anas, Quinnipiac
F Bryce Gervais, Minnesota State
F Evan Rodrigues, Boston University
D Rob O’Gara, Yale
D Robbie Russo, Notre Dame
G Ryan Massa, Omaha

UND junior goalie Zane McIntyre has been named to the UCHO second team All-American.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

NCAA Frozen Four: UND Presser

At about the 12:30 mark the press conference starts. There were some things that stuck out today. Make no mistake about it, UND is on a business trip.

“It’s a real narrow focus here,” Zane McIntyre said. “We’re coming for business.”

Coach Hakstol was asked if he had any Instagram selfies. The answer is classic Hakstol.

“I’m working on it,” Hakstol said. “Maybe you can help me with that technology.”

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

UND Gets a Commitment from Grant Mismash

Another great pickup for the University of North Dakota on the recruiting front. Today, Grant Mismash from Shattuck St. Mary's committed to the University of North Dakota. Here's the link to his Elite Prospects page.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Game Day A few Things

The NCAA playoffs start today. You could say, today, is the first day of the rest of your season. Lose and your team goes home. Win and you move on. Only one team in the NCAA playoffs is going to win their last game. A reporter from Fox asked Hakstol about the playoffs and this is what the head coach had to say.

“You said it. It’s one-and-done," Hakstol said. "Winner moves on, loser does not.”

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Look at the Pairwise with One Game Left

According to Brad Schlossman, he seems to think that with the win, UMN will be heading to Fargo, ND. With the win, SCSU is in the tourney. UND is now the number two team in the Pairwise.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Conor Gaarder, UND's Mr. March

I love this picture. Maybe we're on to something, in UND's last seven March games, Connor Gaarder has five goals & four of them were game-winners. This isn't a one-time thing either, last year, in UND last four games of the season, Gaarder scored four goals in four games.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Picture is Worth A 1,000 Words

This kind of sums it all up. Guy can barely walk after his surgery and he's out on the ice lifting the Penrose Cup above his head. Mark MacMillan is a character guy, a glue guy on this UND hockey team.

Connor Gaarder's game-winning goal vs. Colorado College (Video)

Coming into Saturday night’s game, Connor Gaarder had scored four game-winning goals. With his eighth goal of the season, Gaarder would add another game-winning goal to his total. Gaarder has scored five goals in the last six games, four of which have been game-winning goals. Gaarder’s five game-winning goals also leads UND.

UND Hockey: Tradtional Circle of Sticks with the Penrose

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Morning Links

Good Morning, the NCHC playoffs are finally here. The second season is upon us. Let’s take a look at what’s happening today.  It's really hard to believe that the season is winding down already. Next weekend Frozen Faceoff.  

Predictions Stoney Sioux says sweep...It's Hard to End Somebody's Season

Schloss is going with a sweep as well.

The University of Hockey Sweep it is.

UND looks to End Tigers Season

USCHO has UND sweeping this weekend as well: NCHC picks: March 13

CC Tigers hope to surprise everyone but themselves in NCHC playoffS

BU phenom Jack Eichel learning lessons on, off the ice

Saturday, March 07, 2015

UND Clinches the Penrose Cup

I have covered this team for four years, I couldn't be more proud of them. They work hard and take nothing for granted. We march on to the playoffs. This was a big win tonight. UND wins the Penrose Cup outright and plays Colorado College next weekend in Grand Forks, ND.

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Friday, March 06, 2015

UND vs. Miami Lines

FRIDAY LINKS: Let's Overdose on Hockey

Good day. To quote the late Bob Johnson, "Today is a great day for hockey."

What a weekend of hockey ahead. The men are in Miami and tonight's game is on CBSSN, game time 5:30 p.m.. That is not a misprint, there's a double header on CBSSN tonight.

The women's team play Saturday and hopefully on Sunday. I will be at the Ralph for the Women's WCHA Final Faceoff.

Finding her home away from home: Playing hockey at UND has been a great fit for Winnipegger Meghan Dufault

Can Poolman be another Buff? Jets draft pick blossoms into Mr. Versatile for top-ranked UND

In-Zane Run has UND thinking Hobey Baker for McIntyre

Dave Berger: Weekend Preview: UND at Miami

UND Looks to Clinch Title Outright against Miami

Friday Gameday: Burn the Ships

THA Schloss predicts a split as well. Let's hope his prediction is wrong again this week. Last week, he predicted that SCSU and UND would split.

USCHO: NCHC picks: March 5... Both Candance and Matt predict a series split as well.

Weekend Predictions- ‘Welcome to Miami’