After thorough discussion and thoughtful planning over the past few months, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) has finalized its plans for the 2020-21 season. The 26-game conference schedule and two-part format, which includes utilizing a centralized location (“Pod”) for all NCHC games to start the season, was unanimously approved by the NCHC’s Board of Directors on Thursday, Oct. 15.
The University of North Dakota will be the host school for the 2026 NCAA Frozen Four in Las Vegas, Nev., (T-Mobile Arena) and the 2023 and 2025 NCAA Regionals at SCHEELS Arena (Fargo, N.D.), announced Wednesday by the NCAA.
Division I will work toward hosting scaled back fall championships in the spring, the Division I Board of Directors determined. The board met by videoconference Friday and adopted the Division I Council recommendation regarding fall championships.
Multiple FCS conferences held presidents meetings Thursday to discuss the option and new guidelines required to host fall athletics. FCS National Coordinator for HERO Sports Brian McLaughlin first reported the Big Sky voted to cancel the fall season. That report was later confirmed by Stadium Networks Brett McMurphy’s sources.
The Summit League’s Presidents Council agreed to delay the start of fall sports for member institutions until Sept. 23 based upon the recommendation from the League’s Joint Council due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of North Dakota and Valparaiso University have mutually agreed on an adjustment regarding football schedules for this season. Due to the Pioneer Football League’s announcement of a conference-only slate in 2020, the schools will move the previously scheduled game from Sept. 3, 2020 to Sept. 20, 2025.
The 2020 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game originally scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., has officially been postponed and moved to the new date of Saturday, October 30, 2021 due to the Coronavirus.
Berry led UND to a resurgent 2019-20 campaign that saw the Fighting Hawks pile up an impressive 26-5-4 overall record, the NCHC's regular season title (17-4-3) and the top spot in both the national polls and the NCAA Pairwise for the bulk of the season.
Junior forward Jordan Kawaguchi was named to the Hobey Baker Award Top 10 list Wednesday after a breakout 2019-20 campaign that saw him lead North Dakota to an NCHC regular season title and the No. 1 spot in the final NCAA Pairwise Rankings.
One day after knocking off No. 3 seed South Dakota in the semifinals, No. 6 seed North Dakota pushed through to the semifinals with a 73-56 win over No. 7 seed Purdue Fort Wayne in the Mastodons final game as a league member.
Down one with 10 seconds left, North Dakota's Marlon Stewart hit a jumper that put the No. 6 seed Fighting Hawks up 72-71. After a stop at the other end and a couple of free throws, UND completed a comeback upset win over No. 3 seed South Dakota.
The season began with a 5-0 win over Canisius with North Dakota wearing its black jerseys and retribution on its mind. The regular season ended in similar fashion as the Fighting Hawks blanked Omaha, 5-0, a team that had beat UND twice this season.
South Dakota State led wire-to-wire in the Summit League Tournament Quarterfinal on Saturday night in Sioux Falls, S.D., as the University of North Dakota fell to the Jackrabbits at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, 72-43.
Host Omaha was able to score two second period goals and two more in the third to take a 4-1 win over second-ranked North Dakota Friday evening at Baxter Arena in National Collegiate Hockey Conference action.
Freshman Shane Pinto's overtime goal two minutes into overtime propelled host North Dakota to at least a share of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's regular season title with a 2-1 win over No. 16/14 Western Michigan Saturday evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena
There's no question that the University of North Dakota (15-14, 6-10 Summit) closed the month of February with grit and determination unrivaled by the team since the start of Summit League play. However, the aptly dubbed Fighting Hawks could not overcome one of the top teams in the country as No. 20/12 South Dakota (27-2, 16-0 Summit) completed a perfect conference season with its 76-47 victory.
A chippy showdown at The Sanford Coyote Sports Center that ran a full gamut of emotions from start to finish set the table for North Dakota (13-17, 7-9 Summit) and South Dakota (20-11, 10-6 Summit) to face-off in the First Round of The Summit League Tournament in the Coyotes 77-67 victory.
Two more University of North Dakota players earned weekly honors after a sweep of fifth-ranked Denver. Junior Peter Thome was dubbed the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's Goalie of the Week while classmate Collin Adams picked up league forward of the week accolades. It's the second weekly award for Thome this season and the first of Adams' career.
First-place and top-ranked North Dakota swept No. 5/6 Denver with a 3-1 win in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND now moves eight points ahead of second-place Minnesota Duluth with three weeks to play.
Top-ranked North Dakota got four different goal scorers and roder junior goalie Peter Thome, who stopped 26 of 27 shots to secure a solid 4-1 win over No. 5/6 Denver Friday evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
No. 22/17 University of South Dakota (22-2, 11-0 Summit) shot 52.5-percent from the field and scored 29 points at the free-throw line to down the University of North Dakota (14-10, 5-6 Summit) in the Fighting Hawks first game against a rank opponent at The Betty in their Division I history, 93-46.