Brad Schlossman, Forum News Service
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Derek Shepherd was 21 years old. He walked into the officials room at St. Cloud’s National Hockey Center ready to work his first college game. Veteran...
TAMPA, Fla. — The wait is over. At long last, North Dakota is the King of College Hockey again. The Fighting Hawks emphatically won their eighth national championship — and...
So, North Dakota and Minnesota will meet after all this season. In the City of Brotherly Love, no less. The longtime college men’s hockey rivals, who were not on each other’s schedule for the first time since the 1940s this season, will take center stage at the NCAA Frozen Four in Philadelphia in two weeks, meeting in a primetime game at 7:30 p.m. on April 10 on ESPN2. UND earned its spot in the Frozen Four with its dramatic 2-1 double overtime victory over Ferris State on Saturday night in Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI – A week ago, Wisconsin won a dramatic game that helped the University of North Dakota get into the NCAA tournament. UND didn’t return any favors Friday night. Mark MacMillan scored the go-ahead goal with 1:44 left, Rocco Grimaldi tacked on two empty-netters to finish a hat trick and UND upset a senior-laden, top-seeded Wisconsin team 5-2 in the first round of the Midwest Regional in U.S. Bank Arena. UND (24-13-3) advanced to the regional final for the ninth time in 11 years and will play against second-seeded Ferris State at 5:30 p.m.