North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's ice hockey

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's ice hockey team (UND) is the college ice hockey team at the Grand Forks campus of the University of North Dakota. They are members of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. North Dakota is considered one of the premier college hockey programs in the country, and are regarded as one of the most powerful, successful, and storied college hockey programs in NCAA history. UND has made over 30 appearances in the NCAA tournament, appeared in the Frozen Four 22 times, and have won 8 NCAA Division I Championships. They have also won 15 WCHA Regular Season Championships, 2 NCHC Regular Season Championships, and 11 WCHA Tournament Championships. The school's former official nickname was previously the Fighting Sioux, which was ultimately retired due to pressure from the NCAA in 2012. The official school nickname is now the Fighting Hawks, a name that was chosen by the University on November 18, 2015.

UniversityUniversity of North Dakota
Head coachBrad Berry
5th season, 905219 (.618)
Captain(s)Colton Poolman
Alternate captain(s)Jordan Kawaguchi
Matt Kiersted
Cole Smith
ArenaRalph Engelstad Arena
Capacity: 11,634
Surface: 200' x 85'
LocationGrand Forks, North Dakota
Fight songIt's For You, North Dakota U
Stand Up and Cheer
NCAA Tournament championships
1959, 1963, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2016
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1958, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
NCAA Tournament appearances
32 total appearances
Most recent: 2017
Conference Tournament championships
1967, 1968, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012
Conference regular season championships
1958, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016


Early history

Varsity ice hockey at the began in 1929 as a NCAA independent team with no recorded coach. After four seasons the team disbanded during the heart of the Great Depression in 1936.[1] The program restarted after World War II with John Jamieson as the first coach. The 1946–47 season was the first winning season in UND history with a record of 7 wins, 6 losses, and 0 ties.[1] UND joined Michigan Tech, Colorado College, University of Denver, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and University of Minnesota as founding members of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League (MCHL) in 1951.[2] In the program's first season in league play UND finished with a record of 13–11–1.[1] After two seasons the MCHL became the Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (WIHL) and later in 1959 became the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.[2] Artificial ice was installed in UND's Winter Sports Building, commonly known as "The Barn", in 1953.[3]

Bob May became the 5th coach in UND history for the 1957–58 season and led the team to the 1957–58 WIHL Regular Season Championship. UND also received a bid to the 1958 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The team advanced to the championship game with a 9–1 win over Harvard in the semi-final round. UND fell in their first championship and post season tournament appearance to University of Denver 2–6.[4] Following the 1957–58 season the WIHL broke up, after Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, and Minnesota left the conference following a dispute over recruiting practices.[5] Despite not violating the WIHL or the NCAA's rules of the period, the four exiting schools accused Denver, North Dakota and Colorado College of breaking a gentlemen's agreement by recruiting overage Canadians.[5]

Thorndycraft era

Without a conference UND competed as an independent Division I team for the 1958–59 season. Barry Thorndycraft took over for May as head coach and continued the winning tradition established in the previous season. UND again reached the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and again advanced to the championship with a 4–3 overtime win over St. Lawrence.[6] UND beat former WIHL member Michigan State with another 4–3 overtime victory to win the university's first ice hockey national championship.[6] UND ended with a record of 20–10–1 on the season.[1] 1959 marked the official founding of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and after three seasons in the WCHA UND returned to the national stage for the 1963 NCAA Tournament held in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts at the McHugh Forum.[7] North Dakota blew away the hometown Boston College Eagles 8–2 and won the school's second ice hockey championship with a 6–5 win over rival Denver.[7] The team finished with a record of 22–7–3 and coach Thorndycraft was named WCHA Coach of the Year for 1962–63.

Peters, Selman, Bjorkman years

Thorndycraft left the program in 1964 and under new coach R.H. "Bob" Peters, UND won the MacNaughton Cup for the WCHA regular season championship in 1964–65.[1] The team advanced to the 1965 NCAA Tournament but lost 3–4 in the semi-final round to Boston College.[8] Bill Selman became coach in 1966 and led the team to their third MacNaughton Cup in history and a spot in the 1967 NCAA Tournament. UND's run ended with a 1–0 loss to Cornell 0–1 but Selman received the 1966–67 WCHA Coach of the Year award.[9] The following season UND received an at-large bid to the 1968 NCAA Tournament. North Dakota beat Cornell 4–1 in a rematch of the 1967 semi-final game. UND advanced to the National Championship game for the first time since winning it 5 seasons earlier in 1963. UND again found themselves in the National Championship game matched up with conference rival Denver, North Dakota would fall to the Pioneers 0–4.[10] Rube Bjorkman became the 9th coach in program history after previously serving as head coach at the University of New Hampshire. Over the 10 seasons as coach UND finished with two winning seasons, one in his first season as UND coach in 1968–69 and a second in 1971–72.[1] During his tenure as UND coach Bjorkman compiled a record of 149–186–11.

Gasparini era

John "Gino" Gasparini was hired in 1978, Gasparini played for UND from 1964–67 before a short stint in the International Hockey League then returning to UND under Bjorkman as an assistant coach. Gasparini's impact was immediate and UND finished the regular season winning the MacNaughton Cup and advancing to the 1979 NCAA Tournament. North Dakota picked up a 4–2 victory of Dartmouth in the semi-final round but fell in the national championship game to Minnesota 3–4.[11] North Dakota finished the season with a record of 30–11–1, the program's first 30-win season, as well as Gasparini being named WCHA Coach of the Year.[1] The 30 wins of the 1978–79 season was eclipsed the following season when North Dakota picked up 31 wins and the programs third National Championship with a 5–2 win over Northern Michigan.[12] North Dakota returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1984. North Dakota swept Rensselaer two games to none in the quarter final round but fell 1–2 in overtime to Minnesota-Duluth[13]

The 1986–87 season UND swept through the WCHA winning the MacNaughton Cup and WCHA Final Five Tournament.[1] UND advanced to the 1987 NCAA Tournament sweeping St. Lawrence in two games by a combined score of 9–4 and advancing to the Championship with a 5–2 win over Harvard.[14] North Dakota won their fifth NCAA Division I National Championship when UND defeated Michigan State Spartans in front of a Spartan crowd in Detroit, Michigan on March 28, 1987.[14] The team would make the NCAA Tournament one more time with Gasparini behind the bench in 1990 but fell in the regional round of the expanded NCAA Tournament when the team lost to Boston University two games to one in the best of three series.[15]

Blais era

After four quiet years, Dean Blais took over as head coach of North Dakota after John "Gino" Gasparini in 1994. In his third season as head coach, Blais led UND to the program's eighth MacNaughton Cup for WCHA regular season champions and fifth Broadmoor Trophy for WCHA playoff champions.[1] UND advanced to the Frozen Four after a 6–2 victory over Cornell in the quarterfinal round. UND then advanced to the National Championship with a 6–2 win over Colorado College. Under Blais, UND won 6–4 over Boston University to win the school's Six National Championship.[16][17] That same season Blais was named recipient of the Spencer Penrose Award for Division I College Coach of the Year.[18]

North Dakota returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and 1999 but were plagued with early-round exits. In the 1999–2000 season, after again winning the WCHA Tournament, UND advanced through the 2000 NCAA Tournament to the Championship against Boston College, looking for its first NCAA title since 1949. BC had a 2–1 lead entering the third period, but UND responded with three goals, with two by Lee Goren. Goren tied the game, assisted on Jason Ulmer's game-winning goal, and then scored into an empty Eagles net in the last minute of play to secure the game. It marked North Dakota's seventh national title overall and second since 1997, and was also the third time in three years that BC came up short in the Frozen Four.[19] Boston College got its revenge over UND the following season when the two teams again faced each other in the National Championship. BC won its first national title since 1949 by defeating North Dakota, 3–2, in overtime on a goal scored by sophomore forward Krys Kolanos just 4:43 into OT.[20][21]

In 2001, the team moved into the new $100 million, 11,500-seat Ralph Engelstad Arena,[22] replacing the aging 6,000-seat Old Ralph Engelstad Arena that served as the home for UND hockey since 1972. After missing the NCAA post-season tournament in 2002, UND returned in 2003. North Dakota fell to Ferris State 2–5 in the opening round of the West Regionals.[23] And in the 2004 NCAA Tournament, UND shut out Holy Cross 3–0 before getting shut out 0–1 in the West Regional Final to Denver.[24]

Hakstol era

On July 9, 2004, Dave Hakstol was announced as the 15th coach in program history, replacing Dean Blais who left UND when he was named associate coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Blais served as UND head coach for 10 seasons and placed first among active coaches with a record of 262–115–13 and a .733 winning percentage.[18][25] With Hakstol behind the bench, UND continued their winning tradition that was prevalent under Blais. UND won 4–3 in overtime vs. Maine on October 8, 2004 to give Hakstol his first win as head coach.[26] UND received an at-large bid to the 2005 NCAA Tournament and found themselves in the Championship against long-time rival University of Denver.[27] DU freshman goaltender Peter Mannino backstopped an offensive attack that included a 2-goal game by DU forward Paul Stastny to hand UND a 1–4 loss.[28]

North Dakota made and advanced in the next three NCAA Tournaments but came up with third-place finishes in the Frozen Four, losing to Boston College three straight seasons in a row. In 2006 losing 5–6 to the Eagles,[29] in 2007 falling 4–6,[30] and in 2008 losing 1–6.[31] Despite the third consecutive loss to BC in the Frozen Four, the seasons ended on high notes in 2006–07 when sophomore forward Ryan Duncan became the second UND player to win the Hobey Baker Award and the first in 20 seasons after Tony Hrkac in 1986–87.[3] The 2007–08 season was only the second time in UND Hockey history that North Dakota had two finalists for the Hobey Baker Award when junior forward T.J. Oshie and senior goalie Jean-Philippe Lamoureux; the other time in 2004 when Zach Parise, Brandon Bochenski were nominated.[3]

In March 2009 UND won a WCHA-leading 14th league championship with a 2–1 win at Wisconsin. The team advanced to the 2009 NCAA Tournament but fell in the Northeast Region semifinal to New Hampshire 5–6 in overtime after UNH's Thomas Fortney scored with :00.1 remaining in regulation to force OT and UNH's Josh LaBlanc scored 45 seconds into overtime.[32] UND capped off the 2009–10 regular season and won the 2010 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament to receive an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament. UND fell in the Northeast Regional semifinals to Yale 2–3 after The Bulldogs scored 3 goals in a span of 4:57 during the second period and Yale goaltender Ryan Rondeau stopped 34 UND shots.[33]

In March 2011 UND captured its WCHA-leading 15th league championship with an 11–2 win at Michigan Tech.[34] The team advanced as the #1 seed into the 2011 WCHA Tournament by beating #12 seed Michigan Tech (8–0, 3–1).[35] UND advanced to the 2011 WCHA Final Five to play Colorado College in the WCHA semi-final and won with a late 3rd period goal by Matt Frattin to advance them to the WCHA Championship.[36] UND then faced rival Denver for the Broadmoor Trophy. Denver took to the early lead 1–0 at 5:06 of the first period, UND rallied at 2:32 of the second period and struck again at 8:18 of the second period. Denver tied it up at 17:47 of the third period to force the game into overtime. Frattin scored the game winner at 5:11 of the second overtime to claim North Dakota's 2nd as many seasons and 9th Broadmoor Trophy overall for UND.[37] The team advanced to the 2011 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At the Midwest Regional, UND faced off first against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where they shut out the Engineers 6–0, advancing to play WCHA rival Denver for the second straight weekend. UND defeated the Pioneers of Denver 6–1 in the Midwest Regional Final to advance to their fifth Frozen Four in 8 seasons under Dave Hakstol. In the NCAA Frozen Four, UND would see their highly anticipated season come to an end with a 0–2 shutout to the Michigan Wolverines.

In March 2012, UND captured its 10th Broadmoor Trophy with a 4–0 victory over rival Denver. With this victory, UND made history by being the first team in WCHA history to capture the Broadmoor 3 straight years (2010,2011,2012), this is the second time UND has won the tournament from a play in game and also holds a 13-game unbeaten streak in the WCHA tournament and an 8-game WCHA Final Five unbeaten streak. UND lost to rival Minnesota in the NCAA tournament.

Hakstol left the team in May 2015 to take the head coaching job with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, becoming the first college coach to jump to an NHL head coaching position since Herb Brooks was hired by the Minnesota North Stars in 1987.[38]

National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC)

On July 14, 2011, College Hockey Inc. announced the formation of a new hockey league, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, which would begin play in the 2013–14 season. The league's six charter members were North Dakota, Colorado College, Denver, Miami (OH), Minnesota–Duluth, and Nebraska-Omaha. All were WCHA members except for CCHA member Miami. Two months after the announcement of the new league, the NCHC added a sixth WCHA member, St. Cloud State, and another CCHA member, Western Michigan. The NCHC has had no membership changes since starting play. The new league was made after the Big Ten Conference decided to sponsor hockey. This change caused widespread backlash due to the break-up of old rivalries that included Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Berry Era (2015–present)

After Dave Hakstol obtained the head coaching job in Philadelphia, Brad Berry received a promotion to Head Coach on May 18, 2015. In his first year, he managed a decisive 34–6–4 record, building a line known as the CBS line (Caggiula, Boeser, Schmaltz).

In 2016, North Dakota once again won the NCHC Regular Season Championship, but were defeated in the NCHC Tournament. UND finished the regular season as the #3 ranked team in the country and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.[39] For the third consecutive season, UND advanced to the 2016 Frozen Four, defeating Northeastern, and Michigan to get there. Following a dramatic 4–2 win over Denver, North Dakota had reached the Championship where they defeated Quinnipiac 5–1. This was their first championship since 2000, and their eighth overall. Only Michigan has more championships with nine.

2017 was an up and down year that resulted in the program's 15th consecutive postseason berth. North Dakota lost in double overtime against Boston University in the NCAA tournament, after having a goal disallowed in the first overtime due to an offsides review.

In 2018, inconsistency again plagued the North Dakota hockey team. Plenty of streaks ending, most notably the run of postseason NCAA national tournament appearances. North Dakota's streak of 20 wins in a season came to an end. It resulted in missing the postseason for the first time since the 2001–2002 season.[40]

2019 was another inconsistent year for North Dakota. It resulted in the team finishing 5th in the 8th place NCHC standings. This snapped a streak dating back to the 2002-03 season in which North Dakota hosted and ultimately advanced in their conference tournament. Their season ended with a sweep to the hands of Denver in the first round of the NCHC Playoffs.

Season-by-season results



NCAA Tournament Championships

1959North Dakota20–10–14–3 (OT)Michigan StateTroy, New YorkRPI Field House
1963North Dakota22–7–36–5DenverChestnut Hill, MassachusettsMcHugh Forum
1980North Dakota31–8–15–2Northern MichiganProvidence, Rhode IslandProvidence Civic Center
1982North Dakota35–12–05–2WisconsinProvidence, Rhode IslandProvidence Civic Center
1987North Dakota40–8–05–3Michigan StateDetroit, MichiganJoe Louis Arena
1997North Dakota31–10–26–4Boston UniversityMilwaukee, WisconsinBradley Center
2000North Dakota31–8–54–2Boston CollegeProvidence, Rhode IslandProvidence Civic Center
2016North Dakota34–6–45–1QuinnipiacTampa, FloridaAmalie Arena

WCHA Final Five playoff record

  • Final Five Playoffs (1988–2013) Record 64–34–0

WCHA Tournament Championships/Broadmoor Trophy

Year Record Coach
1967 19–10–0 Bill Selman
1968 20–10–3 Bill Selman
1979 30–11–1 John "Gino" Gasparini
1980 31–8–1 John "Gino" Gasparini
1987 40–8–0 John "Gino" Gasparini
1997 31–10–2 Dean Blais
2000 31–8–5 Dean Blais
2006 29–16–1 Dave Hakstol
2010 25–12–5 Dave Hakstol
2011 32–9–3 Dave Hakstol
2012 25–12–3 Dave Hakstol

WCHA Regular Season Championships/MacNaughton Cup

Year Record Conference Record Coach
1958 20–10–1 15–5–0 Barry Thorndycraft
1963 22–7–3 11–5–2 Barry Thorndycraft
1965 25–8–0 13–3–0 Bob Peters
1967 19–10–0 16–6–0 Bill Selman
1979 30–11–1 22–10–0 John Gasparini
1980 31–8–1 21–6–1 John Gasparini
1982 35–12–0 19–7–0 John Gasparini
1987 40–8–0 29–6–0 John Gasparini
1997 31–10–2 21–10–1 Dean Blais
1998 30–8–1 21–6–1 Dean Blais
1999 32–6–2 24–2–2 Dean Blais
2001 29–8–9 18–4–6 Dean Blais
2004 30–8–3 20–5–3 Dean Blais
2009 24–15–4 17–7–4 Dave Hakstol
2011 32–9–3 21–6–1 Dave Hakstol

NCHC Regular Season Championships /Penrose Cup

Year Record Conference Record Coach
2015 29–10–3 16–6–2 Dave Hakstol
2016 34–6–4 19–4–1 Brad Berry

Historic record

As of December 10, 2019

Records vs. Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)

Team City, State Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Mariucci Arena 134–141–16 6–3 W 3-2 W
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota National Hockey Center 74–44–14 1–8 L 2-1 OT W
University of Denver Denver, Colorado Magness Arena 147-128–16 18–3 W 4-1 W
Michigan Tech University Houghton, Michigan MacInnes Arena 150–94–10 6–7 L 3-1 W
University of AK-Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska Sullivan Arena 49–17–6 3–2 W 4-3 W
University of MN-Duluth Duluth, Minnesota AMSOIL Arena 147–87–9 11–0 W 2–3 L
Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota Verizon Center 39–13–8 6–3 W 1-2 L
University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Kohl Center 72–87–13 5–7 L 3-2 OT W
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado World Arena 160–84–11 8–4 W 2–1 W
Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minnesota Sanford Center 33–4–6 7–4 W 4-1 W
University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha, Nebraska Baxter Arena 22–11–1 6–5 W 5-4 OT W

Record vs. National Collegiate Hockey Conference opponents

TeamCity, StatePrev.ArenaRecordFirst MeetingRecent Meeting
Denver PioneersDenver, ColoradoWCHAMagness Arena147–128–1618–3 W4-1 W
Colorado College TigersColorado Springs, ColoradoWCHAWorld Arena160–84–118–4 W2–1 W
Omaha MavericksOmaha, NebraskaWCHABaxter Arena22–11–16–5 W5-4 OT W
Minnesota–Duluth BulldogsDuluth, MinnesotaWCHAAMSOIL Arena147–87–911–0 W2–3 L
Miami RedHawksOxford, OhioCCHAGoggin Ice Arena16–7–35–2 W5-4 W
St. Cloud State HuskiesSt. Cloud, MinnesotaWCHANational Hockey Center74–44–141–8 L2-1 OT W
Western Michigan BroncosKalamazoo, MichiganCCHALawson Ice Arena21–7–06–3 W8-2 W

Record vs. all active opponents

TeamCity, StateLeagueRecordFirst MeetingRecent Meeting
Air Force Academy FalconsColorado Springs, ColoradoAtlantic5–0–07–1 W3–2 OT W
Alabama-Huntsville ChargersHuntsville, AlabamaWCHA4–0–012–6 W4–1 W
Alaska Fairbanks NanooksFairbanks, AlaskaWCHA5–3–06–1 W1–2 L
Alaska Anchorage SeawolvesAnchorage, AlaskaWCHA49–17–63–2 OT W4-3 W
American International Yellow JacketsSpringfield, MassachusettsAtlantic0-0-0--
Arizona State Sun DevilsTempe, ArizonaIndependent0-0-0--
Army West Point Black KnightsWest Point, New YorkAtlantic1–0–07–3 W7–3 W
Bemidji State BeaversBemidji, MinnesotaWCHA33–4–67–4 W4-1 W
Bentley FalconsWaltham, MassachusettsAtlantic0-0-0--
Boston College EaglesChestnut Hill, MassachusettsHockey East12–11–15–3 W4–3 W
Boston University TerriersBoston, MassachusettsHockey East12–11–23–2 OT W3–4 2OT L
Bowling Green FalconsToledo, OhioWCHA6–3–09–3 W3–2 OT W
Brown BearsProvidence, Rhode IslandECAC2–0–09–5 W5–2 W
Canisius Golden GriffensBuffalo, New YorkAtlantic9–2–06–0 W8-1 W
Clarkson Golden KnightsPotsdam, New YorkECAC7–0–05–1 W3–1 W
Colgate RaidersHamilton, New YorkECAC0–1–02–3 L2–3 L
Colorado College TigersColorado Springs, ColoradoNCHC160–84–118–4 W2–1 W
Connecticut HuskiesStorrs, ConnecticutHockey East0-0-0--
Cornell Big RedIthaca, New YorkECAC5–3–00–1 L3–1 W
Dartmouth Big GreenHanover, New HampshireECAC5–0–04–2 W4–1 W
Denver PioneersDenver, ColoradoNCHC147–128–1618–3 W4-1 W
Ferris State BulldogsBig Rapids, MichiganWCHA6–1–05–1 W2–1 OT W
Harvard CrimsonCambridge, MassachusettsECAC9–3–12–5 L7–3 W
Holy Cross CrusadersWorcester, MassachusettsAtlantic4–0–03–0 W3–2 W
Lake Superior State LakersSault Ste. Marie, MichiganWCHA5–0–07–3 W5–2 W
Maine Black BearsOrono, MaineHockey East12–8–35–1 W1–1 OT T
Massachusetts MinutemenAmherst, MassachusettsHockey East0–1–02–3 L2–3 L
Massachusetts Lowell RiverhawksLowell, MassachusettsHockey East5–4–02–1 W8–4 W
Mercyhurst LakersErie, PennsylvaniaAtlantic0-0-0--
Merrimack WarriorsNorth Andover, MassachusettsHockey East2–0–05–2 W3–2 W
Miami (OH) RedhawksOxford, OhioNCHC16–7–35–2 W5-4 W
Michigan WolverinesAnn Arbor, MichiganBig Ten42–47–46–5 W5–2 W
Michigan State SpartansEast Lansing, MichiganBig Ten64–37–314–1 W2–2 OT T
Michigan Tech HuskiesHoughton, MichiganWCHA150–94–106–7 OT L3-1 W
Minnesota Golden GophersMinneapolis, MinnesotaBig Ten134–141–166–3 W3-2 W
Minnesota Duluth BulldogsDuluth, MinnesotaNCHC147–87–911–0 W2–3 L
Minnesota State MavericksMankato, MinnesotaWCHA39–13–86–3 W1-2 L
New Hampshire WildcatsDurham, New HampshireHockey East10–4–29–3 W5–6 OT L
Niagara Purple EaglesLewiston, New YorkAtlantic7–0–04–1 W5–0 W
Northeastern HuskiesBoston, MassachusettsHockey East10–5–36–2 W6–2 W
Northern Michigan WildcatsMarquette, MichiganWCHA29–23–38–4 W3–2 W
Notre Dame Fighting IrishSouth Bend, IndianaBig Ten17–17–35–6 OT L2–5 L
Ohio State BuckeyesColumbus, OhioBig Ten3–0–07–2 W4–1 W
Nebraska-Omaha MavericksOmaha, NebraskaNCHC22–11–16–5 W5-4 OT W
Penn State Nittany LionsState College, PennsylvaniaBig Ten0-0-0--
Princeton TigersPrinceton, New JerseyECAC3–0–04–1 W5–1 W
Providence FriarsProvidence, Rhode IslandHockey East9–5–16–0 W2–2 OT T
Quinnipiac BobcatsHamden, ConnecticutECAC4–0–06–1 W5–1 W
Rensselaer EngineersTroy, New YorkECAC9–1–08–3 W5–2 W
Robert Morris ColonialsPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaAtlantic2–0–08–0 W2–1 W
Rochester Institute of Technology TigersRochester, New YorkAtlantic0-0-0--
St. Cloud State HuskiesSaint Cloud, MinnesotaNCHC74–44–141–8 L2-1 OT W
St. Lawrence SaintsCanton, New YorkECAC14–2–04–3 OT W6–1 W
Union DutchmenSchenectady, New YorkECAC1–1–13–1 W2–2 OT T
Vermont CatamountsBurlington, VermontHockey East5–0–17–5 W5–2 W
Western Michigan BroncosKalamazoo, MichiganNCHC21–7–06–3 W8-2 W
Wisconsin BadgersMadison, WisconsinBig Ten72–87–135–7 L3-2 OT W
Yale BulldogsNew Haven, ConnecticutECAC5–2–015–0 W1–4 L

Head coaches

All-time coaching records

As of May 1, 2019 [1]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct. Championships
2015–Brad Berry590–52–19.6181 Penrose Cup, 1 NCAA Title, 1 Title Game
2004–2015Dave Hakstol11289–143–43.6542 MacNaughton Cups, 1 Penrose Cup, 4 Broadmoor Trophies, 1 Title Game
1994–2004Dean Blais10262–115–33.6795 MacNaughton Cups, 4 Broadmoor Trophies, 2 NCAA Titles, 3 Title Games
1978–1994John Gasparini16392–248–25.6084 MacNaughton Cups, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 3 NCAA Titles, 4 Title Games
1968–1978Rube Bjorkman10149–186–11.447None
1966–1968Bill Selman239–20–3.6531 MacNaughton Cup, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 1 Title Game
1964–1966Bob Peters242–20–1.6751 MacNaughton Cup
1959–1964Barry Thorndycraft571–65–8.5212 MacNaughton Cups, 1 NCAA Title, 1 Title Game
1957–1959Bob May244–17–2.7141 MacNaughton Cup, 1 NCAA Title, 2 Title Games
1956–1957Al Renfrew118–11–0.621None
1949–1956Fido Purpur794–75–8.554None
1947–1949Don Norman220–17–1.539None
1946–1947John C. "Jamie" Jamieson17–6–0.538None
1935–1936Buck Cameron12–2–0.500None
1932–1933Noland Franz11–8–0.111None
1929–1932Joe Brown31–2–0.333None
Totals 15 coaches 77 seasons 1521-987-154 .600 17 Regular Season, 11 Tournament Titles, 8 NCAA Titles, 13 Title Games

Statistical Leaders[41]

Career points leaders

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Greg Johnson 1989–1993 155 74 198 272
Mark Taylor 1976–1980 157 97 168 265
Jeff Panzer 1997–2001 164 80 148 228
Dixon Ward 1988–1992 163 110 109 209
Lee Davidson 1986–1990 167 80 122 208
Doug Smail 1977–1980 113 89 106 195
Steve Johnson 1984–1988 153 70 121 191
Ben Cherski 1951–1955 100 131 57 188
Phil Sykes 1978–1982 161 98 90 188
Rick Zaparniuk 1976–1980 157 60 125 188

Career goaltending leaders

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

minimum 40 games played

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Cam Johnson2014–2018102590856261220712.9142.10
Zane McIntyre2012–2015925422582491904.9262.10
Jean-Philippe Lamoureux2004–2008111646960381023110.9202.14
Jordan Parise2003–20068046465418716110.9212.14
Aaron Dell2009–2012784347492051569.9122.15

Statistics current through the start of the 2019–20 season.


2018–19 roster

As of September 8, 2019.[42]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Peter Thome Junior G 6' 4" (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 1997-05-24 Minneapolis, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL) CBJ, 155th overall 2016
2 Gabe Bast Junior D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1996-12-20 Red Deer, Alberta Penticton (BCHL)
3 Matt Kiersted (A) Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1998-04-14 Elk River, Minnesota Chicago (USHL)
4 Andrew Peski Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1997-03-11 Ottawa, Ontario Tri-City (USHL)
5 Casey Johnson Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-04-12 Grand Forks, North Dakota Dubuque (USHL)
6 Colton Poolman (C) Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1995-12-18 East Grand Forks, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL)
7 Zach Yon Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1995-12-30 Roseau, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL)
8 Harrison Blaisdell Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2001-03-18 Regina, Saskatchewan Chilliwack (BCHL) WPG, 134th overall 2019
9 Dixon Bowen Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-05-05 East Grand Forks, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL)
10 Gavin Hain Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 2000-04-03 Grand Rapids, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL) PHI, 174th overall 2018
11 Westin Michaud Graduate F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 1995-09-26 Cloquet, Minnesota Colorado College (NCHC)
13 Carson Albrecht Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1998-05-23 Martensville, Saskatchewan Melfort (SJHL)
14 Jasper Weatherby Sophomore F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1998-01-22 Ashland, Oregon Wenatchee (BCHL) SJS, 102nd overall 2018
15 Ethan Frisch Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2000-10-29 Moorhead, Minnesota Fargo (USHL)
16 Grant Mismash Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-02-19 Edina, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL) NSH, 61st overall 2017
17 Jonny Tychonick Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2000-03-03 Calgary, Alberta Penticton (BCHL) OTT, 48th overall 2018
18 Collin Adams Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-04-24 Brighton, Michigan Muskegon (USHL) NYI, 170th overall 2016
19 Mark Senden Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1998-01-22 Medina, Minnesota Fargo (USHL)
20 Josh Rieger Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-04-02 Regina, Saskatchewan Estevan (SJHL)
21 Jackson Keane Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997-04-08 Winnipeg, Manitoba Penticton (BCHL)
22 Shane Pinto Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2000-11-12 Franklin Square, New York Tri-City (USHL) OTT, 32nd overall 2019
24 Jacob Bernard-Docker Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2000-06-30 Canmore, Alberta Okotoks (AJHL) OTT, 26th overall 2018
26 Cole Smith (A) Senior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1995-12-18 Brainerd, Minnesota Steinbach (MJHL)
28 Judd Caulfield Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 2001-03-19 Grand Forks, North Dakota USNTDP (USHL) PIT, 145th overall 2019
29 Jordan Kawaguchi (A) Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1997-05-04 Abbotsford, British Columbia Chilliwack (BCHL)
31 Adam Scheel Sophomore G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1999-05-01 Lakewood, Ohio Penticton (BCHL)
33 Harrison Feeney Freshman (RS) G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1998-02-04 Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania Lone Star (NAHL)


This is a list of North Dakota alumni who have played on an Olympic team.[41]

Name Position North Dakota Tenure Team Year Finish
John NoahDefenseman1947–1951 USA1952 Silver
Gordon ChristianForward1947–1950 USA1956 Silver
Daniel McKinnonForward1947–1950 USA1956 Silver
Ken PurpurForward1951–1954 USA1956 Silver
Tom YurkovichGoaltender1954–1957 USA19645th
Bill ReichartRight Wing1953–1957 USA19645th
Don RossDefenseman1961–1963, 1964–1965 USA1964, 19685th, 6th
Mike CurranGoaltender1965–1968 USA1972 Silver
Dave ChristianRight Wing1977–1979 USA1980 Gold
Roger LamoureuxForward1973–1977 CAN19806th
Kevin MaxwellCenter1978–1979 CAN19806th
Bob DePieroDefenseman1973–1977 ITA19849th
Dave DonnellyCenter1981–1983 CAN19844th
James PatrickDefenseman1981–1983 CAN19844th
Dave TippettLeft Wing1981–1983 CAN1984, 19924th,  Silver
Bob JoyceLeft Wing1984–1987 CAN19884th
Gord ShervenCenter1981–1984 CAN19884th
Dean BlaisCoach USA19924th
Greg JohnsonCenter1989–1993 CAN1994 Silver
Ed BelfourGoaltender1986–1987 CAN2002 Gold
Jason BlakeLeft Wing1996–1999 USA20068th
Zach PariseLeft Wing2002–2004 USA2010, 2014 Silver, 4th
Jonathan ToewsCenter2005–2007 CAN2010, 2014 Gold,  Gold
T. J. OshieRight Wing2005–2008 USA20144th
Chay GenowayDefenseman2006–2011 CAN2018 Bronze
Ludvig HoffLeft Wing2016–2019 NOR20188th

North Dakota Fighting Sioux Hall of Fame

The following is a list of people associated with the men's ice hockey program who were elected into the North Dakota Fighting Hawks Hall of Fame (induction date in parenthesis).[43]

Fighting Sioux in the NHL[44]

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[45] = NHL All-Star[45] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers


Two players also were members of WHA teams.

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