North Dakota Fighting Sioux men's ice hockey


North Dakota Fighting Sioux men's ice hockey
North Dakota Fighting Sioux
North Dakota Fighting Sioux Logo.svg
University University of North Dakota
Conference WCHA
Head coach Dave Hakstol
8th year, 190–99–28
Captain(s) Mario Lamoureux
Arena Ralph Engelstad Arena
Capacity: 11,640
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Grand Forks, North Dakota
Colors Green and White and Black

                     

Fight song Fight On Sioux
It's For You, North Dakota U
Stand Up and Cheer
NCAA Tournament Champions
1959, 1963, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2000
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1958, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1958, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
1967, 1968, 1979, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2011
Conference Regular Season Champions
1957-58, 1962-63, 1964-65, 1966-67, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1986-87, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2008-09, 2010-11
Current uniform
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The North Dakota Fighting Sioux men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Grand Forks campus of the University of North Dakota. They are members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. The Sioux have appeared in the NCAA tournament 26 times, the Frozen Four 19 times, won 7 NCAA Division I Championships, League Leading 15 WCHA Regular Season Championships, and 9 WCHA Tournament Championships. The current men's head coach is former Sioux player Dave Hakstol in his 8th season and has acquired 2 WCHA regular season championships, 3 WCHA Playoff Championships and 5 Frozen Four appearances with the University of North Dakota.

Contents

History

Early history

Varsity ice hockey at North Dakota began in 1929 as a NCAA Division I 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 Fighting Sioux history with a record of 7 wins, 6 losses, and 0 ties.[1] The Fighting Sioux joined Michigan Tech, Colorado College, University of Denver, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, 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 the Fighting Sioux 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 Fighting Sioux history for the 1957-58 season and led the team to the 1957-58 WIHL Regular Season Championship. The Sioux 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. The Sioux 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 an 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 but continued the winning tradition established in the previous season. The Fighting Sioux 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] The Sioux 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 the Sioux 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, the Sioux 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. The Sioux'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 the Sioux 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. The Sioux advanced to the National Championship game for the first time since winning it 5 seasons earlier in 1963. The Sioux 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 the Fighting Sioux 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 the Fighting Sioux 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 the Fighting Sioux 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 the Sioux swept through the WCHA winning the MacNaughton Cup and WCHA Final Five Tournament.[1] The Fighting Sioux 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 the Fighting Sioux 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]

Recent history

The new Ralph Engelstad Arena in November 2001

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 the Fighting Sioux 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. The Fighting Sioux then advanced to the National Championship with a 6-2 win over Colorado College. Under Blais, the Sioux 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 the Fighting Sioux 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 the Fighting Sioux 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, the Fighting Sioux 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]

Fighting Sioux vs. Denver in the 2008 WCHA Final Five

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, the Sioux 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] The Sioux 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 Fighting Sioux 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 the Sioux 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] The Fighting Sioux 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 the Sioux 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] The Sioux 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] The Sioux then faced rival Denver for the Broadmoor Trophy. Denver took to the early lead 1-0 at 5:06 of the first period, the Sioux 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 the Sioux.[37] The team advanced to the 2011 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At the Midwest Regional, the Sioux faced off first against Rensellear Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where they shut out the Engineers 6-0, advancing to play WCHA rival Denver for the second straight weekend. The Sioux 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, the Sioux would see their highly anticipated season come to an end with a 0-2 shutout to the Michigan Wolverines.

NCHC era

On July 14th, 2011, College Hockey Inc. announced the formation of a new hockey league, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. This league will include WCHA members, University of North Dakota, University of Denver, Colorado College, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Nebraska-Omaha, St. Cloud State University and CCHA members University of Miami, and University of Western Michigan.

Season-by-season results

This is a partial list of the last six seasons completed by the Sioux.

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Records as of September 26th, 2011.[38]

Season GP W L T Finish Playoffs
2005–06 46 29 16 1 4th, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 5–6 (Boston College)
2006–07 43 24 14 5 3rd, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 4–6 (Boston College)
2007–08 43 28 11 4 2nd, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 1–6 (Boston College)
2008–09 43 24 15 4 1st, WCHA Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional, 5–6 (New Hampshire)
2009–10 43 25 13 5 T-4th, WCHA Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional, 2–3 (Yale)
2010–11 44 32 9 3 1st, WCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 0–2 (Michigan)

Championships

NCAA Tournament Championships

Year Champion Record Score Runner-up City Arena
1959 North Dakota 20-10-1 4–3 (OT) Michigan State Troy, NY RPI Field House
1963 North Dakota 22-7-3 6–5 Denver Chestnut Hill, MA McHugh Forum
1980 North Dakota 31-8-1 5–2 Northern Michigan Providence, RI Providence Civic Center
1982 North Dakota 35-12-0 5–2 Wisconsin Providence, RI Providence Civic Center
1987 North Dakota 40-8-0 5–3 Michigan State Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
1997 North Dakota 31-10-2 6–4 Boston University Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
2000 North Dakota 31-8-5 4–2 Boston College Providence, RI Providence Civic Center

WCHA Final Five playoff record

  • Final Five Playoffs (1988-Present) Record 60-34-0

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
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

Regular Season Championships/MacNaughton Cup

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

2011-12 season statistics

Current record

  • University of North Dakota record
Overall Record WCHA Record Home, Away, Neutral, Exhibition
4-6-1 2-5-0 (4 pts.) 3-2-1, 1-4-0, 0-0-0, 1-0-0

WCHA standings

Team GP(WCHA) W,L,T Pts GF GA GP(Nat.) W,L,T GF GA
Alaska-Anchorage 6 0-6-0 0 4 23 10 3-6-1 21 32
Bemidji State 8 2-5-1 5 20 30 12 4-7-1 31 40
#5 Colorado College 5 3-2-0 6 23 19 7 5-2-0 31 21
#11 Denver 7 3-2-2 8 26 24 9 4-3-2 33 30
#15 Michigan Tech 8 4-3-1 9 24 22 10 6-3-1 31 26
#1 Minnesota 8 7-1-0 14 28 15 12 10-2-0 53 20
#8 Minnesota-Duluth 8 5-2-1 11 30 16 12 7-3-2 44 28
Minnesota State 6 2-4-0 4 16 23 10 3-7-0 21 35
#19 Nebraska-Omaha 8 5-2-1 11 32 26 12 6-5-1 41 38
North Dakota 6 1-5-0 2 12 20 10 3-6-1 24 33
St. Cloud State 6 3-2-1 7 20 14 12 5-5-2 41 35
Wisconsin 10 4-5-1 9 32 35 12 5-6-1 37 40

North Dakota statistics

  • University of North Dakota statistics
Name Stat Ranking Nationally
Scoring Offense 2.64 G/GM (29GF) #33
Scoring Defense 3.18 G/GM (35GA) #T-41
Scoring Margin -.55 #42
Penalty Minutes 12.1 PIM/GM (133 PM) #44
Power Play 20.0% #T-19
Penalty Kill 83.3% #T-24
Winning Percentage 4-6-1 40.9% #38
Unbeaten Streak 1g 1-0-0 #24

Current rankings

  • University of North Dakota rankings
Poll Affiliation Rank Preseason
WCHA Rank Conference #10 #2
USCHO.com Coaches Poll National #NR #3
USA Today Poll National #NR #3
INCH Power Rankings National #NR #8
NCAA Pairwise Rank Post-Season #NR
USCHO KRACH Rank Post-Season #36
NCAA Ratings Percentage Index Post-Season #39

Records vs. Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)

Team City, State Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis, Minnesota Mariucci Arena 128-135-14 1-6 L 3-2 L
St.Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud, Minnesota National Hockey Center 57-30-11 1-8 L 3-1 W
Denver Pioneers Denver, Colorado Magness Arena 133-115-8 18-3 W 6-1 W
Michigan Tech Huskies Houghton, Michigan MacInnes Arena 144-90-9 6-7 L 3-1 W
Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves Anchorage, Alaska Sullivan Arena 43-18-4 3-2 W 3-1 W
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Duluth, Minnesota AMSOIL Arena 134-74-8 11-0 W 5-0 W
Minnesota State Mankato Mavericks Mankato, Minnesota Verizon Wireless Arena 35-10-7 6-3 W 4-2 W
Wisconsin Badgers Madison, Wisconsin Kohl Center 62-86-11 5-7 L 4-5 L
Colorado College Tigers Colorado Springs, Colorado World Arena 135-76-10 8-4 W 4-3 W
Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji, Minnesota BREC 22-1-1 7-4 W 5-2 W
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Omaha, Nebraska Centurylink Center 2-2-0 6-5 W 4-2 W

Record vs. National Collegiate Hockey Conference opponents

Team City, State Prev. Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Denver Pioneers Denver, Colorado WCHA Magness Arena 133-115-8 18-3 W 6-1 W
Colorado College Tigers Colorado Springs, Colorado WCHA World Arena 135-76-11 8-4 W 4-3 W
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Omaha, Nebraska WCHA Qwest Center 2-2-0 6-5 W 4-2 W
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Duluth, Minnesota WCHA AMSOIL Arena 134-74-8 11-0 W 5-0 W
Miami RedHawks Oxford, Ohio CCHA Goggin Ice Arena 2-0-1 5-2 W 5-5 T
St.Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud, Minnesota WCHA National Hockey Center 57-30-11 1-8 L 3-1 W
Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo, Michigan CCHA Lawson Ice Arena 4-0-0 6-3 W 5-1 W

Record vs. other major opponents

Team City, State League Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor, Michigan CCHA 40-47-4 6-5 W 0-2 L
Michigan State Spartans East Lansing, Michigan CCHA 62-36-2 14-1 W 1-2 L
Northern Michigan Wildcats Marquette, Michigan CCHA 27-23-2 8-4 W 5-3 W
Boston College Eagles Boston, Massachusetts Hockey East 11-11-1 5-3 W 2-6 L
Boston University Terriers Boston, Massachusetts Hockey East 11-7-1 3-2 W 1-5 L
Notre Dame Irish South Bend, Indiana CCHA 16-16-3 5-6 L 2-2 T

2011–12 schedule and results

  •        Green background indicates regulation or overtime win.
  •        Red background indicates regulation or overtime loss.
  •        White background indicates tie or overtime tie.
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance WCHA Overall Notes
(EX) October 1 University of Regina 1-8 #3 North Dakota Dell 11,576 0–0–0 0–0–0
1† October 7 Air Force 3-4 #3 North Dakota Dell 8,699 0–0–0 1–0–0 Ice Breaker Tournament
2† October 8 #5 Boston College 6-2 #3 North Dakota Dell 9,420 0–0–0 1–1–0 Ice Breaker Tournament
3 October 14 #17 Maine 1-3 #6 North Dakota Eidsness 11,399 0–0–0 2-1-0
4 October 15 #17 Maine 3-3 #6 North Dakota OT Dell 11,515 0–0–0 2–1–1
5 October 21 #5 North Dakota 3-5 Wisconsin Eidsness 10,594 0–1–0 2–2–1
6 October 22 #5 North Dakota 4-5 Wisconsin Dell 12,077 0-2-0 2-3-1
7 October 28 St. Cloud State 0-4 #12 North Dakota Dell 11,743 0–3–0 2–4–1
8 October 29 St. Cloud State 1-3 #12 North Dakota Dell 11,747 1–3–0 3-4-1
9 November 4 #15 North Dakota 0-2 #5 Minnesota Dell 10,176 1-4-0 3-5-1
10 November 5 #15 North Dakota 2-3 #5 Minnesota Dell 10,234 1-5-0 3-6-1
11 November 19 North Dakota 5-2 Bemidji State Dell 4,373 2-5-0 4-6-1
12 November 20 North Dakota Bemidji State 0-0-0 0-0-0
13 November 25 Colorado College North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0 Subway Holiday Classic
14 November 26 Colorado College North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0 Subway Holiday Classic
15 December 2 North Dakota Alaska-Anchorage 0-0-0 0-0-0
16 December 3 North Dakota Alaska-Anchorage 0-0-0 0-0-0
17 December 9 Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
18 December 10 Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
19(EX) December 17 Russian Red Stars North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
20† December 30 Harvard North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
21† December 31 Harvard North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
22(EX) January 7 Clarkson North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0 2012 U.S. College Hockey Classic (Winnipeg, MB)
23 January 13 Minnesota North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
24 January 14 Minnesota North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
25 January 20 North Dakota St. Cloud State 0-0-0 0-0-0
26 January 21 North Dakota St. Cloud State 0-0-0 0-0-0
27 January 27 Wisconsin North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
28 January 28 Wisconsin North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
29 February 10 North Dakota Minnesota-Duluth 0-0-0 0-0-0
30 February 11 North Dakota Minnesota-Duluth 0-0-0 0-0-0
31 February 17 Michigan Tech North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
32 February 18 Michigan Tech North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
33 February 24 North Dakota Denver 0-0-0 0-0-0
34 February 25 North Dakota Denver 0-0-0 0-0-0
35 March 2 MSU-Mankato North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
36 March 3 MSU-Mankato North Dakota 0-0-0 0-0-0
37 March 9-11 TBD TBD 0-0-0 0-0-0 WCHA First Round
38 March 15-17 TBD TBD 0-0-0 0-0-0 WCHA Final Five, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
39 March 23-25 TBD TBD 0-0-0 0-0-0 NCAA Regionals
40 April 5-7 TBD TBD 0-0-0 0-0-0 NCAA Frozen Four, St.Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL.

Notes:

(EX) Denotes an exhibition game

† Denotes a non-conference game

Head coaches

All-time coaching records

As of February 23, 2011[1]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct. Championships
2005–present Dave Hakstol 8 190–99–28 .644 2 MacNaughton Cups, 3 Broadmoor Trophies, 1 Title Game
1994–2004 Dean Blais 10 262–115–13 .733 5 MacNaughton Cups, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 2 NCAA Titles, 3 Title Games
1978–1994 John "Gino" Gasparini 16 392–248–25 .608 4 MacNaughton Cups, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 3 NCAA Titles, 4 Title Games
1968–1978 Rube Bjorkman 10 149–186–11 .447 None
1966–1968 Bill Selman 2 39–20–3 .653 1 MacNaughton Cup, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 1 Title Game
1964–1966 R.H. "Bob" Peters 2 42–20–1 .675 1 MacNaughton Cup
1958–1964 Barry Thorndycraft 6 91–75–9 .546 2 MacNaughton Cups, 2 NCAA Titles, 2 Title Games
1957–1958 Bob May 1 24–7–1 .766 1 MacNaughton Cup, 1 Title Game
1956–1957 Al Renfrew 1 18–11–0 .621 None
1949–1956 Cliff "Fido" Purpur 7 94–75–8 .554 None
1947–1949 Don Norman 2 20–17–1 .539 None
1946–1947 John C. "Jamie" Jamieson 1 7–6–0 .538 None
1929–1931, 1932–1933, 1935–1936 No coach 4 4–12–0 .250 None
Totals 12 coaches 65 seasons 1332–891–120 .594 15 Regular Season, 9 Tournament Titles, 7 NCAA Titles, 12 Title Games

Players

2010–11 roster

As of August 5, 2011.[39]

Goaltenders
# State Players Catches Year Hometown Previous Team NHL rights
31 Alberta Brad Eidsness L Senior Chestermere, Alberta Okotoks (AJHL) Buffalo
32 Alberta Aaron Dell L Junior Airdrie, Alberta Calgary (AJHL) None
35 Colorado Tate Maris L Junior Denver, Colorado Bozeman (NPHL) None
Defense
# State Players Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team NHL rights
2 Alberta Andrew MacWilliam L Junior Calgary, Alberta Camrose (AJHL) Toronto
4 Minnesota Derek Forbort L Sophomore Duluth, Minnesota US NTDP (USHL) Los Angeles
5 Minnesota Nick Mattson L Freshman Chanhassen, Minnesota Indiana (USHL) Chicago
8 California Dan Senkbeil L Freshman Fremont, California Alaska (NAHL) None
18 Alberta Dillon Simpson L Sophomore Edmonton, Alberta Spruce Grove (AJHL) Edmonton
20 Minnesota Joe Gleason R Junior Edina, Minnesota Des Moines (USHL) Chicago
24 Minnesota Ben Blood L Senior Plymouth, Minnesota Indiana (USHL) Ottawa
22 Maryland Andrew Panzarella R Freshman Columbia, Maryland Waterloo (USHL) None
Forwards
# State Players Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team NHL rights
7 Minnesota Danny Kristo R Junior Eden Prairie, Minnesota Omaha (USHL) Montreal
9 North Dakota Mario Lamoureux R Senior Grand Forks, North Dakota Tri-City (USHL) None
10 Alberta Corban Knight R Junior High River, Alberta Okotoks (AJHL) Florida
11 Alberta Derek Rodwell R Sophomore Taber, Alberta Okotoks (AJHL) New Jersey
13 Minnesota Connor Gaarder R Freshman Edina, Minnesota Coulee Region (NAHL) None
14 Manitoba Taylor Dickin L Sophomore Winnipeg, Manitoba Selkirk (MJHL) None
15 Missouri Michael Parks R Freshman O'Fallon, Missouri Cedar Rapids (USHL) Philadelphia
16 British Columbia Mark MacMillan L Freshman Penticton, British Columbia Penticton (BCHL) Montreal
17 Arizona Colten St. Clair R Freshman Gilbert, Arizona Fargo (USHL) None
19 California Rocco Grimaldi R Freshman Rossmoor, California US NTDP (USHL) Florida
21 Manitoba Brendan O'Donnell L Freshman Winnipeg, Manitoba Penticton (BCHL) Tampa Bay
27 Alberta Carter Rowney R Junior Sexsmith, Alberta Grande Prairie (AJHL) None
28 Manitoba Stephane Pattyn L Freshman Ste. Anne, Manitoba Portage (MJHL) None
29 Minnesota Brock Nelson L Sophomore Warroad, Minnesota Warroad HS (USHS-MN) New York

Notable alumni

Over 250 Fighting Sioux alumni have gone on to play professional ice hockey, including a number of current and former NHL players:[40]

Hobey Baker Award winners

In-season tournaments records

  • Badger Showdown 6 games: 4-2-0
  • Great Lakes Invitational 8 games: 5-3-0
  • Ice Breaker Invitational 6 games: 1-4-1
  • Lefty McFadden Invitational 2 games: 1-1-0
  • Pepsi Cola Tournament 2 games: 2-0-0
  • Kendell Hockey Classic 5 games: 4-0-1
  • Rensselaer Holiday Tournament 5 games: 4-1-0
  • Shillelagh Tournament 2 games: 1-1-0

Arenas

Popular culture references

  • He's Just Not That Into You (film) (2009) - Alex, played by Justin Long, is watching a UND vs. Niagara game in his opening scene. This game was played on March 25, 2000 at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, and was an NCAA West Regional Final.

References

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