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Nickname Committee Cuts List of Names to 64

The UND Nickname committee has cut the list of names to 64. One of the names under consideration is "North Dakota". Below is the list of names that are moving forward. Unfortunately, Sundogs and Sundog is on the list. I am disappointed that Green Machine is not on the list. Aeronauts Aeros Arctic Blaze Arctic Force Aurora Aviators Badlanders Big Green Bison Slayers...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

For Those That were Wondering

I had a few people ask me this week what was going on with Zane McIntyre. Some wondered if the change at the head coaching position would make any difference. It will not make a difference.One more to go.Obviously, we're still waiting for Jordan Schmaltz as well.  According to Andy Strickland, it sounds like there's a chance that Schmaltz could be back this fall. We will see how...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hamburglar gets a Raise

Last season, former Bowling Green State University goalie Andrew Hammond made a big splash with the Ottawa Senators. In his first season with the senators, Hammond was (20-1-2, 1.73 GAA & .943 SV%) in 23 starts.For his efforts, the Senators are showing Hammond the money. Last season, Hammond made 750,000 with the Senators and is getting a pretty nice raise to 1.35 million. Hammond...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw No Goal

According to the NHL rule 78.5, this is why Andrew Shaw was not awarded the game-winning goal. According to the NHL Rules, the puck has to be shot in with a stick. NHL situation room confirms Andrew Shaw's goal disallowed because he directed it in with something (his head) other than stick. #Blackhawks — Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) May 20, 2015
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford steps into the Ducks Rickard Rakel

The game is getting feisty. Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford steps into the Ducks forward Rickard Rakel and causes a bit of a dustup. Got to love NHL playoffs. Mayhem all over including blatant interference by Crawford on Rickard Rakell and faceoff neutral zone. — Scott Burnside (@ESPN_Burnside) May 20, 2015 Corey Crawford steps out and intentionally bumps into Rickard Riakell...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Clayton Stoner Cross-Checks Andrew Shaw in the Face

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner was very lucky that he's still in the game. Stoner cross-checks Marcus Kruger from behind, causing him to slide face first into the end boards. Kruger suffered a minor cut for his efforts.But Stoner wasn't done. The Ducks defender goes on to perform oral surgery on Andrew Shaw. To quote Brendan Shanahan, "this was a blatant attempt to injure...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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^                               ...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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. Official Press Release -- Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Black Cloud: Fighting Sioux will not be silenced

This was a letter to the editor that was posted in the Fargo Forum. Before you label this gentleman a racist, don't do it, he's a member of the Dakota Sioux. This is one of the assumptions that people make when they talk about the Fighting Sioux. There are a lot of natives American that like the Fighting Sioux nickname. In response to the outlandish claim that we Sioux are “racist”...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

On-Ice Officials for the Conference Finals

If you're not reading scouting the refs, I recommend you start perusing it. The site is run by Josh Smith, that's the same Smith that is a contributing editor of the Hockey Writers.  Here are the on-ice officials for the Stanley Cup Conference Finals.  Referees: Eric Furlatt, Steve Kozari, Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran, Kevin Pollock, Chris Rooney, Kelly Sutherland, and Brad...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: New York Ranger: Derek Stepan's Series-Clinching Goal and Hand Shake

The New York Rangers are going back to the Eastern Conference Finals for a second year in a row. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Derek Stepan scored the series-clinching goal at the 11:24 mark fo the overtime period. Former #Badgers McDonagh and Stepan have OT goals to help Rangers advance past Washington in Stanley Cup playoffs. — Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggotWSJ) May 14, 2015
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

This is the hit Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik put on Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle. Do you think that this is a dirty hit? Is there a suspension coming? Boyle left the game after the hit. @Dave_Schwartz cheap shot elbow to the head not called. — GPL (@GopherPuckLive) May 14, 2015 @DRdiabloTHW oh man. That's a lot of elbow to head :S — Callum Fraser (@CallumFraser18...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UND Hockey Waiting on Two

The UND hockey team received some good news in the last couple of days. Troy Stecher is coming back for his junior season.The good news didn't stop there. Leading scorer Drake Caggiula is going to return for his senior season. With these developments, UND should again be one of the top teams in the NCHC based on who's staying and who's coming in.Now, UND is waiting on two players...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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. Congrats to my brother @colt_pools6 for committing to UND...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Suspends Tom Brady Four Games #DeflateGate

The NFL has ruled: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended for four games. The Patriots are going to lose a first-round draft choice and will fined a million dollars.Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.COM -- The NFL announced Monday that Tom Brady has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on the integrity of the game. This news comes less...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Forum editorial: UND logo process too long

It looks like the Fargo Forum is trolling the UND fan base. Not a bad plan if you need impression and page views. The Forum's editorial board wrote an article that takes issue with the nickname replacement process at UND.  Below is a part that stood out for me.   Now the committee will cull the accepted list. There were actually two lists, one of acceptable names, one of names...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Phenom Auston Matthews to Spurn North American Hockey?

by Redwing77I read Eric Burton's Sin Bin Article about how US NTDP phenom and future NHLer Auston Matthews may sign with a team in the Swiss Leagues.This is baffling news to be sure.Eric states in his article that he doesn't think that "anyone should be shocked by these revelations."I beg to differ.  I think there should be two entities and one eyebrow raised at a third that should...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

'Hab' or 'Hab' Not? That is the Question

by Redwing77Well, my Wings are eliminated and the questions surround their head coach prevail, but that's not really news.  What IS news is that Tampa Bay is on the verge of total collapse.Yup.Game 6 is HUGE.  Why?  Because I truly believe that Tampa has ZERO chance at advancing if the series goes to seven games.  ZERO.For this reason, Game 6 is must watch. The series has been ...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Capitals Disallowed Goal Against the Rangers

Capitals forward Joel Ward thought he had scored the go-ahead goal against the Rangers in the second period of Friday's game. Unfortunately for Ward, the refs ruled that he had interfered with the Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. On the non-goal, the ruling on the ice was that Joel Ward's contact with Lundqvist prevented him from making the save. No penalty. No goal. — Chuck...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily News: Tom Brady will be suspended by Roger Goodell

Any one have a prediction on how long of a suspension that Tom Brady will receive? I have seen were some want Brady to be suspended for the whole season. That would be pretty harsh in my opinion. Gary Myers, New York Daily News -- Tom Brady will be the highest-profile player ever suspended in the 96-year history of the NFL. Roger Goodell’s decision is expected to be announced...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Poll: Vote for the Two "No Nickname" Options (North Dakota Leads)

The Grand Forks Herald has an on-line poll where you can vote for the two no nickname options. North Dakota is winning by a large margin. POLL: Of the two "no nickname" options, which would you choose for UND? VOTE HERE: http://t.co/Y3UMa9hVN6 pic.twitter.com/SstxRrYUtM — Grand Forks Herald (@gfherald) May 7, 2015
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Tyler Johnson's Buzzer Beater Puts Habs on the Brink

The Tampa Bay Lightning have pushed the Montreal Canadiens to the Brink of elimination when Lightning forward Tyler Johnson scored the game-winning goal at the one-second mark of the third period.I must say that I am shocked. I thought that the Habs would have put up a bigger fight in this series. All the games that I have watched in this series have been exciting and full of action...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Picking a Nickname Won't End the Discussion

First, there's about four months will UND's fall sports kick off the 2015-16 season. For those keeping track on the calendar, UND plays a football game against the Wyoming Cowboys in 120 days. The question is, what will UND's sports teams be referred to when next season rolls around?Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald kind of reinforced an opinion that has picked up steam since...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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