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.
North Dakota held the Summit League’s top scorer, Tyler Hagedorn, to only 15 points, but it was his supporting cast that helped lead South Dakota to a 82-68 victory over North Dakota on Saturday afternoon from the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Jordan Kawaguchi and Andrew Peski each registered three-point nights as host North Dakota rolled past Colorado College, 8-1, on Saturday evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play.
Strong rebounding and mid-range jump shots carried the University of North Dakota to its 13th win of the season at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center as the Fighting Hawks downed Western Illinois, 77-71.
For the second straight North Dakota was forced to chase the home team early after a two-goal deficit and again UND caught Miami, but his time finished it in regulation, 5-3, to earn five points on the weekend.
With the departure of Eric Schmidt, University of North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert announced Thursday that Brett Holinka has been named as the program’s new defensive coordinator. The former two-time all-conference selection during his playing days at North Dakota served as the school’s outside linebackers coach last season.