North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's ice hockey

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North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's ice hockey
Current season
North Dakota Fighting Hawks athletic logo
UniversityUniversity of North Dakota
Head coachBrad Berry
9th season, 192–95–32 (.652)
Assistant coaches
Captain(s)Riese Gaber
Alternate captain(s)Carson Albrecht
Louis Jamernik V
Keaton Pehrson
Jake Schmaltz
ArenaRalph Engelstad Arena
Grand Forks, North Dakota
ColorsKelly green and white[1]
Fight songFight On Sioux
It's For You, North Dakota U
Stand Up and Cheer
NCAA Tournament championships
1959, 1963, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2016
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1958, 1968, 1979, 2001, 2005
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
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, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022
Conference Tournament championships
1967, 1968, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2021
Conference regular season championships
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, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
Current uniform

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's ice hockey team (formerly The North Dakota Fighting Sioux) 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 widely regarded as a premier college hockey school and has one of the most storied programs in NCAA history. UND has made over 30 appearances in the NCAA tournament, appeared in the Frozen Four 22 times, and has won 8 NCAA Division I Championships. The program has also achieved 15 WCHA Regular season Championships, 5 NCHC Regular season Championships, and 12 Conference Tournament championships. The school's former nickname was the Fighting Sioux, which had a lengthy and controversial tenure before ultimately being retired by the university in 2012 due to pressure from the NCAA. The official school nickname is now the Fighting Hawks, a name that was chosen by the university on November 18, 2015.


Early history[edit]

Varsity ice hockey at the University of North Dakota began in 1946 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.[2] 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.[3] In the program's first season in league play UND finished with a record of 13–11–1.[2] After two seasons the MCHL became the Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (WIHL) and later in 1959 became the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.[3] Artificial ice was installed in UND's Winter Sports Building, commonly known as "The Barn", in 1953.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[6]

Thorndycraft era[edit]

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.[7] UND beat former WIHL member Michigan State with another 4–3 overtime victory to win the university's first ice hockey national championship.[7] UND ended with a record of 20–10–1 on the season.[2] 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.[8] 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.[8] 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[edit]

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.[2] The team advanced to the 1965 NCAA tournament but lost 3–4 in the semi-final round to Boston College.[9] 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 loss to Cornell 0–1 but Selman received the 1966–67 WCHA Coach of the Year award.[10] 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.[11] 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.[2] During his tenure as UND coach Bjorkman compiled a record of 149–186–11.

Gasparini era[edit]

John "Gino" Gasparini was hired in 1978, Gasparini played for UND from 1964 to 1967 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.[12] 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.[2] 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.[13] 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[14]

The 1986–87 season UND swept through the WCHA winning the MacNaughton Cup and WCHA Final Five Tournament.[2] 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.[15] 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.[15] 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.[16]

Blais era[edit]

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 UND to the program's eighth MacNaughton Cup for WCHA regular season champions and fifth Broadmoor Trophy for WCHA playoff champions.[2] 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.[17][18] That same season Blais was named recipient of the Spencer Penrose Award for Division I College Coach of the Year.[19]

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.[20] 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.[21][22]

In 2001, the team moved into the new $100 million, 11,500-seat Ralph Engelstad Arena,[23] 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.[24] 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.[25]

Hakstol era[edit]

UND 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.[19][26] 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.[27] UND received an at-large bid to the 2005 NCAA tournament and found themselves in the Championship against long-time rival University of Denver.[28] 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.[29]

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 seasons in a row. In 2006 losing 5–6 to the Eagles,[30] in 2007 falling 4–6,[31] and in 2008 losing 1–6.[32] 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.[4] 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.[4]

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.[33] 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.[34]

In March 2011 UND captured its WCHA-leading 15th league championship with an 11–2 win at Michigan Tech.[35] The team advanced as the #1 seed into the 2011 WCHA tournament by beating #12 seed Michigan Tech (8–0, 3–1).[36] 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.[37] 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.[38] 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 saw 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 three 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.[39]

National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC)[edit]

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.

Brock Boeser of the Fighting Hawks in 2016

Berry Era (2015–present)[edit]

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.[40] 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 and Denver have 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.[41]

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.

2020 was a return to national prominence for UND. The team accomplished many feats that few North Dakota teams did before. The team won a series at rivals Denver for the first time in years by virtue of a win and a tie and swept both games against Minnesota at 3M arena at Mariucci for only the 2nd time in the previous 40-year history of games in Minneapolis. The team achieved a #1 ranking in both national polls and was PairWise #1 during the regular season for the first time since 2017. The team went on to win the Penrose Cup as regular season champions in the NCHC.

2020 Post-season Cancellation Due to COVID-19[edit]

In March 2020, before College hockey playoffs began, the NCAA cancelled the remainder of all college sports 2020 spring season. The team was due to host Colorado College for a first round series for the start of the postseason, however, the NCHC tournament was canceled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Very soon after, the NCAA tournament was canceled leaving the season over for North Dakota. North Dakota set a home record at 18–1, the best in UND hockey history with a win percentage of .947. UND finished the year ranked #1 in the Pairwise with a record of 26-5-4.


In 2021, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was determined to play only league games in the NCHC. The first ten games of league play would start in a "pod" in Omaha at Baxter Arena in a three-week period to maximize opportunity to play all games in a controlled situation. North Dakota finished the pod in first in the NCHC and continued to roll into the rest of the regular season and captured their second straight Penrose Cup as regular season champions of the NCHC. The postseason tournament, instead of being played in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center due to restrictions from COVID-19, was selected to be played at UND's Ralph Engelstad Arena. North Dakota won the NCHC postseason tournament for the first time in their history making them the first NCHC team to win both the regular season and postseason titles in the same year. UND's promising season ended in heartbreaking fashion in the NCAA regional final round with a loss to rival Minnesota-Duluth in 5 overtimes, making it the longest game in NCAA postseason history.

2022 brought continued success in the regular season for North Dakota. They captured the Penrose Cup for a third consecutive season. They entered the postseason playing host to Colorado College in the first round of the NCHC playoffs and swept the Tigers. A loss at the Frozen Faceoff to Western Michigan ended their NCHC tournament. They would be selected to play in the NCAA tournament but lose in the first round to Notre Dame ending their season.

2023 was a disappointment to the high expectations coming into the season. Inconsistencies in their play in the early part of the year plagued their season despite playing better towards the end of the year. The team would finish tied for 5th in the NCHC standings, and ultimately bowed out in the semifinals of the NCHC tournament. The team would not be selected for participation in the NCAA tournament, which is the 3rd time in 8 years under Brad Berry they have not qualified.

Season-by-season results[edit]



NCAA tournament championships[edit]

Year Champion Record Score Runner-up City Arena
1959 North Dakota 20–10–1 4–3 (OT) Michigan State Troy, New York RPI Field House
1963 North Dakota 22–7–3 6–5 Denver Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts McHugh Forum
1980 North Dakota 31–8–1 5–2 Northern Michigan Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
1982 North Dakota 35–12–0 5–2 Wisconsin Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
1987 North Dakota 40–8–0 5–3 Michigan State Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena
1997 North Dakota 31–10–2 6–4 Boston University Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
2000 North Dakota 31–8–5 4–2 Boston College Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
2016 North Dakota 34–6–4 5–1 Quinnipiac Tampa, Florida Amalie Arena

WCHA Final Five playoff record[edit]

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

WCHA Tournament championships/Broadmoor Trophy[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Year Record Conference record Coach
2015 29–10–3 16–6–2 Dave Hakstol
2016 34–6–4 19–4–1 Brad Berry
2020 26-5-4 17-4-3 Brad Berry
2021 22-6-1 18-4-1 Brad Berry
2022 24-14-1 17-6-1 Brad Berry

NCHC Tournament championships[edit]

Year Record Coach
2021 22-6-1 Brad Berry

Historic record[edit]

As of November 25, 2023

Records vs. Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)[edit]

Team City, State Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Mariucci Arena 137–145–16 6–3 W 2-1 W
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota National Hockey Center 79–50–17 1–8 L 2-3 OT L
University of Denver Denver, Colorado Magness Arena 158-135–16 18–3 W 2-3 OT L
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 155–91–10 11–0 W 2-0 W
Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota Verizon Center 40–13–9 6–3 W 2-2 OT T
University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Kohl Center 73–87–13 5–7 L 2-0 W
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado World Arena 173–84–12 8–4 W 0-0 OT T
Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minnesota Sanford Center 37–5–7 7–4 W 5-0 W
University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha, Nebraska Baxter Arena 35–18–2 6–5 W 5-2 W

Record vs. National Collegiate Hockey Conference opponents[edit]

Team City, State Prev. Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Denver Pioneers Denver, Colorado WCHA Magness Arena 158-135–16 18–3 W 2-3 OT L
Colorado College Tigers Colorado Springs, Colorado WCHA World Arena 173–84–12 8–4 W 0-0 OT T
Omaha Mavericks Omaha, Nebraska WCHA Baxter Arena 35–18–2 6–5 W 5-2 W
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs Duluth, Minnesota WCHA AMSOIL Arena 155–91–10 11–0 W 2-0 W
Miami RedHawks Oxford, Ohio CCHA Goggin Ice Arena 27–8–4 5–2 W 5-1 W
St. Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud, Minnesota WCHA National Hockey Center 79–50–17 1–8 L 2-3 OT L
Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo, Michigan CCHA Lawson Ice Arena 28–12–1 6–3 W 6-7 L

Record vs. all active opponents[edit]

Team City, State League Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Air Force Academy Falcons Colorado Springs, Colorado Atlantic 5–0–0 7–1 W 3–2 OT W
Alabama-Huntsville Chargers Huntsville, Alabama Independent 6–0–0 12–6 W 5-2 W
Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks Fairbanks, Alaska Independent 5–3–0 6–1 W 1–2 L
Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Anchorage, Alaska Independent 49–17–6 3–2 OT W 4-3 W
American International Yellow Jackets Springfield, Massachusetts Atlantic 1-0-0 5-1 W 5-1 W
Arizona State Sun Devils Tempe, Arizona Independent 0-1-0 2-3 L 2-3 L
Army West Point Black Knights West Point, New York Atlantic 2–0–0 7–3 W 7–2 W
Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji, Minnesota CCHA 37–5–7 7–4 W 5-0 W
Bentley Falcons Waltham, Massachusetts Atlantic 0-0-0 - -
Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Hockey East 12–11–1 5–3 W 4–3 W
Boston University Terriers Boston, Massachusetts Hockey East 13–12–2 3–2 OT W 5–4 OT W
Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green, Ohio CCHA 6–3–0 9–3 W 3–2 OT W
Brown Bears Providence, Rhode Island ECAC 2–0–0 9–5 W 5–2 W
Canisius Golden Griffens Buffalo, New York Atlantic 9–2–0 6–0 W 8-1 W
Clarkson Golden Knights Potsdam, New York ECAC 7–0–0 5–1 W 3–1 W
Colgate Raiders Hamilton, New York ECAC 0–1–0 2–3 L 2–3 L
Colorado College Tigers Colorado Springs, Colorado NCHC 173–84–12 8–4 W 0-0 OT T
Connecticut Huskies Storrs, Connecticut Hockey East 0-0-0 - -
Cornell Big Red Ithaca, New York ECAC 5–5–0 0–1 L 1-3 L
Dartmouth Big Green Hanover, New Hampshire ECAC 5–0–0 4–2 W 4–1 W
Denver Pioneers Denver, Colorado NCHC 158-135–16 18–3 W 2-3 OT L
Ferris State Bulldogs Big Rapids, Michigan CCHA 6–1–0 5–1 W 2–1 OT W
Harvard Crimson Cambridge, Massachusetts ECAC 9–3–1 2–5 L 7–3 W
Holy Cross Crusaders Worcester, Massachusetts Atlantic 6–0–0 3–0 W 4-1 W
Lake Superior State Lakers Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan CCHA 5–0–0 7–3 W 5–2 W
Lindenwood Lions St. Charles, Missouri Independent 2–0–0 4–3 W 4–2 W
Maine Black Bears Orono, Maine Hockey East 12–8–3 5–1 W 1–1 OT T
Massachusetts Minutemen Amherst, Massachusetts Hockey East 0–1–0 2–3 L 2–3 L
Massachusetts Lowell Riverhawks Lowell, Massachusetts Hockey East 5–4–0 2–1 W 8–4 W
Mercyhurst Lakers Erie, Pennsylvania Atlantic 0-0-0 - -
Merrimack Warriors North Andover, Massachusetts Hockey East 2–0–0 5–2 W 3–2 W
Miami (OH) Redhawks Oxford, Ohio NCHC 27–8–4 5–2 W 5-1 W
Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor, Michigan Big Ten 42–47–4 6–5 W 5–2 W
Michigan State Spartans East Lansing, Michigan Big Ten 64–37–3 14–1 W 2–2 OT T
Michigan Tech Huskies Houghton, Michigan CCHA 150–94–10 6–7 OT L 3-1 W
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis, Minnesota Big Ten 137–145–16 6–3 W 2-1 W
Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Duluth, Minnesota NCHC 155-91–10 11–0 W 2-0 W
Minnesota State Mavericks Mankato, Minnesota CCHA 40–13–9 6–3 W 2-2 OT T
New Hampshire Wildcats Durham, New Hampshire Hockey East 10–4–2 9–3 W 5–6 OT L
Niagara Purple Eagles Lewiston, New York Atlantic 9–0–0 4–1 W 4–0 W
Northeastern Huskies Boston, Massachusetts Hockey East 10–5–3 6–2 W 6–2 W
Northern Michigan Wildcats Marquette, Michigan CCHA 29–23–3 8–4 W 3–2 W
Notre Dame Fighting Irish South Bend, Indiana Big Ten 17–18–3 5–6 OT L 1-2 OT L
Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus, Ohio Big Ten 3–0–0 7–2 W 4–1 W
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Omaha, Nebraska NCHC 35–18–2 6–5 W 5-2 W
Penn State Nittany Lions State College, Pennsylvania Big Ten 0-1-0 4-6 L 4-6 L
Princeton Tigers Princeton, New Jersey ECAC 3–0–0 4–1 W 5–1 W
Providence Friars Providence, Rhode Island Hockey East 9–5–1 6–0 W 2–2 OT T
Quinnipiac Bobcats Hamden, Connecticut ECAC 5–2–1 6–1 W 2-6 L
Rensselaer Engineers Troy, New York ECAC 9–1–0 8–3 W 5–2 W
Robert Morris Colonials Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Atlantic 2–0–0 8–0 W 2–1 W
Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers Rochester, New York Atlantic 0-0-0 - -
St. Cloud State Huskies Saint Cloud, Minnesota NCHC 79–50–17 1–8 L 2-3 OT L
St. Lawrence Saints Canton, New York ECAC 14–2–0 4–3 OT W 6–1 W
St. Thomas Tommies Saint Paul, Minnesota CCHA 0–0–0 - -
Union Dutchmen Schenectady, New York ECAC 1–1–1 3–1 W 2–2 OT T
Vermont Catamounts Burlington, Vermont Hockey East 5–0–1 7–5 W 5–2 W
Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo, Michigan NCHC 28–12–1 6–3 W 6-7 L
Wisconsin Badgers Madison, Wisconsin Big Ten 73–87–13 5–7 L 2-0 W
Yale Bulldogs New Haven, Connecticut ECAC 5–2–0 15–0 W 1–4 L

Head coaches[edit]

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of November 25, 2023 [2]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct. Championships
1929–1932 Joe Brown 3 1–2–0 .333 None
1932–1933 Noland Franz 1 1–8–0 .111 None
1935–1936 Buck Cameron 1 2–2–0 .500 None
1946–1947 John C. "Jamie" Jamieson 1 7–6–0 .538 None
1947–1949 Don Norman 2 20–17–1 .539 None
1949–1956 Fido Purpur 7 94–75–8 .554 None
1956–1957 Al Renfrew 1 18–11–0 .621 None
1957–1959 Bob May 2 44–17–2 .714 1 MacNaughton Cup, 2 Title Games, 1 NCAA Title
1959–1964 Barry Thorndycraft 5 71–65–8 .521 2 MacNaughton Cups, 1 Title Game, 1 NCAA Title
1964–1966 Bob Peters 2 42–20–1 .675 1 MacNaughton Cup
1966–1968 Bill Selman 2 39–20–3 .653 1 MacNaughton Cup, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 1 Title Game
1968–1978 Rube Bjorkman 10 149–186–11 .447 None
1978–1994 John Gasparini 16 392–248–25 .608 4 MacNaughton Cups, 2 Broadmoor Trophies, 4 Title Games, 3 NCAA Titles
1994–2004 Dean Blais 10 262–115–33 .679 5 MacNaughton Cups, 4 Broadmoor Trophies, 3 Title Games, 2 NCAA Titles
2004–2015 Dave Hakstol 11 289–143–43 .654 2 MacNaughton Cups, 1 Penrose Cup, 4 Broadmoor Trophies, 1 Title Game
2015–Present Brad Berry 9 192–95–32 .652 3 Penrose Cups, 1 NCHC Tournament championship, 1 Title Game, 1 NCAA Title
Totals 16 coaches 82 seasons 1623-1030-167 .605 19 Regular season, 12 Tournament Titles, 13 Title Games, 8 NCAA Titles

Statistical leaders[edit]


Career points leaders[edit]

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[edit]

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
Adam Scheel 2018–2021 78 4578 52 18 5 149 7 .916 1.95
Zane McIntyre 2012–2015 92 5424 58 24 9 190 4 .926 2.10
Cam Johnson 2014–2018 102 5908 56 26 12 207 12 .914 2.10
Jordan Parise 2003–2006 83 4822 55 20 7 172 10 .921 2.14
Jean-Philippe Lamoureux 2004–2008 111 6469 60 38 10 231 10 .920 2.14

Statistics current through the start of the 2022–23 season.


Current roster[edit]

As of July 24, 2023.[43]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 North Dakota Kaleb Johnson Sophomore G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 2001-01-07 Grand Forks, North Dakota Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
2 Minnesota Bennett Zmolek Sophomore (RS) D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 2002-04-17 Rochester, Minnesota Minnesota State (CCHA)
4 Arizona Jake Livanavage Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 2004-05-06 Phoenix, Arizona Chicago (USHL)
5 North Dakota Dane Montgomery Sophomore (RS) F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 169 lb (77 kg) 2002-01-07 Grand Forks, North Dakota Waterloo (USHL)
6 Illinois Logan Britt Graduate D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-02-10 Crystal Lake, Illinois Sacred Heart (AHA)
7 Ontario Garrett Pyke Graduate D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1999-08-01 Toronto, Ontario Alaska (NCAA)
8 Wisconsin Jake Schmaltz (A) Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 2001-04-24 McFarland, Wisconsin Green Bay (USHL) BOS, 192nd overall 2019
9 Minnesota Jackson Blake Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 2003-08-03 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Chicago (USHL) CAR, 109th overall 2021
10 British Columbia Tanner Komzak Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 2002-06-30 West Kelowna, British Columbia Whitecourt (AJHL)
11 Minnesota Griffin Ness Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1999-12-10 Wayzata, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL)
13 Saskatchewan Carson Albrecht (A) Graduate F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-05-23 Martensville, Saskatchewan Melfort (SJHL)
14 North Dakota Cameron Berg Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 2002-01-29 West Fargo, North Dakota Omaha (NCHC) NYI, 125th overall 2021
15 New Hampshire Nate Benoit Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 2002-11-26 Bow, New Hampshire Waterloo (USHL)
17 Manitoba Riese Gaber (C) Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1999-10-10 Gilbert Plains, Manitoba Dubuque (USHL)
18 Manitoba Jayden Perron Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 2005-01-11 Winnipeg, Manitoba Chicago (USHL) CAR, 94th overall 2023
20 Minnesota Keaton Pehrson (A) Graduate D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1998-12-10 Lakeville, Minnesota Michigan (Big Ten)
21 North Dakota Ben Strinden Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 2002-06-04 Fargo, North Dakota Muskegon (USHL) NSH, 210th overall 2022
22 Pennsylvania Owen McLaughlin Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 2003-03-25 Spring City, Pennsylvania Sioux City (USHL)
24 New York (state) Michael Emerson Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2003-11-26 Yorktown Heights, New York Chicago (USHL) CAR, 190th overall 2023
25 British Columbia Abram Wiebe Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 2003-08-28 Mission, British Columbia Chilliwack (BCHL) VGK, 209th overall 2022
26 Alberta Dylan James Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 2003-10-12 Calgary, Alberta Sioux City (USHL) DET, 40th overall 2022
27 Alberta Louis Jamernik V (A) Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 2000-02-22 Calgary, Alberta Okotoks (AJHL)
28 Minnesota Hunter Johannes Graduate F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 217 lb (98 kg) 1998-07-24 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Lindenwood (NCAA)
29 North Dakota Jackson Kunz Junior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 2002-08-13 Grand Forks, North Dakota Green Bay (USHL) VAN, 113th overall 2020
30 Minnesota Hobie Hedquist Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 2003-02-14 Heron Lake, Minnesota Alberni Valley (BCHL)
32 Sweden Ludvig Persson Senior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1999-10-06 Hindas, Sweden Miami (NCHC)


This is a list of North Dakota alumni who have played on an Olympic team.[42]

Name Position North Dakota Tenure Team Year Finish
John Noah Defenseman 1947–1951 United States USA 1952  Silver
Gordon Christian Forward 1947–1950 United States USA 1956  Silver
Daniel McKinnon Forward 1947–1950 United States USA 1956  Silver
Ken Purpur Forward 1951–1954 United States USA 1956  Silver
Tom Yurkovich Goaltender 1954–1957 United States USA 1964 5th
Bill Reichart Right Wing 1953–1957 United States USA 1964 5th
Don Ross Defenseman 1961–1963, 1964–1965 United States USA 1964, 1968 5th, 6th
Mike Curran Goaltender 1965–1968 United States USA 1972  Silver
Dave Christian Right Wing 1977–1979 United States USA 1980  Gold
Roger Lamoureux Forward 1973–1977 Canada CAN 1980 6th
Kevin Maxwell Center 1978–1979 Canada CAN 1980 6th
Bob DePiero Defenseman 1973–1977 Italy ITA 1984 9th
Dave Donnelly Center 1981–1983 Canada CAN 1984 4th
James Patrick Defenseman 1981–1983 Canada CAN 1984 4th
Dave Tippett Left Wing 1981–1983 Canada CAN 1984, 1992 4th,  Silver
Bob Joyce Left Wing 1984–1987 Canada CAN 1988 4th
Gord Sherven Center 1981–1984 Canada CAN 1988 4th
Dean Blais Coach United States USA 1992 4th
Greg Johnson Center 1989–1993 Canada CAN 1994  Silver
Ed Belfour Goaltender 1986–1987 Canada CAN 2002  Gold
Jason Blake Left Wing 1996–1999 United States USA 2006 8th
Zach Parise Left Wing 2002–2004 United States USA 2010, 2014  Silver, 4th
Jonathan Toews Center 2005–2007 Canada CAN 2010, 2014  Gold,  Gold
T. J. Oshie Right Wing 2005–2008 United States USA 2014 4th
Chay Genoway Defenseman 2006–2011 Canada CAN 2018  Bronze
Ludvig Hoff Left Wing 2016–2019 Norway NOR 2018 8th
Corban Knight Center 2009–2013 Canada CAN 2022 6th
Matej Tomek Goaltender 2016–2017 Slovenia SLO 2022  Bronze
Jake Sanderson Defensemen 2020–2022 United States USA 2022 5th

UND Hall of Fame[edit]

The following is a list of people associated with the men's ice hockey program who were elected into the UND Hall of Fame (induction date in parentheses).[44]

Fighting Hawks in the NHL[edit]

As of July 1, 2023.

= 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.