University of North Dakota's Luke Johnson shares a moment with his dad, Steve, at Ferg's after the NCAA Frozen Four championship game at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
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Luke And Steve Johnson Make History

On April 9, Grand Forks natives Luke and Steve Johnson made college hockey history. They became the first father-son ever win a national championship at the same school. It took a couple of weeks of research and several e-mails to sports information directors who helped me out, but nobody was able to find any other instances of this…
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University of North Dakota's Paul LaDue kisses the title trophy Saturday after UND's 5-1 win over Quinnipiac in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Fla.
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Cousins Set To Go Pro

Juniors Paul LaDue and Luke Johnson, who won a state championship together at Grand Forks Central and a national championship together at UND, will be turning pro together, too. I’ve confirmed that LaDue has signed his NHL contract with the Los Angeles Kings and that Johnson will soon sign with the Chicago Blackhawks. That means…
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Decisions Winding Down

With the news that Cam Johnson will return for his junior season, UND’s roster is finally starting to take shape for next season. Yes, there are still three huge decisions that need to be made, but the offseason started with eight. Staying: Johnson, Brock Boeser, Tucker Poolman. Going: Troy Stecher, Keaton Thompson. Undetermined: Paul LaDue,…
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The Changing Radio Situation

When UND announced its budget cuts, there was one item of note to fans that was hidden in the report. UND will no longer employ its radio play-by-play announcers. That means Tim Hennessy and Paul Ralston will no longer be UND employees. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t be calling games anymore, though. I…
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Tucker Poolman (3) celebrates his goal against Northeastern University in the first period of Friday afternoon at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

Poolman Returning For Junior Year

UND will have two Poolmans on the blue line next season. East Grand Forks Senior High graduate Tucker Poolman is coming back to North Dakota for his junior season. Poolman has notified UND and the Winnipeg Jets of his decision. The Jets wanted to sign their fifth-round pick from 2013, but will have to wait…
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