Friday Morning Reading

DENVER — UND didn’t have to face a potent top line against Western Michigan. That wasn’t the Broncos’ MO. But the two opponents prior to that — Colorado College and Nebraska Omaha — both were carried offensively by potent top lines. UND knew exactly that going into both series, yet those top lines burned them…
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Tanja Eisenschmid, a member of the University of North Dakota women's hockey team, is a member of the German Olympic hockey team.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Rud Elevates St. Cloud State

The St. Cloud State women’s hockey team fell upon hard times. After posting a winning season in 2009-10 and finishing in the top half of the WCHA, the bottom fell out. St. Cloud State’s WCHA record the next four years: 1-26-1 (eighth), 4-24 (seventh), 5-21-2 (seventh), 3-21-4 (eighth), 5-22-1 (seventh). But in his second year…
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UND Skates In Denver

DENVER — There was a Summit League women’s basketball game at Magness Arena on Wednesday night. There’s a men’s game tonight. So the main sheet was not available for practice on Thursday afternoon. Instead, UND and Denver both skated at an adjacent rink, Joy Burns Arena, for practice. It was a usual Thursday skate for…
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UND's Brock Boeser reacts as a slapshot hits his ankle in front of the Denver net in the first period   Saturday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

All Hands On Deck

For perhaps the first time this season and the first time in his coaching career, Brad Berry has every player on the roster available to him. Berry said at today’s weekly meeting with the press that all 27 guys are available for the weekend. Because of NCHC travel restrictions, only 23 will be on the…
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Evolution Of College Hockey Coverage

Last week, I read this blog post by Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune about Gopher hockey. It touches on the loss of fans, fun and coverage by the local media. The coverage part struck a chord, because I’ve had many conversations with friends in the business about the coverage of not only the Gophers,…
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