UND captain Gage Ausmus hoists the Penrose Cup as teammates celebrate. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Media Tabs UND As Favorite

UND has been tagged as the favorite in the NCHC by the league’s media members. You can read my full story here with quotes from Brad Berry, who said: “The only poll we get caught up in is being No. 1 at the end of the year.” Well, Berry is 1 for 1 on that front.…
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Top 20 Countdown: St. Lawrence

Grand Forks Herald preseason top 20 20. Air Force 19. Wisconsin 18. MSU-Mankato 17. Cornell 16. St. Lawrence Greg Carvel left the St. Lawrence program in a great spot for new coach Mark Morris. It all starts in net with Kyle Hayton, who is probably the preseason front-runner for the Mike Richter Award. Hayton has…
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Top 20 Countdown: Cornell

Grand Forks Herald preseason top 20 20. Air Force 19. Wisconsin 18. MSU-Mankato 17. Cornell Under coach Mike Schafer, in his 22nd season, Cornell has been a defensive-minded team. It has been over a decade since the Big Red have broken into the top third of the country in goal scoring, however, the Big Red…
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Top 20 Countdown: MSU-Mankato

Grand Forks Herald preseason top 20 20. Air Force 19. Wisconsin 18. MSU-Mankato The Mavs lost their top two scorers in Teodors Blugars and Bryce Gervais. They also lost their top defenseman in Casey Nelson to the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. So, on one side of the coin, there are holes to fill from a team…
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Boeser, Johnson Make Preseason All-NCHC

The NCHC released its preseason all-conference team. Brock Boeser was the lone unanimous selection on the first team, while Cam Johnson earned the nod at all-conference goalie position. Obviously, the third forward was a real mix of votes with Ortega getting on it with only 11 votes. Ortega actually struggled quite a bit in NCHC…
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