Off To The AHL

One interesting story line to follow this season will be progress of the 17 WCHA players who turned pro early this offseason. I believe it is the largest number of underclassmen from one conference ever to leave school early in a summer. With the NHL regular season looming in one week, I find it interesting that just four of those 17 still…
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Fabian Working Toward Return

Forward Erik Fabian said he’s inching closer toward being ready to go just a few months after having surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee. Fabian, one of three seniors on the team, was cleared to skate in late August and started taking hits a couple of weeks ago. His availability for Sunday’s exhibition against the…
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Media Day Comments

UND men’s hockey media day was Wednesday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena, and coach Dave Hakstol briefly addressed those in attendance. The three main issues Hakstol discussed were the favorites in the conference, the team’s schedule and the upcoming challenges. He also said Scott Koberinski will remain as the volunteer assistant coach for the second straight season.…
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USCHO Preseason Poll Released

The first college hockey poll was released Monday by U.S. College Hockey Online, and the defending champion Wisconsin Badgers/runner-up Boston College Eagles are pegged as the teams to beat this season. There are six WCHA teams ranked in the top 20:1. (tie) Wisconsin3. Minnesota6. UND9. Denver15. Colorado College16. St. Cloud State The Sioux grabbed one first-place vote. As…
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Fast Start For Kristo

Danny Kristo was the first UND recruit to hit the ice this season, and the 16-year-old didn’t disappoint. Playing for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, Kristo scored a goal and added an assist to lead his team to a 5-4 overtime shootout win against Traverse City on Friday night. Kristo scored his team’s fourth goal…
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