Random Updates

The open UND assistant coach position closed yesterday, which means we’re getting closer to the inevitable, but don’t expect the announcement of Brad Berry’s hiring to come this week. UND’s human resources will have to screen the candidates and do background checks among other things, which slows down the process. It may be a week…
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Frattin Out For Four Months

Matt Frattin scored his AHL playoff-leading 10th goal to clinch the Toronto Marlies’ series victory over Oklahoma City in the semifinals. But that goal will cost him the next four months. Frattin suffered a season-ending knee injury that will force him to have surgery. Damien Cox of the Toronto Star reported that the surgery is…
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Gothberg, Schmaltz Named All-USHL First Team

UND incoming freshmen Zane Gothberg and Jordan Schmaltz have been named first-team all-United States Hockey League. Schmaltz is the first player since 1994-95 to receive this honor in back-to-back seasons. Gothberg, a goalie for the Fargo Force, posted a .921 save percentage and a 2.22 goals-against average. He was named co-goalie of the year in…
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Round 1 To Greene, Kings

Matt Greene and the Los Angeles Kings moved to 9-0 on the road this postseason and 13-2 overall in the playoffs with a 2-1 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Greene led the Kings with five hits and in shorthanded time on ice. UND’s Zach Parise…
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Stanley Cup Finals Notes And Stories

We’re a few hours away from Game 1 of the all-UND battle in the Stanley Cup Finals. For today’s paper, I wrote a story about the Zach Parise and Matt Greene connection. They were roommates as freshmen in Walsh Hall and some of their old teammates had some funny stories about that. For Tuesday’s paper,…
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