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NCHC Buyout Should Keep League Strong

For today’s paper, I wrote a column on all sorts of topics: what might happen with Arizona State, what future conference shifting could happen and why the Big Ten’s risks outweigh its rewards right now for North Dakota. In that story holds one huge key to conference stability. The NCHC has a massive buyout for…
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Boeser, Berry Win NCHC Awards

MINNEAPOLIS — Brock Boeser was named the NCHC rookie of the year and Brad Berry the coach of the year to lead NCHC major awards, which were announced at a banquet in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon. Boeser became UND’s first league rookie of the year since Danny Kristo in 2010. Other winners include Brady…
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Inaugural All-NCHC Media Go-To Team

Each year, those of us in the media figure out which players are the most insightful, most talkative and give us the most information to relay to fans following games. This is a particular exercise after a team loses. Some players are chatty as can be after a win, but shut it down after a…
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NCHC First Round Set

The four first-round matchups in the NCHC playoffs are set. Two of them are going to be repeats from this weekend. Here’s how they did in the regular season. As you will see, the matchups have been very lopsided. The teams who are hosting games this weekend are a combined 14-0-2 against their scheduled visitors.…
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NCHC First-half Thoughts

We’ve reached the Christmas break for all NCHC teams and it appears that three teams have put themselves in good position to chase the Penrose Cup — North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Nebraska Omaha. Minnesota Duluth and Denver are lurking not too far behind with a lot of season left to be played, but…
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