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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Commodore Summits Kilimanjaro

Mike Commodore has reached the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The former UND defenseman and Stanley Cup champion climbed the mountain to help raise money for the Duskin Stephens Foundation, which benefits the families of fallen Special Operations Forces. The climb raised more than $21,000, according to a GoFundMe Account. Commodore paid his way…
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Red River's Braden Costello celebrates his goal in the first period of  Tuesday's game against Devils Lake play at the Purpur arena in Grand Forks. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

Hain, Costello Go 1-2 In USHL Draft

UND commit Gavin Hain and Grand Forks Red River’s Braden Costello went No. 1 and No. 2 overall in the first round of the USHL Phase I Draft on Monday night. The Phase I Draft features 2000-born players. Hain, who plays for Grand Rapids (Minn.), was selected No. 1 overall by the Sioux Falls Stampede.…
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Canada's Tyson Jost keeps the puck away from Denmark's Oliver Gatz Nielsen (6) and Magnus Molge (16) in the first period Friday at Ralph Engelstad Arena  . photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Thoughts On U18 Prospects

The IIHF World Under-18 Championship gave me — and others in the area — a chance to get an extended look at a number of top prospects coming into college hockey next season. The guy first and foremost on the minds of everyone in the area is Canadian forward Tyson Jost, who will come to…
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University of North Dakota's Luke Johnson shares a moment with his dad, Steve, at Ferg's after the NCAA Frozen Four championship game at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
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Luke And Steve Johnson Make History

On April 9, Grand Forks natives Luke and Steve Johnson made college hockey history. They became the first father-son ever win a national championship at the same school. It took a couple of weeks of research and several e-mails to sports information directors who helped me out, but nobody was able to find any other instances of this…
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