UND goalie Shelby Amsley-Benzie deflects an attempted goal from the University of Minnesota Duluth offense during Friday's hockey game at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND. Photo by Nick Nelson for the Grand Forks Herald.

Amsley-Benzie A Patty Kaz Finalist Again

UND goalie Shelby Amsley-Benzie is once again a Patty Kazmaier Award finalist. She was a finalist last season as well. Even though her numbers weren’t as good this season — the team struggled more this season — the coaches still recognized her dominance. Five of the 10 finalists are from the WCHA. See more on…
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Tanja Eisenschmid, a member of the University of North Dakota women's hockey team, is a member of the German Olympic hockey team.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Rud Elevates St. Cloud State

The St. Cloud State women’s hockey team fell upon hard times. After posting a winning season in 2009-10 and finishing in the top half of the WCHA, the bottom fell out. St. Cloud State’s WCHA record the next four years: 1-26-1 (eighth), 4-24 (seventh), 5-21-2 (seventh), 3-21-4 (eighth), 5-22-1 (seventh). But in his second year…
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Longest Home Ice Streaks

With the UND women locking up home ice for a sixth year in a row and the men on the verge of doing it for a 14th straight season, I thought it would be interesting to look up which college hockey programs have had the most simultaneous success for both their men’s and women’s programs…
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WCHA Race Shaking Out

The UND women’s team took a major step this weekend toward a top-four finish and home ice in the first round of the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season by sweeping Minnesota Duluth in Duluth. That was the program’s first-ever sweep in Duluth. The past three seasons, UND got a win and a tie in…
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Friday Morning Reading

By now, most of you know that Cam Johnson owns the school record for the longest shutout streak ever. You know about his inauspicious start to his college career and how he has eliminated doubters this season. But there’s so much about Cam Johnson that you probably do not know. He’s a kid who has…
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