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Picking up speed: UND hockey 9-2 with return of senior forward Derek Rodwell

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Senior Derek Rodwell was a healthy scratch for the first six games of the season. He later sat out three more games.
But since returning to the lineup on Nov. 30, Rodwell has been fixture and has played a key role in leading UND to seven straight vi…continue reading on

6 UND hockey recruits taken in NHL draft

July 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The first time Tucker Poolman was eligible for the NHL Draft, he was at home in East Grand Forks, just hoping for a roster spot in junior hockey.
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North Dakotan’s prepare for NHL Draft

June 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS On the eve of the NHL Draft, Gage Ausmus found out something new.
It has been 30 years since an East Grand Forks Senior High player has been selected in the NHL Draft. Continue Reading

UND blueliner expected to go high in the NHL draft

June 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Jordan Schmaltz didn’t follow the different NHL Draft rankings as they came out each month this winter. “I was worrying about my team, striving to win a championship,” he said. In the end, Schmaltz was successful in both endeavors. The UND defenseman recruit led the Green Bay Gamblers to a United States Hockey League title and, in turn, solidified himself as a top prospect for the NHL Draft, which begins with the first round tonight in Pittsburgh. Continue Reading

Sioux recruit Grimaldi goes early on Day 2

June 25, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. From Saskatchewan to Stockholm, NHL prospects came to the draft, hoping to hear their names called. Rocco Grimaldi’s height made him wait until the second day, but the delay couldn’t keep him down. Continue Reading

NHL DRAFT: Minnesota Wild draft Mario Lucia in 2nd round

June 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The first Minnesotan taken in this year’s NHL draft went, fittingly, to the host team. The Wild traded their third- and fourth-round picks Saturday to the Canucks, using Vancouver’s second-round pick, No. 60 overall, to select Lucia. The left wing from Wayzata High School is the son of University of Minnesota head coach Don Lucia. Continue Reading

NHL DRAFT NOTEBOOK: UND grad makes Jets announcement

June 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Winnipeg fans take over draft, even chant for Gary BettmanMark Chipman, a UND graduate and the co-owner of the Winnipeg’s new NHL team, stood at the podium here Friday and created the biggest buzz of the night.
Chipman thanked the NHL and his team’s fans, then said someone else in the organization would make the pick “on behalf of the Winnipeg Jets.”
And with that, it became official: The Jets are back. Continue Reading

NHL DRAFT: Wild take D Jonas Brodin with 1st round draft pick

June 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Wild have selected defenseman Jonas Brodin with the 10th pick in the NHL draft. Continue Reading

NHL DRAFT: UND recruit Miller picked 15th overall by New York Rangers

June 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UND hockey recruit J.T. Miller has been selected 15th overall by the New York Rangers on Friday in the first round of the NHL draft at the Xcel Energy Center. Continue Reading

NHL DRAFT: Edmonton Oilers select Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as first pick

June 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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