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Miller: There’s no replacing the Minnesota-North Dakota hockey rivalry

January 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS After an edge-of-your-seat 4-4 tie between UND and Minnesota on Saturday night that left fans of both teams applauding the entertaining series, Gophers coach Don Lucia stood in front of a swarm of media members and was asked about the raucous atmosphere inside of a sold-out Mariucci Arena.
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TOM MILLER: Play of MacMillan, Parks forces tough lineup choices

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Difficult lineup decisions face UND coach Dave Hakstol, whose team beat Holy Cross 3-2 on Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena to complete a weekend sweep. Continue Reading

TOM MILLER: Team sings praises for Corban Knight

December 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In a hallway outside UND’s locker room at MacInnes Student Ice Arena, North Dakota defenseman Andrew MacWilliam was singing the praises of teammate Corban Knight to media members until he realized Knight was eavesdropping in the background. Continue Reading

TOM MILLER: Rowney is finding his stride

December 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND assistant captain Carter Rowney entered the weekend on a nearly month-long goal drought and was coming off a series against Colorado College in which the senior forward failed to capitalize on a number of quality chances. In one weekend, Rowney has gone from being in a funk to being on a roll. Continue Reading

TOM MILLER: Coach Hakstol not pleased with team’s efforts

December 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After Friday night’s 2-2 overtime tie with Denver, UND coach Dave Hakstol wasn’t pleased with his team’s effort early in the game. Continue Reading

TOM MILLER: One thing fixed, another needs work

December 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND finally was rewarded for outshooting and generally outplaying Colorado College this weekend when Dillon Simpson and Drake Caggiula scored 65 seconds apart Saturday night in North Dakota’s stunning 3-2 overtime win at World Arena. Continue Reading

TOM MILLER: Better offense doesn’t mean better results

November 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The UND men’s hockey team finally discovered the offensive pressure its been searching for in recent weeks. The improved offensive effort just didn’t produce a win. Colorado College didn’t have the sustained pressure but it cashed in on its opportunities in a 5-3 victory over UND at World Arena. Continue Reading

TOM MILLER: Saturday victory was ‘a long time coming’ for UND QB

October 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Green and White beat the Big Sky’s most prominent member and an annual Football Championship Subdivision power. But it was also personal vindication for quarterback Braden Hanson, who made the decision to transfer after three years as a backup with the Tar Heels. Continue Reading

UND backup quarterback shines in first start

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After UND starting quarterback Braden Hanson suffered a broken bone in his leg in UND’s opening game, player after player went to the microphone in the postgame press conference and stated their confidence in backup Marcus Hendrickson. Apparently, those UND teammates knew something the rest of us didn’t. Hendrickson’s first collegiate start was a thing of beauty. Continue Reading

TOM MILLER: Ride finally ends

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Twenty minutes after UND’s season ended Sunday with a 5-2 loss to Minnesota in the championship game of the NCAA West Regional, Sioux players slouched in their locker room stalls in the depths of the Xcel Energy Center. Many still in full gear, they stared blankly into the distance at nothing in particular. Continue Reading