UND Hockey First Team To Win League & Playoff Title!
The University of North Dakota hockey team became the first NCHC team to win both the regular season title and playoff title, with a third period 5-3 come from behind win over St. Cloud State. The Fighting Hawks did it in front of 3,157 fans, the largest crowd to watch a college hockey game in person this season at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Last season the NCHC playoffs were wiped out due to the coronavirus pandemic. UND won the NCHC Frozen Faceoff for the first time since the league's formation eight years ago. The Fighting Hawks with a 25-5-1 record are expected to be a #1 seed in the NCAA 16 team college hockey tournament beginning next weekend on March 26th and 27th in Fargo at Scheels Arena.
UND has been the dominant regular season team in the eight seasons the NCHC has been a conference. The Fighting Hawks have won the Penrose Cup now 4 times. North Dakota dominated the standings this year by winning the regular season by 9 points over 2nd place St. Cloud.
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