Putting the excitement on ice

If you’ve never been to a UND Division I hockey game, Grand Forks offers plenty of chances to see all the action up close.

In full discloser, I grew up in a small North Dakota town where high school hoops ruled. Even though basketball is still my first love, when I finally experienced University of North Dakota (UND) Division I college hockey live, I was hooked! If you’ve never been, Grand Forks offers plenty of chances to see all the action up close.

In just three seasons at the helm of his alma mater, head coach Brad Berry has put his own distinct stamp on a program already steeped in tradition and success by garnering a national title and conference championship. With future NHL stars like Colton Poolman, Rhett Gardner and Grant Mismash on the ice, UND is sure to see playoff action again this season.

Home ice advantage also means fans get to enjoy all the luxuries of the magnificent Ralph Engelstad Arena, including its granite floor concourses, plush leather seats, amazing sound system and state-of-the-art jumbo screens that highlight every second of the action. If a variety of delicious food and beverages is what you’re looking for (and who isn’t), pay a visit to one of the many concession areas located throughout. Offerings include the aromatically enticing Bavarian almonds, Philly-worthy cheesesteaks, spicylicious taco-in-a-bag and the legendary Red Pepper serving up its famous grinder subs! You can also enjoy unlimited refill soda and for those 21+, there are several adult beverage locations pouring a variety of beer and mixed drinks.

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get tickets to most of UND’s home games, as long as you plan ahead. So, if you don’t want to miss out on all the action, purchase tickets right now by going to www.fightinghawks.com!

2018-19 Remaining UND Hockey Home Games:

  • November 16/17 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Western Michigan
  • November 23/24 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Alaska Anchorage
  • December 7/8 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Denver
  • December 29 (7:07 PM) vs. U.S. Under-18 Team
  • January 11/12 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Colorado College
  • January 25/26 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. St. Cloud State
  • February 22/23 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota Duluth
  • March 8/9 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Omaha
  • March 15-17 vs. NCHC Quarterfinals Opponent (TBD)