Putting the excitement on ice

​In full discloser, I grew up in small North Dakota town where high school hoops ruled.

Even though basketball is still my first love, when I finally experienced 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.

Under head coach Brian Idalski, watch the University of North Dakota Women’s Hockey team this season as they skate, pass and shoot their way to victory. With several standouts like Lisa Marvin and Amy Menke, UND is sure to see playoff action again this season.

The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks Men’s team, with veteran coach and former UND hockey handout Brad Berry at the helm, is looking to end the season atop the NCHC. The whole crowd will jump to its feet after every goal and with future NHL stars like Gage Ausmus and Brock Boeser on the roster, you’ll be cheering nonstop.

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 cheesesteaks, taco-in-a-bag and the legendary Red Pepper serving up its famous grinder subs!

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.undsports.com!

2016-17 Women’s Hockey Home Games:

  • October 14/15 (7:07/2:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota State
  • October 22/23 (2:07/2:07 p.m.) vs. Wisconsin
  • October 28 (2:07 p.m.) vs. Bemidji State
  • November 12/13 (2:07/2:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota Duluth
  • November 18/19 (7:07/4:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota
  • November 25/26 (2:07/2:07 p.m.) vs. Syracuse
  • December 10/11 (2:07/2:07 p.m.) vs. St. Cloud State
  • January 29 (TBA) vs. Bemidji State
  • February 17/18 (7:07/7:07 p.m.) vs. Ohio State
  • February 24-26 vs. WCHA 1st Round Playoff (TBD)

2016-17 Men’s Hockey Home Games:

  • October 1 (7:07 p.m.) vs. Manitoba
  • October 7/8 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Canisius
  • October 15 (7:07 p.m.) vs. RPI
  • October 21/22 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Bemidji State
  • November 11/12 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Denver
  • November 25/26 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Michigan State
  • December 9/10 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Western Michigan
  • January 13/14 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Miami
  • January 20/21 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Minnesota Duluth
  • February 3/4 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. St. Cloud State
  • February 24/25 (7:37/7:07 p.m.) vs. Omaha
  • March 10-12 vs. NCHC Quarterfinals (TBD)


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