North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey

North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey

The North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey teams (men's and women's) are currently the only Division I sports at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Sioux men have won seven Frozen Four NCAA Division I championships. The current men's head coach is former Sioux player Dave Hakstol and the current women's head coach is Brian Idalski. The public address announcer for the men's hockey team is Darrin Looker and the announcer for the women's hockey team is Josh Jones, with Max Huber filling on a as-needed basis. Local radio DJ Jon Roberts and Max Huber are former announcers for the women's team. Max Huber is also the current On-ice intermission personality for the men's hockey home games. His former emcee partner Katie O'Keefe has moved on to the Heartland Poker Tour.

Men's team

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university = University of North Dakota
conference = Western Collegiate Hockey Association
conference_short = WCHA
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city = Grand Forks
stateabb = ND
state = North Dakota
coach = Dave Hakstol
tenure = fourth
arena = Ralph Engelstad Arena
capacity = 11,406
nickname = Fighting Sioux
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color2 = White
color3 = Black
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NCAAchampion =
NCAAfinalfour =
conference_tournament =
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The roots of the men's team go back to 1946. The Sioux men played in the WIHL until the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) was formed in 1951.

Championships

*Frozen Four championship teams: 1959, 1963, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2000
*Frozen Four runner-up teams: 1958, 1968, 1979, 2001, 2005

Head coaches

Arenas

*"The Old Barn" 1936-1972
*Old Ralph Engelstad Arena 1972-2000
*Ralph Engelstad Arena 2001-present

Notable players

*Ed Belfour
*Murray Baron
*Brandon Bochenski
*Brad Bombardir
*Jason Blake
*Jon Casey
*Marc Chorney
*Dave Christian
*Mike Commodore
*Ryan Duncan
*Rob Freese
*Matt Greene
*David Hale
*Dennis Hextall
*Tony Hrkac
*Greg Johnson
*Bob Joyce
*Craig Ludwig
*John Marks
*Troy Murray
*T.J. Oshie
*Zach Parise
*James Patrick
*Cliff "Fido" Purpur
*Bill Reichart
*Doug Smail
*Drew Stafford
*Dave Tippett
*Jonathan Toews
*Landon Wilson
*Travis Zajac

Hobey Baker Award winners

*Tony Hrkac (1987)
*Ryan Duncan (2007)

Women's team

Infobox CBB Team
name = University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux
logo_size = 150px
university = University of North Dakota
conference = Western Collegiate Hockey Association
conference_short = WCHA
division =
city = Grand Forks
stateabb = ND
state = North Dakota
coach = Brian Idalski
tenure = first
arena = Ralph Engelstad Arena
capacity = 11,406
nickname = Fighting Sioux
color1 = Green
color2 = White
color3 = Black
hex1 = 009900
hex2 = FFFFFF
hex3 = 000000
NCAAchampion =
NCAAfinalfour =
conference_tournament =
conference_season =
The Fighting Sioux women's team started play in 2002. They have played in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association since 2003.

Head coaches

(* - interim)

Arenas

*Ralph Engelstad Arena 2002-present

External links

* [http://www.fightingsioux.com/sports/mhockey/ Fighting Sioux Men's Hockey website]
* [http://www.fightingsioux.com/sports/whockey/ Fighting Sioux Women's Hockey website]
* [http://siouxsports.com/hockey.php SiouxSports.com - independent fansite with message boards]


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