Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Frozen Four: Getting to know North Dakota Fighting Hawks

North Dakota Fighting Hawks

Location: Grand Forks, N.D.

Conference: National Collegiate Hockey Conference

Record: 32-6-4

U.S. College Hockey Online national ranking: Third

Coach: Brad Berry, first season (32-6-4)

Leading scorer: Brock Boeser (26 goals, 28 assists, 54 points)

Leading goaltender: Cam Johnson (22-4-2, 1.67 goals-against average, .934 save percentage)

NHL players produced: 14 active, including Minnesota's Zach Parise, Washington 's T.J. Oshie and Chicago's Jonathan Toews

Notable alumni: Phil Jackson (Hall of Fame NBA coach, top left), Chuck Klosterman (author/essayist, bottom left), Sam Anderson (actor on Lost, Forrest Gump and Water for Elephants)

Frozen Four appearances: 22

National championships: 7

Fast fact: The school's mascot used to be the Fighting Sioux, but it was retired in 2012 amid NCAA controversy. The new nickname — Fighting Hawks — was chosen in November over Roughriders, Sundogs, Nodaks and North Stars in a process that included more than 27,000 votes.

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

 
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