North Dakota Fighting Hawks
Location: Grand Forks, N.D.
Conference: National Collegiate Hockey Conference
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