Team Facts
  • Plays in NCAA D1
  • Full name University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks
  • Team colours Green + White + Black
  • Town Grand Forks, ND
  • Founded 1929

2017-2018 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#35 Ryan Anderson (G) 22 1995 Roseau, MN, USA 6'2" 194 -
#33 Cam Johnson (G) 23 1994 Troy, MI, USA 6'1" 205 L 18/19
#1 Peter Thome (G) 21 1997 Minneapolis, MN, USA 6'4" 203 L
DEFENSEMEN
#2 Gabe Bast (D) 21 1996 Red Deer, AB, CAN 5'10" 194 R
#5 Casey Johnson (D) 22 1996 Grand Forks, ND, USA 6'2" 198 L
#3 Matt Kiersted (D) 20 1998 Elk River, MN, USA 6'0" 181 L
#4 Andrew Peski (D) 21 1997 Orleans, ON, CAN 6'0" 207 R
#6 Colton Poolman (D) 22 1995 East Grand Forks, MN, USA 6'1" 194 L
#20 Josh Rieger (D) 22 1996 Regina, SK, CAN 6'0" 185 R
#28 Hayden Shaw (D) 21 1996 Woodbury, MN, USA 5'11" 194 L
#24
Christian Wolanin (D) 23 1995 Québec, QC, CAN 6'1" 187 L 18/19
FORWARDS
#18 Collin Adams (LW) 20 1998 Brighton, MI, USA 5'9" 185 L
#9 Dixon Bowen (C/RW) 22 1996 East Grand Forks, MN, USA 5'11" 183 R
#22 Rhett Gardner (C/LW)   “A” 22 1996 Moose Jaw, SK, CAN 6'3" 229 L
#19 Shane Gersich (C/LW) 21 1996 Chaska, MN, USA 5'11" 174 L 18/19
#27 Ludvig Hoff (LW) 21 1996 Oslo, NOR 5'10" 196 L
#25 Joel Janatuinen (LW) 23 1995 Espoo, FIN 6'0" 190 L
#8 Nicholas Jones (RW) 22 1996 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'11" 176 R
#29 Jordan Kawaguchi (C) 21 1997 Abbotsford, BC, CAN 5'9" 185 L
#16 Grant Mismash (C) 19 1999 Edina, MN, USA 6'0" 190 L
#11 Trevor Olson (RW)   “A” 24 1993 Duluth, MN, USA 6'2" 201 R
#14 Austin Poganski (RW)   “C” 22 1996 St. Cloud, MN, USA 6'2" 209 R 19/20
#10 John Simonson (C)   “A” 24 1993 Grand Forks, ND, USA 5'10" 172 L 17/18
#26 Cole Smith (F) 22 1995 Brainerd, MN, USA 6'3" 194 L
#7 Zach Yon (LW) 22 1995 Grand Forks, ND, USA 6'0" 192 L
Position: G:3 D:8 F:14 | Av Age: 20.72 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 193 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • Location Grand Forks, ND
  • Capacity 11 640
  • Construction Year 2001
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
05/03/2018
05/03/2018 Confirmed Joining Mitch Miller (F) Joining from Honeybaked U16
05/02/2018
05/02/2018 Confirmed Joining Jake Schmaltz (F) Joining from Madison Edgewood Prep
03/26/2018
03/26/2018 Confirmed Leaving Austin Poganski (F) Leaving for St. Louis Blues
03/25/2018
03/25/2018 Confirmed Leaving Trevor Olson (F) Leaving for South Carolina Stingrays
03/24/2018
03/24/2018 Confirmed Leaving Cam Johnson (G) Leaving for New Jersey Devils
03/23/2018
03/23/2018 Confirmed Leaving Shane Gersich (F) Leaving for Washington Capitals
03/21/2018
03/21/2018 Confirmed Leaving Christian Wolanin (D) Leaving for Ottawa Senators
02/22/2018
02/22/2018 Confirmed Joining Carter Huber (F) Joining from Okotoks Oilers
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1929-1930 NCAA 2 1 0 1 - - - - - - -
1930-1931 NCAA 1 0 0 1 - - - - - - -
1932-1933 NCAA 9 1 0 8 - - - - - - -
1935-1936 NCAA 4 2 0 2 - - - - - - -
1946-1947 NCAA 13 7 0 6 - - - - - - -
1947-1948 NCAA 16 11 0 5 - - - - - - -
1948-1949 NCAA 22 9 1 12 - - - - - - -
1949-1950 NCAA 23 15 2 6 - - - - - - -
1950-1951 NCAA 26 12 2 12 - - - - - - -
1951-1952 NCAA 25 13 1 11 - - - - - - -
1952-1953 NCAA 20 15 0 5 - - - - - - -
1953-1954 NCAA 27 14 1 12 - - - - - - -
1954-1955 NCAA 28 14 1 13 - - - - - - -
1955-1956 NCAA 28 11 1 16 - - - - - - -
1956-1957 NCAA 29 18 0 11 - - - - - - -
1957-1958 NCAA 32 24 1 7 - - - - - 1 -
1958-1959 NCAA 31 20 1 10 - - - - - - Champion
1959-1960 NCAA 32 19 2 11 - - - - - - -
1960-1961 NCAA 29 9 1 19 - - - - - - -
1961-1962 NCAA 26 9 0 17 - - - - - - -
1962-1963 NCAA 32 22 3 7 - - - - - - Champion
1963-1964 NCAA 25 12 2 11 - - - - - - -
1964-1965 NCAA 33 25 0 8 - - - - - 1 -
1965-1966 NCAA 30 17 1 12 - - - - - - -
1966-1967 NCAA 29 19 0 10 - - - - - 1 -
1967-1968 NCAA 33 20 3 10 - - - - - - -
1968-1969 NCAA 29 18 1 10 - - - - - - -
1969-1970 NCAA 30 14 1 15 - - - - - - -
1970-1971 NCAA 33 14 2 17 - - - - - - -
1971-1972 NCAA 36 21 1 14 - - 161 138 44 3 -
1972-1973 NCAA 36 17 2 17 - - 154 157 32 7 -
1973-1974 NCAA 34 10 1 23 - - 103 169 16 10 -
1974-1975 NCAA 36 6 2 28 - - 115 192 10 10 -
1975-1976 NCAA 36 15 0 21 - - 142 168 24 7 -
1976-1977 NCAA 38 19 0 19 - - 202 184 32 5 -
1977-1978 NCAA 38 15 1 22 - - 172 192 26 5 -
1978-1979 NCAA 42 30 1 11 - - 245 144 44 1 Final loss
1979-1980 NCAA 40 31 1 8 - - 217 119 43 1 Champion
1980-1981 NCAA 38 21 2 15 - - 186 168 30 5 -
1981-1982 NCAA 47 35 0 12 - - 218 143 38 1 Champion
1982-1983 NCAA 36 21 2 13 - - 158 100 33 2 -
1983-1984 NCAA 45 31 2 12 - - 204 145 34 2 Frozen Four
1984-1985 NCAA 42 24 2 16 - - 202 148 39 4 -
1985-1986 NCAA 41 24 1 16 - - 188 156 39 6 -
1986-1987 NCAA 48 40 0 8 - - 264 129 58 1 Champion
1987-1988 NCAA 42 21 1 20 - - 174 160 33 5 -
1988-1989 NCAA 41 22 1 18 - - 164 138 39 3 -
1989-1990 NCAA 45 28 4 13 - - 252 175 33 3 First round loss
1990-1991 NCAA 43 24 2 17 - - 207 171 38 4 -
1991-1992 NCAA 39 17 1 21 - - 170 199 25 7 -
1992-1993 NCAA 38 12 1 25 - - 138 173 23 8 -
1993-1994 NCAA 38 11 4 23 - - 119 164 26 8 -
1994-1995 NCAA 39 18 3 18 - - 151 169 31 5 -
1995-1996 NCAA 38 19 1 18 - - 162 155 33 4 -
1996-1997 NCAA 43 31 2 10 - - 190 130 43 1 Champion
1997-1998 NCAA 39 30 1 8 - - 188 115 43 1 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 NCAA 40 32 2 6 - - 199 104 50 1 Quarterfinal loss
1999-2000 NCAA 44 31 5 8 - - 192 97 39 2 Champion
2000-2001 NCAA 46 29 9 8 - - 183 121 42 1 Final loss
2001-2002 NCAA 37 16 2 19 - - 134 136 24 6 -
2002-2003 NCAA 43 26 5 12 - - 172 120 33 4 First round loss
2003-2004 NCAA 41 30 3 8 - - 182 90 43 1 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 NCAA 45 25 5 15 - - 136 103 29 5 Final loss
2005-2006 NCAA 46 29 1 16 - - 164 109 32 4 Frozen Four
2006-2007 NCAA 43 24 5 14 - - 153 116 31 3 Frozen Four
2007-2008 NCAA 43 28 4 11 - - 129 80 39 2 Frozen Four
2008-2009 NCAA 43 24 4 15 - - 146 118 38 1 First round loss
2009-2010 NCAA 43 25 5 13 - - 140 91 33 4 First round loss
2010-2011 NCAA 44 32 3 9 - - 178 94 43 1 Frozen Four
2011-2012 NCAA 42 26 3 13 - - 135 108 33 4 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 NCAA 42 22 7 13 - - 135 103 35 3 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 NCAA 42 25 3 14 - - 127 102 45 2 Frozen Four
2014-2015 NCAA 42 29 3 10 - - 138 94 50 1 Frozen Four
2015-2016 NCAA 44 34 4 6 - - 162 81 59 1 Champion
2016-2017 NCAA 40 21 3 16 - - 127 104 35 4 First round loss
2017-2018 NCAA 40 17 10 13 - - 117 95 33 4 -
Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1982-1983 Spengler Cup 4 1 0 3 - - 13 24 2 5 No playoffs held
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Jasper Weatherby (F) 2017-2018 Wenatchee Wild BCHL 58 37 37 74 47
2. Shane Pinto (F) 2017-2018 Selects Hockey Academy 18U Midget 54 34 31 65 24
3. Carter Huber (F) 2017-2018 Okotoks Oilers AJHL 57 25 35 60 48
4. Brad Miller (D) 2017-2018 EC Peiting Germany3 44 22 38 60 40
5. Brock Boeser (F) 2017-2018 Vancouver Canucks NHL 62 29 26 55 16
6. Mark MacMillan (F) 2017-2018 Wichita Thunder ECHL 65 21 32 53 52
7. Ryder Donovan (F) 2017-2018 Duluth East High USHS-MN 25 11 42 53 8
8. Nick Schmaltz (F) 2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 21 31 52 18
9. Jonathan Toews (F) 2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 20 32 52 47
10. Mike Cichy (F) 2017-2018 GKS Tychy Poland 37 20 31 51 16
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Greg Johnson (F) 155 74 198 272
2. Mark Taylor (F) 157 97 168 265
3. Jeff Panzer (F) 166 80 148 228
4. Dixon Ward (F) 163 110 109 219
5. Lee Davidson (F) 167 80 122 202
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ben Cherski (F) 100 131 57 188
2. Dixon Ward (F) 163 110 109 219
3. Robert Joyce (F) 127 101 81 182
4. Phil Sykes (F) 161 98 90 188
5. Mark Taylor (F) 157 97 168 265
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Greg Johnson (F) 155 74 198 272
2. Mark Taylor (F) 157 97 168 265
3. Jeff Panzer (F) 166 80 148 228
4. Richard Zaparniuk (F) 157 60 125 185
5. Lee Davidson (F) 167 80 122 202
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Jim Archibald (F) 159 75 144 540
2. Marty Schriner (F) 145 35 99 487
3. Mike Commodore (D) 106 10 30 382
4. Matt Greene (D) 122 3 31 347
5. Mike Prpich (F) 163 31 52 334
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ryan Duncan (F) 175 85 87 172
2. Chris Porter (F) 175 42 51 93
3. Chay Genoway (D) 168 26 101 127
4. Matt Watkins (F) 168 26 32 58
5. Zach Jones (D) 168 1 10 11
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Tony Hrkac (F) 84 64 170 2.024
2. Kenneth Johannson (F) 71 54 139 1.958
3. Kevin Maxwell (F) 42 31 82 1.952
4. Ben Cherski (F) 100 131 188 1.880
5. Robert Grina (F) 22 25 41 1.864
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Tony Hrkac (F) 1986-1987 NCAA 48 46 70 116 2.42 48
2. Mark Taylor (F) 1979-1980 NCAA 40 33 59 92 2.30 28
3. Robert Joyce (F) 1986-1987 NCAA 48 52 37 89 1.85 42
4. Doug Smail (F) 1979-1980 NCAA 40 43 44 87 2.18 70
5. Steve Johnson (F) 1987-1988 NCAA 42 34 51 85 2.02 28
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Robert Joyce (F) 1986-1987 NCAA 48 52 37 89 1.85 42
2. Tony Hrkac (F) 1986-1987 NCAA 48 46 70 116 2.42 48
3. Doug Smail (F) 1979-1980 NCAA 40 43 44 87 2.18 70
4. Russ Romaniuk (F) 1990-1991 NCAA 39 40 28 68 1.74 30
5. Ben Cherski (F) 1953-1954 NCAA 27 40 16 56 2.07 26
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Tony Hrkac (F) 1986-1987 NCAA 48 46 70 116 2.42 48
2. Greg Johnson (F) 1990-1991 NCAA 38 18 61 79 2.08 6
3. Mark Taylor (F) 1979-1980 NCAA 40 33 59 92 2.30 28
4. Mark Taylor (F) 1978-1979 NCAA 42 24 59 83 1.98 28
5. Jeff Panzer (F) 2000-2001 NCAA 46 26 55 81 1.76 28
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jim Archibald (F) 1984-1985 NCAA 41 37 24 61 1.49 197
2. Jim Archibald (F) 1983-1984 NCAA 44 21 15 36 0.82 156
3. Marty Schriner (F) 1992-1993 NCAA 36 8 19 27 0.75 156
4. Mike Commodore (D) 1998-1999 NCAA 39 5 8 13 0.33 154
5. Mike Commodore (D) 1999-2000 NCAA 38 5 7 12 0.32 154
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2017-2018 6'0" 193 lbs 20.72
2016-2017 6'1" 197 lbs 20.21
2015-2016 6'0" 194 lbs 20.08
2014-2015 6'0" 193 lbs 20.58
2013-2014 6'0" 194 lbs 20.22
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
As of January 1st, 2012, the University of North Dakota will no longer use their past team nickname "the Fighting Sioux". After a lengthy court battle, North Dakota's varsity athletics teams will operate without an official nickname or corresponding logo until at least Jan. 1, 2015, as mandated by the North Dakota State Legislature. The team is now registered as the Fighting Hawks, a name that was chosen by the University on November 18, 2015.