|FRONT ROW(L to R): Aaron Vickar, Mark Pivetz, Dane Litke, Assistant Coach Mark Osiecki, Head Coach Dean Blais, Assistant Coach Scott Sandelin, Kevin Hoogsteen, Ian Kallay, Mitch Vig, Toby Kvalevog; MIDDLE ROW: Aaron Schweitzer, Matt Henderson, Jay Panzer, Jesse Bull, Jeff Ulmer, Tyler Rice, Adam Calder, Jason Blake, Jason Ulmer, Curtis Murphy, Tom Philion; BACK ROW: Athletic Trainer Mark Poolman, Brad Williamson, Lee Goren, Brad DeFauw, Tim O’Connell, Joe Blake, Peter Armbrust, David Hoogsteen, Equipment Manager Mike Schepp|
Boston University vs. North Dakota
March 29, 1997
Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis. (17,537)
1st Period- BU: Peter Donatelli (Tom Poti) 8:44; BU: Chris Drury (Tom Poti, Albie O’Connell) 15:08
2nd Period- UND: Curtis Murphy (Jay Panzer, Matt Hendersen) 7:06; UND: David Hoogsteen (unassisted) 8:38, UND: Matt Henderson (unassisted) 12:35; BU: Chris Kelleher (unassisted)13:56; UND: Matt Henderson (Adam Calder, Dane Litke) 15:49; UND: David Hoogsteen (Curtis Murphy) 19:54
3rd Period- BU: Jon Coleman (Chris Kelleher, Mike Sylvia) 19:24; UND: Adam Calder (unassisted) 19:47
Penalties: UND 6-12; BU 5-10
Power Plays: UND 1-5; BU 2-6
Shots: UND 10-16-4--30; BU 11-10-8--29
Saves: UND Schweitzer 9-9-7--25/60:00; BU Larocque 10-11-3--24/58:28
- In his second season as head coach, Dean Blais took the Sioux to their sixth NCAA title and his first as a head coach.
- It had been 10 years since North Dakota had won a national championship.
- The 1980 championship was also won on a March 29.
- UND held a 10-5-1 advantage over Boston University after the NCAA title win.
- The Milwaukee site for the championship was the closest that the Sioux had ever played to Grand Forks in their six national championships.
- North Dakota scored five goals in the second period, with Matt Henderson and David Hoogsteen each picking up a pair to go with Curtis Murphy’s single goal.
- Murphy and Hoogsteen were named second-team All-Americans.
- Henderson was the NCAA Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament and was also named to the All-Tournament team along with Henderson, Murphy and Aaron Schweitzer.
- Hoogsteen, Jason Blake and Murphy were named first team All-WCHA.