North Dakota men's hockey national champions: 1981-82
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 08/13/2010
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KNEELING: Jon Casey, Glen White, Troy Magnuson, Rick Zombo, Gord Sherven, Steve Palmiscno; STANDING: Pierre Lamoureux, Phil Sykes, Asst. Coach Dean Blais, Eddie Christian, Dean Barsness, Troy Murray, Mike Stone, Craig Ludwig, Frank Burggraf, Glen Fester, Dan Brennan, Bill Whitsitt, Dusty Carroll, Cary Eades, Jim Archibald, James Patrick, Dave Donnelly, Dave Tippett, head Coach Gino Gasparini, Trainer A.G. Edwards; MISSING: Darren Jensen, Asst. Coach Don Boyd, Kelly Smith, Arley Olson, Equipment Manager Dave Kamrowski, Trainer Tamie Englehart

Wisconsin vs. North Dakota
March 27. 1982
NCAA Championship
Providence Civic Center, Providence, R.I (9,752)

Scoring 1 2 3 OT F
Wisconsin 1
North Dakota 1

1st Period- UND: Glen White (Phil Sykes, Glen Fester) 1:26; UW: Ron Vincent (Tim Thomas) 3:56

2nd Period- UND: Phil Sykes (Gord Sherven) 1:09; UW: John Newberry (Ted Pearson, Pat Flatley) 5:30

3rd Period- UND: Phil Sykes (Craig Ludwig, Glen White) 6:27;

UND: Cary Eades (Troy Murray, Dean Dachyshyn) 10:07 UND: Phil Sykes (Glen White, Rick Zombo) 15:08

Penalties: UND 4-8; UW 5-12

Power Plays: UND 0-4; UW 0-3

Shots: UND 12-10-10--38; UW 11-5-9--25

Saves: UND Jensen 10-4-9--23/60:00; UW Kleisinger 11-9-13--33/60:00

  • It was back to Providence in 1982 for the second of the three NCAA Championship titles that UND would win in Rhode Island.
  • Head coach Gino Gasparini’s second title came just two years after his first in 1980.
  • UND met Wisconsin for the seventh time in less than two months in the title game. The teams had split the six prior games 3-3-0.
  • Phil Sykes, Dawson Creek, B.C., scored a hat trick in his second national championship game. It was his third hat trick of the season against Wisconsin.
  • Sykes would go on to be named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and be named to the All-Tournament Team.
  • Joining Sykes on the all-tournament team were Darren Jensen, Creston, B.C., James Patrick, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Cary Eades, Burnaby, B.C.
  • The regular season WCHA Champions had Jon Casey, Grand Rapids, Minn., and Sykes named to the first team and Craig Ludwig, Eagle River, Wis., Patrick and Troy Murray, St. Albert, Alberta, named to the second team.
  • It was Dean Blais’s second year as an assistant coach at North Dakota.
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