This Week The 2017-18 Fighting Hawks take to the ice for the first time this season when they host the University of Manitoba in exhibition action on Saturday night.
It’s the lone preseason tune-up for North Dakota, which will open the regular season with a pair of non-conference games next weekend at Alaska Anchorage.
All UND men’s hockey games, home and away, can be heard on 96.1 FM (The Fox) and on stations across the UND Sports Home of Economy Radio Network, as well as through the iHeart Radio app. Longtime broadcaster Tim Hennessy, in his 39th season as the voice of UND men’s hockey, calls the action while Steve Olson provides color analysis.
Saturday’s game will be telecast live by Midco Sports Network. Alex Heinert calls the action and is joined once again by color analyst and former UND goaltener Jake Brandt, along with rinkside reporter Katie Hale.
Saturday’s will also be streamed live via NCHC.tv.
Receive live updates during all UND hockey games by following @UNDMHockey on Twitter. Fans can also follow the action via live chat at UNDsports.com, featuring Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald and Jayson Hajdu of UND Athletics.
Single-game tickets remain available for Saturday night’s exhibition opener against Manitoba.
Tickets can be purchased at the UND Box Office at Ralph Engelstad Arena or online at UNDsports.com/tickets.
The Bisons have split their first eight exhibition games, including a 3-1 European tour that included stops in Belfast, Ireland, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Manitoba split a pair of games against the Belfast Giants while in Ireland before sweeping two from Braehead Clan in Scotland.
Most recently, the Bisons split a two-game home set with the University of Regina last weekend.
Manitoba went 15-16 overall in 2016-17 and finished fifth in the eight-team Canada West standings with a 14-14 conference mark.
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