GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota hockey team this season will play traditional WCHA rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin and also nonconference games against such perennial national powers as Maine and Harvard.

UND released its 2011-12 schedule on Monday. It features 35 regular season games including 20 at home and one at a neutral site — a Jan. 7 matchup against Clarkson at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, home of the NHL’s Jets.

UND is coming off a season in which it won the WCHA regular season and playoff championships and advanced to its fifth NCAA Frozen Four in seven years. The Fighting Sioux open the regular season Oct. 7-8 when they play host to the Ice Breaker Tournament, which also will feature Boston College, Michigan State and Air Force.

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Comments (3)
  1. Whitey Fjord says:

    Can’t wait for the Sioux to show yet again what an utter failure the Gopher’s program has become. Thanks Lucia!

  2. MD says:

    I guess UofM policies are only for show. “The University of Minnesota Advisory Committee on Athletics in 2003 passed a policy that the school could not schedule opponents with American Indian nicknames.” I know they later clarified this to mean any “non-coference” opponent.

    The NCAA should either allow the Fighting SIoux to continue the use of their name or enact a zero tolerance policy to all NCAA Atheletic programs. No exceptions. Go Sioux!

  3. Adam says:

    The NCAA is out of control. They impose their will on all sports to the point that it is impossible to even know when you are in violation of the rules. It is time to overhaul the entire system.

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