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A New Name and New Season for North Dakota

The College Hockey Season will soon start and all people involved are gearing up for a great season. College hockey is a big hit with the American people. It may not attract the same crowds as college football but still have numbers to jolt any sponsor or broadcaster. In the resent modern age, betting has gone scientific where you can bet while being miles away from the action. Therefore the betting numbers have gone through the roof in last decade or so. If sports betting does not interest you try your luck on online casino by clicking on right now.

ND Hockey

The North Dakota Lightning Hawks ice hockey team represents the University of North Dakota. They are the members of the NCHC (national collegiate hockey conference) and play in the Division I of the NCAA. They are considered as one of the most prestigious hockey teams on the college circuit notching up many laurels since they played their first season in 1929. They have the honor of playing in the NCAA championships for the record 300 times winning it 8 times. They also have won many conference and national circuit championships over the years. Their nick name was chosen on 18 November 2015 after the pressure exerted from the NCAA. They have also progressed to the frozen four a record 22 times.

The Season Starts Anew

They start their campaign on the 1st of October 2016 against Minnesota in an exhibition match and the regular season starts on October 7 when they travel to the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Due to their champion facts and pre season form they have been picked as number one to lift the Penrose Cup third year in a row. They won the league last year making it two in a row with an impressive record of 19-4-1 to their 8th NCAA title. They will defend the title this year and according to the annual media poll.

The Fighting Hawks got 25 votes for the first place out of the 30 possible votes. Their total score was 235 points. Denver was the second most favorite team according to the media poll with three first place votes. The remaining 2 votes went to Minnesota who plays the Hawks on 1st October in an exhibition game. The head coach and management would like to repeat the season stats of last year and are going through their preparation just as furiously as last year. How they check the right boxes this year, only time will tell.

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