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Headline Story: GRAND FORKS — North Dakota hockey didn't play a home game last season until January 23rd. Won't have to wait that long this year.

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They'll drop the puck in 16 days at the Ralph against Niagara. The Ralph returns to full capacity this fall after only being at 25 percent capacity last season due to COVID restrictions.

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National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Commissioner Josh Fenton addresses the UND men's hockey team and fans at Ralph Engelstad Arena following Saturday's 7-1 victory over Omaha, a series sweep of the Mavericks and the Fighting Hawks clinching possession of the conference's Penrose Cup for a second year in a row. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald
National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Commissioner Josh Fenton addresses the UND men's hockey team and fans at Ralph Engelstad Arena following Saturday's 7-1 victory over Omaha, a series sweep of the Mavericks and the Fighting Hawks clinching possession of the conference's Penrose Cup for a second year in a row. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks HeraldNick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

  • West Fargo standout wide receiver and defensive back Carson Hegerle verbally committed to play football at North Dakota State on Wednesday, choosing the Bison over multiple offers from FBS programs.

    The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder had scholarship offers from UNLV, Nevada, Utah State, Wyoming, Army, and Toledo in the FBS and NDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota State and South Dakota in the FCS. He is rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247sports.

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West Fargo's Carson Hegerle returns a punt for a touchdown against Grand Forks Central on Oct. 19, 2020.
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West Fargo's Carson Hegerle returns a punt for a touchdown against Grand Forks Central on Oct. 19, 2020. David Samson / The Forum

  • On Hot Mic, Dom Izzo asks the question "why did need to change anything with North Dakota high school football again?" That's after Fargo Davies lost at West Fargo last Friday night and were eliminated from the playoffs only a month into the season.

    The reason why is because under the the new classifications there are just ten teams now in the biggest class in North Dakota. Four in the east, six out west. The top three teams in the east make the playoffs.

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The Fargo Davies football team huddles around coach Wayne Werremeyer during their first practice on their new turf field on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Fargo Davies football photo
The Fargo Davies football team huddles around coach Wayne Werremeyer during their first practice on their new turf field on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Fargo Davies football photo

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