The University of NoDak hockey team comes to Mariucci Arena this weekend to play the University of Minnesota. The two teams have not met in the regular season since January of 2013, when they were both members of the WCHA. That ended a streak of 66 consecutive years with the rivals meeting on the ice. They have faced each other 291 times since their first game in 1930.
The last time Minnesota faced NoDak was in the semifinals at the Frozen Four in 2014. Minnesota scored the winning goal in that game, with .6 seconds left on the clock. The goal was a short handed shot fired by Justin Holl.
No current Fighting Hawk has skated against Minnesota. The Gophers have four players who have skated against NoDak.
The puck drops at 7pm. Standing room only tickets have been selling for $90.