North Dakota wins first hockey championship since 2000


For the first time since "Y2K" was a thing the North Dakota Fighting Hawks are the national champions of men's college hockey.

UND rolled over top seeded Quinnipiac 5-1 Saturday night in Tampa, Florida, en route to the eighth national championship in school history.

"After 16 years, we finally did it," said Brad Berry, the first rookie coach to win a college hockey championship, according to Inforum.

The Gophers have won five national titles but none since going back-to-back in 2002 and 2003.

The Fighting Hawks – a rookie nickname for the school formerly known as the Fighting Sioux – had failed to win a title in each of its last eight trips to the Frozen Four, Inforum adds.

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