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GRAND FORKS — Greg Johnson, former University of North Dakota hockey captain and the program's all-time leading scorer, died Monday in Detroit, according to his hometown newspaper, the Chronicle-Journal of Thunder Bay, Ont. He was 48. Johnson, the only three-time Hobey Baker Award finalist in UND history, scored a school record 272 points in his four seasons at UND (1989-93).
GRAND FORKS -- The date has been set for the first University of North Dakota-North Dakota State football game in the Alerus Center since 2003. The Fighting Hawks will host the Bison Oct. 2, 2021. The UND football program released its 2021 schedule on social media Wednesday afternoon, April 24. By the time the Bison come to Grand Forks, NDSU will have hosted the first three matchups between the two schools in the Division I era. NDSU beat UND 34-9 on Sept. 19, 2015.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks Red River head boys hockey coach Bill Chase was placed on indefinite administrative leave last week due to “conduct unbecoming and unfitting of a high school coach, including a history (of) derogatory, demeaning, and intimidating language,” according to documents obtained by the Grand Forks Herald through an open records request. The formal notice was sent to Chase on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from Grand Forks Assistant Superintendent Catherine Gillach and District Athletic Director Mark Rerick.
Football teams at every level are starting practice this month and the topic of the sport's ties to brain injuries is a more prevalent subject than ever before. For the first time in this region, two area high school football teams are using new technology to combat those safety concerns.