Eric Burton Eric Burton | @goon48

Eric is a 1996, 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota. Eric covers the University of North Dakota Hockey for Inside Hockey and is the editor of Goon’s World. Eric started writing for the Hockey Writers Combine in September of 2012 and is the lead writer for College Hockey.

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Recent Articles by Eric

UND head coach Dave Hakstol (UND Athletics)

North Dakota Takes on Air Force in Hall of Fame Game

This Saturday night the University of North Dakota takes on the Air Force Academy Falcons in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game at Ralph Engelstad Arena. This non-conference game […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Erik Haula (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Do the Wild Need an Enforcer?

Monday night, New York Rangers defenseman John Moore knocked Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula out of the game with an elbow. According to Wild coach Mike Yeo, Haula didn’t suffer a […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 5 comments · Minnesota Wild
Bryn Chyzyk and Johnny Simonson, (Eric Classen, UND Athletics)

Three Takeaways: UND vs. Providence

This past weekend, the University of North Dakota hockey team entertained the Providence College Friars in a two-game non-conference tilt at Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND beat the Friars 6-1 on Friday […]

by · October 27, 2014 · 2 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Bryn Chyzyk and Johnny Simonson, (Eric Classen, UND Athletics)

UND Hockey: Special Teams Firing on All Cylinders

One of the burning questions entering the 2014-15 season; who was going to score goals for the University of North Dakota hockey team? After giving up five goals in the […]

by · October 25, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND goalie Zane McIntyre  (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

North Dakota and Providence Take Center Stage

This weekend, the University of North Dakota and Providence College Friars take center stage in an important two-game non-conference series at Ralph Engelstad Arena. This non-conference series will have national implications in the Pairwise […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey East, NCHC
Halli Krzyzaniak, University of North Dakota (UND Athletic Media Relations)

UND Women Set to Battle the Minnesota Gophers

After splitting at home with the University of Minnesota Duluth last weekend, the University of North Dakota women’s hockey team is set to battle the high flying top-ranked Minnesota Golden […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · NCAA, Women's Hockey
North Dakota loses to Minnesota in the semifinals of the Frozen Four. [photo: Josh Smith]

UND Must Move Past Frozen Four Loss

Last April, UND’s season ended abruptly in the Frozen Four semifinals when Minnesota Golden Gophers defenseman Justin Holl scored the winning goal with 0.06 seconds left in regulation. That loss […]

by · October 11, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Josefine Jakobsen, University of North Dakota (UND Athletic Media Relations)

UND Women’s Coach: Many Factors Preventing Women’s Tourney from Being Televised

Women’s hockey has grown significantly in the last couple of years. According to the Globe and Mail, Canada and the U.S. have thousands more females playing hockey than the rest […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, Women's Hockey
UND Head Coach Dave Hakstol, Eric Classen, UIND Sports

UND Hockey Team Primed for Big Season

Last April, the University of North Dakota hockey team’s season ended abruptly in the semifinals of the Frozen Four. UND played their game plan to perfection, but still came up […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Jordan and Nick Schmaltz, UND Athletics/Peter Bottini

UND Hockey: Nick Schmaltz Makes His UND Debut

Sunday night, the University of Hockey Dakota hockey team kicked off the 2014-15 season with an exhibition game against the Manitoba Bisons. Sunday’s game marked the much anticipated debut of […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Clarke Saunders, (Todd Christensen / DU Athletics)

Breaking Down the NCHC Preseason Poll

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference released their second annual Preseason Poll Thursday, and the University of North Dakota was picked to win the regular season title by the media. UND […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 2 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
UND goalie Zane McIntyre  (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

UND Hockey: Zane McIntyre Selected to Preseason All-Conference Team

On Wednesday, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced its Preseason All-Conference team, and University of North Dakota junior goalie Zane McIntyre (Boston) was selected to the Preseason All-Conference Team. McIntyre was the […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC