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


National Collegiate Hockey Conference Social Media Guide

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference is entering its second season.  While it’s the off-season, there’s still breaking news. Currently, a number of players are attending NHL development Camps. Last summer, […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
Official WCHA Logo

WCHA Women’s Hockey: League in Good Hands with Aaron Kemp

This past week, WCHA Women’s Hockey Commissioner, Aaron Kemp, visited the University of North Dakota campus. Kemp was in town to tour the Ralph Engelstad Arena, and met with the […]

The Writers Mock Draft as we delve into the rationale of the Devils mock pit at #30. (File Photo)

NCAA Hockey: 62 Players Selected in the 2014 NHL Draft

This past weekend, the NHL held its 2014 Entry Level Draft. A total of 62 current and or committed college hockey players were selected in the 2014 NHL draft. Over […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
Hudson Fasching [photo: Tom Sorensen]

Breakaway Hockey School: Focuses on Player Development

With the 2014 NHL Entry Level Draft taking place on June 27-28, I decided to interview Andy Brink, Co-Owner, Breakaway Hockey School. This weekend, there “should” be a couple of […]

by · June 26, 2014 · 0 comments · NCAA
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Will Junior Hockey Ban Fighting?

One of the issues that I have been following closely is fighting in junior hockey. The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and USA Hockey have taken significant steps to curtail and make […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary, USHL
Austin Poganski is shooting up scouting lists for the 2014 NHL Draft ( Storm)

North Dakota Announces 2014-15 Freshman Class

Monday, the University of North Dakota announced its list of incoming 2014-15 freshman class. One note of interest, all the members of the 2014-15 freshman class are from the United States. […]

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
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Matt Greene: The Face of the Kings Penalty Kill

Former University of North Dakota defensemen Matt Greene is on the cusp of winning his second Stanley Cup in three seasons. Naturally, UND hockey fans are watching Stanley Cup Final […]

Union College Dutchmen celebrate their first ever National Championship in men's ice hockey. [photo: Josh Smith]

NCAA Rules Committee Recommends Minor Tweaks to Rules

This week, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee made several recommendations during their Monday-Wednesday meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. For the most part, the rules committee recommended keeping […]

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
UND Head Coach Dave Hakstol, (UND Athletics)

Time for College Hockey to Use Video Review on Major Penalties

This past season, one of the major topics of discussion for NCAA hockey was using video review before calling  major penalties. Hockey is a fast-paced, physical game, and things happen on […]

by · June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
J.T. Miller (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

Breaking Down UND’s Decommitments

Being a high profile program, the University of North Dakota Hockey team has had some highly sought-after recruits decommit, and go the Major Junior route. UND is not the only […]

by · May 30, 2014 · 2 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
NCAA Hockey: Penalize Player Embellishment

NCAA Hockey: Penalize Player Embellishment

If you have been watching the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, you will know that embellishment has been a hot button issue this spring. Before we point fingers, I have seen […]

by · May 30, 2014 · 6 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
NCAA Players Infiltrating the NHL Draft

NCAA Players Infiltrating the NHL Draft

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft is on June 27-28, 2014. I have compiled a list of college hockey prospects that are committed to college hockey teams, or are current players that […]