Eric Burton

Eric Burton
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.


Recent Articles by Eric

UND Head Coach Brad Berry (Peter Bottini, UND Athletics)

UND Promoting Brad Berry Was the Right Move

For the University of North Dakota Hockey team and their fans, it’s been a chaotic week. Early Monday morning, UND hockey players and fans woke up to find out that […]

by · May 22, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
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North Dakota: Dave Hakstol Named Flyers Head Coach

You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. The University of North Dakota is going to be looking for a new head coach. Head coach Dave Hakstol is moving on to  […]

by · May 18, 2015 · 0 comments · NCAA, Philadelphia Flyers
UND goalie Zane McIntyre  (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

UND’s McIntyre Is Leaving Impressive Legacy Behind

Imagine if the University of North Dakota didn’t have junior All-American goalie Zane McIntyre this past season. There’s a very good chance they wouldn’t be one of the top-ranked teams […]

Zac Larraza [photo: University of Denver Athletics]

NCHC and WCHA Not Combining Conference Tourneys

Things never stay the same, they evolve over time. Sometimes change isn’t always for the better. For the most part, human beings are resistant to change because they’re afraid of […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
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NCAA Hockey Coaches Reject Changing Regional Format

Back in March, NCAA men’s ice hockey committee chair Brain Faison said that he would like to see the NCAA regionals return to campus. Some saw Faison’s comments as controversial […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Is It Time for the NHL to Use Video Review for All Goals?

Friday, at the 02:06 mark of the second overtime, Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov scored the game-winning goal to give the Lightning a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-seven Eastern […]

(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

UND Hockey: Three Things

The University of North Dakota hockey team finished the 2014-15 season (29-10-3, 16-6-2 NCHC). While UND fell short of their ultimate goal (winning an NCAA title) the 2014-15 season will […]

by · April 30, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
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College Hockey’s Offseason Is Upon Us

The 2014-15 NCAA division I college hockey season is over. College hockey’s offseason is upon us. Each spring, I refer to the offseason as the silly season because it’s full of […]

by · April 21, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
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Dubnyk Helped Wild Turn Their Season Around

On January 13, 2015, the Minnesota Wild were going through a rough stretch. The Wild had lost 11-of-13 games (2-7-4) and were going nowhere fast. The Wild were (18-18-5) and […]

UND Head Coach Dave Hakstol, UND Athletics

Fire Coach Hakstol, Not Likely

It must be the offseason, a vocal minority of North Dakota hockey fans are once again calling for the ouster of head coach Dave Hakstol.  This time, some of those […]

by · April 13, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Jack Eichel (Maya Devereaux, Flickr)

Semifinal Preview: UND vs. BU

Thursday, the University of North Dakota takes on the Boston University Terriers in the NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals. The winning team advances to the final game. Loser goes home. Series […]

by · April 7, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
2014 Midwest Regional Champs (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

UND Hockey: Focus on Team Goals, Not Individual Awards

Coming into the season, the University of North Dakota hockey team returned a majority of the team that went to that Frozen Four, this raised expectations. After winning the West […]

by · April 6, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA