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

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 Gothberg (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
UND Head Coach Dave Hakstol (UND Athletics)

Three Questions Facing the UND Hockey Team

The summer is over, and the 2014-15 college hockey season is almost upon us. On October 5, 2014, the University of North Dakota hockey team kicks off the 2014-15 season, […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Referees have seen better days. (Flickr/Dan4th)

Enforcing the NHL’s New Diving Rule

This past week, the NHL introduced its new changes for the 2014-15 season. One of the new rules changes that caught my eye was Rule 64.1 Diving/Embellishment. Under the new […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Riley Barber (Miami Athletics)

Predictions for the 2014-15 NCHC Hockey Season

The 2014-15 college hockey season is just around the corner. There’s roughly 25 days until the college hockey season begins. The National Collegiate Hockey Conference enters its second season and […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Jeremy Welsh (Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

College Hockey: Is A Frozen Four In Las Vegas a Possibility?

Last week, Tony Gallagher of  The Providence reported that the NHL was expanding to Las Vegas, Nevada and this was a done deal. This set off a massive amount of […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
Travis Zajac battles Mike Richards (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Who’s the Greatest All-Time UND Hockey Player?

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team has a rich and storied history. UND is a hockey program that’s  committed to excellence. Looking at their 68-year history, who’s the greatest […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 2 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Whitney Photo Credit: (Boston College/John Quackenbos)

NCAA Hockey: Five More Intriguing College Hockey Match-ups

The days are getting shorter and the summer is coming to an end. The college hockey season can’t come fast enough. There are 37 days until the 2014-15 college hockey season […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, Hockey East