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

Players from the Arizona State University hockey team (Tempe,Arizona) pose with the National Championship Trophy

ASU’s Move to Division I Good for College Hockey

One of the stories to emerge this week was the announcement that Arizona State Sun Devils are elevating their club hockey program to division I. Thanks to a wealthy donor, ASU […]

by · November 21, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
SCSU goalie Ryan Faragher  (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

North Dakota vs. St. Cloud State, Series Preview

This weekend, second-ranked North Dakota travels to Saint Cloud, MN, to take on the 16-ranked St. Cloud State Huskies in a two-game conference series at the Herb Brooks National Hockey […]

by · November 21, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND forward Drake Caggiula (Eric Classen / UND Athletics)

North Dakota Trio Turns Heads

This past weekend, the University of North Dakota split their important two-game conference series at home with the Miami RedHawks. Friday night, the RedHawks held off a late serge by […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Can Reilly Smith crack the Dallas Stars roster in time for the playoffs? (photo: Miami Athletics)

North Dakota vs. Miami, Series Preview

This weekend, No. 2 North Dakota hosts the No. 7 Miami RedHawks in an important two-game NCHC series at Ralph Engelstad Arena. This weekend’s series is UND’s home conference opener. […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Stephane Pattyn, (Eric Classen, UND Athletics)

Three Takeaways: North Dakota vs. Wisconsin

This past weekend, the University of North Dakota swept the University of Wisconsin Badgers in an important two-game non-conference series. With the sweep, UND extended their unbeaten streak to eight […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND goalie Zane McIntyre  (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

North Dakota vs. Wisconsin, Series Preview

This weekend, the University of North Dakota travels east to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in an important two-game non-conference series at the Kohl Center. Coming into this series, the […]

by · November 7, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND Defenseman Tucker Poolman, (Eric Classen, UND Athletics)

Tucker Poolman Making Immediate Impact for UND

The University of North Dakota, known for its historic slow starts, has played well early in the season. Throughout seven games, UND has earned a respectable 5-1-1 record. One of […]

by · November 7, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Mark MacMillan, Eric Classen, UND Sports

Three Takeaways from UND’s Win vs. Air Force

Saturday night, the University of North Dakota Hockey team gutted out a 3-2 overtime win against the Air Force Academy Falcons.  With the non-conference win, UND improves to 5-1-1. Here […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Drake Caggiula, (Eric ClassenUND Sports)

UND Hockey: Players Unsatisfied with Play Despite Win

Saturday night, the University of North Dakota hockey team defeated the Air Force Academy Falcons 3-2 in overtime. With the way the game ended, Saturday’s game could end up being […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
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