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

Zac Larraza [photo: University of Denver Athletics]

UND vs. DU, a Series Preview

This weekend, the top-ranked North Dakota travels to Denver, Colorado, to take on their arch rival Denver in a two-game conference series. UND enters the weekend unbeaten in five games (4-0-1, .900). […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND Defenseman Troy Stecher, Eric Classen, UND Athletics

North Dakota Bitten by the Injury Bug

The Injury Ninja has hit the University of North Dakota hockey team hard this season. They can’t seem to catch a break. To date, the University of North Dakota has […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND Forward Drake Caggiula (Eric Classen / UND Athletics)

UND’s Drake Caggiula’s has Month to Remember

Traditionally, the University of North Dakota has been a second half team. This season, UND has gotten off to a great start. After two months of play, UND has a […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · NCHC, Prospects
UND Hockey, (Eric Classen, UND Athletics)

North Dakota vs. Lake Superior State, Series Preview

This weekend, the top-ranked University of North Dakota entertains unranked Lake Superior State in a two-game non-conference series. This is the last home series of 2014. Series History All-time, UND has a 2-0-0 […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
Zac Larraza [photo: University of Denver Athletics]

NCHC Hockey: Breaking Down the Shootout Frequency

When the National Collegiate Hockey Conference was formed, the NCHC board of directors decided to use shootouts to award an extra point within conference standings if the game was still […]

by · November 29, 2014 · 0 comments · NCHC
UND defenseman Paul Ladue, (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

North Dakota vs. Nebraska-Omaha, Series Preview

This weekend, second ranked University of North Dakota entertains the 11th ranked Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks in a two-game conference series. This begins a two-week home stretch for UND. Series History All-time, […]

by · November 27, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Lucic Experiences Some Much Deserved Karma

Last Friday night, the Boston Bruins were playing the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. With about four seconds left in overtime, Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout and […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 5 comments · Boston Bruins
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