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

UND forward Brendan O’Donnell  (Eric Classen, UND Athletics)

UND Looks to Scratch out Wins against the Tigers

This weekend, UND entertains the Colorado College in an important two-game conference series. UND looks to scratch out a couple of wins against the Tigers. This weekend’s series ends a […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND forward Bryn Chyzyk  (Eric Classen / UND Athletics)

UND vs. Niagara, A Series Preview

This weekend, third-ranked North Dakota entertains non-conference foe Niagara University.  This is the last non-conference series of the regular season. This season, UND is 7-1-1 against non-conference opponents. Series History […]

by · January 15, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND Goalie Cam Johnson, (Peter Bottini, UND Athletics)

Getting to Know UND Goalie Cam Johnson

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with freshman goalie Cam Johnson. Being a backup to UND goalie, Zane McIntyre isn’t easy. The backup goalie isn’t going to see […]

by · January 15, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Is it Time for the Wild to Fire Mike Yeo?

The Minnesota Wild are going through a rough stretch. The Wild have lost 11 of 13 games (2-7-4) and if the Stanley Cup Playoffs started today, the Wild would be […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 7 comments · Minnesota Wild
UND Goalie Cam Johnson, (Peter Bottini, UND Athletics)

UMD vs. UND, A Series Preview

This weekend, top-ranked North Dakota entertains the seventh ranked Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in an important two-game conference series. This is the first series for both teams in 2015. This series will […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND goalie Zane McIntyre  (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

UND Hockey: Ready for the Second Half

Now that the holiday break is over, it’s time to start thinking about the second half. The University of North Dakota hockey team enters the second half of the season […]

by · January 5, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
(USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

Comparing BU’s Jack Eichel to Other College Hockey Greats

If you have been watching team USA play in the World Junior Hockey Championship, or if you’ve been following Boston University in college hockey. You’ve been exposed to the Jack […]

by · January 5, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, Prospects
Tucker Poolman, (Eric Classen, UND Athletics)

UND vs. USNDT U-18 Preview

This Saturday, the University of North Dakota hockey team entertains the USNDT U-18 Team in an exhibition game at Ralph Engelstad Arena. This will be the first time UND takes […]

by · December 30, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
Alex Tuch (Photo: Tom Sorensen)

College Hockey’s Influence on Team USA

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Most college hockey teams are off for the Christmas break. During the holiday’s season, many college hockey fans will turn their attention […]

Jordan and Nick Schmaltz, UND Athletics/Peter Bottini

Nick Schmaltz Set to Compete in World Junior Championship

University of North Dakota Freshman forward Nick Schmaltz has made the 2015 USA WJC team. With his selection to team USA, Schmaltz will be the 37th UND hockey player to […]

(Warren Wimmer - Icon SMI)

Are the Days of the Enforcer Numbered in the NHL?

After watching San Jose Sharks forward John Scott perform another random act of violence against Anaheim Duck defenseman Tim Jackman, I must ask the question:  Are the days of the enforcer numbered […]

by · December 24, 2014 · 3 comments · News/Commentary, San Jose Sharks
UND head coach Dave Hakstol UND Athletics/Kory Wallen

North Dakota Hockey: Ready for Second Half Run

The University of North Dakota enters the second half of the 2014-15 season with a ( 13-4-2, .763) record. That’s the best first-half start for UND under 11th-year head coach Dave […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC