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

(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

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
West Regional Champs (Peter Bottini, UND Athletics)

NCAA Hockey: The Neutral Site Revisited

Must be the NCAA hockey playoffs? Once again, we’re hearing complaints about regional championships being played in half-empty arenas. Watching some of the games on television this past weekend, there […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
UND's Senior Class Salutes the fans (Peter Bottini / UND Athletics)

North Dakota vs. St. Cloud, Winner Takes All

Tonight, the University of North Dakota plays St. Cloud State University in the NCAA West Regional final. The winner advances to the Frozen Four in Boston, Massachusetts. Series history All-time, […]

by · March 28, 2015 · 0 comments · NCAA, NCHC
UND forward Nick Schmaltz (Peter Bottini, UND Athletics)

UND Looks to Knockout Bobcats

This Friday, third-ranked North Dakota plays the 11th ranked Quinnipiac Bobcats in the NCAA West Region Semifinal. The winner will advance to the regional finals. Series history All-time, UND leads […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
Zac Larraza [photo: University of Denver Athletics]

Is the NCHC a Super Conference?

All season long, we have heard how tough the National Collegiate Hockey Conference is. Every week has been a meat grinder. There are no easy games or weekends off. Any […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND head coach Dave Hakstol, Eric Classen, UIND Sports

NCHC Hockey: It’s High-End

Last spring, at the season ending press conference, I asked University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol if playing in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference prepared his team for […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
SCSU goalie Ryan Faragher  (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

UND Looks to Take down Huskies

This Friday, the University of North Dakota takes on the St. Cloud State Huskies in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff. The winner advances to the […]

by · March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND defenseman Paul Ladue, (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

UND’s LaDue Lets Play on Ice Do the Talking

If you’ve watched the University of North Dakota the past two seasons, you might have noticed the play of sophomore defenseman Paul LaDue. The Grand Forks native is a fundamentally […]

by · March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
North Dakota loses to Minnesota in the semifinals of the Frozen Four. [photo: Josh Smith]

Connor Gaarder Coming up Big for UND

At a recent Wednesday hockey press conference, University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol was asked to describe the play of senior forward Connor Gaarder. The head coach replied, […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC