Monday, April 7, 2014

DDC's Top 10 Moments in the UND/Minnesota Rivalry -- No. 3 -- The Timeout -- Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn., March 16, 2012.

Just three days left until Thursday.... Three. More. Days.

With that, thanks for coming back to the countdown of the Top 10 moments in the UND/Minnesota rivalry.

No. 3 simply needs two words to be remembered: The Timeout.

DDC could not find much on the web in terms of highlights from the game, but "Through These Doors" did an excellent job in summation. The good stuff starts at 7:15.

No. 3 -- The Timeout -- Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn., March 16, 2012.

Trailing 3-0 in the semifinals of the 2012 WCHA Final Five, UND was gassed after a long shift and with 5:53 left in the second, Sioux head coach Dave Hakstol took his timeout.

Six goals and 26 minutes later, UND had one of the most memorable moments in the rivalry's history under their belt with a 6-3 win.

A Derek Forbort goal to make it 3-1 just 50 seconds after the timeout, gave UND life. Then, goals by Michael Parks and Brock Nelson just 30 seconds apart in the third, tied the game at three and the 'X' went nuts. DDC again remembers how loud the arena was and remembers watching stunned Gopher fans, that just 20 or so minutes earlier, were up, cheering and taunting, slouching in their seats with mouths agape.

Senior captain Mario Lamoureux gave UND the lead just 3:41 later and North Dakota never turned back. Corban Knight and Lamoureux netted the Sioux two more goals and the rout was on as UND outshot the Gophers 17-2 in the third period.

What a game. The power of crowd gathered at the affectionately-named "Ralph Engelstad East" was absolutely rocking. An amazing moment.

Just two more moments left. Tomorrow's No. 2 moment? We'll put it this way ... it was controversial and blew up the message boards. Not the only thing to be "blown up" in this moment, either.


  1. Hands down the best Sioux game I've ever been to. We were 5 rows off the glass and the guy right next to me was in full maroon and gold body paint relentlessly taunting me through the first two periods. Midway through the 3rd period his face paint was running from sweat, shame, and tears. The building shook with Sioux chants and rang into the streets as we piled out of the building. One of the best memories of my life

  2. Ditto! Iwas there too. Mostly sitting with Goofer fans behind the goal about 20 rows up. I'm a lover, not a fighter, and some little drunk Goofer fan wanted to fight me once his team was getting demolished. I declined to "engage" him however in such activities (to his benefit). I've been attending Sioux hockey games since 78 and this tops
    'em all!