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UND hockey knows the importance of their final regular season series

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The UND hockey team entered the Miami University series with the mindset of those games being must wins.

The green and white left with a tie and a lost.

But, with those results, the University of North Dakota still sits in 4th place in the NCHC standings and controls their own destiny to clinch home ice in the conference tournament.

This would be UND's 16th straight season where they would host the first round of their conference tournament and the team understands the importance of these next two regular season games.

Puck drop on Friday against St. Cloud State is scheduled for 7:37pm at the Ralph.

Mark Pearson

Mark is the Sports Anchor at WDAZ. He comes to Grand Forks from his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mark graduated from Butler University in 2016 and started working at WDAZ in July of that year. Mark is the Monday-Friday Anchor for the 6 and 10 O'clock shows. During his time as the Sports Anchor at WDAZ, he has covered events like March Madness, Super Bowl 52, and interviewed many athletes--from kindergarteners to professionals. Mark loves playing and watching sports as much as he enjoys covering them--when he was in high school, he was the captain of his varsity basketball team, and he played on Butler's club basketball team. Mark's favorite part of being a sports anchor is capturing and sharing the moments in sports that connect the community. Aside from broadcasting and reporting, Mark loves when he has the opportunity to be the play-by-play announcer for athletic events. In his spare time, you can find Mark shooting hoops, eating ice cream, or hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and their cat, Stella. Fun fact: Mark loves math so much, he added a math minor, just so he could take more college calculus courses. 

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