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UND hockey program begins regular season on Friday against Bemidji State

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The regular season for the UND hockey program begins in just two days.

The Fighting Hawks are coming off of a 3-2 overtime win in their exhibition game on Saturday.

One stat that jumps out is that North Dakota outshot Manitoba 55 to 9.

Head Coach Brad Berry was encouraged by this and is glad his team is getting opportunities.

He and his players know that they will need to finish some of their chances this weekend if they want to defeat a tough Bemidji State squad.

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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