Kevin Pates / Forum Communications Co., Published December 30 2010
Sioux top Minnesota-Duluth in hockey rink's openerDULUTH, Minn. – The largest crowd to ever watch a hockey game in northeastern Minnesota enjoyed itself immensely Thursday night as the glittering $60 million Amsoil Arena opened to rave reviews before 6,732 fans. The only drawback was No. 3-ranked North Dakota’s overwhelming performance in a 5-0 nonconference victory over No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game.
The Sioux (14-5-2) scored three goals in 74 seconds in the latter stages of the second period to extend its Division I-leading unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1), including five straight wins. North Dakota helped open Bemidji State’s new Sanford Arena in October, sweeping the road series 5-2 and 5-2.