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1981-82 NCAA Champions -- UND Fighting Sioux

KNEELING: Jon Casey, Glen White, Troy Magnuson, Rick Zombo, Gord Sherven, Steve Palmiscino; STANDING: Pierre Lamoureux, Phil Sykes, Asst. Coach Dean Blais, Eddie Christian, Dean Barsness, Troy Murray, Mike Stone, Craig Ludwig, Frank Burggraf, Glen Fester, Dan Brennan, Bill Whitsitt, Dunston Carroll, Cary Eades, Jim Archibald, James Patrick, Dave Donnelly, Dave Tippett, head oach Gino Gasparini, Trainer A.G. Edwards; MISSING: Darren Jenson, Asst. Coach Don Boyd, Kelly Smith, Arley Olson, Equipment Manager Dave Kamrowski, Trainer Tamie Englehart

Wisconsin vs. North Dakota
March 27, 1982
NCAA Championship
Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI (9.752)

1st Period
UND-1: Glen White (Phil Sykes, Glen Fester) 1:26
UW-1: Ron Vincent (Tim Thomas) 3:56
2nd Period
UND-2: Phil Sykes (Gord Shervin) 1:09
UW-2: John Newberry (Ted Pearson, Pat Flatley) 5:30
3rd Period
UND-3: Phil Sykes (Craig Ludwig, Glen White) 6:27
UND-4: Cary Eades (Troy Murray, Dean Dachyshyn) 10:07
UND-5: Phil Sykes (Glen White, Rick Zombo) 15:08

Penalties: UND 4-8; UW 5-12
Shots: UND 12-10-10--38; UW 11-5-9--25
Saves: UND Jensen 10-4-9--23/60:00; UW Kleisinger 11-9-13--33/60:00

1981-82 Season Notes

  • 1982 was the second of UND's three NCAA championship in Rhode Island
  • Head coach Gino Gasparini's second title came just two years after his first
  • UND met Wisconsin for the 7th time in less than two months in the title game. The teams had split the prior six games, 3-3-0.
  • Phil Sykes of Dawson Creek, B.C., scored a hat trick in his second national championship game. It was his third hat trick of the season against Wisconsin.
  • Phil Sykes had 4 points for the second time in an NCAA Championship game. In 1980 he had 1 goal and 3 assists.
  • Sykes was named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
  • Future head coach of the Fighting Sioux, Dean Blais, was in his second year as an assistant coach at North Dakota.

1981-82: The road to victory
North Dakota 6 North Dakota 5 North Dakota
NCAA Champion
Northeastern 2
New Hampshire 5 New Hampshire 0
Wisconsin 2
Oct. 16/Oct. 17 at Bowling Green
W 6-4/W 6-3
Oct. 23/Oct. 24 Northern Arizona
W 10-2/W 8-2
Oct. 30/Oct. 31 Providence
W 6-0/W 6-5 (ot)
Nov. 06/Nov. 07 Minnesota-Duluth
W 4-1/L 4-5
Nov. 13/Nov. 14 at Colorado College
W 5-4/L 2-3
Nov. 20/Nov. 21 at Minnesota
W 5-2/L 5-7
Nov. 27/Nov. 28 Denver
W 6-3/L 3-7
Dec. 05/Dec. 06 at US International
W 5-2/L 1-3
Dec. 11/Dec. 12 Minnesota-Duluth
W 4-1/W 7-4
Dec. 18/Dec. 19 Ferris State
W 5-2/W 6-2
Dec. 29 at St. Lawrence
L 5-7
Dec. 30 at Rensselaer
W 5-4
Jan. 02 at Boston University
W 3-2 (ot)
Jan. 08/Jan. 09 Denver
W 6-4/W 5-4
Jan. 15/Jan. 16 at Colorado College
L 2-6/W 6-3
Jan. 22/Jan. 23 Minnesota
W 3-1/W 4-1
Jan. 29/Jan. 30 at Wisconsin
W 3-0/L 0-3
Feb. 05/Feb. 06 Colorado College
W 6-1/W 5-2
Feb. 12/Feb. 13 at Minnesota-Duluth
W 4-3 (ot)/W 11-3
Feb. 19/Feb. 20 Wisconsin
W 5-4 (ot)/W 3-1
Feb. 26/Feb. 27 at Denver
W 8-4/L 3-4
Mar. 09/Mar. 10 at Denver
WCHA Playoffs
W 4-3/W 5-2
Mar. 13/Mar. 14 at Wisconsin
WCHA Playoffs
L 0-9/L 1-3
Mar. 19/Mar. 20 at Clarkson
NCAA Quarterfinals
W 5-1/W 2-1
Mar. 25 at Northeastern
NCAA Semifinal
W 6-2
Mar. 26 at Wisconsin
NCAA Championship
W 5-2

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