Please join us for the UND/SCSU pre-game social, an annual event which provides an opportunity for fans of the University of North Dakota and St. Cloud State University to gather, celebrate the great sport of hockey, and view the Challenge Cup, a traveling trophy which is presented to the team which collects more points in the four regular-season games between the schools. The teams split the trophy last season, as each team won one game of the November series at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The Huskies did not make a return trip to Grand Forks last year.
North Dakota earned at least a share of the Challenge Cup this season with a November sweep (4-0, 3-0) in St. Cloud.
This event will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at El Roco Bar and Grill (1730 13th Avenue North) in Grand Forks. El Roco is smoke-free, and the event is free and open to the public (due to the venue, guests must be 21 years of age or older). A free appetizer bar will be provided, everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to win door prizes, and a hockey bus will take fans to Ralph Engelstad Arena and back again after the game. As an added bonus, the Downtown Horns will be performing live at El Roco from 9:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. (no cover charge), so make plans to head back to El Roco after the hockey game!
SiouxSports.com is the title sponsor for this event. Other sponsors and donors include:
Fans of both teams enjoy the camaraderie at these social events and regularly comment that the connection between the two fan bases is among the best in college hockey.
Please click here for a full preview of this weekend’s games. We hope that you will mark your calendars and join us for this event!