Fighting Sioux Quotes

Archive some of your favorite quotes about the Fighting Sioux here.

By Players:

Ryan Duncan

“I'm sure there will be expectations and maybe a target on my chest. But other people's expectations are not going to be even close to what I expect from myself. So I'm not going to worry about what other people are thinking. I'm here to help my team win, whether that's by scoring goals, blocking shots or making hits.”

Joe Finley

“They're humble and hard.” (Why he chose North Dakota).

Jean-Philippe Lamoureux

“I just take a lot of pride in the fact that I get to come to the rink everyday and put on a Fighting Sioux jersey.”

Ryan Martens

“With somebody else, maybe I would have been (surprised). But with Trupper, anything can happen.” (on Evan Trupp's overtime goal vs. Minnesota)

T.J. Oshie

“We use the term ‘push them through the Zamboni doors,' which is their end in the first period. I think that's what we did tonight.”

Jordan Parise

“Hard work beats skill when skill doesn't work hard”

Chris Porter

“Thank you very much. I don't really know if I can put into words what its like to be part of the Fighting Sioux family. UND has a great tradition here and will continue to for years to come. Being part of this family means a lot. You are asked to carry on a winning tradition that isn't always an easy task. You must pride yourself on hard work, unselfish play, and a passion for winning. I think those are great qualities for a team to have.”

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By Media:

Mike Chambers (Denver Post)

“People underestimate the power of North Dakota and Sioux Nation, the most passionate and loyal hockey following in America.”

By Opponents:

Greg Cronin (Northeaster Coach)

“Honest to God, I’ve coached in the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the OHL, international, WCHA, Hockey East, and that was the worst officiating I’ve ever seen in my life, All three of them — Moe, Larry and Curly — were sniffing glue. It was embarrassing. If I was the league, I’d be embarrassed by that.”

George Gwozdecky

“No other team in the country has the talent that North Dakota has,” Gwozdecky said. “They have firepower, talented defensemen and good goaltending. When you look at their lineup, it's pretty darn intimidating. It doesn't matter what line you're looking at or whether its freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors.

“They also play a style that's very difficult to play against a very aggressive, physical style that's always been a sign of the Fighting Sioux.”

By Fans:

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