PHOTOS: In series opener, Fighting Hawks overwhelm Gophers

North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi (29) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Gophers in the first period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota and North Dakota renewed their historic rivalry in a rare Thanksgiving matchup.

The Fighting Hawks (11-1-2) trounced the Gophers in Mariucci Arena to extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games. The teams will revisit their rivalry at 7:07 p.m. Friday, when North Dakota will attempt to sweep Minnesota (5-7-3) for the second time in the past 40 college hockey seasons.

North Dakota forward Collin Adams (18) shot finds its way past Minnesota Gophers goaltender Jack LaFontaine (45) for the goal in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
Minnesota Gophers goaltender Jack LaFontaine (45) is replaced by Jared Moe (31) after giving up 5 goals against North Dakota in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
Minnesota Gophers forward Nathan Burke (21) checks North Dakota forward Cole Smith (26) off the puck in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
Minnesota Gophers defenseman Ryan Johnson (23) and North Dakota forward Jasper Weatherby (14) battle for the puck in the Minnesota corner in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
Minnesota Gophers forward Sammy Walker (9) and North Dakota forward Grant Mismash (16) collide in the Minnesota zone in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
Minnesota Gophers goaltender Jared Moe (31) stop a point blank shot from North Dakota forward Judd Caulfield (28) in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
Minnesota Gophers forward Sampo Ranta (58) shot makes it past North Dakota goaltender Adam Scheel (31) not the goal in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
North Dakota defenseman Colton Poolman (6) gets the easy steal after Minnesota Gophers forward Ben Meyers (39) tripped over his own skates in the North Dakota zone in the third period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. North Dakota beat Minnesota Gophers, 9-3, handing the Gophers their worse loss in over 20 years. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
North Dakota defenseman Jonny Tychonick (17) turns Minnesota Gophers forward Sammy Walker (9) away in the third period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. North Dakota beat Minnesota Gophers, 9-3, handing the Gophers their worse loss in over 20 years. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi (29) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Gophers in the first period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
Minnesota Gophers forward Ben Meyers (39) sends a shot past North Dakota goaltender Adam Scheel (31) for the goal in the first period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
The North Dakota defense crashes around Minnesota Gophers forward Nathan Burke (21) in the paint in the first period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
North Dakota forward Collin Adams (18) keeps the puck away from Minnesota Gophers defenseman Tyler Nanne (2) in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi (29) fires a shot on a break-a-way past Minnesota Gophers goaltender Jack LaFontaine (45) in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
Minnesota Gophers goaltender Jack LaFontaine (45) squirts water into his face after giving up his fifth goal against North Dakota in the second period of a NCAA Hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (John Autey / The Rink Live)
ejected Gopher fans look on as UND players Westin Michaud and Shane Pinto celebrate during the second period of their game at Mariucci Arena Thursday. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
UND’s Jordan Kawaguchi scores his second goal against Minnesota goalie Jack LaFontaine during the second period of their game at Mariucci Arena Thursday. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
UND’s Shane Pinto scores against Minnesota goalie Jared Moe during the second period of their game at Mariucci Arena Thursday. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
UND’s Jordan Kawaguchi celebrates his first goal against Minnesota during the first period of their game at Mariucci Arena Thursday. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
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