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FNS Photo by Eric Hylden Mark Poolman, strength and conditioning coach for UND hockey, talks about the old Ralph Engelstad Arena with UND hockey players during a break from training to watch demolition begin on the old arena on campus Monday.

Old Ralph Engelstad Arena starts to come down: Hockey players say goodbye, football program awaits next step


GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota hockey team took a break from its summer workout to line up along Second Avenue North and pay respect to a building that produced the program's last national championship.

A little to the west, meanwhile, UND football coach Chris Mussman peered out the entryway of Memorial Stadium to take in the moment that will pave the way for the UND Athletics High Performance Center where his players will have an opportunity to practice indoors.

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