|'Sharing a Portion of My Good Fortune'
15 years after the historic gift announcement, "The Ralph" remains a world-renowned hockey arena.
By By Andrea Winkjer Collin,
Fifteen years ago an early Christmas present was delivered to the campus of the University of North Dakota. On December 17, 1998, Ralph Engelstad, a 1954 UND graduate and former goalie for the Fighting Sioux hockey team, announced that he was donating $100 million to build "the finest hockey facility in the country."