How did Travis Dunn die? National hockey champion and broadcaster cause of death explained

Travis Dunn
Travis Dunn,, hockey champion and broadcaster


Travis Dunn, a UND national champion and broadcaster, dies at age 65. Let’s see, how did the broadcaster die and Travis Dunn cause of death in detail.

How did Travis Dunn die?

Travis Dunn, who participated in the 1980 NCAA National Championship team and who worked as a radio broadcast commentator, passed away.

An award-winning broadcaster for 740 The Fan and KFGO, died on February 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was 65.

He was a member of the 1980 UND Fighting Sioux NCAA championship men’s hockey team.

Travis Dunn worked as the team’s radio announcer and helped UND win an NCAA national title in 1980.

Who was Travis Dunn?

Defenseman Dunn, who came to UND in the late 1970s, played hockey for the junior varsity team for two years before joining the varsity team.

The 1979–80 National Championship squad, which is in the UND Hall of Fame, featured Dunn, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, who played hockey at the University of North Dakota.

Out of college, he was selected to play with the NHL’s St. Louis Blues. In recent years, Dunn, who hailed from Fargo, has been a regular at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

After the Fighting Hawks won it as regular season champions of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2020, UND requested that he do so on the rink.

Travis Dunn
Travis Dunn (left) and Mike Neitzke (right)


Dunn was the host of “Around The Rink,” a programme on 740 The Fan that covered both pro hockey and the local high school and university hockey scenes

On Thursday nights, Dunn presented the radio programme “Game On Hockey” with Scott Taylor.

He also served as the color analyst for UND’s home games, sitting beside play-by-play announcer Tim Hennessy in the press box. Dunn’s first year working with Hennessy was in the broadcast booth.

Travis Dunn cause of death:

Travis Dunn, who won an NCAA national championship with UND in 1980 and was currently the team’s radio analyst for home broadcasts, died on Wednesday at the age of 65.

He passed away in Des Moines, Iowa, according to KFGO, which broadcast his weekly hockey radio show, “Game On Hockey.” However, Travis Dunn cause of death was not immediately known.

Dunn is survived by his wife, Rose, and his children, Serena and Gary.

Tributes to Travis Dunn:

Zig Fracassi tweeted,

Saddened to see this. I appeared on Travis’ show several times over the years. Chatted college and pro hockey, as well as North Dakota state football…R.I.Pm Travis Dunn.

Dom Izzo tweeted,

Terrible news. Travis was excellent on the radio and loved hockey. Just awful. Travis, UND national champion hockey player and award-winning broadcaster, dies at 65.

Brad Elliott Schlossman tweeted,

Very sad and hard-to-believe news, UND hockey national champion and radio analyst Travis died today in Des Moines, according to @790KFGO, which carries his weekly hockey show with Scott Taylor.

Brian Shawn tweeted,

Just awful, awful news… Sincerest symphathies to Rose & Travis’s two children on this terrible loss… Such a fun guy to chat hockey with. Travis, UND national champion hockey player and award-winning broadcaster, dies at 65.

Jayson Hajdu tweeted,

Absolutely stunned by this news. A good man gone far too soon. My condolences to Travis’ family and to his many, many friends in the hockey community.


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