When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.
That may not seem like a long drought for newcomers Ferris State and Union. But it’s a lifetime by the lofty standards held at one of the most prestigious hockey programs in the country.
A trip to Worcester resulted into another spot in the Frozen Four for top-seeded Boston College.
There were plenty of cheers for the Gophers women’s hockey team, as they beat the defending champion Wisconsin Badgers Sunday to come out on top of the Women’s Frozen Four.
Ben Winnett’s first-period goal gave defensive-minded Michigan an early edge and Shawn Hunwick made 40 saves for his fourth shutout this season, leading Michigan to a 2-0 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA semifinals.
J.T. Brown had a goal and an assist to lead Minnesota Duluth to a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Frozen Four on Thursday, propelling the Bulldogs to their second national title game in school history.
The Frozen Four is in St. Paul this week and one interested observer is Ted Brown, who played for the Minnesota Vikings between 1979 and 1986.
Minnesota Duluth has proven its ability to persevere while reaching its first Frozen Four since 2004.
Four teams are vying for the top spot in the Frozen Four — Notre Dame, University of Minnesota-Duluth, North Dakota and Michigan. There’s another winner that’s not on that list — St. Paul’s economy.
College hockey’s two Midwestern conferences are showing their strength at this year’s Frozen Four.
The toughest ticket in the sporting world this year in Minnesota maybe this Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center for the Frozen Four with University of Minnesota-Duluth and University of North Dakota playing back to back, scalpers have ranged from $350 to $500 for one ticket to see both teams play.
Aaron Dell made 26 saves and top-ranked North Dakota routed Denver 6-1 on Sunday in the NCAA Midwest final to advance to the Frozen Four.
Mike Grimm previews the Women’s NCAA Hockey Tournament. The Gophers are out east to take on Boston College and a win puts them in the NCAA Frozen Four. They’ll play Saturday at noon.