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Monday, March 26, 2012
Gopher Hockey Team on to the Frozen Four!
The Gophers hockey team continues to follow the path laid out for them by the Gophers women's hockey team that took home the National Championship hardware earlier this month. The Gophers crushed border rival North Dakota 5-2 to win the West Regional at Xcel Energy Center. Outstanding goalie, Kent Patterson, was named the region's Most Outstanding Player. Now the Gophers move on to the Frozen Four and a date with Boston College on April 5th at the Frozen Four in Tampa, Florida. This will be a stiff challenge for the Gophers, as Boston College is the overall top seed in the NCAA tournament. However, the Gophers are playing excellent and have to be a huge threat to take home the hardware.
This is the Gophers 4th trip to the Frozen Four during Don Lucia's 13 seasons as coach. The Gophers last National Championships were the back to back titles in 2002 & 2003.