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FNS Photo by Grand Forks Herald Staff University of North Dakota’s Rocco Grimaldi, right, takes a shot on goal during the third-place game of Saturday’s NCHC Frozen Faceoff at Target Center in Minneapolis.

UND blanks Western Michigan

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MINNEAPOLIS — After the University of North Dakota beat Western Michigan 5-0 in a must-win game at the National Collegiate Hockey Association Frozen Faceoff, the team went back to its hotel and downtown Minneapolis and settled in.


“Pray to the Hockey Gods at this point,” Connor Gaarder said.

It worked.

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Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 10th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2014, he was named one of the top three beat writers in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.
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