Brad E. Schlossman, Forum News Service
By Brad Schlossman Forum News Service PHILADELPHIA — Ever since Minnesota beat St. Cloud State to reach the NCAA Frozen Four, the buzz started. North Dakota vs. Minnesota.
The last time UND went to the NCAA Frozen Four, it had a player with 36 goals.
GRAND FORKS — In the first round, it was Hobey Baker Award finalist Joel Rumpel.
GRAND FORKS — First, Dave Hakstol had to replace a pair of NHL first-round draft picks that could have been on this team. Then, he had to deal with another high pick leaving school midway through the season.
GRAND FORKS — The UND women’s basketball team is going dancing — and it will be a Texas Two Step.
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota’s season is likely on the line tonight.
GRAND FORKS — This weekend, the University of North Dakota is playing for the opportunity to reach the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff. But it is much more than just that.
GRAND FORKS — A little more than three months ago, the University of North Dakota sat in its locker room an hour after the game ended, trying to figure out where the season was headed.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — So, it will all come down to the final weekend.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The Penrose Cup has followed the University of North Dakota the last few weeks — from Grand Forks to Duluth to St. Cloud — making its pre-planned tour of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.