Nick Bjugstad enjoying breakout sophomore season

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Photo: Nick Bjugstad was a key contributor to the Minnesota Gophers this season. In 40 games, Bjugstad had 25 goals and 17 assists. (Photo courtesy of

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Minnesota sophomore Nick Bjugstad (FLA) has been a key cog in the success of the Minnesota Golden Gophers this season. He currently leads the team with 25 goals and ranks on the team with 42 points, centering one of the nation's most dynamic lines that includes fellow Florida Panthers prospect Kyle Rau and redshirted sophomore Zach Budish (NSH).

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Bill Arnold relishing experience at Frozen Four

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Photo: Forward Bill Arnold (left) has been an important part of Boston College's success this season. (Photo courtesy of

Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

Sophomore Bill Arnold has been a key contributor to Boston College's success not only on the offensive side, but on the defensive side as well. In February, he became the hero of the Beanpot Championship after scoring the game-winner in overtime to defeat nemesis Boston University 3-2.

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Ferris State and Boston College to meet for National Championship

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Photo: Goaltender Parker Milner (35) has ridden a streak of brilliance this season that seen him win 19 straight games. Milner has allowed a single goal during the NCAA tournament. (Photo courtesy of

Patrick Green/ Icon SMI)

In the early game of the NCAA Frozen Four, the Ferris State Bulldogs defeated the Union College Dutchmen 3-1.

Senior Aaron Schmit netted a pair of goals, and junior Kyle Bonis tallied the game-winner at the 15:17 mark of the third period to get the Bulldogs within one game of claiming their first ever National Championship.

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Seth Helgeson taking on leadership role with Minnesota

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Photo: Seth Helgeson has been one of the top defensive defensemen in the nation in 2011-12. (Photo courtesy of Josh Holmberg/Icon SMI)

University of Minnesota junior defenseman Seth Helgeson (NJ) has become one of the college hockey's best defensive defensemen. This season he is part of a well-balanced Golden Gophers blue line that has contributed in a variety of different ways to help Minnesota get to the Frozen Four.

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