2016 NCAA Frozen Four: North Dakota rolls to National Championship with 5-1 win over Quinnipiac

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University of North Dakota - National Champions - 2016 NCAA Frozen Four

Photo: The University of North Dakota strikes the traditional championship pose after defeating Quinnipiac University by a 5-1 score in the title game of the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

The University of North Dakota claimed their eighth NCAA National Championship and first since 2000 with a convincing 5-1 win over Quinnipiac University on Saturday night in the title game of the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Gersich providing added speed and depth for North Dakota

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Shane Gersich, Cam Johnson, and Troy Stecher - University of North Dakota - 2016 NCAA Frozen Four

Photo: University of North Dakota players Shane Gersich (#19), Cam Johnson (#33), and Troy Stecher (#2) celebrate their semi-final win over the University of Denver at the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four (courtesy of Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

Part of any successful team is good player depth. Not everyone is the center of attention, but everyone needs to contribute in order for the team to be successful.

For the University of North Dakota, freshman Shane Gersich has been one of the players that have fit the bill perfectly this season. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Clifton’s maturity and expanded role paying dividends for Quinnipiac

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Connor Clifton - Quinnipiac University - 2016 NCAA Frozen Four

Photo: Quinnipiac University defenseman and Arizona Coyotes prospect Connor Clifton (#4) posted a +1 rating in the semi-final game vs. Boston College at the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four (courtesy of Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

Quinnipiac University junior defenseman Connor Clifton has come a long way since arriving in Hamden, CT over three years ago. The Matawan, NJ native began his collegiate career as a menacing presence on the blueline who also racked up the penalty minutes. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Boeser reaping rewards of strong freshman season at North Dakota

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Brock Boeser - University of North Dakota - 2016 NCAA Frozen Four

Photo: University of North Dakota forward and Vancouver Canucks prospect Brock Boeser notched a pair of assists in the Fighting Hawks 4-2 win over the University of Denver in the semi-finals of the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four (courtesy of Elsa/Getty Images)

 

 

Freshman sensation Brock Boeser is a part of the University of North Dakota’s dynamic “CBS” line. He has performed as advertised and them some this season, as he is one of the nation’s most dominant freshmen. He earned the NCHC Rookie of the Year honor and was among the top candidates for the National Rookie of the Year award, an honor won Friday by Michigan’s Kyle Connor. Read more»

Harvard’s Vesey takes home Hobey, Demko, Connor honored, All-Americans named

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Jimmy Vesey - Harvard University - 2016 Hobey Baker Memorial Award

Photo: Harvard University forward Jimmy Vesey was named the recipient of the 2016 Hobey Baker Award signifying the top player in all of U.S. college hockey, his second consecutive year as a finalist for that award (courtesy of Elsa/Getty Images)

 

 

In the calm before the NCAA championship game storm that will take place on Saturday night in Tampa, U.S. college hockey handed out their top awards for the 2015-16 season. Those awards included the Tim Taylor Award, the Mike Richter Award, and the award designating the top player in all of NCAA hockey, the Hobey Baker Award. Read more»

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