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: North Dakota’s Wolanin blazing own path to pro game

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Christian Wolanin - University of North Dakota

Photo: University of North Dakota defenseman and Ottawa Senators prospect Christian Wolanin celebrates one of the four goals he has scored in the 2015-16 campaign (courtesy of Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Sons of former NHL players are a unique breed. They are privy to what life can be like playing in the top professional league in the world. But, while most choose to follow in the footsteps of their fathers, not all follow the same path. Read more»

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

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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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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»

2016 NHL Draft: Gambrell takes own path to success at Denver

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Photo: University of Denver forward and 2016 prospect Dylan Gambrell played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL for three seasons before competing for the Pioneers in 2015-16 (courtesy of RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

University of Denver freshman forward Dylan Gambrell is one of the top draft-eligible collegians for the 2016 NHL Draft. He centers the Pioneers electrifying “Pacific Rim” line that also features sophomore Danton Heinen (BOS) and junior Trevor Moore. Read more»

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