Saturday morning reading

VIEWING NOTES: The game begins at 4 p.m. It is NOT televised, but there is a FREE webcast on the NCAA website. You should be able to access it here. The game WILL be on the radio on 1440 AM The Fan in Grand Forks.

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The UND women have been setting program records and reaching new heights year after year. This afternoon, they have a chance to conquer another frontier: the NCAA Frozen Four.

It won’t be easy.

Standing in their way is 38-0 Minnesota, a team that has won 46 straight games dating back to last season. UND is well aware of the Gophers’ superlatives, but is happy to have another shot at them anyway.

Read what UND is saying about matchup No. 6 between the teams this season.

USCHO has a breakdown of all the NCAA quarterfinal matchups, and writer Arlan Marttila says that “UND likely presents the biggest obstacle to a Minnesota repeat.” Read the full capsules here.

The Minot Daily News has a big story on hometown player Ali Parizek, who scored one of UND’s biggest goals of the year (OT winner against Bemidji State). Parizek says she’s living a dream by playing for UND. Read that story here.

The Pioneer Press has been doing Q&As with the Gopher women’s program this week. No. 1 — Amanda Kessel. No. 2 — Brad Frost.

The Star Tribune also has a feature on Kessel here.

USCHO also has a running conversation between women’s hockey writers about their thoughts on the NCAA tournament. Read that here.

The Herald planned on sending Tom Miller down to Ridder Arena once again to cover the NCAA quarterfinal, but because of the poor road conditions, it’s unlikely that he will be making the trip. We’ll do our best to cover the game from here.

UND did send Matt Schill down earlier this week, so there should be some videos coming from him. For now, here’s a feature on the greatest players ever to suit up for the women’s program, the Lamoureux twins.

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