UND will host Colorado College in the first round of the NCHC playoffs next weekend in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
The four home teams are St. Cloud State, UND, Nebraska Omaha and Minnesota Duluth. If all four top seeds win, it would create an ideal situation for attendance for the NCHC Frozen Faceoff in the Target Center.
Also of note, Denver will be on the road for the first time in more than a decade. The last time the Pioneers were on the road in the first round of the playoffs was 2002-03, when they came to Grand Forks and lost in three. I am envisioning Gwoz in Florida sitting by a pool with his feet up and a little smirk on his face.
NCHC first round
No. 8 Miami at No. 1 St. Cloud State
No. 7 Colorado College at No. 2 North Dakota
No. 6 Denver at No. 3 Nebraska Omaha
No. 5 Western Michigan at No. 4 Minnesota Duluth