Team captain Gage Ausmus hoists the trophy following their national championship. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Saturday Night Rewind

TAMPA, Fla. — During the second intermission, I sensed some nerves among fans. Yes, UND clearly looked like the better team 5-on-5. Yes, UND had not lost in any of the past 75 games when it led after two periods. But a number of other teams recently also deserved better fates than what were handed…
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University of North Dakota's Nick Schmaltz scores the game wining goal against Denver during the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four semifinals on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. 
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Thursday Night Rewind

TAMPA, Fla. — Yes, it finally happened. Last night wasn’t a dream. North Dakota did win a semifinal game at the NCAA Frozen Four. Just when it seemed like UND was headed down the road of another crushing semifinal loss, the CBS Line came to the rescue. Caggiula to Boeser to Schmaltz. We’ve seen it…
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Troy Stecher (2) and Rhett Gardner (22) hug after their victory over Michigan at Saturday's 2016 NCAA Men's Midwest Regional Final at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

Saturday Night Rewind

CINCINNATI — This was supposed to be a showdown between two of the top lines in the country. It turned out to be a clinic in why all other facets of the game are important, too. UND thoroughly handled Michigan in a 5-2 victory in the NCAA Midwest Regional final on Saturday night in U.S.…
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Johnny Simonson (10) fires his shot past goalie Ryan Ruck (41) in the first period of Friday afternoon's game at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

Friday Night Rewind

CINCINNATI — Three years in a row, UND lost a semifinal game at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. For the third year in a row, it didn’t carry over to the next weekend. In 2014, UND opened the NCAA tournament by upsetting No. 1 seed Wisconsin. In 2015, UND had a strong effort in taking out…
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Weekend Rewind

UND completed its most dominant first-round victory since 2004-05 (which also happened to be a coach’s first season) by storming to a 4-0 lead against Colorado College and cruising to a 5-1 victory. It was the eighth win in a row for UND and the 11th straight loss for the Tigers. That has kind of…
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