THE PUCK DROPS HERE: Armed with a five-game unbeaten streak, the University of Minnesota Duluth will take its show on the road to Fargo, N.D., this Friday (March 24) for the NCAA West Regionals and a semifinal round clash with Ohio State University. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at Scheels Arena (5,000). That will proceed the other first round matchup between Boston University and the University of North Dakota.
THE RECORDS: UMD, which is unbeaten in 16 of its last 17 games (13-1-3), is 25-6-7 overall and finished second in the final NCHC standings at 15-5-4-3. Ohio State owns a 21-11-6 record and placed third in the six-team Big Ten Conference. Boston University (23-11-3 overall) captured a share of the Hockey East regular season title (with Boston College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell) while North Dakato (21-15-3) took fourth in the NCHC.
Bulldogs head coach Scott Sandelin says his team has experience: