(undated) — The field is set for the 2021 Frozen Four in Pittsburgh and it will feature an overwhelming Minnesota flavor. The NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament began with all five Minnesota Divsion I programs in the tourney for the first time – and all five schools advanced to the second round. After bouncing Wisconsin, Bemidji State bowed out to U-Mass to end their run. Minnesota Duluth advanced when Michigan had to withdraw due to Covid – and then followed that up by taking North Dakota to five overtimes before finally winning the contest on freshman Luke Mylymok’s game winner and sending the Bulldogs to their fourth straight Frozen Four.
St. Cloud State took care of first Boston University and then dispatched of Boston College on Sunday afternoon. Minnesota State will round out the field. The won their first NCAA Tournament game on Saturday by beating Quinnipiac in overtime – then on Sunday they smothered the Gophers 4-0 to advance to the programs first Frozen Four. Dryden McKay made 22 saves for his 10th shutout of the season.
Frozen Four Schedule from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA:
Minnesota Duluth vs UMass, April 8th
Minnesota State vs St. Cloud State, April 8th
Championship Game: April 10th, 6 p.m.