NCHC - Frozen Faceoff
Doug Barrett | Mar 13, 2018 AT 8:24 am
Fourth-seeded North Dakota faces top-ranked and top-seeded St. Cloud State, the NCHC regularseason
champion, in the first of two NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinals on Friday at the Xcel Energy
Center in St. Paul.
UND entered the week ranked No. 14 in
the Pairwise rankings while St. Cloud State
emerged from the first round of the playoffs
still ranked No. 1.
The Fighting Hawks climbed two spots to No.
12 in the latest USCHO.com poll. After spending
last week outside of the USA Today/USA
Hockey Magazine poll, UND surged back to No.
13 this week.
St. Cloud State was ranked No. 1 in both.
UND holds a 71-42-14 (.614) advantage in the
all-time series with St. Cloud State but is winless
(0-2-2) in their four meetings this season.
Five of the last seven matchups between the
two have gone into overtime,