NCHC - Frozen Faceoff

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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,

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