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Published September 19, 2013, 06:12 PM

UND Looking Forward to Competing In NCHC

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference held its first media day Thursday in Minneapolis.

By: Dan Corey, WDAZ

The University of North Dakota men's hockey program is one of eight teams to enter the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The NCHC features five other former WCHA teams along with Miami and Western Michigan.

The league held its first media day Thursday in Minneapolis with UND head coach Dave Hakstol in attendance.

Hakstol, "I think there is a lot of quality people, a lot of quality players, and no question quality programs. It's going to be a great conference. The competition will be great. You're going to look at any one weekend, and you're really going to have to focus to play well on that weekend to come out away with points."

UND is picked second in the NCHC media poll, Miami is picked to finish first.