Ben Winnett's first-period goal gave defensive-minded Michigan an early edge and Shawn Hunwick made 40 saves for his fourth shutout this season, leading Michigan to a 2-0 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA semifinals.
Ralph Engelstad Arena announced today that ESPN will include Live footage from Ralph Engelstad Arena’s Frozen Four Viewing Party as part of ESPN’s national telecast of the Frozen Four semi-final game between UND and Michigan on Thursday, April 7, 2011.
Frattin began counseling, cut back on partying and vowed to stop squandering his talent. Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2007, Frattin could have turned pro. But he wanted to rejoin his friends and help the Fighting Sioux win a national championship.
After a late-January home loss to Nebraska-Omaha, Sioux coach Dave Hakstol shuffled up his defensive pairings.
It led to a pairing of junior Ben Blood and freshman Derek Forbort. That tandem has remained intact and they've played a huge role in UND's fifteen-game unbeaten streak.
Things seemed to come easy for Danny Kristo in his first year of college hockey at the University of North Dakota. He piled up 15 goals, 36 points and was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's rookie of the year.
Winner to be announced April 8 at Frozen Four
North Dakota senior forward Matt Frattin has been named one of three ‘Hobey Hat Trick’ finalists for the 2011 Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the most outstanding player in NCAA Division I men’s hockey.
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