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Gophers earn 2-seed in Sioux Falls NCAA Tournament Regional

The Gophers are the only team representing the Land of 10,000 Lakes and the State of Hockey with a chance to go to the Frozen Four in St. Paul.



Your Minnesota Gophers will be playing hockey not too far from Dinkytown next weekend in their NCAA Tournament regional located in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The Gophers were granted not just a favorable rink to skate at, en route to a possible third straight Frozen Four appearance in their backyard of St. Paul, but they also had a pretty favorable draw as well. Top-seeded Boston University will have to travel a long distance and Omaha, even though they recently defeated No. 5 North Dakota and are on a slight hot streak, they are a preferred matchup compared to Michigan or Quinnipiac. Minnesota is the only team from the state of 10,000 lakes in the tournament this season with regulars such as St. Cloud State and Minnesota State-Mankato nowhere to be found.

-Full Bracket-

Providence Region:
1a. Boston College v. 4. Michigan Tech
2. Wisconsin v. 3. Quinnipiac

Sioux Falls Region:
1b. Boston University v. 4 RIT
2. Minnesota v. 3. Omaha

Springfield Region:
1c. Denver v. 4. UMass
2. Maine v. 3 Cornell

Maryland Heights Region:
1d. Michigan State v. 4. Western Michigan
2. North Dakota v. 3. Michigan