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There’s still one more NCAA “Final Four” to take care of this season, but this one is on ice
There’s still one more NCAA “Final Four” to take care of this season, but this one is on ice. The Men’s Ice Hockey Division I Frozen Four takes place this weekend in St. Paul, MN. While the first semifinal game will produce a team only making their second championship appearance, the second semifinal game produces a game rich in hockey history with Grand Forks’ very own UND Fighting Sioux.
The Sioux have made 20 appearances at the Frozen Four and taken home the championship title five times. Already the Sioux have had a winning year, which includes capturing the McNaughton Cup as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s (WCHA) regular season champions, they then went on to win the WCHA’s Final Five Championship Broadmoor trophy and continued with taking the NCAA Division Midwest Regional Championship.
While many locals may head off to see the games in person, there will be plenty of opportunity to celebrate and cheer on the Sioux right here in Grand Forks. The Ralph Engelstad Arena, which has been referred to as the most opulent college hockey arena in the US and home of the Sioux, will be hosting a Frozen Four viewing party for the semifinal game. ESPN will be broadcasting the games, which will include a live stream of the viewing party.
To join the fun, show up at the Ralph tomorrow night, April 7, for the free event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the game starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 15% discount in the Sioux shop during the game, $3 draft beer, $3 hot dogs, prizes, free parking and more! More details can be found on the Ralph's website. Go UND Fighting Sioux!