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Mighty underdog: Union marches into Philadelphia as Frozen Four's "Rocky"

Wednesday, 04.09.2014 / 8:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Mighty underdog: Union marches into Philadelphia as Frozen Four's "Rocky"

PHILADELPHIA - Union doesn't have the championship banner, but the Dutchmen are no underdogs coming into the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.

The banners of past champions were raised to the rafters at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday. North Dakota's seven titles were on display. So were the five each belonging to Boston College and Minnesota.

The only program without a previous championship is Union — the tiny, liberal arts college from Schenectady, N.Y.

What the Dutchmen do have is the No. 1 national ranking and a 15-game unbeaten streak.

Union (30-6-4) will play Boston College (28-7-4) in the first semifinal on Thursday at the home of the NHL's Flyers. Minnesota (27-6-6) and North Dakota (25-13-3) will meet in the late game. The winners will advance to Saturday's national championship game.

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