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NCAA Frozen Four Primer

Denver meets Minnesota-Duluth in the national championship game on Saturday

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

And then there were four.

Which entering the aptly named "Frozen Four" in Chicago this week, is where we stand as only a quartet of NCAA hockey teams remain in their quests for a national title.

The Frozen Four will feature two semifinal games, both single elimination on Thursday and the national championship game this Saturday (5:00 PM PT/ESPN).

Below is a guide on what to expect in the matchups, as well as a cheat sheet of who the players are that make up rosters.

It also must be noted that at the conclusion of the Frozen Four, any player on any of the teams whose rights aren't owned by an NHL franchise are free to sign with the team of their choice.

Minnesota-Duluth (#2) vs. Harvard (#3)

Update (April 7): In what's being called an instant classic, Minnesota-Duluth eliminated Harvard after Alex Iafallo scored the game-winning goal with fewer than 30 seconds remaining in the third period. Harvard, which hadn't suffered a defeat since January, rallied late, hitting a post in the game's final seconds.

 

 

University of Denver (#1) vs. Notre Dame (#13)

Update (April 7): This one wasn't much a contest, as the top ranked Denver Pioneers squashed Notre Dame with five goals in the first two periods en route to a convincing 6-1 victory. Denver, participants in last spring's Frozen Four, will look for its first national title since winning back to back championships in 2004 and 2005 on Saturday night.

 

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs

 

Player

NHL Rights

Goalies

 

Hunter Miska

Unowned

Hunter Shepard

Unowned

Nick Deery

Unowned

 

 

Defense

 

Carson Soucy

Minnesota

Nicholas McCormack

Unowned

Brenden Kotyk

Unowned

Jarod Hilderman

Unowned

William Campion

Unowned

Neal Pionk

Unowned

Dan Molenaar

Unowned

Willie Raskob

Unowned

Nicky Wolff

Unowned

Forwards

 

Joey Anderson

New Jersey

Dominic Toninato

Toronto

Riley Tufte

Dallas

Avery Peterson

Minnesota

Alex Iafallo

Unowned

Adam Johnson

Unowned

Kyle Osterberg

Unowned

Karson Kuhlman

Unowned

Parker Mackay

Unowned

Jared Thomas

Unowned

Billy Exell

Unowned

Sammy Spurrell

Unowned

Blake Young

Unowned

Jade Miller

Unowned

 

 

Harvard Crimson

 

Player

NHL Rights

Goalies

 

Merrick Madsen

Philadelphia

Cameron Gornet

Unowned

Defense

 

Adam Fox

Calgary

Wiley Sherman

Boston

John Marino

Edmonton

Clay Anderson

Unowned

Jacob Olson

Unowned

Jake Horton

Unowned

Adam Baughman

Unowned

Viktor Dombroskiy

Unowned

Forwards

 

Alex Kerfoot

New Jersey

Sean Malone

Buffalo

Ryan Donato

Boston

Tyler Moy

Nashville

Ty Pelton-Byce

Unowned

Nathan Krusko

Unowned

Seb Lloyd

Unowned

Devin Tringale

Unowned

Colton Kerfoot

Unowned

Michael Floodstrand

Unowned

Eddie Ellis

Unowned

Lewis Zerter-Gossage

Unowned

Luke Esposito

Unowned

Frederic Gregoire

Unowned

Philip Zielonka

Unowned

 

 

Denver Pioneers

 

Goalies

 

Tanner Jaillet

Unowned

Evan Cowley

Florida

Defense

 

Will Butcher (2017 Hobey Baker Award winner)

Colorado

Blake Hillman

Chicago

Matt Van Voorhis

Unowned

Tariq Hammond

Unowned

Adam Plant

Unowned

Michael Davies

Unowned

Erich Fear

Unowned

Sean Mostrom

Unowned

 

 

Forwards

 

Henrik Borgstrom

Florida

Dylan Gambrell

San Jose

Troy Terry

Anaheim

Evan Ritt

Unowned

Kevin Conley

Unowned

Jarid Lukosevicius

Unowned

Brad Hawkinson

Unowned

Emil Romig

Unowned

Logan O'Connor

Unowned

Colin Staub

Unowned

Tyson McLellan

Unowned

Rudy Junda

Unowned

Evan Janssen

Unowned

Liam Finlay

Unowned

Matthew Marcinew

Unowned

 

 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

 

Goalies

 

Cal Petersen

Buffalo

Cale Morris

Unowned

Defense

 

Dennis Gilbert

Chicago

Andrew Peeke

Columbus

Tory Dello

Unowned

Tony Bretzman

Unowned

Jordan Gross

Unowned

Luke Ripley

Unowned

Bobby Nardella

Unowned

Forwards

 

Connor Hurley

Buffalo

Anders Bjork

Boston

Jake Evans

Montreal

Cameron Morrison

Colorado

Joe Wegwerth

Florida

Jack Jenkins

Unowned

Bo Brauer

Unowned

Andrew Oglevie

Unowned

Cal Burke

Unowned

Felix Holmberg

Unowned

Dawson Cook

Unowned

Michael O'Leary

Unowned

Ben Ostlie

Unowned

Dylan Malmquist

Unowned

 

 

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