RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — NCHC Frozen Faceoff: University Of North Dakota vs. Denver University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team qualified for its 15th straight appearance in the 16-team NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 shutout of Denver University on Friday night in Minneapolis’ Target Center in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Four. Austin Poganski’s goal just 2:30 into the third period sealed the win for the Fighting Hawks (21-14-3). UND will play the University of Minnesota-Duluth tonight in the championship game. The Bulldogs (24-6-7) defeated Western Michigan University (22-11-5) 5-2 on Friday afternoon in the other semifinal game. Fighting Hawks goalie Cam Johnson stopped 21 shots, while Tanner Jaillet of DU (28-7-4) had 25 saves. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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