Minnesota to host 2018 NCAA Frozen Four
MINNEAPOLIS — The State of Hockey will be the center of
college hockey in 2018.
The NCAA and the University of Minnesota announced Wednesday
that the school will serve as the host for the 2018 Frozen Four in men’s
hockey, with the games set to be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
“We are extremely excited to be selected to host the
2018 NCAA Frozen Four,” Minnesota head coach Don Lucia said in a
statement. “The Xcel Energy Center, the city of St. Paul and the
University of Minnesota have a great history of hosting first-class events and
we look forward to continuing that tradition over the next few years.”
Along with the Frozen Four in 2018, the Gophers will also
host the 2016 NCAA West Regional at Xcel Energy Center. The University of
Minnesota last hosted the Frozen Four in 2011, when Minnesota-Duluth beat
Michigan in the title game. Prior to that, the Gophers’ last time hosting the
tournament’s final rounds was in 2002, with Minnesota taking home the title.
The 2018 event will mark the eighth time in school history
that the Gophers have hosted the Frozen Four, dating back to 1958.
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