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Weekend Rewind: Game 3 recaps, NCAA women's Frozen Four, Big 10 championship game matchup, predictions galore

A look at how UND, SCSU got to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, the Gophers chances in the women's Frozen Four and the men's conference title game and our panel makes predictions for this weekend's playoffs

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Minnesota Duluth forward Kyle Bettens (24), St. Cloud State forward Jami Krannila (13), Minnesota Duluth forward Quinn Olson (15) and St. Cloud State defenseman Mason Reiners (6) fight after the whistle during the NCHC quarterfinals at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Sunday, March 12, 2023, in St. Cloud.
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There's a lot to unpack from last weekend.

North Dakota dropped Game 1 of its series at Nebraska Omaha, but rallied to win the last two games to keep its season alive. Brad Schlossman recaps a big weekend for the Fighting Hawks.

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St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth went toe-to-toe for three straight nights with the Huskies pulling out a Game 3 victory. Matt Wellens and Mick Hatten discuss that series.

The Minnesota Gophers women's hockey team is back in the Frozen Four after defeating Minnesota Duluth in an NCAA regional final in Minneapolis. Wellens and Jess Myers discuss that game.

The Gophers men's hockey team advanced to the Big 10 championship game with a 5-1 win over Michigan State. Myers talks about that game and previews this weekend's championship game against Michigan.


Sydney Wolf talks about covering the Class A and AA boys state hockey tournament last weekend in St. Paul and some of the highlights.

Our question of the week is what everyone's predictions are for the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, the Big 10 championship game, the women's Frozen Four and the CCHA championship game between Northern Michigan and Minnesota State Mankato.

Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com

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