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Live blog: Fargo Regional Championship -- SCSU vs. Minnesota, 5:30 p.m. Saturday

The Huskies (25-12-3) play the Golden Gophers (27-9-1) for a trip to the Frozen Four

St. Cloud State goalie Jaxon Castor (40) covers the puck with Huskies Brendan Bushy (18), Ryan Rosborough (12) and Josh Luedtke (21) defending University of Minnesota's Matthew Knies (89), Jimmy Snuggerud (81) and Logan Cooley (92) in a nonconference men's hockey game on Jan. 7, 2023, at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
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FARGO — The top two seeds in the Fargo Regional face off for the championship and a trip to the NCAA Division I men's hockey Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla. The other team these teams have met in a region championship game was in 2014 when the Gophers beat the Huskies 4-0 in St. Paul, Minn.

The Golden Gophes are looking for their 23rd Frozen Four appearance; the Huskies are looking for their third.

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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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