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Live blog: Fargo Regional -- SCSU vs. Minnesota State, 4 p.m.

Sixth-seeded Huskies play 11th-seeded Mavericks in the region semifinals

Minnesota State defenseman Tony Malinowski (27) sends the puck past St. Cloud State forward Aidan Spellacy (8) in the first period Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.

FARGO — For the second time in three years, St. Cloud State (24-12-3) plays Minnesota State (25-12-1) in the NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament at 4 p.m. Thursday (ESPNU). The last time these two teams met, the Huskies beat the Mavericks 5-4 in the national semifinals.

The winner of this game plays the winner of Minnesota (26-9-1) and Canisius (20-18-3). Those teams play at 8 p.m. Friday. The championship game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU).

Follow the live blog for updates throughout the game.

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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